William C. Reeves MD “The Hawk” was an instructor at my first beginning whitewater canoe class in 1997. I didn’t know him well, but he made an impression on me. He was one of the most prolific writers in “The Eddy Line” over the years. His articles that dealt with incredible rivers that mere mortals will never see were fascinating. His words echoed in my head ever since reading them.

 

“The Hawk” passed away suddenly on Thursday August 2, 2012 from a suspected heart attack.

 

Many of his trip reports have been transferred to this website so that they are not lost and forgotten, but are here waiting to be rediscovered by a new generation of paddlers. Below are links to some of his articles. Take a minute to read one and remember a fellow paddler.

 

William Gatling
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Oregon, California, Nevada Trip Report

 

Holmes Creek/Choctawhatchee River
 

Gates of Lodore to Split Mountain – Green River
 

The Bible, The Ocean Gods, Little “g”
 

Proper Loading of White Water Canoes and Kayaks
 

Warwoman Creek
 

Stekoa Creek
 

The Complete Whitewater Rafter
 

KAYAK The Animated Manual of Intermediate and Advanced Whitewater Technique

 

Rivers’s End. A collection of bedtime stories for paddlers
 

Chattooga – Accident and Evacuation
 

Utah Whitewater
 

The West Fork of the French Broad and the Middle Cullasaja
 

Noontoola Creek
 

Salt River, AZ
 

Lower Dog River
 

Whites Creek – Tennessee (SR 68 – Highway 27)

Potato Creek
 

Fault Line
 

Mossy Creek
 

Three Day Trips in the Okefinokee
 

Groovin’

 

Canoeing the Ohoopee River at Flood
 

Devaux Island, South Carolina  

 

Ocmulgee River 

BYOB-3: Stripper

 

1999–03
Trip Report: Upper Econaluftee

1999–05
Trip Report: Merced River, CA

1999–08
Review: Swiftwater Rescue

1999–09
Safety: Self-rescue

2000–03
Guide: Traveling via driving into Mexico

2000–04
Guide: Cascadas Micos R., La Huasteca Potosina, Mexico

2000–04
Guide: Ojo Frio R., La Huasteca Potosina, Mexico

2000–04
Trip report: Cascadas Micos R., La Huasteca Potosina, Mexico

2000–05
Guide: El Salto R., La Huasteca Potosina, Mexico

2000–05
Guide: Puente de Dios (aka Santa Maria/Tampaon) R., La Huasteca Potosina, Mexico

2000–05
Guide: Rio Gallinas R., La Huasteca Potosina, Mexico

2000–05
Guide: Santa Maria R., La Huasteca Potosina, Mexico

2000–05
Trip Report: El Salto R., La Huasteca Potosina, Mexico

2000–05
Trip Report: Puente de Dios (aka Santa Maria/Tampaon) R., La Huasteca Potosina, Mexico

2000–06
Safety: Upper Chattahoochee, Third Ledge

2000–12
Guide: Hawk’s Primer on Serious River Injury