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Old 08-25-2006   #1
 
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Hardest stretch of commercially rafted whitewater

I know that Gore Canyon is the hardest stretch of commercially rafted whiteater in CO.

Does anyone know what the hardest stretch that is commercially rafted is in the US? In the world?

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I remeber seeing video of a commercial raft guide getting launched 15 feet in the air on a massively huge wave train on the Zambeezi (sp?) in Africa at like 450,000 cfs.
I would say that between the rapids and the croc's, that it would have to be the hardest commercially run river that I've ever heard of.
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I'd venture that the most dangerous section in the US that is rafted is Sect. 4 of the Chattooga. Way too many rafter fatalities there. But, I hear some of the Cali shit is big as well.

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my understanding is that the hippos are much more of an issue than the crocs
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Zambezi for sure. Big ass stuff. It's funny watching video of that river and seeing the kayaks shoot through and the rafts getting flipped all over the place.
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Def not the Zambesi or Section IV!!

I'm betting the hardest commercial raft run in the US is Cherry Creek in CA.
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The Russell Fork in VA/KY is likely the hardest commercially rafted stretch of h2o in the states. It's f-ing legit.

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an interesting list: http://www.iexplore.com/activities/r...ity=Whitewater
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Rafting

I'd say the Russell Fork as well. Remember I look at some dailey stuff too. Like the Cheat River when it flooding, or any commercial group going down any thing that's peaking or flooding. But, for the hardest stuff you have to look at the day in day out stuff. Don't forget about the Futala Fu in Chile.
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Cherry Creek of the Tuolumne...
what are they thinking?
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