- Paperback: 590 pages
- Publisher: North Fork Pr; 1st edition (March 1, 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0961365048
- ISBN-13: 978-0961365042
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.5 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 12 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #144,010 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Western Whitewater from the Rockies to the Pacific: A River Guide for Raft, Kayak, and Canoe Paperback – March 1, 1994
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From Library Journal
In this comprehensive guidebook for whitewater river runners, the authors (California Whitewater, North Fork Pr., 1994, 3d ed.), plan outings in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, Texas, California, Oregon, and Washington. The description of each river includes information on discharge, flow, hazards, season, permits, managing agency addresses and phone numbers, commercial trip availability, side excursions, maps, put-in and take-out, and a mile-by-mile description of each trip with photos where appropriate. Combining useful and accurate information on whitewater in 11 Western states and an easy-to-read, logical format, this book is as much a reference book as a guidebook. Highly recommended.
Thomas K. Fry, Penrose Lib., Univ. of Denver
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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The strength of this book is that every notable recreational river west of the Mississippi is inside; given the amount of space available to describe each river, the coverage is excellent.
The weakness of this book is mainly that it is not the definitive guide to any river. It doesn't try to be; that wouldn't be practical. It does point out the books that are definitive (as of 1994). The book dates to 1994, and I certainly hope that another edition is in the works. Other than sixteen gorgeous pages of color plates in the center of the book, the book is black and white. I wished in particular that the river diagrams were in color, as they seem a bit lacking.
Anyone who wonders how the rivers he or she knows personally compare to any other river worth paddling in the Western US will find this book indispensable.
Western Whitewater tells experts,
and armchair adventures alike what they want to know about 160 rivers from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Coast.
They're all here:
long wilderness rivers like the Middle Fork of the Salmon and the Grand Canyon of the Colorado;
popular advanced and intermediate runs ranging from one day to more than a week;
little-known streams for experts only;
and easy flatwater floats suitable for novice boaters.
Includes mile-by-mile guides,
maps, photos, and much more."
[from the back cover]