Mile 126.5 - Randy’s Rock
In 1976, a young commercial boatman named Randy took a nap while one of his passengers rowed his 22’ foot long snout boat in the relatively calm stretch above the Middle Granite Gorge. He awoke to the boat colliding with a giant slab of mostly submerged Tapeats sandstone, resting immovable in deep water on the left side of the river channel. The snout quickly began to “wrap” around the rock as passengers and gear were dumped into the river. As the snout continued to wrap, all the gear lashed to it were pushed underneath the undercut slab, leaving only a portion of the entire boat peeking above the waterline.