National Geographic : 1952 Sep
© National Geographic Society 380 Rather than Portage, Dugout Paddlers Prefer to Gamble on a Swift Passage or aTumble into the Rapids Indians often challenged the most furious currents. Later, in quieter water, they relaxed and giggled like children. After the author's first experience shooting rapids, her guide exclaimed, "Sefiorita, you are as white as an egg!" Here the canoe shoots the Aiari's lastbigstretch of white water.