The Guide’s Guide Augmented: Reflections on Guiding Professional River Trips by William McGinnis
Editions/printings: 1981, 1987, 2005; 316 pages. $19.95
The definitive how-to book on professional river guiding, The Guide’s Guide Augmented covers every aspect of the multifaceted art of river guiding: People, leadership and conflict-resolution skills; all aspects of a guide’s role in creating fun, uplifting, learning-filled trips; safety talks; guide training; signals; knots; high-water safety; swiftwater rescue; emergency evacuation & coping with accidents; minimizing liability; expedition food planning; nature interpretation made fascinating; boatloads of hilarious river, land & bus games designed to bring people together; and much, much more! Used by guides, outfitters, trip leaders, resource managers, adventurers, boaters and outdoor enthusiasts worldwide, The Guide’s Guide Augmented presents a comprehensive philosophy and a wealth of detailed methods for creating “Deep Fun:” Life enhancing adventures which entertain, inspire, educate, thrill, heal & delight!
The Guide’s Guide Augmented is an invaluable, inspirational resource for all boaters, guides, trip leaders, outfitters, resource managers, adventure travelers and companies of all sorts. Any individual, company or group which practices the philosophy and methods presented in this book is welcome to consider The Guide’s Guide Augmented their own staff manual. Although the myriad users of this book are independent, far flung adventurers, guides, private boaters, outfitters, tour operators and recreation resource managers, at the very same time, ideally, we are all working together to enhance the quality of life on–and win friends for–this planet! The highest purpose of this book is to contribute to this broad, growing, wonderful effort–which is, after all, an ongoing quest of planet-saving proportions.
At 316 pages, The Guide’s Guide Augmented includes a completely updated version of the original 1981, 140-page Guide’s Guide contents, plus a wealth of new material.