I went kayaking on Fremont Lake Sunday last. Although a novice in such things, I nevertheless managaged a few hours on the lake without capsizing or crashing into rocks. (I have F. Pickett, uber-Wyomingite, to thank for that) For those who feel the pull of the paddle the Library has books that may be of interest. Check our catalog.
‘Basic Kayaking: All the Skills and Gear You Need to Get Started’
This newest title in Stackpole’s Basics series takes on the wildly popular sport of river kayaking. Packed with information and featuring hundreds of full-color photographs and illustrations, it provides clear, easy-to-follow instruction on selecting gear, getting your boat on the river, and mastering fundamental moves. Also covered are the ferries, peel-outs, and turns required to maneuver a kayak in moving water. For would-be day-trippers, river-runners, creekboaters, and even those aspiring to the world of extreme rodeo playboating, Basic Kayaking is where the journey begins.
Glickman, a member of the U.S. National Marathon Kayak Team, teaches beginners the basic techniques for all kinds of kayaking–sea, recreational and touring. He not only provides essential information but also inspires enthusiasm for this fast-growing sport.
‘Kayaking Made Easy: A Manual for Beginners, with Tips for the Experienced’
Stuhaug, Dennis O.
The perfect step-by-step handbook for beginners, with sage advice on every aspect of flat-water kayaking, from selecting a boat to kayak sailing.