The Carson, a recent addition to the National Wild and Scenic river system, is a unique fast paced, high elevation river (5500') with beautiful views of the snow capped eastern Sierras in the Toiyabe National Forest. The twenty-one mile wilderness trip can be enjoyed on a one or two day trip, but camping out under the giant Ponderosa pines, breathing clean mountain air and relaxing in a soothing hot spring makes an ideal wilderness camp-out, especially for first timers, families and laid back rafters.

The lower half of the run transitions into high Nevada desert with giant cottonwoods, gaggles of geese and goslings, and flocks of swallows nesting in their mud homes constructed on the underside of volcanic rock formations.

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