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.
Trip Report: Upper Econaluftee
Trip Report: Merced River, CA
Review: Swiftwater Rescue
Guide: Traveling via driving into Mexico
Guide: Cascadas Micos R., La Huasteca Potosina, Mexico
Guide: Ojo Frio R., La Huasteca Potosina, Mexico
Guide: Santa Maria R., La Huasteca Potosina, Mexico
Trip Report: El Salto R., La Huasteca Potosina, Mexico
Trip Report: Puente de Dios (aka Santa Maria/Tampaon) R., La Huasteca Potosina, Mexico
Safety: Upper Chattahoochee, Third Ledge
Guide: Hawk’s Primer on Serious River Injury