Suzanne Welander, Bob Sehlinger, & Don Otey
you only have one book in your paddling library, this
is the book to own!
you will want to paddle a river that you are not familiar with. This
book is where you start when you have questions about river length,
scenery, wildlife, directions, access points, rapids, gradient, or
other hazards. Virtually all of the rivers in Georgia have a detailed
paddling review as well as some of the more popular spots in nearby
fact that this book has not won a Pulitzer Prize is a travesty.
Obviously the nominating committee doesn’t contain a single paddler.
Welander (Author)– GCA member
individuals in particular had a significant influence on the content.
” (Page XV)
William “Hawk” Reeves (Potato, Cooper, Sope, Mossy, &
Warwoman creeks) – GCA member
Nott (Jacks river & GCA Library) – GCA Historian
MacIntyre(Page 16) – GCA member
Woodward (Page 49-55) – GCA member
Roper (Page 133-137) – GCA member
Cramer (Page 353-355) – GCA member
Hedden (Page 365-367) – GCA member
Meeks (Okefenokee Contributor) – GCA member
Gallagher (Okefenokee Contributor) – GCA member
Hurd (Map updates) – GCA member
DeBoucher (Previous version) – GCA member
Carter (Smooth water) – GCA member
Canoeing Association – GCA guide book (XV)
trip reports from The Eddy Line (XV)
apologize to the GCA members that I must have left off this list. My
point in listing these people who contributed is that the GCA “wrote
the book” on paddling in Georgia. Not to take anything away from
Suzanne Welander at all, but if you are looking for an expert on
paddling in Georgia, the GCA phone directory would be a good place to