Canoeing and Kayaking
Chattahoochee River User's Guide
Paperback ISBN: 0820346799
The Chattahoochee River is one of the premier waterways of Georgia and the Southeast. It is a mecca for summer recreation, a priceless natural resource that provides water and power for a great number of Georgia’s citizens, and an essential component to the region’s ecosystem. As public interest in both exploring and protecting Georgia’s rivers such as the Chattahoochee grows, so too has the demand for clear and elegant guides to our rivers. The Chattahoochee River User’s Guide—the latest in a series of river guides from Georgia River Network and the University of Georgia Press—aims to meet that demand. The Chattahoochee River User’s Guide traces the 430-mile course of the Hooch from its headwaters at a spring on Coon Den Ridge near Jacks Knob in northeastern Georgia to its confluence with the Flint River, where they form the Apalachicola River. The Georgia River Network guides provide many little-known facts about Georgia’s rivers, bring to life the river’s cultural and natural history, and present river issues in an immersive and engaging manner that will inspire users to help protect their local waterways. The guide includes • 200 color photographs • 32 user-friendly maps that reveal the towns, roads, entry points, bridges, public lands, parks, and other landmarks along the river’s course from the southern Blue Ridge Mountains to the Georgia-Florida border • Detailed practical information about public access points, potential hazards, camping facilities, and GPS coordinates for points of interest • A primer on fishing • An introduction and safety overview, as well as a concise natural history guide to common flora and fauna of the river corridor Published in cooperation with Chattahoochee Riverkeeper
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.
Crossing the Driftless
A Canoe Trip Through a Midwestern Landscape
Paperback ISBN: 0299302946
Both a traveler’s tale of a 359-mile canoe trip and an exploration of the dramatic environment of the Upper Midwest’s Driftless region, following the streams of geologic and human history.
Dazed But Not Confused
Tales of a Wilderness Wanderer
Paperback ISBN: 1459707478
Entertaining, yet enlightening, Canada’s "Happy Camper" presents his best adventures - and misadventures - in the wilderness. These captured moments of a life spent travelling in secluded areas and promoting their importance to all of us aren't just for outdoorsy types.
Discover the White Mountains
MCc's Guide to the Best Hiking, Biking, and Paddling
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 1934028223
Discover the White Mountains is a concise travel recreation guide that provides easy-to-use information about the best hiking, biking, and paddling trips to active travelers who enjoy outdoor recreation and are planning an extended trip to the Whites.
Duluth to Hudson Bay
Paperback ISBN: 0816655030
Details the adventures of two men on a 1,700-mile canoe trip from Duluth, Minnesota, to the shores of Hudson Bay and discusses their battle with mosquitoes, their struggle with a tent that does not stay up in the wind, and their diet of macaroni and cheese for countless breakfasts, among other mishaps. Reprint.
Encounters from a Kayak
Native People, Sacred Places, and Hungry Polar Bears
Paperback ISBN: 0762781068
What makes travel special? Perhaps the chill realization that a polar bear's eyes are fixed on you. Maybe it is the chance meeting with a man who buries sharks in a beach, only to dig them up months later, not out of morbid curiosity, but for food. Perhaps it is the undulating wing-beat of a dark shell-less gastropod in the canal of a 17th Century French sea port, or the criminal history of a rusting ship with a tree growing from its hold. Encounters in a Kayak brings the reader along on the magical experiences that surround sea kayaking. It’s about the animals, people, and special places around the globe that have grabbed the attention of renowned kayaker and writer Nigel Foster. His irrepressible curiosity drives him to tease out the unexpected stories hidden behind his subjects. These nuggets from around the world are bound together by water and a centuries-old form of sea travel: kayak. The result is a book of broad appeal for those interested in kayaking, traveling, and adventure.