Never Turn Back:
The Life of Whitewater Pioneer Walt Blackadar
“A triumph! I couldn’t put it down.”
NEVER TURN BACK is the gripping and compelling life story of Dr. Walt Blackadar, a physician from a small town in Idaho. At the age of 49, he shocked the outdoor world when he made a solo kayak journey down the treacherous rapids of Turnback Canyon on the remote and wild Alsek River in Canada and Alaska. But that’s just one part of his fascinating story. He was a fuller-than-life figure, embodying the sport of paddling like no other before or after. If you enjoy outdoor adventure, this is one book that you’ll want to read.
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Winter Tales and Trails:
Skiing, Snowshoeing and Snowboarding in Idaho, the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Park
This 355-page book is the bible of cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowboarding and backcountry skiing in Idaho, the Tetons and Yellowstone National Parks. It includes descriptions of hundreds of cross-country, backcountry, and snowshoe trails. It also includes the rollicking history of skiing in the state from the 1800’s to the present. It’s all handsomely packaged with current and historic photos, aerial illustrations and easy-to-read maps to get you to the trailhead.
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Guide to Idaho Paddling:
Flatwater & Easy Whitewater Trips
“Time and again, this guidebook shines!”
Guide to Idaho Paddling is the first and only comprehensive guide on Idaho rivers which covers the state’s flatwater and easy whitewater river runs.
All the runs can be done in an open canoe, but are also suitable for kayaks, inflatables, rafts, sit-on-tops, and drift boats. The text is supplemented with enticing photography and beautiful, easy-to-use maps. It’s an Idaho best-seller!
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Here is a companion website to the book: Idaho Paddler's Website
Guide to Outdoor Literature and "Best of the Year" Book Reviews
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And speaking of great . . . For a great education . . .
Idaho State University Outdoor Recreation and Education Degree
For More Information: Idaho State Outdoor Recreation Degree