Living the Vision, Approach to last drop of Hydro, Scott Strausbaugh, Watauga Gorge (NC-TN).  Copyright Chris Bell.

       
 

Title:

Living the Vision

 
 

Location:

Approach to last drop of Hydro, Watauga Gorge (NC-TN)

 
 

Subject(s):

Scott Strausbaugh

 
 

Photographer(s):

Chris Bell

 
 

Camera:

Pentax 95WR

 
 

Date:

04/00/1994

 
 

Categories:

NC Rivers & Creeks
River Running

 
 

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Notes:

Note Scott's focus.  Hydro's final drop ends in a river-wide hole with a strong downstream eddy feeding back into it.  The drop is run by charging diagonally over either the river-left or river-right side of the shelf feeding the entire river's flow into the hole.  Scott visualized his line while scouting and is now throwing all his being into hitting it.  Scott's ability to focus and commit paid off both in successfully running this drop and in winning the 1992 Olympic C-2 Slalom Gold Medal (with Joe Jacobi).

 
 

Copyright notice:

Copyright Chris Bell.  Unauthorized reproduction is prohibited by law.  For permission to reproduce, contact Chris Bell.