Video: Kayaker Hammered by Horseshoe


I usually think GoPro footage of kayaking looks like somebody threw the camera in the washing machine and hit rinse. And so does this footage from Oregon paddler Nate Pfeifer getting hammered by the infamous Horseshoe hole on Washington's Little White Salmon. But in this case, that's why it's good. From the sound of him gasping for air to the classic understatement most missed lines elicit–“that's a powerful hole”–the video really captures what it feels like to be at the whims of the river. Makes me wince.  

–Kyle Dickman

Spirit Falls on the Little White Salmon (Photo by Eric Boomer)