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A classic guide to paddling Oregons Rivers, from the high desert canyons to ocean surf. It will guide you down steep technical creeks and along gentle streams and rivers. It will lead you to runs right in your backyard or to remote runs deep in the wilderness. Willamette Kayak and Canoe Club members have run each and every one of Oregon's rivers and share their intimate knowledge in every page of this book.

Author: Pete Giordano and the Willamette Kayak and Canoe Club
Copyright: 2004 4th edition
Size: 5.5" x 8.5"
Pages: 383

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Author: Pete Giordano & Willamette Kayak & Canoe Club
Copyright: 2004 4th Edition
Size: 5.5" x 8.5"
Pages: 383

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4.0

Excellent Reference, but Maps need work.

By KJH

from Silverton, OR

Pros

  • Informative
  • Thorough

Cons

  • Needs Overview Maps

Best Uses

  • Reference

Comments about Soggy Sneakers - Oregon Rivers Book:

After moving to Oregon about 6 months ago (for better paddling!), this book has become my number one best reference tool. It is invaluable if you are looking to explore the rivers of the area. It does a great job of explaining the runs, and covers everything from Class 1 to Class 5. There is a new edition coming out soon, which will likely fix minor outdated information found here and there (and hopefully some of the typos, which are somewhat plentiful).

My only real complaint is the lack of overview maps. You get small or medium size maps for different sections, but you don't ever get a large map to use as a reference. Some of the rivers will have a map of just that one river. The result is that I often have to look up a nearby city in google maps to figure out where the river/run is. The book is divided into regions, but different rivers in a region can be hours away from one another, so this is often not enough. A big improvement would be if each of the nine regions began with a map of that entire region, with numbers on the map to represent the different runs in that section of the book.

 
2.0

Broad but lacks detail

By LRV

from California

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Pros

  • Covers a lot of OR rivers

Cons

  • Lacks sufficient detail

Best Uses

  • General survey

Comments about Soggy Sneakers - Oregon Rivers Book:

While it covers a lot of rivers, the river details are not quite sufficient to really be relied upon as a mile by mile river guide. Also, I found that some of the directions for put ins and take outs were inaccurate. A bit disappointed I must say.

 
5.0

Great Book

By Jgabe

from Portland, Oregon

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Informative
  • Page-Turner
  • Well Written

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    • Gift
    • Reference

    Comments about Soggy Sneakers - Oregon Rivers Book:

    Great book. Use it all the time for pre info on rivers in oregon. Gives you lots of info on the river and what to expect. Really is an invaluable tool.

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