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Paddle Your Own Canoe: An Illustrated Guide to the Art of Canoeing
Gary McGuffin, Joanie McGuffin

Boston Mills Press, 2003

The most comprehensive canoeing techniques book ever is now available for the first time in paperback. Illustrated with 600 full-color photographs, this wide-ranging book is designed with both beginner and seasoned canoeists in mind. Gary & Joanie McGuffin, North America's most celebrated canoeing couple, discuss issues rarely covered in other how-to guides, such as developing fitness and balance. The book offers first-hand, ...


Introduction to Paddling: Canoeing Basics for Lakes and Rivers
American Canoe Association

Menasha Ridge Press, 1996

This amply illustrated introduction to flatwater and river paddling will be an important resource for both instructors and those who like to teach themselves.


Canoeing & Camping Beyond the Basics: 30Th Anniversary Edition (How to Paddle Series)
Cliff Jacobson

Falcon Guides, 2007

This book shows how to pick and outfit a boat, master specialized techniques, and plan a wilderness trip that is safe, fun, and memorable for both adults and children. The author doesn't parrot the obvious. He includes procedures that only experts and members of canoe clubs know, a cutting-edge discussion of canoe design and construction, and the canoe and camping tricks he developed during his fifty-plus-year canoeing career that have made him ...


NOLS Canoeing (NOLS Library)
Alexander Martin

Stackpole Books, 2013

Planning and outfitting, including what you'll need on the water and in camp for long or short trips Using lines, basic strokes, basic maneuvers, and drills, rigging, loading and unloading, carrying and moving Covers techniques for whitewater and open water travel, navigation, and canoeing in ice Full-color photos and trustworthy text from the experts in outdoor education


Basic Essentials® Solo Canoeing (Basic Essentials Series)
Cliff Jacobson

Falcon Guides, 1999

No longer is the canoeist limited by the problem of finding a compatible partner. No longer is it necessary to decide who will be in the bow and who will be in the stern. With The Basic Essentials of Solo Canoeing, freedom is at your feet.


Canoeing (Outdoor Adventures Series)
American Canoe Association

Human Kinetics, 2008

Canoeing is one of the fastest-growing outdoor activities—more that 9 million people enjoy the experience each year. It allows you to socialize with friends and family while exploring new places as you relax and enjoy the outdoors. Canoeing not only provides you with the basic skills and knowledge you need to safely head out for adventures on a variety of water trails but also presents a strong foundational understanding of this recreational ...


Canoeing in the Wilderness
Alan Kesselheim

Barnes & Noble, 2007

"Alan Kesselheim is a master of the paddle and the pen . . . This [is] the best of Kesselheim: wit, wilderness savvy, and a boat-full of sound advice."-Larry Rice, editor, Canoe & Kayak Welcome to simplicity. You are holding the only wilderness paddling guide that tells you not just what gear you need, but what to leave behind and how to judge the difference. Welcome to discovery. This guide equips you to design and plan your own expedition ...


Canoeing with the Cree
Eric Severeid

Borealis Books, 2004

In 1930 two novice paddlers--Eric Sevareid and Walter C. Port--launched a secondhand 18-foot canvas canoe into the Minnesota River at Fort Snelling for an ambitious summer-long journey from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay. Without benefit of radio, motor, or good maps, the teenagers made their way over 2,250 miles of rivers, lakes, and difficult portages. Nearly four months later, after shooting hundreds of sets of rapids and surviving exceedingly bad ...


Basic Canoeing: All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started (How To Basics)

Stackpole Books, 2003

2003 National Outdoor Book Award Winner Step-by-step photos on correct form and essential strokes Illustrated guide to river maneuvers plus information on gear, safety, choosing a canoe This illustrated guide on the essential skills of canoeing should be required reading for anyone getting into the sport. A section on the mechanics of good paddling is followed by a catalog of the most important strokes, each illustrated in sequential photos, ...


Canoeing in the Wilderness: (Henry David Thoreau Masterpiece Collection)
Henry David Thoreau

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014

I started on my third excursion to the Maine woods Monday, July 20, 1857, with one companion, arriving at Bangor the next day at noon. The succeeding morning, a relative of mine who is well acquainted with the Penobscot Indians took me in his wagon to Oldtown to assist me in obtaining an Indian for this expedition. We were ferried across to the Indian Island in a bateau. The ferryman's boy had the key to it, but the father, who was a blacksmith, ...


