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Old 07-14-2016   #1
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A Good Read...

So I thought I'd start a thread on good books related to what we do.
Could be rafting, kayaking, cooking, camping, and trailer crap as well, whatever.
We have piles of info at our finger tips but sometimes, it's nice to read a good book.

The reason being is I just got one of Bill's books, "The Guide's Guide Augmented" and wow, really kewl. I thumbed through it for an hour or so and then started reading if from the beginning. I'm only a third of the way through the 312 pages of this thing and it is completely awesome. I am sure that some of you old salts have already read it or have the original copy. But I thought I'd bring it up as a great read.

I got it from ::
Books | Whitewater Voyages

I also found, and was able to procure, through eBay, one of his books from 1978 called "Whitewater Rafting". I am still waiting for that in the mail so I'll keep y'all posted on that. I dig anything from the 70's.

Out of respect I should note that the Author of these books is William McGinnis. The dude rocks...

I'll admit, it's odd to go seeking out books like this for as long as I've been pulling and pushing the sticks but I like being educated; now anyhow. Before I was just young and dumb running $hit I probably wouldn't do now.
I recommend a Swift Water Class, and keep up on the education.

So, if ya got a good book to share, let us goof-balls know...

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Old 07-15-2016   #2
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So many books, so little time...............
For starters, find the Monkey Wrench Gang by Ed Abby; not for knowledge as a guide, but a ripping good read anyway.

George Henry, who has seen and done more on the river than most of us can even comprehend has a very entertaining book, Row Away From the Rocks

A Book that I think is either Soggy Sneakers or Soggy Tennis Shoes, my copy is at least 30 years old, lots of good tips and advice for running before self bailers, aluminum ........... everything, and throw bags.

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Old 07-16-2016   #3
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Here ya go. Now read em and get smarterer
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Old 07-16-2016   #4
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Emerald Mile- awesome book about speed run down the grand in '84. Read it while doing grand and realized that I had just run into a guide who was in the book.
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Don't forget There's This River Love that book.
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Old 07-16-2016   #6
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Oh, great response folks.

I wanted to add ::

Western Whitewater
"From the Rockies to the Pacific"
By Jim Cassady, Bill Cross, and Fryar Calhoun
Publisher is North Fork Press - ISBN 0-9613650-4-8

Keep'em coming! Thanks!
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Old 07-16-2016   #7
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Anything worth doing. Can't think of the author right now but it is a great book about 2 friends that rowed the Salomon river to the ocean. Also set a record for longest distance traveled buy human power in 24 hours.
I am an American Whitewater member. One of 6300. There are an estimated 100000 paddlers in the U S. If you are not a member you should join. AW is fighting for our rivers everyday and could use some help.
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Old 07-17-2016   #8
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For to and fro the river-
Roadkill Cookbook

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Old 07-17-2016   #9
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The doing of the thing
By Buzz Holstrom

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Good News by edward abbey is a timely book for 2016 .

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