The Paddling the Guadalupe River Book helps guide readers down the Guadalupe River's 400 mile journey to the Gulf of Mexico. For more than forty years, Wayne H. McAlister has canoed the Guadalupe River, sometimes called the Top recreational river in Texas. With the expertise of a life and career immersed in nature, he introduces readers to the places, people, plants, and animals large and small, aquatic and terrestrial that depend on the Guadalupe for either their livelihoods or their existence. For the traveler, either on the river or along its course, McAlister's knowledge of the grists, sawmills, dams, bridges, swimming holes, and reservoirs bring the history of familiar towns Comfort, Canyon Lake, New Braunfels, Seguin, Gonzales, Cuero, and Victoria among them to life. The Paddling the Gusdalupe River Book will inspire and enhance anyone's experience of the Guadalupe, from the serious canoer to the family vacationer. Photographs taken over many years provide an intimate perspective, and sixteen maps help orient those interested in getting to know the river on a more personal basis.