Youghiogheny: Appalachian River, Revised Edition (Paperback)
Turbulent rapids and wild shorelines of the Youghiogheny River highlight natural wonders of the Appalachian Mountains, and midway on the stream’s revealing path, Ohiopyle State Park is a showcase of beauty and has become a recreational hotspot where the river thunders over its iconic falls and cascades through the wooded gorges of Pennsylvania. With deep reflection, a compelling sense of adventure, and family ties to the waterway going back many generations, author Tim Palmer wrote Youghiogheny: Appalachian River in 1984 as the essential biography of this river and region. Now, in this fortieth anniversary revised and expanded edition of his classic narrative on this special landscape and its people, he revisits the river, addresses the changes that have occurred since the book was first published, and poses the question: What will happen to this historic and cherished place?
“Tim Palmer brilliantly captures the Youghiogheny’s riffling and whitewater journey through our scenic Laurel Highlands. He illuminates one of our most beloved rivers and parks, and he shows us how vital they are to communities.” —Cindy Adams Dunn, secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
“No one captures the magic of flowing water and its passage across the land better than Tim Palmer, preeminent author of books on American rivers. This revealing update of Youghiogheny leads us through timeless vistas and ever-shifting cultures.” —Tom Horton, retired environmental reporter, Baltimore Sun
“Kayakers, canoeists, and rafters cherish the Youghiogheny, and its story is crucial to understanding one of the most important places in our lives.” —Ed Gertler, author of Keystone Canoeing and Exploring Virginia’s Waterways
“Lyrical and informative, this classic account of nature and culture in the mountains of Pennsylvania captivates readers with its stories of a spectacular river, of modern recreation, and of adaptations in both when these two great forces meet.” —Paul Wiegman, retired senior naturalist, Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
“A perfect day for me would be to join Tim Palmer on the Youghiogheny, and reading this book is the next-best thing.” —Eric Harder, Youghiogheny Riverkeeper and Mountain Watershed Association