Canoeing and Kayaking
Canoeing & Kayaking Kentucky
Paperback ISBN: 1634040503
Bob Sehlinger and Johnny Molloy’s classic Canoeing & Kayaking Kentucky has been updated yet again. Covering the Bluegrass State from the Appalachians in the east of the Mississippi River in the west, paddling has never been better in Kentucky. Combining the latest technology with good old-fashioned paddling trips, the updated 6th edition Canoeing and Kayaking Guide to Kentucky makes your paddling adventures even easier to execute with completely revised and improved maps, access points, river gauges and mileages. Sehlinger and Molloy have combined thousands of miles of paddling throughout North America in addition to Kentucky. They have also penned additional paddling guides to several other Southern states. This combined experience has been used to make Canoeing & Kayaking Kentucky its finest and most useful for paddlers of all types. GPS coordinates have been added to every put-in and takeout in the book, making reaching your favorite waterway a snap.
Canoeing and Kayaking Wisconsin
The Rivers, the Towns, the Taverns
Paperback ISBN: 1933926287
Detailed information about twenty rivers throughout Wisconsin to canoe and kayak. Lists of canoe liveries, camp grounds, river maps are included as well as a glimpse of town histories, and local pubs.
Canoeing Michigan Rivers
A Comprehensive Guide to 45 Rivers
Paperback ISBN: 1933272333
Offers detailed descriptions of fifteen hundred miles of canoeing water on forty-five rivers in Michigan, including maps showing access sites, campgrounds, put ins and take outs, roads, and bridges.
Canoeing the Boundary Waters Wilderness
A Sawbill Log
Paperback ISBN: 1609497325
We quake to the haunting calls of loons and wolves, gape at the shimmering curtains of the northern lights, look expectantly for the iconic moose. But the richest and most engaging qualities of Wilbers’ memoir are its social scenes. Far from being alone in the wilderness, he is surrounded by family and friends. —Greg Breining, author of Paddle North: Canoeing the Boundary Waters–Quetico WildernessThis is a deeply personal, yet universal story. Stephen Wilbers keenly observes nature, within the wilderness and within the human heart. A well-told memoir that is funny, poignant and ultimately profound.—Bill Hansen, Sawbill Canoe Outfitters This second volume…takes on true form and meaning because of Eddy, the author’s son, whom we watch grow from age four (baby toads in the water jugs) to a tall twenty-two who makes the wilderness his own at every turn. It is through Eddy that we feel the movement of time, through his humor and antics that we love our own children even more.—Beth Waterhouse, Executive director, Ernest Oberholtzer Foundation
Canoeing Wild Rivers
The 30th Anniversary Guide to Expedition Canoeing in North America
Paperback ISBN: 1493008250
The 30th Anniversary Edition of the classic Expedition Canoeinghas long been considered the premier guide to canoeing and exploring North America's waterways. This thirtieth-anniversary edition expertly details everything you need to know about paddling the continent's wild rivers.
A Natural History in North America
Hardcover ISBN: 0816681171
Ancient records of canoes are found from the Pacific Northwest to the coast of Maine, in Minnesota and Mexico, in the Southeast and across the Caribbean. And if a native of those distant times might encounter a canoe of our day—whether birch bark or dugout or a modern marvel made of carbon fiber—its silhouette would be instantly recognizable. This is the story of that singular American artifact, so little changed over time—of canoes, old and new, the people who made them, and the labors and adventures they shared. With features of technology, industry, art, and survival, the story of the canoe carries us deep into the natural and cultural history of North America. In a foreword by Pulitzer Prize winner John McPhee, we dip into the experience of canoeing, from the thrilling challenges of boyhood to the moving reflections of old age. In the pages that follow, filled with historical photographs and artwork as well as modern color illustrations, authors Neuzil and Sims follow the dugout and birch bark craft from their first known appearance through the exploration of Canada by fur traders, to the recreational and romantic movements that promoted all-wood and wood-and-canvas canoes. Modern materials such as aluminum, fiberglass, and plastic expanded participation and connected canoeists with emerging environmental movements. Finally, Canoes lets us hear the voices of past paddlers like Alexander Mackenzie, the first European to cross North America, using birch bark and dugout canoes a decade before Lewis and Clark went overland; as well as Henry Thoreau, Eric Sevareid, Edwin Tappan Adney, and others. Their stories are a tribute to the First Peoples who, 500 or 1000 or even 5000 years ago, built a craft designed to such perfection that it has plied the waters unchanged from their day to our own.
