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Guide to Idaho Paddling

Flatwater & Easy Whitewater Trips

 

"Time and again, this guidebook shines."

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                                               --Bill Brock, Time-News

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Newly Revised!

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Important Note: We are the publisher and we do not sell to Amazon and chain stores. The newly revised edition of Guide to Idaho Paddling is only available from us - or from your locally owned outdoor or book store. (Amazon does sell used copies, but they are the old, out-dated edition.) More information on purchasing.

 

Guide to Idaho Paddling - RevisedGuide to Idaho Paddling is the first comprehensive guide on Idaho rivers which covers the state's flatwater and easy whitewater river runs. There are no death defying rapids here, just great laid-back trips down easy-going streams, and fun whitewater on exciting but safe and sane rivers.

 

Bear ValleyAll the runs can be done in an open canoe, but are also suitable for kayaks, inflatables, paddle boards, and drift boats. The text is supplemented with enticing photography and beautiful, easy-to-use maps. It's an Idaho best-seller!

 

"Excellent guide. The writing is clear, the information is useful and easy to find."                   --Jim Wright, Standard-Examiner

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Why Purchase from Us?

 

CanoeistThe cost of Guide to Idaho Paddling is $19.95. If you need the book soon, you'll want to order it from us.  We are the publisher and ship immediately.

 

If desired, you can also obtain the book from locally owned book and outdoor stores. We believe in and support small, community-minded businesses and do not sell to Amazon and chain stores. You can find used copies on Amazon, but look carefully. You'll find that they are old, outdated used copies of the previous edition. (If you're a store owner, here's more information.)

 

On-line Ordering . . .

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Guide to Idaho Paddling (Latest Revised & Expanded Edition)

Price: $19.95 (plus $3.95 Shipping)

Click "Buy" button (below) to order . . .

(We use a secure, encrypted server through the PayPal system.  You do not need to have an account with PayPal.  A credit card works fine.)

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OR . . . free shipping option. We'll throw in Winter Tales and Trails at half price and we'll pay the shipping costs! Winter Tales and Trails is the winter equivalent to Guide to Idaho Paddling, full of trails for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and backcountry skiiing/boarding. It covers all of Idaho, Yellowstone and the Tetons. You get two books to enjoy the outdoors all year round - and free shipping to boot!

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Guide to Idaho Paddling: $19.95

Winter Tales & Trails (50% discount): $9.97

Total for both: $29.92 with Free Shipping!

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If you'd like to talk to a real person and order on the phone - or you wish to pay by check - call us at 208-232-6857. We're happy to help!

 

Don't hesitate to give us a jingle. We're always happy to share paddling stories or pass on suggestions on good places to paddle. Our number is 208-232-6857.

 

"Time and again, this guidebook shines." --Bill Brock, Time-News

 

 

Fun for the Whole Family

More Information on Guide to Idaho Paddling

 

Finally a book for the rest of us! There are plenty of books on Idaho rivers for advanced whitewater river runners, but this book, covering nearly 100 different river segments, is one that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

 

Katherine Daly and Ron Watters were the perfect team to do this book. Experienced river runners and outdoor writers, they put a lot of loving care into this book. The maps are works of art: accurate, understandable and usable on the river. To make the book easy-to-use, they supplemented the text with symbols which quickly encapsulate the river's difficulty, condition of access roads, surrounding terrain, and other features of the river.

 

Fun!Mileage charts are included which are invaluable for pinpointing location while running the river. And there's information on fishing, wildlife, seasons, water levels, boat ramps, scenic attractions and much more. All the rivers in this book can be done in an open canoe, but are also suitable for kayaks, inflatables, and drift boats.

 

Shoshone Falls

 

"An excellent source for planning canoe and kayak trips on the best of the state's flatwater and easy whitewater. The maps are large, clearly detailed and useful, and the authors authorative." -- Rich Landers, Spokeman Review

 

 

Reviews from Users

 

Canoing in the Fall"This is, by far, the best organized, most helpful [guide] I've seen . . . . "

 

Full Review: "This book has excellent descriptions of both the rivers and the roads that lead to the put-ins and take-outs. It's fun and easy to read. I often find myself looking through it and dreaming about the next canoe trip in the spring. I've used many floating guide boats and this is, by far, the best organized, most helpful one I've seen."

 

"I wish every state near me had such a great water guidebook like this . . . . "

 

Full Review: "This is exactly what I was looking for in a canoeing guidebook. Kathy and Ron breakdown the current river classification of Class I waters, into more detailed ratings 1.0-1.5, giving detailed descriptions of each level. Familes can do alot of these runs. The books consists of flatwater rivers and a few easy whitewater rivers just to spice things up a bit and get a bit of practice. I wish every state near me had such a great easy water guidebook like this."

 

"Enjoy these easy-going streams . . . . "

Full Review: "If the roar of rapids leaves you in a sweat, relax and enjoy these easy-going streams and sane river trips. All runs can be done in an open canoe, kayak, drift boat or inflatable. This great book contains maps and beautiful photographs." --Alex Sholes

 

"Excellent book. Well written and very informative." --Jay Barnard

 

Canoeing

 

Sample pages from the book, Guide to Idaho Paddling:

 

The sample pages, below, illustrate the abundance of graphical material which makes the book so visually appealing and eminently useful when on the river. If you'd like to look at some samples of the writing found in the book, see Excerpts.

 

Sample Pages from the Henry's Fork of the Snake River:

 

Sample Pages: Guide to Id Paddling

 

Sample Pges from the Shoshone Falls Scenic Paddling Trip

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Sample Pages from the South Fork of the Snake River trip

 

Sample Pages - Guide to ID Paddling

 

 

Purchasing the Book

 

River Scene

New Revised & Expanded Edition

Details:  304 pages  •  6" x 9"  •  Paper  •  
ISBN # 978-1-877625-08-4  •  $19.95

 

The cost of Guide to Idaho Paddling is $19.95. If you need the book soon, you'll want to order it from us.  We are the publisher and ship immediately.

 

If desired, you can also obtain the book from locally owned book and outdoor stores. We believe in and support small, community-minded businesses and do not sell to Amazon and other large corporations. You can find used copies on Amazon, but look carefully. You'll find that they are old, outdated copies of the previous edition. (If you're a store owner, here's more information.)

 

Guide to Idaho Paddling (Latest Revised & Expanded Edition)

Price: $19.95 (plus $3.95 Shipping)

Click "Buy" button (below) to order . . .

(We use a secure, encrypted server through the PayPal system.  You do not need to have an account with PayPal.  A credit card works fine.)

.

 

OR . . . free shipping option. We'll throw in Winter Tales and Trails at half price and we'll pay the shipping costs! Winter Tales and Trails is the winter equivalent to Guide to Idaho Paddling, full of trails for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and backcountry skiiing/boarding. It covers all of Idaho, Yellowstone and the Tetons. You get two books to enjoy the outdoors all year round - and free shipping to boot!

.

Guide to Idaho Paddling: $19.95

Winter Tales & Trails (50% discount): $9.97

Total for both: $29.92 with Free Shipping!

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If you'd like to talk to a real person and order on the phone - or you wish to pay by check - call us at 208-232-6857. We're happy to help!

 

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