Whitewater in the Dark: Full Moon Rafting

We knew our hard goods manager, Kevin O’Hara, was a jack of all outdoor trades, but little did we know he was adept at night whitewater rafting. In this Adventure of the Week, he takes us on a wild, full moon ride.

WHO: Myself, and a big group of my best friends

WHAT: Full moon whitewater rafting trip

WHERE: Truckee River in California, from Boca Reservoir to Floriston, CA

WHEN: Tuesday August 24, 2010, 8:00 pm to midnight


Morgan fell out, while playing ‘hood ornament,’ nothing unusual. However, it was probably due to the fact that we decided to run all of the larger rapids backwards. We did this under moonlight, and frequently our commands were called in Chinese. How’s that for exciting and unusual whitewater? Additionally, my good friend Chris was our guide, I brought my friends Lauren and Eric along, and hanging out with the Tahoe Whitewater staff always ensures a good time! I couldn’t have asked for a more awesome night.

GEAR: Icebreaker Tech T. This short-sleeve shirt was the perfect top under my PFD! The Merino wool kept me warm, even when it got wet.

Each week, Tahoe Mountain Sports takes a walk (or hike, bike, ski, surf, climb) in someone else’s shoes, from pro athletes to local Tahoe adventurers, in our Adventure of the Week blog series. Let us know if you’ve got an adventure to share.

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