Bud's Boner Rapid

Kayakers in the entrance of Bud's Boner Rapid on the Upper Gauley River in West Virginia

The widest entrance to Bud's Boner Rapid starts in the middle. As you approach the horizon line, you'll want to line up to drop to the right of the pointy boulder at the top.

Immediately after going over this first drop, you'll have to back away from a sizable rounded boulder on the right. Once past it, the channel bends to the left and drops down a chute. The main current coming out of this drop will, depending on the water level, push towards either a boulder or a retentive hydraulic, which becomes a keeper above 4000 cfs.

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Bud's Boner Rapid at 2800 cfs