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About Doris Rapid

Pioneer outfitter, Norm Neville, swam his wife at this rapid in 1940. She was fine and on his next trip down the Grand Canyon, he decided to name it after her.

How to run Doris Rapid

Doris Rapid is characterized by a large wave train down the center and a boat flipping hole right of center / right. What makes it tricky is the hole can be hard to spot as you enter and if you’re not paying attention to where you are (not reading the rapid descriptions) you may be tempted to go over there to avoid the wave train. Obviously, this would be bad news as the feature comes into focus.

Stick to the center or left of center to avoid this hole and have fun.