Best Rafting Books

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1. Lonely Planet Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks 6

Author: by Bradley Mayhew
Lonely Planet
English
288 pages

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Lonely Planet’sYellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Paddle alpine lakes, watch wildlife, and ski at Big Sky; all with your trusted travel companion.

Get to the heart of Yellowstone & Grand Teton and begin your journey now! Inside the Lonely Planet’s Yellowstone & Grand Teton National ParksTravel Guide:Up-to-date information – all businesses were rechecked before publication to ensure they are still open after 2020’s COVID-19 outbreakUser-friendly highlightsand itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interestsInsider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spotsEssential infoat your fingertips – hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices, emergency information, park seasonality, hiking trail junctions, viewpoints, landscapes, elevations, distances, difficulty levels, and durationsFocused on the best hikes, drives, and cycling toursHonest reviews for all budgets – eating, sleeping, camping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, summer and winter activities, and hidden gems that most guidebooks missContextual insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience – history, geology, wildlife, and conservationOver45 full-color trail and park maps and full-color images throughout Useful features – Travel with Children, Clothing and Equipment, and Day and Overnight HikesCovers Yellowstone National Park area, Mammoth Country, Roosevelt Country, Canyon Country, Lake Country, Norris, Geyser Country, Bechler Region, Grand Teton National Park area, JacksonThe Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks, our most comprehensive guide to these US national parks, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled.


2. The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Through the Heart of the Grand Canyon

Author: by Kevin Fedarko
Scribner
English
448 pages

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From one of Outside magazine’s Literary All-Stars comes the thrilling true tale of the fastest boat ride ever, down the entire length of the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon, during the legendary flood of 1983. In the spring of 1983, massive flooding along the length of the Colorado River confronted a team of engineers at the Glen Canyon Dam with an unprecedented emergency that may have resulted in the most catastrophic dam failure in history.

In the midst of this crisis, the decision to launch a small wooden dory named The Emerald Mile at the head of the Grand Canyon, just fifteen miles downstream from the Glen Canyon Dam, seemed not just odd, but downright suicidal.

The Emerald Mile, at one time slated to be destroyed, was rescued and brought back to life by Kenton Grua, the man at the oars, who intended to use this flood as a kind of hydraulic sling-shot. The goal was to nail the all-time record for the fastest boat ever propelledby oar, by motor, or by the grace of God himselfdown the entire length of the Colorado River from Lee’s Ferry to Lake Mead.Did he survive?Just barely.


3. 1,000 Places to See in the United States and Canada Before You Die (1,000 Places to See in the United States & Canada Before You)

Author: by Patricia Schultz
Workman Publishing Company

English
1200 pages

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Covering the U.S.A.And Canada like never before, and for the first time with full-color photographs, here are 1,000 compelling, essential, offbeat, utterly unforgettable places. Pristine beaches and national parks, world-class museums and the Just for Laughs festival, mountain resorts, salmon-rich rivers, scenic byways, the Oyster Bar and the country’s best taco, lush gardens and coastal treks at Point Reyes, rafting the Upper Gauley (if you dare).

Plus resorts, vineyards, hot springs, classic ballparks, the Talladega Speedway, and more. Includes new attractions, like Miami’s Prez Art Museum and Manhattan’s High Line, plus more than 150 places of special interest to families. And, for every entry, what you need to know about how and when to visit.

Patricia Schultz unearths the hidden gems in our North American backyard. Don’t even think about packing your bag and sightseeing without it.New York Daily News


4. Lonely Planet Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks 5

Author: by Greg Benchwick
Lonely Planet
English
288 pages

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Lonely Planet’s Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Climb to Angels Landing, drive Hwy 12, and hike the Narrows; all with your trusted travel companion.

