Boundary Waters Canoe Camping by Cliff Jacobson, Cliff Moen
The Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) is a legendary wilderness destination for canoeists from around the world. Located in northeastern Minnesota just south of the Ontario border, the Boundary Waters offers paddlers a thousand pristine lakes and streams and more than a million acres of solitude and wild beauty. Boundary Waters Canoe Camping is your seasoned guide to a BWCA experience, whether you're canoeing and camping here for the first time or returning for an extended voyage through this paddler's paradise. Canoeing authority Cliff Jacobson explains the best and safest ways of planning and enjoying a BWCA journey. Learn about obtaining permits, packing the right supplies, and practicing low-impact camping techniques to polishing your paddling skills, traveling with children, and knowing how to deal with hazards (on land or water) when you are deep in the wilderness. (5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 192 pages, b&w illustrations, maps)
Cliff Jacobson is one of North America's most respected outdoor writers and wilderness canoe guides. He is a professional outfitter for the Science Museum of Minnesota, a canoeing consultant, and the author of more than a dozen top-selling books on camping and canoeing. He teaches environmental science.
Table of Contents
(1) A Wilderness in Turmoil (2) Planning & Pacing Your Canoe Trip (3) A Maze of Finger Lakes, Portage Trails, and Confusing Bays (4) Favorite Routes--Where Solitude Still Remains (5) Federal Regulations and Rationale (6) Selecting and Outfitting Your Canoe (7) Padding & Portaging Your Canoe (8) The Right Stuff (9) Fast Fixin's (10) A Bomb-Proof Canoe Camp! (11) Bothersome Beast and Ornery Stingers (12) Dangers, Safety, and First Aid (13) A Magic Day in the BWCA (14) Advice from the Experts (15) Appendixes