Rafting Gone Wild 2018

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Real Estate Agent with GreatWest Realty DRE# 00827565

It is slated to be hot-hot-hot in the Greater Sacramento region tomorrow. Temps are predicted to be hovering around 102. I live close to the American River which flows through my community. And, tomorrow I expect I will be able to sit in the rocking on my front porch and listen to raucous sounds created by fun loving river rafters enjoying the annual event titled, “Rafting Gone Wild!”

In past years, I have hopped on my bike and found my way to the American River Parkway. It’s always fun to snap a few pictures, while listening to the whup, whup, whup sound of helicopters hovering over the water. The event came into existence eight years ago, as a testament to the effectiveness of Facebook and other social media. “Rafting Gone Wild” was generated from that energy.

One memorable year, over 12,000 individuals were estimated to participate in the raucous event.  However, there has been a crackdown on alcohol, which caused problems with safety, and other issues for law enforcement, and things seem a bit calmer these past few years.

For more information about the “Rafting Gone Wild” event, you can visit their Facebook page at: 
“Rafting Gone Wild” on Facebook or AllEvents - Rafting Gone Wild 2018

 

Rafting Gone Wild


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William Feela
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Looks like opening fishing on some of Minnesota's lakes.  Looks like fun

Jun 22, 2018 06:53 PM #1
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Now that sounds like a interesting way to stay cool Myrl.

Jun 22, 2018 10:09 PM #2
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I was immediately wondering about drinking issues and then you pointed that out. It would spoil the fun.

Jun 23, 2018 05:47 AM #3
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Good morning Myrl. I love your pictures here and appreciate them more because of your narrative. Enjoy.

Jun 23, 2018 06:41 AM #4
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Thank you very much for sharing your photographs.

Enjoy the weekend. We have a rainy Saturday in Maryland.

Jun 23, 2018 07:12 AM #5
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Lots of bodies on the river! Lots of sunburns in the evening I'd suspect! 

Jun 23, 2018 09:22 AM #6
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Curtis Van Carter
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Myrl

Isn't it always the temptations of the Devil that change the temper of so many events. Who knows, maybe a big toe dip for you??? cheers cvc

Jun 23, 2018 12:05 PM #7
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Myrl,

Love your pictures, and Ron and I did go on a raft trip through the gold country on the American River...We are staying cool down here and the pundits are predicting a cool summer for our area...no complaints. A

Jun 23, 2018 12:54 PM #8
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Brian England
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Looks like a fun event to watch from your rocking chair on the porch, so many people will be having a lot of fun!

Jun 23, 2018 03:40 PM #9
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Myrl,

 I remember you posting about this before! I hope you have a wonderful Saturday evening!

Jun 23, 2018 03:51 PM #10
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Myrl if the temperatures are going to be that hot being int the water is the perfect place to be.

Jun 23, 2018 04:07 PM #11
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Now that looks like a fun event Myrl Jeffcoat ! Happy Summer.

Jun 23, 2018 06:45 PM #12
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Hello Myrl, you caught me on your great title and what a fun time this would be! Your post has been featured to the group:

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Jun 23, 2018 09:50 PM #13
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Hey Myrl, why didn't you offer to jump into a rafting boat? I could see you doing that!

Jun 24, 2018 05:46 PM #14
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Such a great way to cool off on a hot summer day Myrl!  Not surprised to hear so many turn out for this event. Hot Fun In the Summertime!

Jun 26, 2018 03:09 PM #15
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Myrl, your 102 Sacramento temperature is pretty hot.  I can see sitting comfortably in a rocking chair on a porch and enjoying the day and especially events like 'Rafting Gone Wild.'  My kids and their kids would really enjoy a fun day on the American River Parkway.

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I met someone this weekend who participated in “Rafting Gone Wild”.

Jul 02, 2018 09:33 PM #17
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