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Explore the Pacific Northwest Coast by Kayak with this insiders' guide to more than forty trips in eighteen regions from Oregon to British Columbia. Written by experienced paddlers who know the ins and outs of their local waterways, this completely revised and updated edition features six entirely new trips on the historic Lower Columbia River, in rugged Queen Charlotte Strait and on the remote Central Coast. Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast includes detailed overviews and maps of each trip plus the most extensive list of useful contacts -- names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses for transportation firms, area parks, Native bands, local kayak rental and tour companies -- of any paddling guidebook on the market. Whether you are a beginner or an expert paddler, this essential volume will lead you to the best of the hidden coves and wild shores, the abundant shorebirds and the spectacular marine life that make the Pacific Northwest a world-class paddling destination.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780898865790
  • Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The
  • Publication date: 4/28/1998
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Preface to the Second Edition xi
Acknowledgements xii
Introduction xiii
How to Use This Guide xv
1 Kayaking the Pacific Northwest Coast 1
Safety First 1
Principles of Minimum Impact Camping 3
Respecting Wildlife 10
Cultural Impacts 12
Climate, Weather and Hazards 14
Tides and Currents 21
Other Hazards 23
2 The Lower Columbia River 27
Trip 1 The Columbia Gorge 33
Trip 2 The Ports 35
Trip 3 Bachelor Island 36
Trip 4 Skamokawa 38
Additional Routes 39
3 Puget Sound 41
Trip 5 South Sound 47
Trip 6 Mid Sound 50
Trip 7 Southern San Juan Islands 52
Trip 8 Outer San Juan Islands 54
Trip 9 Metropolitan Seattle 58
Additional Routes 61
4 The Gulf Islands 63
Trip 10 The Gulf Island Chain 68
Additional Routes 79
5 In and Around Vancouver 81
Trip 11 False Creek 83
Trip 12 English Bay 84
Trip 13 Crescent Beach 86
Trip 14 Little Campbell River 88
Trip 15 Fraser Delta 89
Trip 16 Indian Arm 90
6 Howe Sound 95
Trip 17 The Pasley Group 98
Trip 18 Keats Island 99
Trip 19 Gambier and Anvil Islands 101
Additional Routes 103
7 The Sunshine Coast 105
Trip 20 Sechelt Island 108
Trip 21 Hotham Sound/Jervis Island 114
Trip 22 Nelson Island 119
Trip 23 Jedediah Island 121
Trip 24 Strait of Georgia 125
Additional Routes 129
8 Desolation Sound 131
Trip 25 Desolation Sound 135
Trip 26 Toba Inlet 138
Additional Routes 141
9 The Discovery Islands 143
Trip 27 The Discovery Islands 146
Additional Routes 153
10 Johnstone Strait 155
Trip 28 Johnstone Strait 160
Additional Routes 165
11 Queen Charlotte Strait 167
Trip 29 Queen Charlotte Strait/God's Pocket 170
Additional Routes 174
12 Barkley Sound 177
Trip 30 The Broken Group Islands 183
Trip 31 Bamfield and the Deer Group 187
Additional Routes 190
13 Clayoquot Sound 193
Trip 32 Big Tree Trail (Meares Island) 197
Trip 33 Meares Island 199
Trip 34 Hot Springs Cove 201
Additional Routes 205
14 Nootka Sound 207
Trip 35 Nootka Sound 210
Trip 36 Nuchatlitz Inlet and Nootka Island 214
Additional Routes 217
15 Kyuquot Sound 219
Trip 37 Kyuquot and the Bunsby Islands 225
Additional Routes 231
16 Quatsino Sound 233
Trip 38 Quatsino Sound 236
Additional Routes 241
17 The Central Coast 243
Trip 39 Bella Bella and the Hakai Conservation Study Area 252
Trip 40 Klemtu 257
Additional Routes 260
18 Haida Gwaii Queen Charlotte Islands 263
Trip 41 Gwaii Haanas 268
Additional Routes 277
19 The North Coast 279
Trip 42 Porcher Island 282
Trip 43 Stephens Island and the Tree Nobs 285
Trip 44 Dundas and Melville Islands 287
Additional Routes 290
Useful Contacts 293
Equipment Checklist 322
About the Contributors 323
Sources 328
Index 330
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