Canoeing and Kayaking
20 Great BWCA Trips
Exploring the Boundary Waters Canoe Area
Paperback ISBN: 1591932718
Itís an experience of a lifetime and a book that takes away the worry. 20 Great BWCA Trips is as essential as a sleeping bag and bug spray. It features easy base-camp trips for beginners, several drop-in/no-portage options and more.
30 Kayaking Tours Within One Hour of Washington, DC
Paperback ISBN: 1581571593
30 Kayaking Tours within One Hour of Washington, DC, catalogs the incredible diversity of waterways ideal for short to medium-length paddles just a short distance from the nation’s capital—from the Potomac, Patuxent, and Anacostia rivers to lakes, reservoirs, and small tributaries. Perfect for city dwellers with limited free time, these are all half-day to full-day trips, including the short drives from the city, covering nearby Virginia and Maryland paddles as well as some within the District itself. With special focus on tides, time of day, and season, Smolinski helps enhance the reader’s chances of observing the wildlife that is so unexpectedly plentiful here. Smolinski is not only an avid kayaker but also a builder of wooden kayaks, and he devotes sections to the immense satisfaction of being on the water in a craft made from scratch—a Zen experience, he says.This guide is your first choice for launching your DC paddling adventures. Longtime paddler and wooden kayak builder Steve Smolinski has written for Sports Focus Magazine. This is his first book. He and his wife paddle their hand-built kayaks in and near DC, as well as elsewhere, whenever they possibly can.
Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard : Includes Cape Cod National Seashore
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 0899972934
Discover what the Pilgrims missed when they moved to Plymouth after landing on Cape Cod. Explore the numerous bays, ponds, harbors, marshes, and tidal creeks of this New England treasure. In the expanded second edition of this classic book, author David Weintraub adds kayaking adventure off Martha Vineyard's shores. From one-hour trips to all-day excursions, kayakers of every skill level will find a route to explore.Trip descriptions, maps, launch sites, and driving directions, plus nearby historical and scenic attractions: this book is a must-have guide to the solitude and beauty of these regions.
The Allagash Guide
What You Need to Know to Canoe This Famous Maine Waterway
Paperback ISBN: 156523488x
Anyone thinking about taking an Allagash canoe trip needs this guide. With information about what to take, how much time is needed, where to start, what to do with a vehicle, campsites and much, much more, the reader will start their first trip with information that would take years to accumulate on their own. The equipment and food lists in the book are extensive. They evolved over many years and will cover a variety of tripping situations. This book, along with author Gil Gilpatrick’s book The Allagash Journey, will make the reader an Allagash expert the first time out.
AMC’s Best Sea Kayaking in New England
50 Coastal Paddling Adventures from Maine to Connecticut
Paperback ISBN: 1628420065
Written by a Registered Maine Guide and ACA-certified sea kayaking instructor, this concise guide, for beginner and inveterate paddlers alike, highlights 50 of the best sea kayaking adventures in New England, from Maine’s Bold Coast to the mouth of the Connecticut River. Each trip features a full description, map of the route, launch information, tide and currents, “plan B
America's Great River Journeys
50 Canoe, Kayak, and Raft Adventures
Hardcover ISBN: 0847861732
An inspirational bucket list for anyone interested in rafting, kayaking, or canoeing—from armchair traveler to recreational paddler to hard-core white-water enthusiast. From the Penobscot to the Potomac, the New to the Suwannee, the Colorado to the Snake, America’s Great River Journeys entices people to experience America from its free-flowing waterways. Vivid descriptions of our nation’s fifty finest river trips are complete with stunning photos of each leg of each journey, an engaging narrative, and practical tips about the length of trips, seasonal preferences, difficulty of white water, joys of camping along the shores, availability of professional outfitters, and other details. Through beautiful photography and compelling writing, America’s Great River Journeys is a celebration of the best rivers for canoeing, kayaking, and rafting—from Alaska to Florida—along 7,000 miles of our nation’s spectacular waterways in twenty-eight states.
Appalachian Mountain Club Discover Cape Cod
AMC's Guide to the Best Hiking, Biking, and Paddling
Paperback ISBN: 1934028177
A guide from the Appalachian Mountain Club features fifty of the best bike trails, hikes, town walks, and paddling routes along the coastline of Cape Cod, an ideal destination for outdoor adventure lovers. Original.
The Art of Kayaking
Everything You Need to Know About Paddling
Paperback ISBN: 1493025708
The Art of Kayaking is the distilled essence of a lifetime of kayak instruction at all skill levels around the world, with the added insights gained from years of designing kayaks, paddles, and kayaking equipment. This comprehensive kayaking manual by one of the biggest names in kayaking offers more essential detail about commonly used techniques than ever before published in a single volume. Color photo action sequences show how to perfect skills, and how to apply them. Maps, tables, and diagrams walk the reader through essential planning steps. No matter which type of kayak, paddle, or style of paddling the reader prefers, the appropriate techniques are described clearly and concisely. The progression through the book makes it easy to start as a beginner and to access as much information as can be tackled at any stage of development up to and including the expert. It is a definitive manual designed to stand the test of time.