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Once you’ve packed the essentials (swimsuit, sunscreen, hat, and of course your pillow) we have a few suggestions for items that'll make the canyon feel like home. 
No matter what season you're going on a Grand Canyon rafting trip, you'll want these oft-overlooked packing list items. Trust us, no one should leave home without a sarong.
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The Tuolumne River outside +Yosemite National Park offers the best whitewater in California and with scheduled releases from upstream reservoirs, you can still raft the Tuolumne this summer!

Our video on the Tuolumne was selected for the +Musicbed Film Fest! If you like it, throw us a vote! +Visit California 
Client // O.A.R.S. (oars.com) Locations // Yosemite, Tuolumne River + San Francisco
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Check out +High Country News  latest stats on how we use our Western parks. via +Grand Canyon Trust http://bit.ly/1JpIb5j 
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Hey Californians! Despite the drought, the rivers are still flowing and there is plenty of whitewater. Check out these five ways to enjoy California whitewater this summer! +Visit California 
via +Sactown Magazine http://bit.ly/1CXdaUZ
Here are 5 great ideas for whitewater rafting in the Sacramento region this summer, from family-friendly trips to wine country adventures.
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How to (re)build a beach. 

See how the return of sandbars in the Grand Canyon is restoring the ecosystem.

via +Grand Canyon Trust
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See how one woman escaped a Michigan winter and spring-breakers in Baja, Mexico. http://bit.ly/1Ma3dFZ
Baja offers more than spring break parties and tequila shots. Birdwatching, hiking and snorkeling are the perfect cure for the Michigan winter blues.
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Experience two of our most beautiful National Parks via kayak and avoid crowded boardwalks and roads. ‪#‎findyourpark‬ http://prks.org/1c83ryg
Geysers, razor-sharp peaks, hot springs, mud pots, scenic rivers, and wildlife are just a sampling of the amazing sights Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks have to offer visitors.  So it’s no surprise that together the two parks, which are situated only a few miles from each other, host more than 5 million people per year. But here’s the thing: most visitors never leave the road.
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"This was something I had to do by myself and there was no way I could adapt it to include my family, this was something just for me."

We talk motherhood, adventure travel and personal challenges with this new mom who took on the Grand Canyon. #mytrailiscallling http://bit.ly/1LT6o62 +Chacos +National Park Foundation 
There are a lot of new moms that resign themselves to their new life. Getting a little piece of that old life back is so important.
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Don't let food allergies keep you from enjoying your river trip! A little extra planning goes a long way. http://bit.ly/1HXHD25
Rafting with food allergies presents a challenge, but with a little extra planning you can focus on your vacation and not your allergy.
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Which book inspired you to get on the road? Check out this awesome map of famous literary road trips! 

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I am a freak for the American road trip. And I'm not alone, as some of this country's best writers have taken a shot at describing that quintessentially...
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No, your guides are not former air-traffic controllers... they're trying to communicate!  Decipher those frantic hand motions with this guide. http://bit.ly/1I6P2LD 
Here’s a quick guide to some of the most common river terminology and signals that guides use to communicate while floating downstream.
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The fight around bottled water continues.

Should the Parks allow bottled water back into their stores as healthy drink options? Or would they undermine the National Park Service​'s environmental mission? http://bit.ly/1DjNIUC
Who wins (and who loses) when disposable bottles are banned from the great outdoors?
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Charge $4.00 for the water with $3 of it being a deposit for the bottle. No way does water cost more than a few pennies. The rest is just filling the bottles and transport.
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Since 1969, O.A.R.S. has been providing whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, multi-sport, hiking and family adventures for people of all ages and abilities. We offer more than 75 unique itineraries on the world’s waterways.