18 Rapid Names that You Should Know Before Rafting in Tons River

Geographical names are important. Because they simplify identification. Because they describe personality of the geographical feature being named. Many rivers in the Himalayas, for example, are named after local and popular deities and mythological events because the rivers are revered and pivots of survival. The Tons is one of such name. According to legends, the river is named after tears that local people shed after the defeat of their deity Duryudhana in war with Pandavas. However, the contemporary Uttarakhandi and other white water river runners have changed the rules. The runners named the rapids along the Tons after challenges the rapids pose, literary characters, and / or famous runners. And some names are clearly carnal.

Some of the rapid names are self-explanatory, whereas others demand some thinking and explanation.

White Water Rapids along Tons River

S.No.
Rapid Name
Class of Rapid
Location
1
Afterglow
Class 3+
Near Tiuni
2
 Boulder Heaven
  
In the Upper Tons
3
Channel Rapid
Class 3+
Near Tiuni
4
Deadly Dedsu
Class 3+
Near Tiuni
5
Five Minus Rana
6
Foreplay
Class 3+
Near Tiuni
7
Give Me Mori
  
Near Mori Village in the Upper Tons
8
Horns of The Tons consist of Sharp Horn and Long Horn. This long stretch punctuated with eddy currents may jolt your rafts and may topple the rafts.
Class 4 and 4+
In the Upper Tons
9
Let’s Go
  
In the Upper Tons
10
Lone Ranger
Class 3
In a gorge
11
Looking Up Sandhra
  
Near Sandhra Village in the Upper Tons
12
Major Surprise
  
Beyond Atal
13
Pillow Talk
Class 3+
Near Tiuni
14
Premature Ejaculation
Class 3+
Near Tiuni
15
Roaring Bagni
Class 3
In a gorge
16
Sticky Sarla      The narrow safe line for this rapid, sometimes, even tries to touch steep rock faces hemming the river. The eddy currents are traps that could be troublesome for the unprepared river runners.
Class 4+
Near Sarla Village in the Upper Tons
17
Three Musketeers
Class 3
In a gorge
18
Thrice Bitten
Class 3+
Near Tiuni

Dynamic Classes of River Rapids

Remember, the rapid classes are dynamic. That means, the class of rapid may go up or down because of season that controls the water volumes and other natural causes.

Tip

Familiarizing with these names and the challenges they indicate will guide your preparations for rafting in the Tons River. You will therefore understand roar of the fast flowing Tons faster when you come face-to-face with this Class IV River known for small-medium volume.

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