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Old 02-06-2012   #1
Placerville, California
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Whitewater Bibles / Forums / Websites for Pacific Northwest

I'm planning a road trip in July to hit up rivers in some or all of Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Southern BC/Alberta. I was hoping you could help point me to some good resources to start doing some research...

Are there good guidebooks for these places? Are there online forums? Any websites with good descriptions of rivers and information about put-ins?

Thanks in advance!

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Old 02-06-2012   #2
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Check out River Gypsies Guide to NA.
The River Gypsies: whitewater guidebooks, North America Whitewater Guidebook, US Whitewater Guidebook.
Highlights the goods for alot of areas . IMO great for a road trip and have some limited time and want the best of the best.

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Old 02-06-2012   #3
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There is a message board like Mountain Buzz called http://www.professorpaddle.com. That is probably a good place to start. As for finding other websites, personal pitch for http://whitewatersearch.com. All of AW's rivers for that region are mapped and shown if they are running or not on http://whitewatermap.com.
Whitewater Map American Whitewater river info you can use.
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Old 02-06-2012   #4
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Oregon- Soggy Sneakers Amazon.com: Soggy Sneakers: A Paddler's Guide to Oregon Rivers (9780898868159): Willamette Kayak and Canoe Club, Pete Giordano: Books

Washington- Bennett guide Amazon.com: NRS Guide to Washington Whitewater (9780962984372): Books

that should be all you need to find whatever you want in Oregon or Washington. I hope you have more then a month to hit up ALL the rivers in those areas. Also to get a taste of what you might have in store check out Oregon kayaking Oregon Kayaking
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Old 02-06-2012   #5
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The Yahoo groups are big out here, too. Look into PDXKayaker, EugeneKayaker, IdahoWhitewater and a few others for access to a few thousand waternuts.
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Old 02-06-2012   #6
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There's also WRRR (Wa Rec River Runners) that have a yahoo group too. And yes- I'll second the Bennett book for Wa rivers.
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Old 02-08-2012   #7
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Get Claudia Schwabs book on south western BC whitewater.

Vankayak.org and Paddle Net :: Index have forums for BC boaters.

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Old 02-08-2012   #8
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I'd try calpaddle.com for BC/Alberta stuff or email me if you have any questions and I can help you out or put you in touch with some locals.

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