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Old 09-08-2014   #1
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Best Rapid(s) Name

Of all the rivers you float, which rapid(s) have your favourite name? And do you know or have the story behind it? I know a guy who used to be a commercial rafting guide on the Thompson River. He said they have a rapid called "the dog eater." Apparently they had a tourist from the south eastern states who insisted he bring his small dog on the raft with them against their better judgement. I think you can figure out what happened after that....

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Old 09-08-2014   #2
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Old 09-08-2014   #3
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I've also liked Skull because Westwater is where I learned a lot when I moved to a raft. I really love that spot of the Canyon and world for that matter. The name comes from some of the first people to have run Westwater, they camped out at Skull because they were nervous about what more lay before them. While staying the night there they found a human Skull.
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Old 09-08-2014   #4
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I like creative names.

Double drop. Screaming left. Anything numbered. Sunshine. House. Entrance exam. So many more.
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Old 09-08-2014   #5
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Died with HisDick in His Hand rapid -Backbone Creek ,Ohio..named after a "pissing accident" by a non boater... Cascades of Extinction on Lee Creek only III in spite of the name..Extra Pussy on Clear Creek. is pretty dumb.,,.
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Old 09-09-2014   #6
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I've always found West Virginia's overbearing religious names for rapids rather unique: "Heaven's Gate", "Hell's Gates", "Pure screaming hell", and one-of-a-kind "Coming home sweet Jesus".
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Old 09-09-2014   #7
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the toaster (el tostador), part of the el trono (throneroom) rapid on futa. Holds you down and pops you up when your done.
scrambled egg bend on the mighty weber, ut.
mm maybe i'm just hungry.
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Old 09-09-2014   #8
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Fuzzy Bunny, Vallecito
Chicken Raper, Dolores
Cool World, Big South
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Old 09-09-2014   #9
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The Boofing Rainbow, Clear Creek
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Old 09-09-2014   #10
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Wet Ass Rapid on the Verde. Actually there is no rapid where Wet Bottom Creek meets the Rio Verde. Someone just had to name that opportunity. Or, Punk Rock. That little fukr at low water...

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