It’s been over 10 years since the SLC and Jackson communities lost Marc Appling to suicide. I paddled the Bear River last weekend and went past this waterfall and remembered Marc finding the rubber ducky there. Marc wasn’t necessarily a “name” in the kayak world, but I felt like he shoulda been given his history, so I wrote a remembrance in the Fall 2010 American Whitewater Journal.
[…] mountains I’ve ever been in. Marc is no longer with us (a remembrance I wrote up is here) and I haven’t been back to the Winds despite still having the desire (I’m probably even more […]
Great write up on Marc. It hit me hard when I learned of his death. I met Marc on my first climbing trip to Yosemite in 1989 through my partner Kevin Ghean who was also taken way too early while on a climb in the alps in the early 90s.
Marc and I did a fair bit of climbing and skiing and a little easy paddling back in the day. I miss him.
Hope you guys are thriving.