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Publishing information about paddling routes on KayakGuide.com makes it easier for paddlers to select appropriate routes and prepare better, knowing what to expect. Submitting a route to us for publication is easy. To maintain consistent quality, we ask that you follow these 3 steps:

1. Provide the following information about your route. If your route takes more than one day, you may submit the following information for each day of the route.

A. Route Summary:

- Name of water body or route:
- Your name to be published on KayakGuide.com:
- Optional name of your business or organization to be published on KayakGuide.com:
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- State(s) your Paddling Route spans:
- Nearest city, park, or other map reference point:
- Distance Paddled (in miles or kilometers):
- Class of paddling (please choose from the table below):
- Release, water level or gauge information (if relevant):
- Water (fresh, salt, brackish, clear, spring fed, blackwater, etc.):
- Wildlife Seen (mammals, fish, birds, plants):
- Special Regulations Known(if any):

B. Entry or "Put-in":
- Land directions (i.e. driving directions):
- GPS coordinates (optional):
- Fees (for parking or access to the water):
- Description of put-in or take-out (e.g. unpaved boat ramp, dock):
- Description or location of Parking (e.g. adjacent, paved, unpaved):
- Facilities (e.g. restrooms, picnic areas, etc.):
- Security (for Unattended Vehicles):
- Handicap Access: (describe)

  Exit or "Take Out" (needed only if the Exit is different than the Entry i.e. not a round trip):
- Land directions (i.e. driving directions):
- Water directions (e.g. navigation landmarks near the exit):
- GPS coordinates (optional):
- Fees (for parking or access to the water):
- Description of the take-out (e.g. unpaved boat ramp, dock, beach):
- Description or location of Parking (e.g. adjacent, paved, unpaved):
- Facilities (e.g. restrooms, picnic areas, etc.):
- Security (for Unattended Vehicles):
- Handicap Access: (describe)

C. What you Saw on your Route (300 words or less per day of paddling)

Include key navigation details (including, if you have them, GPS coordinates actually taken on the water), scenic spots, places to stop or camp, facilities, portage options, pull-overs, suggested preparation or equipment, known hazards, and anything else you would want to know if you were paddling the route for the first time.

2. Take digital photos (or scan printed photos) of each entry point, exit point (preferably from the water point of view), key navigation features, and at least one point of interest for each day of paddling. Use only photos which you own or have the right to use.

3. Please email the information above to KayakGuide.com
The easiest way is to copy and paste this page of text into your email or word processing program, fill in your information, then email the completed text to us. Then send your photos as attachments to that email message.

  Classes of Waters
Class 1 Small and regular waves; easily navigated passages. Usually navigable by novice paddlers.
Class 2 Regular, medium sized waves; low ledges; sweepers; log jams may be present; passages clear though narrow and requiring competent maneuvering. Inspection usually required. At least one member of team should be intermediate paddler.
Class 3 Waves numerous, high and irregular; exposed rocks; strong eddies. Inspection strongly recommended. Upper limit for open canoe or kayak. Usually navigable by intermediate to expert paddlers.
Class 4 Waves high, powerful and irregular; dangerous exposed rocks; boiling eddies; passages difficult to reconnoiter. Inspection mandatory. Powerful and precise maneuvering required. Rapids of this class, and over, should only be attempted by expert paddlers in covered canoes or kayaks with skirts.
Class 5 River channel extremely obstructed; ledges; violent and fast current; abrupt corners. Reconnoitering mandatory but difficult.
Class 6 Difficulties of Class 5 carried to extremes of navigability. Definite risk of life involved.

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