Anything Worth Doing, Jo Deurbrouck tells the unforgettable true story of larger-than-life whitewater raft guides Clancy Reece and Jon Barker, two men who share a love of wild rivers and an unbending will to live life on their terms, no matter the cost.
Clancy’s motto, ‘Anything worth
doing is worth overdoing,’ leads them into a decade of beautiful — and
beautifully strange — river adventures. Then, on June 8, 1996, in
pursuit of a 24-hour speed record they intend to share only with a
handful of friends, the men launch Clancy’s handmade dory, his proudest
possession, onto Idaho’s renowned Salmon River at peak flood of an
extreme high water year. This time the odds catch up with them.
Anything Worth Doing is a 2012 National Outdoor Book Award winner.
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