Four Boys, Two Canoes, and the Guadalupe River (Hardcover)
From the town of Comfort in the Central Hill Country of Texas to the Gulf Coast of Texas, in 1971, four boys, ages 17 and 15, set out in two canoes to travel via the Guadalupe River 500 miles to the Gulf. Parents had given their consent and met them every Sunday. Two boys, kept daily journals and one took 80 pictures. Their adventure took them over huge Canyon Lake -- showing whitecaps -- an encounter with an attacking granddaddy cottonmouth moccasin -- a six-inch rainfall -- and logjams. The book concludes with brief biographies of the three remaining adventurers, (now successful businessmen) and one is a scientist at Texas A&M and also includes perspectives of how they view their daring odyssey from today's vantage point. It is dedicated to all teenage boys who not only dream dreams of adventure, but are lucky enough to follow them and live to tell the story.