East Tennessee and Lookout Mountain Georgia Whitewater Guidebook.
Listings on where to camp.
Gauge information and gauge correlations .
Tons of pictures.
This book reflects the same creek write-ups that are on the WaldensRidgeWhiteWater.com site . Matter of fact – writing the book has made us add even more creek write-ups and maps to the website.
The book turns the web site into a “carry it around “format.
You have two options: a Free Download or a CD.
Option # 1 : Purchase the CD here at checkout.
Option # 2 Free Download. See down below...and please keep reading.
Here is where to get the free download.
The book is 570 pages . Yeap 570 pages. The book was originally intended to be around 200 pages. Even we didn’t realize how big the W.R.W.W. site had become or how much information would fill a book. The book is a tank. The project suffered from “scope creep”. The more we added the more we added. Its thick of information and not lacking in compromise. We didn’t want to water it down. It’s loaded with pictures that will help you with shuttles, like pictures of road signs and landmarks….were a map will do you no good. There are also pictures of rapids ,so you know if you really want to paddle that creek or not. The book also contains Steve Zerefos Watershed Maps and Randy Hale’s GIS maps and works. Both went all out for this project.
The book was made as a whole book plus an Appendix you can just print the Appendix in color to save money and print the book in black and white, or you can go all out and print the whole book in color or just pick and choose. You GET FREEDOM to make the book the way you want it : )
The book is also written by paddlers who actually have paddled the creeks, and not from hearsay . You get real world facts, and the creek write-ups are described as someone would be talking ( In Eastern Tennessee slang , typos and bad grammar added at no cost ) to you instead of someone using a Thesaurus . It’s not as good as someone being in the eddy with you, it’s up to you to know your limits, but you will know what you are getting into before starting the car .Imagine the creeks are blowing out , you’re standing at the takeout and you are wondering where to go, with no internet connection and wondering what’s close that you. You can still boat that day and not waste your day and gas. You will leave this book in the car so you don’t forget it. We even have a camping section so you can save money and camp in friendly areas. It’s easy to camp in a National Forest. Most of Tennessee isn’t in a National forest , so we show you where you can camp ,save some money and be safe in the process.
We cover the following regions of Tennessee and Lookout Mountain Georgia.
Big Fork Area.
Sequatchie Valley Streams.
Walden’s Ridge Creeks.
Lookout Mountain Georgia
And we provide Watershed and Topo Maps.
We do not cover the Smokies its been covered and can be found here click here. We don’t walk over others hard work.
Click here for some examples of the WaldensRidgeWhiteWater Guidebook.
Option 1 :
We are really liking it in this format, you can print off just what you need, and stick it in your Gazetteer and take-off. Your buddy can trash the pages and you don't even sweat it.
Or you can print the entire book yourself. Take it to Kinko's and have them place a front and back clear acetate cover on it and have it comb bound. I even placed dividers in my book for better indexing.
We also don’t won’t a big time publisher printing these books. We aren’t about that. You the boater would lose control of the information which has been provided and shared by the others here on the site. This is communal website and a communal book also, and too many have given their knowledge and time for it to go profits to some big publishing house. This book is for you to have a safer trip on the river, and its an extension of this site, not for profits or to help land a sponsorship for someone.
Also the book is also updateable . We have a running log of what sheets have been updated.
We provide a link on our Forum for you to download and you can stick in the book or have the book re-bound.
Here is a link to that forum.
The CD comes with a two PDF files that equal around 100 meg , yes that’s right a 100 meg file UGH! We also add a "read me " file to help walk you thru how to print a nice book. With this option you can print off just what you need for your weekend trip. Or you can take your Laptop, I-Pad , Honeycomb Droid Tablet, Kindle, Droid phone, SD Card or Netbook with you and have the entire book electronically .
What some have done is print the book where they have free access to a full color printer and bind the book themselves ,or they take the CD to a shop like Kinko’s. With a little bit of elbow grease from yourself you can save $$$. I did this and it cost me $3.50.
I tried it both ways on printing it myself.
Doing it myself was $ 3.50, then getting it bound.
A print shop was $ 28.00 and getting it bound.
Even a cheaper option is to print the Book in Black and White and then print the Appendix in color.
Proceeds from the sale of the CD goes to the following organizations. It’s a win-win you get a guidebook and we the boaters give back to help these organizations.
Friends of the Cumberland Trail:
To help them secure more land and install trailheads so we can have access to the creeks for generations to come.
Lula Lake Land Trust.
To help them secure even more property to protect the Rock Creek watershed and provide education and research.
Save our Georgia Hemlocks:
To help them provide research and protection for Eastern Hemlocks. They are the only organization that we know of the is in the trenches fighting the Wooly Alegid and hitting back.
Option # 2
Go here and get a free download.
Option # 3
Also download our free Android App for devices running 2.2 OS and higher.
Download from the Android Market on this link.
Here is a video of when the book was in Beta and has been tweaked and improved.
This video was uploaded from an Android device.