In '89 I moved from Woodstock, NY, to Tallahassee for a year to teach. I was then just past my peak as a whitewater boater. So I brought my Whitesell Piranha, figuring it would be a cinch to run the highest waterfall in those flatlands.
This was before the internet.
So I shlepped my magic bus, Whitesell atop, over to Chipley, Florida, to Falling Waters State Park one day.
And chickened out.
The waterfall cheats. It falls into a sucking sinkhole about 70 feet deep. It would be a little difficult to get "ashore".
I'm still thinking about the highest waterfalls in Louisiana and Rhode Island, but haven't researched them yet.
I don't think Marc runs the Creekin' class at Falling Waters. He wants paddlers who are unfamiliar with moving water to get the feel of how to use on-side and off-side post, axle, christie and wedge turns, along with sideslips, in moving water -- and why.
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