Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Springtime is here. Get in the boat!

Now that Spring is officially here, I am itching to get in a canoe. I have canoed Town Lake a few times in the past year or so, but it has been a long time since I took a canoeing day trip or overnighter. I plan to do so this Spring. We are blessed with exceptional canoeing throughout Central Texas. Town Lake provides an excellent way to paddle for a couple of hours, but to get the real feel of a river, head out to one of our exceptional paddling rivers. The Austin Public Library has several books to get you started.

Knack Canoeing for Everyone: a Step-by-Step Guide to Selecting the Gear, Learning the Strokes, and Planning Your Trip

Canoeing: Outdoor Adventures

Paddle Your Own Canoe

Paddling the Guadalupe: Reflections from a Texas River

Paddling the Wild Neches

Goodbye to a River

John Graves' classic account of his last trip down the Brazos before an impending dam project

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department runs a great site about Texas canoeing: Texas Paddling Trails

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