H2O Rafting Guides - Tyler Soule
Support This Year's Raft Trip
This year’s Rotary rafting trip is taking on a new format with the commercial rafting company H2O Rafting Guides. Tyler Soule is the owner operator and our host this year. Being “Born” into a rafting family, Tyler has been rafting all his life and is one of the most recognized “Big Water” Class 5 guides in the industry. All his guides share his rafting passion and are extremely competent and a joy to be with too. We’re running the Class 3 lower 9 mile “Gorge” section of the South Fork American River. This is a busy section of whitewater with many fun rapids including “Satan’s Seaspool” & “Hospital Bar” both photo opportunities shot by local companies. Our day starts at 11:00 am at the H2O Camp at Rivers Bend on Hwy 49 between Pilot Hill and Coloma. There are other rafting camps here too so look for the small H2O sign on the road. We will then group up and have a rafting safety talk and then get on the river. Our time on the river will be around 3.5 hours and we will then bus back to our launch site at the H2O Camp. Here we will have an afternoon BBQ & social gathering. Make sure you have a “hearty breakfast” as we will not stop on the river for a full lunch this year. We will have a rest stop that includes restrooms and have watermelon and snacks provided to hold you over till the BBQ social. Tyler and H2O have offered us a large discount to allow Rotary to make this trip both a “Fundraiser” and social gathering too. The cost is $125 PP and $50 PP will go to the Rotary Polio Plus Foundation. A double matching grant from the Bill Gates Foundation will bring your donation’s value up to $150. The funds will then be used to assist Rotary in its final quest to eliminate the Polio virus from the face of the Earth. We’re “Just this close” to the goal now and appreciate your contribution & support. Bridget Peterson- Powers and David Gibson are the Co-chairs this year.