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Snorkeling the Hidden Rivers of Southern Appalachia

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#1 Michael Wolfe

Michael Wolfe
  • Board of Directors
  • North Georgia, Oconee River Drainage

Posted 01 December 2019 - 03:14 PM

We have a limited number of "Snorkeling the Hidden Rivers of Southern Appalachia" available for sale on the NANFA website: http://www.nanfa.org/cart.shtml#guide


This book was written by our very own Casper Cox and is a companion to the HIDDEN RIVERS movie that many of you are probably already aware of.


The Guide offers everything you would need to know to get started snorkeling with our native fishes, including a guide to some specific locations and the specific fish you are likely to see.  It is also filled with photographs from these locations and their fishes.


There are only 25 copies of these being sold through the NANFA wesite so act quickly to get your copy.  These were donated to NANFA so the full price is going to NANFA as a donation.


Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. - Benjamin Franklin

#2 lilyea

  • NANFA Member
  • Peace River Watershed, Central Florida, USA

Posted 08 December 2019 - 11:54 AM

I ordered one!  If Casper put it together then it is going to be entertaining and informative!

#3 Casper

  • NANFA Fellow
  • Chattanooga, TN alongside South Chickamauga Creek, just upstream of the mighty Tennessee River.

Posted 10 December 2019 - 07:08 PM




Thank you Bruce.



I think they turned out pretty nice.  I did focus on making it informative and entertaining.  This is my 3rd printing and i have tweaked nearly everything to my satisfaction.  Fritz, Bruce and Konrad, all 3 of them, edited this version, enhancing it even more.  Myself and Jeremy have worked on it multiple times, and reaching out to others during the process.  I have one deliberate misspelling.   :)  And a few oddities.


The Snorkel Guide focuses on several aspects, including...

7 sites and how to find others with 13 more noted.

Species likely encountered.

Proper gear.


Environmental concerns.

Lots of photos from Jeremy and Dave from Freshwaters Illustrated / Hidden Rivers and myself.

And quite a bit more...


I just received another printing today, packed and mailed 10 copies this afternoon and just finished packaging 39 for mailing tomorrow morning. 


We sold out of the 2nd printing during the November 2019 film tour.  I got these today, just in time for the holidays.










Casper Cox
Chattanooga, near the TN Divide on BlueFishRidge overlooking South Chickamauga Creek.

#4 littlen

  • NANFA Member
  • Washington, D.C.

Posted Yesterday, 09:25 AM

Not to get too far off topic, but I've seen that Hellbender picture several times now.  Did you watch that it for a while?  Did it manage to get that watersnake down?!

Great job on the publication, too.  Looks awesome.

Nick L.

#5 gerald

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  • Wake Forest, North Carolina

Posted Yesterday, 12:29 PM

The Hidden Rivers facebook page says the snake escaped.  But given the strength of hellbender jaws, I'm guessing it may have died later from damage to the spine and organs.

Gerald Pottern
Hangin' on the Neuse
"Taxonomy is the diaper used to organize the mess of evolution into discrete packages" - M.Sandel

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