Your Guide’s an Idiot / Frank Lost His Shorts
Rating: Class II
GPS: 35.55992, -118.58327
Two boulders in the center of the river. Start left of the top boulder, move right between them, and exit right of the bottom boulder. The swirling water here can easily cause a boat to lose its angle if the guide isn’t paying attention, leaving boaters dropping sideways into waves right of the bottom rock and making people fall into the water.
The name “Your Guide’s an Idiot” comes from the Class II rapid appearing short and simple, leaving customers who have swum the rapid thinking that their guide might in fact be an idiot. “Frank Lost His Shorts” is named after a customer, Frank, who fell out of the boat in this rapid and had his swim shorts removed by the downward suction of the eddy lines. The story goes that he finished the rafting trip with his T-shirt fashioned into a diaper. In recent years this same embarrassment has been suffered by other customers, solidifying the notoriety of this rapid and proving that Frank Lost His Shorts is more than a river myth.