Guidebook Signing at GCA Holiday Paddle

Join us at 10am on December 3 at Wildwood Outfitters for a book signing of the new 2022 edition of Canoeing & Kayaking Georgia followed by the GCA Holiday Paddle on the Upper Chattahoochee River!

In appreciation for the GCA’s long-time support of the guidebook series, the book’s author, Suzanne Welander, is offering the book at a discount over its cover price AND will be donating all of the proceeds from the book sales at this event to the GCA’s River Protection Fund. “Members are also encouraged to make a year-end donation to the River Protection Fund over their book purchase,” says Allyson Davis, incoming GCA President.

Preorder extended to Friday, December 2nd or people can buy one at the Holiday Paddle for pick-up at the event (see toggles below for ordering)

If you cannot make it to the event on December 3, a limited number of signed books are available for shipping.

From whitewater to smoothwater, Suzanne and co-author Bob Sehlinger’s guidebook covers 4,000 miles of Georgia’s rivers. The new edition of the guidebook makes the jump to full color inside. In addition to thoroughly updating all of the data in the book – descriptions, GPS coordinates, river mileages, maps, gauges, outfitters – this edition includes descriptions of four new Class I and Class II runs: Augusta Canal, Nails Creek, Alligator Creek, and the Alapahoochee River.

Author Welander is excited to be supporting the River Protection Fund in recognition of the significant contributions GCA members have made to these guidebooks, starting with the first books in the series published in 1980. “Protecting paddlers’ access in the state is more vital than ever,” she adds.

SYOTR – and at Wildwood – on December 3!

Order before November 19th

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Donate to the River Access Fund



About Suzanne Welander

Author Suzanne Welander canoes Georgia’s rivers, from swamps to mountain whitewater. In addition to Georgia, her adventures include multi-day self-supported canoeing trips in Alaska, Montana, Canada, Arizona, and over one hundred laps on Tennessee’s Ocoee River. She writes about wilderness, food, and farmsteads from her home in Atlanta that she shares with her husband, their son, a flock of chickens, and an ever-growing fleet of canoes.