cc05mr038-ed1If you get to Cherry Creek and realize that you forgot your helmet, need a pair of Chacos, or are looking for a book on local flora and fauna, you are not completely out of luck. There are actually several options for buying river gear and camping equipment in the Tuolumne area.


Mountain Sage – Outdoor gear (including rain coats and Chacos) and clothing are sold that is quaint store in a beautiful garden setting. They also have fair trade coffee, baked goods, and live music on weekends. Located in Groveland on Main Street (Hwy 120). (209) 962-4686.


Sierra Nevada Adventure Co. (SNAC) – New and used mountaineering and paddling gear, plus books, maps, and technical equipment. Located at 173 S. Washington St. in downtown Sonora. (209) 532-5621.

Yosemite National Park

Yosemite Mountain Shop – Backpacks, carabiners, tents, sleeping bags, and loads of technical outdoor gear are available. While the gear is not whitewater specific, they have a wide variety of outdoor clothing. Located in the Yosemite Village Store. (209) 372-8396.

Gear Tip

An overnight trip involves a lot of planning and logistics. Make sure you have an organized gear list and check it twice. Forgetting TP and coffee are two of the worst river trip faux pas you can make.

Online Retail Gear Shops Great named brand gear at affordable prices. Visit a retail store or shop online.

Altrec’s Outlet Warehouse: 30-60% Off : Huge discounts on named brand gear from Patagonia, The North Face, Marmot and more.

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