Waterfalls: Forbidden Fruit or Calculated Risk? 1979

Celebrating 40 years of Canoe & Kayak Magazine

Back in the 1970′s, the idea of running waterfalls appeared to many as a reckless and self-destructive stunt of the sensation-crazed. But to those who partake of the forbidden fruit (and to those who write about it), hucking waterfalls had become the ultimate in river running.

Check out the full story above in the February 1979 issue from the vault. Canoe & Kayak Magazine is turning 40 years old this March and will be launching the 40th Anniversary Issue on January 22 for the stands. In the meantime, we’ll be posting some of our old stories like this one online for readers to enjoy and reminisce on the old days of boating.

Check back for the 1984 story on Verlen Kruger and Steve Landick’s 28,000-mile canoe journey.

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