Whitewater rafting is roaring back to life in California after years of drought
19 May 2023
UPPER KERN RIVER, CA – On a recent bright afternoon, a group of boaters hurries onto a raft in the Upper Kern River. Almost as soon as the boat launches, the directions start coming in a cascade as swift as the water.
"Forward two! Forward Two! Keep going!" yells Miles Curtis.
He's the guide on this particular excursion down a six-mile stretch of the upper Kern, about an hour above Bakersfield.