Whitewater of the Southern Appalachians Volume 1 The Plateau Book

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Volume 1 of what is surely the definitive guidebook of Southeastern US canyon country. Whitewater of the Southern Appalachians, covers more than 150 streams west of the Tennessee River, an area known as the Cumberland Plateau.
  • The author, Kirk Eddlemon, and a dedicated group of fellow kayakers, have spent years exploring the many streams of the region.
  • The book covers the well-known classic runs, as well as dozens of little-known jewels.
  • Each chapter, covering a drainage, includes a detailed map showing roads and topographical features.
  • The runs give a step-by-step description of the major rapids, their names and suggested moves and dangers.
  • A "beta box" on each described run gives the run's class (I-VI), the subjective quality (1-5 star system), length in miles, put-in location, take out location, elevation, gradient, gauge location, levels, rain gauge, drainage area, and type of shuttle.
  • Precise directions for put-in, take out and shuttle are given.
  • The book is richly illustrated with color photos and full of descriptions of geology, info on chasing rain and stories from and about colorful characters.
Author: Kirk Eddlemon
Copyright: 2014
Size: 6 1/2" x 9"
Pages: 296