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NOC stories : changing lives at the Nantahala Outdoor Center since 1972 / Compiled by Payson Kennedy ; edited by Greg Hlavaty.

Courts, Clay. (Added Author). Burton, John. (Added Author). Grant, Gordon. (Added Author). Perrin, David, 1948- (Added Author). Bechdel, Les. (Added Author). Walbridge, Charles C., 1948- (Added Author). Barks, Herbert B., 1933- (Added Author). Kennedy, Catherine. (Added Author). Tolford, Bob. (Added Author). Nies, Eric. (Added Author). Huggins, Joseph E. (Added Author). Ford, Kent. (Added Author). Riggs, Kevin "Taz". (Added Author). Johns, Bunny. (Added Author). Kastoff, Ken. (Added Author). Funk, Florrie. (Added Author). Funk, Allie (Jones). (Added Author). Goddard, Sue Firmstone. (Added Author). Barbour, John. (Added Author). Lane, John. (Added Author). Upchurch, Betsy Lewis. (Added Author). Bechdel, Susan. (Added Author). Hester, Susan. (Added Author). McLeod, Raymond. (Added Author). Wall, Heather McLeod. (Added Author). Adam, Dan. (Added Author). Gonzales, Tom. (Added Author). Brewer, Villa. (Added Author). Hester, Bill. (Added Author). Boike, Leigh. (Added Author). Yon, Tommy. (Added Author). Holliday-Evans, Barbara. (Added Author). Graham, Dick. (Added Author). Jacobi, Joe. (Added Author). Inman, Michael. (Added Author). Burns, Arlene. (Added Author). Holden, Howard. (Added Author). Parks, Maggie. (Added Author). Zubizarreta, John. (Added Author). Zubizarreta, Margie. (Added Author). Holcombe, Jennifer. (Added Author). Thurman, Gerald. (Added Author). Hlavaty, Greg. (Added Author). Kennedy, Payton. (Added Author).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jackson County Public Library 796.5 K (Text) 39493108396450 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Marianna Black Library 796.50 K (Text) 39493108227895 Adult Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781634041416
  • Physical Description: 323 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First edition
  • Publisher: Biringham, Alabama : Menasha Ridge Press, [2018].

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Clay Courts, John Burton, Payson Kennedy, Gordon Grant, Dave Perrin, Les Bechdel, Charlie Walbridge, Herbert B. Barks, Cathy Kennedy, Bob Tolford, Greg Hlavaty, Eric Nies, Joe Huggins, Kent Ford, Kevin "Taz" Riggs, Bunny Johns, Ken Kastoff, Florrie Funk, Allie Funk (Jones), Sue Firmstone Goddard, John Barbour, John Lane, Betsy Lewis Upchurch, Susan Bechdel, Susan Hester, Ray McLeod, Heather McLeod Wall, Dan Adam, Tom Gonzales, Villa Brewer, Bill Hester, Leigh Boike, Tommy Yon, Barbara Holliday-Evans, Dick Graham, Joe Jacobi, Michael Inman, Arlene Burns, Howard Holden, Maggie Parks, John and Margie Zubizarreta, Jennifer Holcombe, Gerald Thurman
FORWARD -- Introduction to the NOC legacy: changing lives since 1972 -- How this book came about -- SECTION I Life of the river: In service - March 1979: first day on the job - Running down the upper Nantahala - The early years on the Chattooga Outpost - A yankee paddler goes south: a summer with Donnie Dunton - Walkabout beginning - Donnie Dunton, an NOC legend: the other side of the man - Dodging a bullet of the Five Falls - A quiet fighter - Staring into the eye of God - Chattooga: racing down section IV - NOC pride - Adventure is made of adversity - Project RAFT and Nantahala '90 - Rocked by the Cheoah SECTION II History of a southeastern paddling culture -- A brief history of the Nantanhala Outdoor Center: the growth of a southeastern paddling hub - The business of whitewater rafting - A legacy of groundbreaking paddling instruction SECTION III Life beyond the river -- Wild in winter wood - Welcomng: two sisters remember the local community - Guests in the old days - Snapshots from the River's End Restaurant - Maintenance - The old store - NOC store talk - Scenes from Wesser Creek - Above Bone Ring Lake - Authentic leadership - Office space - "Hello Jerome" - The lodestone SECTION IV Adventure travel -- An introduction to adventure travel at the NOC - A thanksgiving dayyenu - Americans sneek into Mexico on rafts -- When travel was an adventure - Adventures with Christine - Mistaken identity - Kind like the Nantahala - Rio Upano staff trip: adventure of the millennium! - Origins of clinic Nepal SECTION V Life changes at the NOC -- Never, never give up - From the mouths of the converted: letters from NOC guests and staff - The lift - Transitions - Upper Nantahala, 1974 - Learning to leap - A son's tribute to Horace Holden - On the eddy line - Relocation - My accidental community - Luck - Memories - Family matters SECTION VI Early leaders of the NOC -- Horace Holden: an apprecation - Payson Kennedy: an apprecation - Aurelia Kennedy: an apprecation - John Burton: an apprecation - The other side of the river: an interview with whitewater pioneer Bunny Johns SECTION VII Zen and the art of running a rafting company -- A chautaugua on NOC philosophy and practices - Good Things Never End: a poem for Payton 70th birthday EPILOGUE APPENDIX: Chronology of events: 1971-1997
Summary, etc.:
"All fans of whitewater sports have been impacted by the Nantahala Outdoor Center(NOC) In 1972 the NOC was the outgrowth of an idea that friends working together to pursue their outdoor passions could change lives for the better. Today, the center is a seminal Southeastern paddling hub. 'NOC stories' is a collection of memories that describe the center's first twenty-five years, when the NOC's contribution to paddling technique and instruction reverberated around the world. These remembrances blend history with adventure as they document the NOC's singular vision." -- back cover
Subject: Nantahala Outdoor Center > History.
Outdoor recreation > North Carolina > Nantahala National Forest > History.
Rafting (Sports) > North Carolina > Nantahala River > History.
White-water canoeing > North Carolina > Nantahala River > History.

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