Get to the heart of Zion & Bryce Canyon and begin your journey now! Inside the Lonely Planet’s Zion & Bryce Canyon National ParksTravel Guide:Up-to-date information – all businesses were rechecked before publication to ensure they are still open after 2020’s COVID-19 outbreakUser-friendly highlightsand itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interestsInsider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spotsEssential infoat your fingertips – hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices, emergency information, park seasonality, hiking trail junctions, viewpoints, landscapes, elevations, distances, difficulty levels, and durationsFocused on the best hikes, drives, and cycling toursHonest reviews for all budgets – eating, sleeping, camping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, summer and winter activities, and hidden gems that most guidebooks missContextual insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience – history, geology, wildlife, and conservationOver60 full-color trail and park maps and full-color images throughout Useful features – Travel with Children, Clothing and Equipment, and Day and Overnight HikesCovers Zion National Park, St George, Snow Canyon State Park, Cedar City, Bryce Canyon & National Park, Red Canyon, Panguitch, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Capitol Reef National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Arches National Park MoabThe Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Zion & Bryce CanyonNational Parks, our most comprehensive guide to these US national parks, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled.


5. The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative

Author: by Florence Williams
English
304 pages
0393355578

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“Highly informative and remarkably entertaining.” ElleFrom forest trails in Korea, to islands in Finland, to eucalyptus groves in California, Florence Williams investigates the science behind nature’s positive effects on the brain. Delving into brand-new research, she uncovers the powers of the natural world to improve health, promote reflection and innovation, and strengthen our relationships.

As our modern lives shift dramatically indoors, these ideasand the answers they yieldare more urgent than ever.12 illustrations


6. Epic Journeys: 245 Life-Changing Adventures

Author: by National Geographic
National Geographic
English
416 pages

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From rafting the Zambezi River’s 23 stomach-flipping rapids to hiking the Inca trail and sailing from island to island in Greece, the travel experts at National Geographic reveal the world’s best adventures in this stunning-and practical-treasury. From navigating the class-five rapids of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon to sandboarding the slopes of a volcano in Nicaragua to dogsledding in the Arctic, this beautiful and comprehensive book offers trips of a lifetime for explorers and adrenaline junkies alike.

Filled with more than 300 vivid photographs, this inspirational guide reveals over 225 of the planet’s best destinations for hikers, skiers, divers, rafters, and more. You’ll also find everything you need to know for the ultimate epic journey: what to see, when to go, and what to do.

Combining adventure with cultural experiences-for example, a safari through Madagascar or visiting the ruins of Buddhist temples after sea kayaking the warm waters of Vietnam-this one-of-a-kind collection, complemented by top ten lists and adventurer essays covering everything from the best hiking trails to the top wildlife parks, will lead you to new heights of exploration.


7. Moon Zion & Bryce: With Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Grand Staircase-Escalante & Moab (Travel Guide)

Author: by W. C. McRae
Moon Travel
English
350 pages

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Explore the colorful hoodoos, canyons, and iconic arches of all five of Utah’s national parks with Moon Zion & Bryce. Inside you’ll find:Flexible Itineraries: Unique and adventure-packed ideas ranging from one day in each park to a week-long road trip covering all of them, designed for outdoor adventurers, road-trippers, families, and more The Best Hikes in Utah’s Parks: Individual trail maps, mileage and elevation gains, and backpacking options for Zion, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Arches, Capitol Reef, and Grand Staircase-Escalante Experience the Outdoors: Snap a pic on a sunrise hike or get your adrenaline pumping on a white-water rafting excursion down the Colorado River.

Explore the beautiful remains of ancient Native American rock art throughout the parks or discover the creative, energetic spirit of the nearby town of Moab. Enjoy the serenity of Bryce in winter on cross-country skis or take a week-long summer road trip to hit every park on your listHow to Get There: Up-to-date information on gateway towns like Moab, park entrances, park fees, and toursWhere to Stay: Campgrounds, resorts, and more both inside and outside the parkPlanning Tips: When to go, what to pack, safety information, and how to avoid the crowds, with full-color photos and detailed maps throughoutExpertise and Know-How: Seasoned explorers W.C.


