Originally Posted by yetigonecrazy
Does it really matter which name it is or isn't called? Someone died....It's a terribly sad event. That's all that should be said. Save the silly arguing for a different thread. Condolences to the family....
Yes, it is sad and I think every Buzzard is solid in their condolences to friends and family.
However, this is also an event that focuses our attention and energy on advancing the body of knowledge. I for one had no idea that the Birth Canal passage on Triplet Falls was also called by the same name as a well known rapid on the Upper C. As confusion can have grave consequences in rafting/yakking/SUPing, I suggest it be known as Birth Canal only. In more than a dozen trips thru Triplet, our party has had two flips in the Birth Canal, one raft and one ducky. We've never had a raft flip on any other rapid. From here on out the preferred line will be to start center, work left thru the rock garden, hug the left shore at the bottom near the highside rock and Birth Canal.