Texas Whitewater: The 2006 DVD Tour

Texas Whitewater: The DVDo

produced by Ken Wealty and Steve Daniel

The long-awaited (and now acclaimed) Texas Whitewater DVD received its premier on April 8, 2006 at the Hidalgo Falls River Festival. Based on footage by Ken Wealty and sixteen other paddler/videographers, the film showcases 33 rivers and creeks in the state and features more than 50 Texas paddlers. Clips of classics such as Mexican Creek, the Blanco Narrows, Pedernales Falls, the Lower Guadalupe at high water, and Night Ops at San Marcos' Rio Vista complement segments on Austin favorites like Barton Creek and Dallas-Fort Worth runs such as the Clear Fork of the Trinity, and Denton, White Rock, and Rowlett Creeks. The soundtrack of the 35-minute video combines reggae, heavy metal, boogie woogie, industrial riffs, southern rock, and rhythm and blues to highlight scenes that will surprise a lot of paddlers.

To see a 30-second trailer, click here.

The DVD is available for a $20 donation to the Texas Rivers Protection Association. All proceeds go to the Hidalgo Falls project of TRPA. $10 of the donation is tax deductible. Or you can join TRPA at the Guardian level ($50 or more a year) and get the DVD and access to the Hidalgo Falls property. Click here to make your donation.

This is a list of places where I will be showing Texas Whitewater: The DVD and describing what went into its making. Copies of the film and Texas Whitewater: The Book (2nd ed., 2004) will be available.

Date Location Time
May 16 (Tuesday)--all dates: 2006 North Texas River Runners, Spring Creek Barbecue, Bedford, 1509 Airport Fwy (Forest and 183) 7:00 p.m.
June 14 (Wednesday) Alamo City Rivermen, Hungry Horse Restaurant, 12333 West Avenue (near Rhapsody, outside Loop 410, west of 281) 6:30 p.m.
June 15 (Thursday) Dallas Downriver Club, On the Border Restaurant, 3130 Knox St. (west of Central Expressway) 7:00 p.m.
July 12 (Wednesday) Houston Canoe Club, Bayland Community Center, 6400 Bissonnet St. (west of Hillcroft) 7:00 p.m.
July 13 (Thursday) Austin Paddling Club, LCRA General Office Complex, Colorado Room, 3700 Lake Austin Blvd. 7:00 p.m.

Last updated on April 20, 2006

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