National Outdoor Book Awards: Whitewater Book Pick of the Year, 2006
This year’s pick for a whitewater book is Doug Woodward’s Wherever Waters Flow. For many years, Woodward has been an important influence in southeastern boating. He introduced former president Jimmy Carter to kayaking. He helped with the stunt work for the film Deliverance. There’s a relaxing, down home feel to this book — and plenty of warmth.
Woodward spent a good portion of his life turning kids onto kayaking and he has some great stories to tell. One is a rollicking Colorado River adventure with a group of scouts and an old broken-down school bus. Included also among his reminiscences are adventures with his own children, and you’ll love their names: Cricket, David, Autumn, Forest, Rivers and Canyon. Summed up: it’s a big-hearted, doggone good book.
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