Every boat has a story..
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Frustration Falls in Oregon's
Salmon River Canyon is right in the thick of things. This is the first drop on a three-tiered
55-foot falls, which is followed by a 20-footer, then an 80-footer.
All of these falls have been run in a kayak, but the consequences are very high in there, definitely not a place you want
to go for a swim.
This is about the worst place imaginable to
lose a boat, because the hike out is brutal..
Jonathan Ley, an accomplished Pacific Northwest hiker and
photographer, recently took this photo on a hike in the Salmon Canyon. I highly recommend visiting
Jonathan's site, his
photos and stories are quite entertaining (check out Jonathan's
'recent adventures' link, lots of incredible
photos in there.. the OSU football page is especially
funny.. as an OSU alumni, I can appreciate the humor!)
If this boat could talk, the story it would tell..
A kayak stuck in the logs below the first tier on Frustration
Falls on the Oregon Salmon.
A zoomed-out photo of Frustration Falls, the blue line traces the route usually taken in a kayak, and a yellow arrow,
showing the location of the yellow kayak in the photo above.