Carolina Whitewater: A Paddler's Guide to the Western Carolinas

Carolina Whitewater: A Paddler's Guide to the Western Carolinas

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Carolina Whitewater: A Paddler's Guide to the Western Carolinas by David Benner, Bob Benner

The ultimate guide to paddling whitewater in the western Carolinas, Carolina Whitewater has guided boaters to the best water in the Tar Heel and Palmetto states for almost 30 years. This latest edition includes expanded and updated information for the classic rivers, like the Chattooga, French Broad, and Nantahala, in addition to many new steep creeks including Cove, Rockhouse, and Hurricane. New to this edition is a section on flatwater that is suitable for canoe camping and can be handled by beginner and novice paddlers. Profiled runs are from the Broad River and two of its tributaries, the Enoree and the Tyger. The convenient at-a-glance format for each river section makes it easy to find critical details such as difficulty, length, paddling time, gradient, and more. River descriptions, shuttle and gauge information, and topographic-based maps complete the useful information needed to help boaters pick rivers to match their ability. With over 80 detailed profiles and more than 60 maps of the best canoeing and kayaking waterways in the Carolinas, this guide is indispensable. From quiet float trips on the French Broad to exciting runs on the fast-flowing Nolichucky, Carolina Whitewater details the best paddling experiences in both states.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780897326179
Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
Publication date: 08/01/2005
Series: Canoe and Kayak Series
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 814,406
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Still an active "creekist" and climber, David Benner lives in Morganton, NC, where he coordinates the Physical and Outdoor Education program for Western Piedmont Community College. Bob Benner, a long time paddler, is retired and resides in Morganton, N.C.

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