Complete Book of Canoeing
The Only Canoeing Book You'll Ever Need
3rd Edition Paperback ISBN: 0762709006
A comprehensive guide for the beginner and an invaluable reference book for the seasoned veteran. Learn basic strokes and maneuvers; advanced paddling; classification of rivers and rapids; outdoor cookery; first aid for canoeists; coping with wind and waves; portaging; lining and tracking; solo paddling; canoeing with children; river rescue and survival; and emergency procedures.
The Complete Book of Sea Kayaking
Paperback ISBN: 149302423x
First published in 1976, the 40th anniversary edition of The Complete Book of Sea Kayaking is a comprehensive guide for the beginner and an invaluable reference book for the experienced sea kayaker. It describes equipment, basic and advanced techniques, weather and navigation, and is illustrated throughout.
The Complete Sea Kayakers Handbook
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 0071747117
"...Her writing is clear and concise, sprinkled with bits of humor and many tips gleamed from her years working as a kayak instructor, guide and outfitter." --Sea Kayaker Magazine The first edition of The Complete Sea Kayaker's Handbook received immediate acclaim with its selection as the Best Outdoor Instructional Book by the National Outdoor Book Award group. Now this book boasts 352 pages with changes throughout to reflect the growth of kayaking as a sport. This book is your first step to adventure on the water, with everything you need to know, from buying a kayak to dressing for the water. Updates include: - New photos throughout showing new boats, equipment, stretching, and repair techniques - A new section on used boats and how to shop for them - Expanded sections on: boat materials section to include the newer laminates; buying a new kayak; use of GPS for navigation; family paddling; Planning Your Dream Trip; Taking Care of Your Stuff to include more retrofit and repair information on a wider range of boat and paddle material - Improvements in materials and more data on hypothermia; - Changes in safety technique descriptions reflecting the new equipment on the market - information on stretching, proper posture in a kayak, and easy modifications to kayak seats for more comfortable paddling Topics include: Getting Ready; Kayaks; Accessories and Clothing; Getting to Know Your Kayak; Controlling Your Kayak; Getting Into and Out of the Water; Real Life Paddling; Finding Your Way: Kayak Navigation; Trip Logistics; Group safety; Kayak Camping; Planning Your Dream Trip; Taking Care of Your Stuff
Crocodiles and Ice
A Journey into Deep Wild
Paperback ISBN: 0889823235
Crocodiles and Ice recounts Jon Turk's journey from suburban Connecticut into Deep Wild, an ancient passage, repeated ? in one form or another ? a zillion times, and ignored just as often. It is a storyteller's passage of discovery, full of high adventure and humour on his multiple award-winning Ellesmere Circumnavigation, as well as on expeditions in the jungles and oceans of the Solomon Islands, on the Himalayan plateau, and across the mountains of northern British Columbia. Throughout all these expeditions, Crocodiles and Ice explores a Consciousness Revolution toward a personal, spiritual, and reciprocal relationship with the planet ? even as our oil-soaked, internet-crazed, consumer-oriented society rushes rapidly and recklessly into massive and catastrophic climate change. He invites his readers to listen to our ancestors, a wolf that lingers, a Siberian shaman, a Chinese bicycle nomad, a lonely Tlingit warrior laying down to die in a storm, and the landscapes themselves. Because beyond technological marvels and imagined responsibility, there lies a glorious and sustainable lifestyle that is based ? not on consumerism and consumption ? but on Deep Wild as a place of solace, sanity, and hope.