Crags, Eddies & Riprap by Wolf Bauer and Lynn Hyde
The Sound Country Memoir of Wolf Bauer

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Crags, Eddies & Riprap is the biography/memoirs of Pacific Northwest legendary outdoorsman and environmentalist, Wolf Bauer. Born in Germany in 1912, Bauer is considered the father of both mountaineering and kayaking in Washington State. Founder of the ground-breaking Mountaineers Climbing Course, the Mountain Rescue Council and the Washington Kayak Club, he was an important force in the rise of outdoor culture in Washington State. Navigating the rivers of western Washington he developed a passion for shoreline environments and formulated a curriculum of what he termed 'geo-hydrology' - the study of how water works on land, specifically in the Puget Sound basin. His environmental contributions include the preservation of the Green River Gorge Conservation Area, participating authorship of Shoreline Management Act of 1972, and the design and/or restoration of over 30 public waterfront parks and beaches throughout western Washington and British Columbia. Working quietly and often behind the scenes, Bauer managed to remain anonymous to most of the public, yet his contributions to the landscape of his adopted homeland cannot be overstated. A pioneering and inspiring outdoorsman and conservationist, Wolf Bauer's legacy touches everyone who lives in the Northwest, whether they recognize his name or not.

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Published March 15, 2010 by Mountaineers Books. 272 pages
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