Chasing Waterfalls

t’s not too often that the venerable British newspaper The Guardian reports on canoe tripping, but then again it’s equally unlikely in a world of GPS and Google Earth to paddle a wild river that’s never been properly mapped. For the past few summers, Canadian canoeist Adam Shoalts has been exploring remote Quebec waterways that have only previously been rudimentarily mapped with low-resolution aerial photographs. As The Guardian reported in July, Shoalts’ missions have been marked by surprise and adventure—including accidentally running a 15-foot (not 12-meter as the newspaper headline erroneously indicates) waterfall on the Again River in 2012.

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