• Whitewater of the Southern Appalachians Vol 1 - The Plateau Etching the great, rocky plateau-lands of the Southern Appalachians is a rich bounty of streams that not only brings life to the surrounding terrain but also serves as a dynamic conduit for gaining a deep appreciation of Southeastern US canyon country. This comprehensive guide to more than 150 southeastern whitewater streams is an inspiring invitation to explore the lifetime of potential river experiences that await you below the rim of the South's lush, hidden canyons. Stepping far beyond the scope of the average guidebook, this work consists of not only inspiring photography and valuable, accurate information, but is also packed with in-depth coverage of the geologic history of the plateau, advanced methods for chasing rain, classic river stories from local paddling legends, and much more. If you're looking for the ultimate resource for whitewater paddling on the plateau, look no further. For paddling destinations in the Mountain region, look to the Whitewater of the Southern Appalachian Vol 2 - The Mountains. About author Kirk Eddlemon (excerpted from his website): I'm a native East-Tennessean who calls Knoxville home, where I live with my beautiful and unconditionally supportive wife Laura, and amazing son Alexander.  I spend almost as much of my time walking, paddling, and even sometimes crawling through the wilder parts of the Southern Appalachians as I do in town.  I've always been intrigued by the call of the wild, and even before I started kayaking, I spent much of my time picking out interesting places on topographic maps, and then putting a face to a name by seeking them out on foot with a compass and a little tenacity.  This drive flourishes in a freedom-based pursuit like paddling, and it was only a matter of time before I realized that a little plastic boat could facilitate one of the most expressive, grounding, and spiritually rewarding ways of connecting with nature!  Kirk is a registered whitewater guide and runs Ace Kayaking School in Knoxville, TN - visit him when you're in the region! 2014 Wolverine Publishing
  • Whitewater of the Southern Appalachians Vol 2 - The Mountains is the ultimate, comprehensive guide to Southeastern whitewater in the mountains region. It covers more than 230 whitewater streams in the mountains of Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, and the Carolinas. (Volume 1 covers the Plateau.) Taken together, these books are the key to a lifetime of exploration and whitewater fun in North America's oldest mountain range. Stepping beyond the scope of the average guidebook, Whitewater of the Southern Appalachians doesn't have just inspiring photography and accurate information, but is also packed with tips such as methods for chasing rain, classic river stories from local paddling legends, in-depth coverage of the geologic history of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and much more. If you're looking for the ultimate resource for whitewater paddling in the Southern mountains, look no further. About author Kirk Eddlemon (excerpted from his website): I'm a native East-Tennessean who calls Knoxville home, where I live with my beautiful and unconditionally supportive wife Laura, and amazing son Alexander.  I spend almost as much of my time walking, paddling, and even sometimes crawling through the wilder parts of the Southern Appalachians as I do in town.  I've always been intrigued by the call of the wild, and even before I started kayaking, I spent much of my time picking out interesting places on topographic maps, and then putting a face to a name by seeking them out on foot with a compass and a little tenacity.  This drive flourishes in a freedom-based pursuit like paddling, and it was only a matter of time before I realized that a little plastic boat could facilitate one of the most expressive, grounding, and spiritually rewarding ways of connecting with nature!  Kirk is a registered whitewater guide and runs Ace Kayaking School in Knoxville, TN - visit him when you're in the region! 2014 Wolverine Publishing  
  • Explore one of the best climbing areas in China with Yangshuo Rock Climbs! Newly available in the US, it is truly a beautiful guidebook that does great justice to this surreal landscape of karst towers. Yangshuo Rock includes
    • More than 2000 full color photographs and 12 detailed maps with helpful locator photos and hotspots.
    • 43 crags with 800 routes organized geographically into 10 areas.
    • Complete weather and crag data allows you to get the most out of your time in Yangshuo.
    • Travel information straight from the locals who live in Yangshuo.
    • General information about 5 other regional climbing locations including Getu and LiMing.
    • Chinese history and cultural introductions like folklore and ancestry as well as personal stories from many local climbers.
    • Over 30 pages of text portraying the short yet vivid history of how rock climbing began and thrived in China, especially Yangshuo.
    Written in both English and Chinese. Yosemite decimal ratings ranging from 5.5 to 5.14d. Andrew Hedesh has lived in the Yangshuo region for over 10 years, and can be found with a drill in hand, putting up new routes or fixing old ones. His love for the area is readily conveyed in Yangshuo Rock, with a percentage of the proceeds of book sales going to local climbing organizations. Learn more about Andrew at Rakkup.com, where you can also purchase the Yangshuo Rock app. Yangshuo Rock Climbs 9780998728605 2017 AnZhu 462 pages. Full color.

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