‘RAPIDS: Areas of greatly disturbed water across a river. Unlike waterfalls, rapids are the result of a continuous and relatively gentle slope, rather than a sudden vertical drop.’
The Columbia at Skawakama runs into a ridge, cutting a channel below, leaving an inside turn of tide inundated flats.
Above Skawa, water runs down the slope and it does slope there with force, as class one. Class two forms up approaching the Park and below where standing waves may turn up at 5 feet or more.
Fun, for as long as you can see, right ?
Watch many kayakers out at Smallpox Bay who may be happier kayaking the route out of Skama…
The exercise routine ? Standard movements are turned inside out, upside down, counter rotating-using grips. An example, in a forward canoe paddle movement, switch hand positions. In a kayak brace movement, move palms upward, head in opposite direction. Endless variety. Idea is injury occurs with muscle fibers and movements NOT previously exercised and enervated.