Texas Whitewater: The DVD
produced by Ken Wealty and Steve DanielThe long-awaited Texas Whitewater DVD received its premier on April 8, 2006 at the Hidalgo Falls River Festival. Based on footage by Ken Wealty and sixteen other paddler/videographers, the film showcases 33 rivers and creeks in the state and features more than 50 Texas paddlers. Clips of classics such as Mexican Creek, the Blanco Narrows, Pedernales Falls, the Lower Guadalupe at high water, and Night Ops at San Marcos' (old) Rio Vista Dam complement segments on Austin favorites like Barton Creek and Dallas-Fort Worth runs such as the Clear Fork of the Trinity, and Denton, White Rock, and Rowlett Creeks. The soundtrack of the 35-minute video combines reggae, heavy metal, boogie woogie, industrial riffs, southern rock, and rhythm and blues to highlight scenes that will surprise a lot of paddlers.
Here is a 30-second trailer of the DVD. If you can't view it here, download it directly.
Here is a two-minute short, More Texas Whitewater, of some high water runs on Mexican Creek, with new footage from Crabapple Creek and Pedernales Falls. Click on the arrow to start. If you can't view it here, download it directly.
Texas Whitewater: The DVD 2006 Video Tour: Paddle Club Showings, Presentations, Signings
Texas Whitewater, revised edition
by Steve Daniel
Originally published in 1999 by Texas A&M University Press, now available in an updated and expanded version (2004). Over 260 pages, covering more than 100 whitewater streams (most never described before), 84 maps, 118 photos (51 new). Twenty-three new streams, eight new segments on previously listed streams. The first book devoted entirely to whitewater in the Lone Star state. In-depth information on needed waterflow levels and legal issues concerning access.
"This is an awesome hunk of information on paddling whitewater in Texas. It will become not just a resource, but a 'bible' for paddlers and for those coming to visit and explore this beautiful state. It is also humorous and entertainingly written. I personally found it extremely enjoyable to read."--Carolyn Peterson
Order the new edition of Texas Whitewater from Amazon.com for $14.95 (just click here)
Or order Texas Whitewater directly from Texas A&M University Press for $14.95 (just click here)
Also available at paddling and outdoor shops and bookstores (e.g., Barnes & Noble, Hastings) in Texas
Additions to the revised edition of Texas Whitewater
Texas Whitewater 1999 Book Tour: slide show presentations and book signings
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