Post by Ken Corbett on Nov 25, 2009 10:32:05 GMT -5
I've heard the story about the Army folks who rafted the Eel River several years back from many different folks. No one seems to know what really happened. Apparently they went over the falls, then .....
Does anyone out there have any idea what the real story is?
In 1963, a Canadian military training exercise on the Trail went awry . In the exact spot where Geologist Gestner narrowly avoided death in 1847, seven Canadian soldiers went over the falls on the Eel River in a 300 pound rubber assault raft. Two soldiers were injured and five stranded on an island until rescuers arrived (14).