Waterfall kayaking takes whitewater adventure to the next level

One of the best parts about enjoying our great outdoors is that you can make your time as relaxed or as intense as you wish. You can hike a nice trail to see tall, awe-inspiring waterfalls. You can enjoy some calm, flat waters atop a kayak. Or you can combine the two, take the risk factor up tenfold and paddle your sit-in kayak down a 100-foot tall waterfall (after a lot of training and preparation, of course).
Waterfall kayaking is a niche sport that takes kayakers years of whitewater experience to work toward.
On this week’s episode of Peak Northwest, we talk with Michael Jonsson, a waterfall kayaker we spotted at Eagle Creek as he took on Punchbowl Falls and more with two friends.
Here are some highlights from this week’s show:

What is waterfall kayaking and how do you get into it?

Michael shares some of his favorite falls to kayak.

Michael shares some details we didn’t see at Eagle Creek.

How you can make your way to eventually kayak at this level.


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