I’m not sure who named it, but the name fits. We were boating the Upper East in the early 80s. It was the era of 4 meter pointy boats and hockey helmets. We always took out above the drop because to run it just seemed “Stupid”. Modern boats and protective gear are an advantage now. However, the falls are prone to delivering injuries. It has probably been dropped most often by people in drug induced states of mind, exercising poor judgement, and suffering various extents of injuries. The site is prone to injuries because of its height, the ledge impact in the middle, and the shallow landing cascade that follows. Life is fragile and paralysis is a potential consequence that can occur in the blink of an eye. Just because it’s been dropped does not make it smart to run. Value your health and hopefully live to kayak into your 80s.
No risk, no reward. It is not that we have to, it is that we get to. Preparation and education are essential to self-confidence and success. - KV
"If there is no risk there is no adventure."- Bill Briggs