8. Fodor's Arizona & the Grand Canyon (Full-color Travel Guide)

Author: by Fodor's Travel Guides
Fodor's Travel
English
464 pages

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Whether you want to hike the Grand Canyon, golf in Phoenix, or take a road trip on Route 66, the local Fodor’s travel experts in Arizona are here to help! Fodor’s Arizona and the Grand Canyon guidebook is packed with maps, carefully curated recommendations, and everything else you need to simplify your trip-planning process and make the most of your time.

This new edition has been fully-redesigned with an easy-to-read layout, fresh information, and beautiful color photos. Fodor’s Arizona and the Grand Canyon travel guide includes: AN ILLUSTRATED ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE to the top things to see and do MULTIPLE ITINERARIES to effectively organize your days and maximize your time MORE THAN 30 DETAILED MAPS to help you navigate confidently COLOR PHOTOS throughout to spark your wanderlust!

HONEST RECOMMENDATIONS FROM LOCALS on the best sights, restaurants, hotels, nightlife, shopping, activities, and more PHOTO-FILLED BEST OF FEATURES on Best Hikes in Arizona Best Day Trips From Phoenix, What to Eat and Drink in Arizona, What to Buy, and more TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS AND PRACTICAL TIPS including when to go, getting around, beating the crowds, and saving time and money HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL INSIGHTS providing rich context on the local art, Native American culture, architecture, cuisine, and more SPECIAL FEATURES on Arizona’s Landscape Adventures, Exploring the Colorado River, Valley of the Sun Golf, Native American Experience, The Wild West and more LOCAL WRITERS to help you find the under-the-radar gems UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE ON: Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Tucson, Sedona, the Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Monument Valley, Page, Horseshoe Bend, the Colorado River, Lake Havasu, Lake Powell, Prescott, Flagstaff, Williams, Jerome, Saguaro National Park, the Petrified Forest, the Painted Desert, Kartchner Caverns, the Coronado Trail, Glen Canyon, the Hopi Mesas, Navajo Nation, Route 66, the Hoover Dam, and more.


9. The Raft

Author: by Jim LaMarche
0064438562
HarperCollins
English

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Inspired in part by his own childhood, this gorgeous picture book from Jim LaMarche, the beloved illustrator of A Story for Bear and The Elves and the Shoemaker, tells the story of one stubborn boy’s unexpectedly wonderful summer on the river.

This is an imagination-sparking story about appreciating the simple, natural joys of the world and the people in it, and about discovering and exploring one’s own talents. School Library Journal proclaimed, This dazzling picture book is an artistic triumph. The author’s note describes the similarities between his own life and the life of his protagonist.

Nicky is convinced that his summer with his grandmother in the Wisconsin woods is going to be the worst summer ever. She cooks food that he doesn’t like, there’s an art studio where her living room should be, and he’s expected to do choresincluding fishing, the most boring chore ever.

But one afternoon, while Nicky is trying to catch their dinner, a raft drifts down the river towards him. The raft has a calming magic about it, affecting both Nicky and the wildlife of the river and woods. Through the raft and the adventures it brings him on, Nicky finds new common ground with his grandmother, a fellow river rat, who encourages him to explore his newfound talent for art.

10. Lonely Planet Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks 6

Author: by Michael Grosberg
Lonely Planet
English
264 pages

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Lonely Planet’s Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Climb Half Dome, gaze at Mono Lake, and ski in Yosemite; all with your trusted travel companion.

Get to the heart of these national parks and begin your journey now! Inside the Lonely Planet’s Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National ParksTravel Guide:Up-to-date information – all businesses were rechecked before publication to ensure they are still open after 2020’s COVID-19 outbreakUser-friendly highlightsand itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interestsInsider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spotsEssential infoat your fingertips – hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices, emergency information, park seasonality, hiking trail junctions, viewpoints, landscapes, elevations, distances, difficulty levels, and durationsFocused on the best hikes, drives, and cycling toursHonest reviews for all budgets – eating, sleeping, camping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, summer and winter activities, and hidden gems that most guidebooks missContextual insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience – history, geology, wildlife, and conservationOver40 full-color trail and park maps and full-color images throughout Useful features – Travel with Children, Clothing and Equipment, and Day and Overnight HikesCovers Yosemite National Park, Sequoia National Park, Kings Canyon National Park, Badger Pass, Wawona, Tuolumne Meadows, Hetch HetchyThe Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’sYosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, our most comprehensive guide to these US national parks, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled.

