Need a little bit of visual candy to get mentally prepped for a Cali season the likes of which we haven’t seen in many years? This one is worth a watch and definitely makes me want to pay a visit to the Kaweah.

Steep Water Studio followed Darin McQuoid down the Hospital Rock section of the Middle Fork of the Kaweah River in California. Although Hospital Rock has countless rapids to choose from, the filmmakers got creative and focused on just a few rapids, utilizing drones and creative filming to capture every angle of action as McQuoid zips downstream in his Prijon Cali creekboat.

So get ready, because the snow pack has the potential to unleash an epic season and this is just a teaser of the smooth bedrock, good times, and icy cold whitewater to come this summer.

—Read the review of the Prijon Cali creeker on C&K