Legends of Rafting: Bill McGinnis CanoeKayak.com May 24, 2017 http://www.canoekayak.com/inflatables/legends-rafting-bill-mcginnis/ Interview by Tyler Williams // Portraits by Rommi Linnik Bill McGinnis helped take commercial boating from its crude roots to the polished professionalism it practices today. In 1975, McGinnis wrote Whitewater Rafting, the first source on the techniques of the sport. That same year,
The Real Life of “Selfies” (Self-Publishers)—William McGinnis Tells His Story. “A thing is only as complicated as the explanation of it” is an adage at the heart of success for Bill McGinnis in both writing and publishing his river adventure guide books and novels. His first book Whitewater Rafting was published in 1975 by the New York
At the end of each day, as you drift off to sleep, ask yourself: --What did I do today? --What did I learn? --What am I grateful for?
I welcome your suggestions re how I can best spread word of the approaching release (on Nov 5th) of the short 99-cent ebook "Disaster on the Clearwater: A Real-Life Account of Rafting Beyond the Limit." One idea I'm trying is giving free posters to everyone who emails me confirmation of their pre-order--here's the gist with
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By William McGinnis Adrenaline pumping, heart pounding, you speed down into huge holes alive with upwelling mountains of erupting white popcorn foam. The exploding foam overwhelms and stalls and knocks your boat for a loop, inundating your raft, slamming and lifting your bow paddlers. You yell, “Dig, dig, dig! Forward! Forward! Need ya now! Need
by William McGinnis “Whatever you do, Lou, don’t miss that eddy!” It was 1963; Lou and I were 15-year-old river-guide trainees on the South Fork American; and these were the words of our mentor and boss Bryce Whitmore, one of California’s first two rafting outfitters. The rapid before us--Devil’s John (now called Satan’s Cesspool and
By William McGinnis Our 14-foot self-bailer accelerates down the smooth, bulging V-tongues, flashes past foam spewing wrap rocks, and slams into one sticky hole after another, slowing but punching through each time. Everything is fine, normal and right with the world. But suddenly … the entire universe around us starts to spin. Looking down I
THE GUIDE WHO GUIDED GENERATIONS OF DIRTBAG RUBBER PUSHERS ~ DBP INTERVIEWS WILLIAM McGINNIS, Author of "THE GUIDE'S GUIDE. William McGinnis & Mike Toughill See the original article Folks who aspire to greatness, no matter the forum, all look to those who came before them for inspiration, for lessons learned and pitfalls to avoid,
A Book Review/Interview with William McGinnis by Douglas Hergert, Rossmoor News, 2/13/2013 The setting for William McGinnis’s breathtaking new mystery novel, “Whitewater, a Thriller,” is California’s Kern River Valley, where we meet two remarkable young characters: Adam is just home from three tours of duty as a Navy SEAL captain in Iran and Afghanistan, and