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Behind the Scenes: Waterfall Kayaking

Kayakers say that the only way to see the depths of the Salmon River Gorge is to learn how to kayak over 50-80 foot waterfalls. So how did the Field Guide crew get it all on video? We share the behind-the-scenes story of bushwhacking, rappelling, waiting and chasing as we struggle to capture a rare adventure beyond the trails end.


Producer - Ed Jahn
Editor/Videographer - Michael Bendixen
Videographer - Todd Sonflieth
Additional Crew - Leif Erik Smith, Sean O’Connor

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