Kayaking down Waterfalls

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Kayakers heading up the Salmon River Gorge, but not to ride the river they are going to ride down a waterfall! Salmon River Gorge is similar to Columbia River Gorge except it requires kayaking to see, and it is a class V-VI which means possibility of life-and-death consequences.  Read more below about this extreme sport.

The only way in is by boat. And the only way out is down.
What kind of person would boat down a river so dangerous that it was considered un-runnable as recently as the 1990s? Luke Spencer, for one. He says the excitement and beauty of the place combine to make it, as he puts it, “the Shangri-La of Oregon kayaking.” “When I got into it I’m like, ‘Sweet, I’m kayaking, it’s thrill seeking’ … but there’s so much more to it than that.”

SRC:  View more photos and read more about this sport at JPR.

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