What’s in a Name?

In the late 1970's, ABC's American Sportsman TV show filmed a river trip into the Cross Mountain canyon on the Yampa River. The first rapid is the Osterizer hole and the film crew got what they were looking for - carnage! One of the kayakers got totally worked and had to be airlifted by helicopter to a local hospital. Don't worry, he's fine. Nowadays when you mention Cross Mountain around a group of Steamboat local boaters, they just ask, When? It has become the classic Class IV/V desert canyon river run.