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Stunning video shows what it’s like to paddle the raging North Fork Payette right now

A kayaker navigates the North Fork of the Payette River last summer.
A kayaker navigates the North Fork of the Payette River last summer. ccripe@idahostatesman.com

Andrew Dunning of CanoeKayak.com recently produced a video after spending a week at the North Fork of the Payette River — the renowned stretch of whitewater between Banks and Cascade. The river, like many in Idaho, is running higher than normal.

“The high volume and steep gradient combine for an incredibly fast and powerful river running experience,” Dunning posted on Facebook.

He also suggested that you watch his video to the end for “the beatdown of the year.” It’s pretty crazy.

 

Just home from a week of big water kayaking on the North Fork of the Payette at high spring flows. The NF at these levels is one of the most dynamic and committing rivers in the country. The high volume and steep gradient combine for an incredibly fast and powerful river running experience. Watch the end of the video for the beatdown of the year.

Posted by Andrew Dunning on Monday, April 10, 2017
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