Wednesday, May 16, 2012
On a whitewater rafting trip with Orange Torpedo Trips, you are likely to hear the guides ( and returning guests) “cussing and discussing” rapids they have run. Here’s a short list of my personal favorites.
Wildcat Rapids (Class III): Wildcat is an enjoyable rapid at any flow. Long and straight, Wildcat consists of a series of exciting waves that pass the legendary “alligator rock” near the bottom.
Lower Black Bar Falls (III): The last rapid of Day 1, it offers a fitting conclusion to the day. This is a short, steep drop that offers one of the best rides on the river. Follow your guide to the left side for the big ride !
Split Rock (III): Not as well known as other rapids on the Salmon, this roller-coaster ride begins near its namesake rock and has an unmatched set of standing waves that will excite even the most jaded paddler.
Ukonom Cr. (III): This last rapid of Day 2 is set deep in the canyon. Ukonom has a great series of waves that are re-runnable. Guests often portage back up the bank for another chance at a great ride.