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...than the Donovans. Gina's dad, Richard Donovan, wrote an account of his trip down almost the entire length of the river titled "Paddling the Wild Neches":
His is more a narrative of his trip mixed in with some history of the area, as opposed to his daughter's practical guide. Both Richard and Gina are actively trying to get the U.S. government to designate the Neches an officially protected "wild and scenic river". That is no easy task given the political climate in Texas.
I have read both books and enjoyed them very much.