Ideal to haul heavy loads on highly-challenging rivers.
This canoe has blunt ends, angled stems, and 2" of rocker. It's also quite deep, and is one of our wider hulls. There's no mistaking the Cascade's mission; fast rivers, and treacherous waters.
The Cascade turns and draws beautifully on a strong current. It has loads of seaworthiness and retains it when heavily weighted. Flare fore and aft deflect spray, and at 17'6", it has plenty of room for gear. You can use the Cascade lightly loaded to run rapids just for fun, but its capacity makes it ideal for heavy tripping on swift rivers.
The Cascade also paddles fairly well on quiet water. You can use it for fishing or sightseeing on lakes, but it's not well suited for long or heavy trips, except on rivers.
Compared to the Rogue, the Cascade is less maneuverable, but has more capacity. An excellent design for river use, it remains undaunted when rocks block your path.