Friday, November 14, 2008
West Coast River Touring - Rogue River Canyon and South, 1974 (book review).
Guidebook for canoeing, kayaking & rafting on whitewater rivers in California and Oregon.USA National Wild and Scenic Rivers program (Big Sur River, Eel River, Van Duzen River, Klamath River, Salmon River, Scott River, Smith River, Trinity River, New River) or in the California Wild and Scenic Rivers program (Cache Creek, Gualala River).
Disclaimer.Dick Schwind wrote on page 3: "A word of caution - this guide or any such guide should be considered only as a convenience for planning trips. It is not a substitute for skill. I have tried to point out the most challenging rapids in almost every run and to transmit a feel for each section of the river, so that the reader can judge whether the run is appropriate for his group. Probably one-third of the time you will find something in the river - a tree, snag, or unnoted rapid - that provides more challenge than any of the rapids or obstacles I have described here. River beds can change with flood waters, and even low flows will cause changes over many years' time."
Rating."West Coast River Touring" is an excellent guidebook for boaters interested in paddling on coastal whitewater rivers and creeks from central California to southern Oregon. More recent and more detailed descriptions have been published for many of these rivers, but this book remains a very valuable resource for whitewater boaters. I rate this book as great (**** 4 stars out of 5).
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