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About Moonshine Rapid

A classic high thrills, low consequence wave train. Don’t let your guard down though because holes do linger on the edges of the river here, so keep it straight and charge down the middle for the best ride. The rapid name comes from Bus Hatch, one of the original outfitters. In the biography, “Riverman: The Story of Bus Hatch Roy Webb” author Roy Webb says this for the name: Nick Swain, Frank’s father, was the deputy sheriff, and this was during Prohibition, so the boys were forced to make their own moonshine. Local legend has it that they took over a still hidden in Split Mountain Canyon, after its original operator was arrested by the sheriff. This led to the name Moonshine Draw, and Moonshine Rapid.