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!
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