May 01, 2012
Law enforcement officials are warning rafters, kayakers, and river tubers to avoid a
potentially dangerous new rapid in the Wenatchee River between Dryden and Cashmere.
large boulder fell in the river over the winter at a rapid called “drunkards drop”, which has created
a hydraulic reversal that the sheriff’s office worries might catch some folks on the river unaware.
Sgt. Kent Sisson with Chelan County Emergency Management warns boaters to steer clear.
Isaac Kaplan-Woolner also wanted a perspective on this new hazard on the Weantchee River from a raft guide with
decades of experience, Gary Planegan with Osprey Rafting.