Originally Posted by xkayaker13
Haha. It's funny to hear a bunch of kayakers claim Darwinism. When someone sitting on their couch hears a news story about a kayaker or rafter who died; what do you think they say? Probably... "Fucking idiots. They had it coming. What moron would strap themselves in one of those things. That's just Darwinism at work" No judgment to other users; I do risky things all the time. I just thought Darwinism a very ironic response.
There's just a degree or two of separation between a calculated risk and a foolish act.
A competent boater with the skills for the water is taking the calculated risk. Crossing a river that size just above a monster waterfall on foot, while it's raining is just plain stupid.
I can think of worse ways to go though...