Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast: From Northern Oregon to British Columbia's North Coast [NOOK Book]

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A complete guide to kayaking one of the world’s great paddling destinations.
Whether you are planning a day’s paddle or a two-week excursion, Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast has everything you need to know. This newly updated and expanded book explores eighteen regions from Oregon to British Columbia. Explore the glacier-carved cliffs of the vast Lower Columbia River or travel through Puget Sound and the intricate islets and reefs of Washington State’s San Juan ...
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Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast: From Northern Oregon to British Columbia's North Coast

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Overview

A complete guide to kayaking one of the world’s great paddling destinations.
Whether you are planning a day’s paddle or a two-week excursion, Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast has everything you need to know. This newly updated and expanded book explores eighteen regions from Oregon to British Columbia. Explore the glacier-carved cliffs of the vast Lower Columbia River or travel through Puget Sound and the intricate islets and reefs of Washington State’s San Juan Islands. Discover the Lower Mainland’s Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, home to such diverse wildlife as orca whales, seals and bald eagles, or head to the haunting archipelagos of Queen Charlotte Islands/Haida Gwaii and British Columbia’s far northern coast. New for this edition are sections on the historic Lower Columbia River and rugged Queen Charlotte Strait.
Not sure where to start? Detailed overviews summarize the more than 30 kayak routes described in this book, including suggestions on the required skill level, the duration of the trip, the foreseeable hazards, and the charts and tide tables to buy—features which make planning a cinch. Easy-to-read maps let you see the trip at a glance, and provide practical information about how to get to the launch spot.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781926812144
  • Publisher: Greystone Books
  • Publication date: 4/1/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Pages: 304
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Peter McGee led the foundation of the British Columbia Marine Trail Association. Formed in 1993, the BCMTA is committed to creating water trails along the Pacific Northwest Coast that combine recreational and conservation values.

John Dowd has been an avid kayaker for over thirty-five years and has led many sea kayaking expeditions. He was publisher of the sport’s first magazine and has been recognized by Canoe Magazine as one of the twelve individuals who have had the biggest impact on paddle sports. He makes his home in West Vancouver, BC.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction

1 Kayaking the Pacific Northwest Coast
2 The Lower Columbia River
3 Puget Sound
4 The Gulf Islands
5 In and Around Vancouver
6 Howe Sound
7 The Sunshine Coast
8 Desolation Sound
9 The Discovery Islands
10 Johnstone Strait
11 Queen Charlotte Strait
12 Barkley Sound
13 Clayoquot Sound
14 Nootka Sound
15 Kyuquot Sound
16 Quatsino Sound
17 The Central Coast
18 Queen Charlotte Islands / Haida Gwaii
19 The North Coast

Recommended Reading
About the Contributors
Sources
Index
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