Tales from the Cripps: Episode 1. The Great Flood on the Potomac River


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In this Tales from the Cripps episode we take a trip with my guest Forrest Noble through kayaking history, from epic equipment failures to a legendary story of paddling down the Potomac river at one the highest flood levels in recent history.

0:00 – 4:23        Introduction
4:24 – 14:35      North Fork Payette swim story
14:36 – 17:04    Equipment chat interlude
17:05 – 18:20    Potomac Flood Story Introduction
19:05 – 53:30    Potomac flood story
53:31 – 54:23    Conclusion

Check out a few photos from the story at:

For some background on the rivers in the story visit American Whitewater for descriptions of Potomac river and North Fork of Payette river:

Potomac River Class III run

Potomac River Great Falls (VA Lines)

Potomac River Great Falls (MD Lines)

North Fork of the Payette River

For comments, questions, or if you have a story worth sharing, pitch it to me:


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