11. Lonely Planet Banff, Jasper and Glacier National Parks 5

Author: by Gregor Clark
Lonely Planet
English
288 pages

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English
288 pages

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Lonely Planet’s Grand Canyon National Park is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Hike the Hermit trail, swim in Oak Creek, and ride the Colorado river; all with your trusted travel companion.

Get to the heart of Grand Canyon National Park and begin your journey now! Inside the Lonely Planet’s Grand Canyon National ParkTravel Guide:Up-to-date information – all businesses were rechecked before publication to ensure they are still open after 2020’s COVID-19 outbreakUser-friendly highlightsand itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interestsInsider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spotsEssential infoat your fingertips – hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices, emergency information, park seasonality, hiking trail junctions, viewpoints, landscapes, elevations, distances, difficulty levels, and durationsFocused on the best hikes, drives, and cycling toursHonest reviews for all budgets – eating, sleeping, camping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, summer and winter activities, and hidden gems that most guidebooks missContextual insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience – history, geology, wildlife, and conservationOver30 full-color trail and park maps and full-color images throughout Useful features – Travel with Children, Clothing and Equipment, and Day and Overnight HikesCovers Grand Canyon, Kaibab National Forest, Kanab, Marble Canyon, Vermillion Cliffs, Tusayan, Williams, Flagstaff, Hualapai Reservation, Sedona, Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, Las Vegas, North Rim, South Rim, Colorado RiverThe Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Grand Canyon National Park, our most comprehensive guide to this US national park, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled.

14. New River Guide: Paddling and Fishing in North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia

Author: by Bruce Ingram
Secant Publishing LLC
English
216 pages

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The New River is one of the most changeable and fickle rivers on the East Coast and also one of the most beautiful and rewarding. It attracts anglers, canoeists, kayakers, rafters, bird watchers, rock climbers, and those who simply enjoy the great outdoors.

The New River Guide provides an indispensable overview of this untamed and scenic waterway as it winds through three states, including the bucolic South Fork in North Carolina, the ridges of Virginia, and the gorges of West Virginia. Both casual and hardcore anglers will learn of the best places to fish for smallmouth bass.

Canoeists will find the most enticing sections to paddle, whether they prefer placid stretches or white water. Rafters and kayakers headed for Class IV rapids in the New River Gorge will find The New River Guide a must-read. This new edition for 2015 includes updated and expanded information on favorite float trips, fishing spots, access points, bass lines and lures, and river guides and other resources.

15. River Rescue: A Manual for Whitewater Safety, 4th Ed.

Author: by Les Bechdel
CFS Press
English
292 pages

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River Rescue has been the authoritative reference for canoe, kayak, and raft – from beginner self-rescue to big river teamwork – since 1985. The 4th edition is bigger and better than ever, with 292 fact-filled pages, 106 illustrations, and 144 photographs. Featured are new photos and first-hand accounts of rescues; expanded material on big-water rescue – new gear and methods; self-rescue and rescue of others by hand, boat, rope, and other ways; tools and techniques – rope work, throw bags, boat handling, high- and low-tech gear to use when seconds count; rescue organization – leadership, teamwork, patient care, evacuation, and more.

16. The Complete Whitewater Rafter

Author: by Jeff Bennett
English
196 pages
007005505X

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This is the manual endorsed by professional guides, instructors, and recreational river runners everywhere. With comprehensive step-by-step coverage starting with the first run, it includes tips from top guides, outfitters, and instructors, plus the most complete guide to Class V rafting techniques ever assembled.

This is the completely revised and updated successor to Bennett’s best-selling manual, Rafting!.