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Bert Loper Rapid

Mile 24.5 - 24.5 Mile Rapid (Bert Loper Rapid)

In July 1949 on 65,000 cfs, 79 year old Bert Loper capsized his wooden boat immediately after suffering what appears to have been a fatal heart attack. Following the tipover, Loper’s boat continued floating downstream for several miles before recovery by his party.The boat now rests on a slope at mile 41.5 and is plainly visible from the river, requiring only a short walk to see it.

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The lower Grand Canyon, as traveled by Western's 3 or 4 day expedition begins at Whitmore Wash (mile 188) and finishes at Lake Mead (mile 277).

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