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Explore the natural wonders of twenty-nine of Alabamas finest rivers, creeks, and coastal waterways. From easy afternoon paddles to extended trips, Paddling Alabama takes canoeists and kayakers on journeys through the most spectacular landscapes in the Yellowhammer State. Included are waterways known for wonderful Gulf scenery, marine and wetlands wildlife, and a range of technical challenges.Whether you prefer fishing, wildlife viewing, running rapids, or quiet solitude, these waterways will take you there.Inside you will find: an overview of equipment, clothing, and how to transport your boat; detailed maps showing access points and routes; information on each waterway's character, difficulty, and the best times to paddle; lists of local paddling organizations and information resources.This invaluable guide has trips to thrill experienced paddlers and novices alike. Before you push off, be sure to consult Paddling Alabama.
From the Appalachian highlands in the north to the Gulf Coast, this guide offers paddling opportunities ranging from classic whitewater rapids to meandering rivers, quiet lakes, and saltwater estuaries. Join authors Joe Cuhaj and Curt Burdick for a statewide tour of Alabama's premier paddling destinations for the canoeist and kayaker. Each destination is described and mapped in detail, with information on put-in points and take-outs, water conditions, and flora and fauna. Sidebars and at-a-glance data highlight local history, seasonal attractions and cultural events, restaurants, paddlesports organizations, and much more.
Curt Burdick, a veteran paddler, grew up in Michigan and today lives with his wife and their two sons in Daphne, Alabama. He is a programmer in the software industry.
Joe Cuhaj, a former radio broadcaster, is the author of Hike America: Alabama. He is a seasoned outdoorsman living in Daphne, Alabama, with his wife and daughter.