Written by Chris Preperato

Lost and Found

Lost and Found by Chris Preperato

Hurry up, I don’t have all day!

That wasn’t the encouragement Charlie Walbridge was hoping to hear from Jack Wright as he stood mid-stream, trying to pry his boat from the rock. Charlie’s was the third incident in a few months at the rapid people now know as Fuck-up Falls. Greg Green had the first mishap, an event that ended with him swimming downstream after his camera bag.

But Bob Alexander’s story is the most unique. His crew put on to a river rising from the remnants of Hurricane Agnes, and a single bad line gave the rapid the name Lost and Found.