Monday, October 06, 2008
Canoer's Guide to the Wild and Scenic Middle Klamath River 4th edition, 2006 (book review).
California whitewater river guidebook for canoeing, kayaking & rafting.(Updated 11feb2009. Get the new 2009 edition of the book - Canoer's Guide to the Wild and Scenic Middle Klamath River)
The river flow websites on pg. 19 of the book are out of date. Check the Klamath River flow data at USGS. Middle Klamath River flows are always dominated by the release from Iron Gate Dam, but rainy season boaters need to beware of significant additional flows occasionally contributed by the Scott River and Shasta River.
Page numbers on the Klamath River map at the front of the book provide some help in finding desired sections within the book, but it would be nice if the next edition of this book had a proper index and table of contents. The spiral plastic binding is OK, but maybe is not as durable and convenient as a typical paperback book binding.
"Canoer's Guide ..." is a great resource for boaters interested in paddling on this section of the Wild and Scenic Klamath River. Written by river-lovers for use by river-lovers, I rate this book great (**** 4 stars out of 5).
• America's Wild and Scenic Rivers - National Geographic Society, 1983 - book review.
• Reviews - Books, Videos & Websites for kayaking & canoeing on whitewater rivers.
• California Rivers Protected in the National Wild & Scenic Rivers Program.
• Klamath River, California - Whitewater Paddleboating Guide.
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Neil Rucker, Canoe West.