TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) – Eddie Braun’s public relations office released a statement about the stuntman’s successfully flying over the Snake River Canyon in a high-powered rocket on Friday afternoon. The statement, which was issued Friday night, reads:
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) – At a little before 4 p.m. Friday, Eddie Braun did what his hero Evel Knievel couldn’t do in 1974 – successfully cross the Snake River Canyon in a high-powered Skycycle.
Eddie Braun's attempt to jump the Snake River Canyon is imminent. Eddie and his team have a launch window between Friday and Sunday to make this happen. Here are some pictures of the ramp and landing area, plus a tip on what might be the safest place to view this event.
There have been rumors for years about possible attempts to do what Evel Knievel could not: jump the Snake River Canyon in a rocket. Now, there are facts that we can pass along about Eddie Braun's vision.
As we get closer to Eddie Braun's attempted jump of the Snake River Canyon on Saturday, September 17, details are starting to emerge on what will take place. One of the most interesting aspects revealed so far is the expected duration of the event.
Evel Knievel's attempt to jump the Snake River Canyon on September 8, 1974 was one of the most important events in the history of Twin Falls. It forever cemented southern Idaho into pop culture lore. Now, finally, there is an official jump attempt scheduled to try and do what Evel could not do. A Kickstarter campaign has launched - no rocket pun intended - to help make that happen.
No matter how hard we try, the rest of the world will not let us forget Evel Knievel's Snake River Canyon jump attempt. And, you'll never guess where the most recent reenactment comes from. Or, maybe you can. It's the kids cartoon, Paw Patrol.