Tyler Bradt, who travels the world looking for kayaking adventures, found his tallest challenge at Palouse Falls.
Photo courtesy of Vickie Schloss photo
After making his April 21 plunge over Palouse Falls, Tyler Bradt paddles his red kayak back out into the pool below the falls for a celebratory Eskimo roll. He said he the impact was violent, but he suffered little more than getting the wind knocked out of him, a mild sprain to his wrist and a broken paddle.
This file photo of Palouse Falls shows the green tongue of water at the top left that Tyler Bradt paddled over in his record-breaking kayak decent on April 21, 2009. The feat raises the question of of the falls’ height. Washington State Parks literature says the falls are 198 or 200 feet tall. Bradt said that after they dropped a rope from the rim and paced it off, he and his crew are more comfortable calling it “at least 186 feet.”