Expedition Canoeing, 20th Anniversary Edition: A Guide to Canoeing Wild Rivers in North America (How to ...
Cliff Jacobson

Falcon Guides, 2005

Canoeing expert Cliff Jacobson provides advanced techniques for canoeing in the wilderness, presenting the combined expertise of himself and his colleagues. Bursting with rich anecdotal accounts, advanced techniques, how-to illustrations, and source charts, this updated 20th anniversary edition expertly details everything a paddler needs to know to explore North America's legendary wilderness waterways.


A Canoeing & Kayaking Guide to West Virginia, 5th
Paul Davidson, Ward Eister, ...

Menasha Ridge Press, 2003

Began as a collective effort by members of the West Virginia Wildwater Association in 1965, Wildwater West Virginia emerged as the preeminent guide to whitewater in West Virginia. Now part of a new series and a new name to boot, A Canoeing Guide to West Virginia continues this legacy, guiding boaters of all abilities to over 120 of West Virginia’s rivers, creeks and streams. The result of combined knowledge of hundreds of paddlers, this book ...


Canoeing the Adirondacks with Nessmuk: The Adirondack Letters of George Washington Sears
George Washington Sears

Adirondack Museum/Syracuse University Press, 1993

"She's all my fancy painted her, she's lovely, she is light. She waltzes on the waves by day and rests with me at night. But I had nothing to do with her painting. The man who built her did that. And I commence with the canoe because that is about the first thing you need on entering the Northern Wilderness." Thus opened Nessmuk's first commissioned "letter" for Forest and Stream in 1880. For years thereafter, George Washington Sears, under the ...


The First Hundred Miles are the Longest

John Shaffer, 2013

In the summer of 2002, John Shaffer, his dog Shoba, and his father Terry set out in two canoes to paddle the length of the Mississippi River. The trio paddled through intense weather conditions, met all sorts of interesting river people, and learned more about themselves and each other as they travelled. Through all of the ups and downs, it became one of the greatest adventures of their lives.


A Canoeing and Kayaking Guide to the Ozarks (Canoe and Kayak Series)
Tom Kennon

Menasha Ridge Press, 2004

In the heartland of America rise the Ozark Mountains, teeming with cascading, free-flowing streams. Situated astride the Missouri/Arkansas border, the Ozarks represent a canoeing and kayaking wonderland. Still a comprehensive, accurate and readable guide, but now with a new design and format, A Canoeing & Kayaking Guide to the Ozarks (formerly Ozark Whitewater) catalogs the varied rivers of the region. Inside are updated descriptions of all the ...


Canoeing and Kayaking Florida (Canoe and Kayak Series)
Johnny Molloy, Elizabeth F. Carter, ...

Menasha Ridge Press, 2007

Completely updated, Canoeing & Kayaking Florida, 2nd Edition, is the most comprehensive guide to the best of Florida’s unique streams, springs, creeks, and rivers. Engaging and concise, this all-encompassing guide spares readers encyclopedic fluff in favor of practical information, and includes expanded regional maps and revised river maps.


Historic Waterways-Six Hundred Miles of Canoeing Down the Rock, Fox, and Wisconsin Rivers, 2012

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.


Voyage of a Summer Sun: Canoeing the Columbia River (Northwest Reprints)
Robin Cody

Oregon State University Press, 2012

“The story is the Columbia River, not the canoe and me, but I’ve learned that friends can’t hear me tell about the river until they know why I was out there. This is not an adventure story, though some adventure was unavoidable, and I didn’t set out to find myself if I could help it. Nor did I launch the trip with a large point to prove. It was a voyage of discovery, and its telling is the uncovering of surprise on a river I thought I ...


Canoeing and Camping, 2013

Canoeing and Camping


Canoeing Michigan Rivers: A Comprehensive Guide to 45 Rivers, Revise and Updated
Jerry Dennis, Craig Date

Thunder Bay Press, 2013

Caution! You may want to paddle every river! Rapid by rapid, rock by rock descriptions of 1500 miles of canoeing opportunities on 45 blue-ribbon rivers by two experts who personally paddled every mile. A wealth of canoeing adventures from placid family floats to blood-curdling whitewater runs. Accurate, easy-to-follow maps show access sites, campgrounds, put-ins/take-outs, roads, bridges. . . and more. Concise, essential call-out data features ...



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