A sport becomingly increasingly popular in the United States is shooting rapids in a canoe or rubber raft.
GV Raft shooting rapids
CU Rapids from on board raft, heaving water
GV Raft through swelling water
GV Raft through still water
LV Man dives off natural stone diving board
GV Rapids from on board raft
GV Raft through heavy rapids
TRANSCRIPT: "As heavy run-offs continue late into the summer season, the Colorado river is at near record high as it plunges through the twelve-mile stretch of Southeastern Utah called Cataract Canyon. Seventeen commercial outfitters are licensed by the Park service to carry passengers down this stretch in Canyonland's National Park. They charge about two hundred and fifty dollars (114) for a four-day trip which includes two days of just floating over calm water, leaving plenty of time for swimming with the aid of a natural forty foot high sandstone diving tower. Rapids, which have even experienced boatmen talking to themselves, during the peak run-off this year, is Satan's Gap, a free rapid series which makes one of the biggest drops of anywhere along the Colorado -- thirty feet in the quarters of the mile. But the large twenty two to thirty foot rubber craft make this a safe and still highly adventuresome journey."
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SPORT: SHOOTING RAPIDS
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Background: A sport becomingly increasingly popular in the United States is shooting rapids in a canoe or rubber raft.
And a particularly popular location for the sport is on the Colorado River in Utah, known as Cataract Canyon.
Seventeen Commercial boat tour operators take tourists on a four-day rapid shooting trip in large, safe rubber rafts through the canyon. They charge about $250 (114) for the Journey.
The adventurers get a chance to relax on a long stretch of calm water between the fast-flowing sections of river.
One 12-mile stretch also takes in one of the biggest drops along the Colorado, known as Satan's Gap, which falls 30 feet in only three-quarters of a mile.