Making a splash

Local whitewater adventure provides ‘a different perspective of the place’

Above, rafters paddle forward as they navigate through intense rapids on the Merced River last week. Zephyr Whitewater Expeditions aims to show the ropes to inexperienced rafters — and bring new perspectives to anyone who floats down the famous river canyon. Below is a photo of several rafts along the river. Photos by Mark Leder-Adams / Rapid Shooter River Photography

About halfway through our twisty, bumpy and speedy zip along the Merced River, our whitewater raft again dipped its bright yel...

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