Canoeing and Kayaking
Outward Bound Canoeing
Paperback ISBN: 0762784253
Outward Bound Canoeing Handbook is a handy, illustrated resource on the fundamentals of canoeing, including solid, sound instruction on all aspects of canoeing, from types of canoes to equipment choices, paddle and on-the-water techniques, safety tips, and more. In partnership with outdoor leader Outward Bound, this book combines expert instruction with practical tips to ensure a fun and a satisfying canoe trip for your next outdoor adventure. Here you will find invaluable advice and tips on: - types of canoes to equipment choices - paddle and on-the-water techniques - safety tips - environmentally friendly practices
The Pacific Alone
The Untold Story of Kayaking's Boldest Voyage
Hardcover ISBN: 149302681x
In the summer of 1987 Ed Gillet achieved what no person has accomplished before or since, a solo crossing from California to Hawaii by kayak. Along the way he endured a broken rudder, among other calamities, but at last reached Maui on his 63rd day at sea, four days after his food had run out. Dave Shively brings Gillet’s remarkable story to life in this gripping narrative, based on exclusive access to Gillet’s logs as well as interviews with the legendary paddler himself.
The Paddler's Guide to Michigan
Paperback ISBN: 0881509302
The Paddler's Guide to Michigan takes users to the best quiet waters in the Great Lakes state, including rivers, inland lakes, and the Great Lakes. The guide is full of helpful suggestions for how to have the best paddling trips, even at the most popular destinations. Just because a river can be paddled, it doesn't mean the experience will be a good one, so outdoorsman and journalist Jeff Counts has researched and paddled all these waters to bring you tips and details to make your outings as enjoyable as possible. He offers comprehensive information to help those who own kayaks arrange their own trips as well as info for the more casual kayaker who wishes to work with outfitters.
A Paddler's Guide to the Champlain Valley
Exploring the Rivers, Creeks, Wetland and Ponds
Paperback ISBN: 1883789796
42 guided paddling adventures along the rivers and through the wetlands and wildlife refuges of the Champlain Valley reveal the ecology, geology, history, plants & wildlife of this region’s uniquely beautiful natural environment. With 185 full-color photographs and maps.
A Guide to the State's Best Paddling Routes
Paperback ISBN: 1493008439
Paddling Idaho provides information on access points, distances, river difficulties and hazards, maps with distance mileages, GPS coordinates, and phone numbers for obtaining up-to-the-minute floating conditions. The text contains anecdotes and sidebars about indigenous history, and rules for traveling waterways.
A Solo Adventure Along the Inside Passage
Paperback ISBN: 1938340752
2013 Gold Winner IBPA Ben Franklin Awards In a memoir remarkable for its quiet confidence and acute natural observation, the author of Paddling Hawaii and Paddling My Own Canoe begins with her decision, at age 60, to undertake a solo, summer-long voyage along the southeast coast of Alaska in an inflatable kayak. Paddling North is a compilation of Sutherland's first two (of over 20) such annual trips and her day-by-day travels through the Inside Passage from Ketchikan to Skagway. In 22 years she encountered over 30 bears, four wolves, and hundreds of whales. Her lifelong philosophy, "Go simple, go solo, go now," is illustrated in this reflection-filled story of kayaking adventure. Includes maps, illustrations, and the author's camp food recipes.
Canoeing and Kayaking the Keystone State's Rivers and Lakes
Paperback ISBN: 0811736261
- Maps and descriptions for more than 200 Pennsylvania waterways - Information on minimum water levels, potential hazards, and difficulty level of each stream - Includes directions and recommendations for put-in and take-out at each site Pennsylvania contains more miles of rivers and creeks than any other state except Alaska, making the Keystone State a prime destination for canoers and kayakers. This guide contains information for 211 of the commonwealth's rivers, creeks, lakes, ponds, and reservoirs. The author provides firsthand tips and recommendations gleaned from his experiences on each waterway. Included for each body of water is information on length, difficulty, potential hazards, quality of scenery, and opportunities for fishing, camping, and wildlife viewing.