Kayaking the Inside Passage: A Paddler's Guide from Puget Sound, Washington, to Glacier Bay, Alaska

Kayaking the Inside Passage: A Paddler's Guide from Puget Sound, Washington, to Glacier Bay, Alaska

by Robert H. Miller

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An indispensable companion for an incredible journey, newly updated and in color

The Inside Passage is something of a holy grail for contemporary sea kayakers. It is without question the most scenic and challenging paddling trip in North America. Revised with route updates, map improvements, and stunning color photography, Kayaking the Inside Passage will aid kayakers in planning paddling trips on the rugged Pacific artery that runs along the western edge of North America.

Robert Miller has traversed these waters for decades and created this inimitable guide to kayaking the entire 1,300- mile length of the Inside Passage along one select route with some alternate variations. No other paddling guide covers the entire length of the Inside Passage. Miller includes complete historical and natural background, along with proficiency and equipment recommendations. Paddlers will get the most out of their experience with the advice and hard- won insight of a seasoned veteran.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682682951
Publisher: Countryman Press, The
Publication date: 12/04/2018
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 590,571
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Robert H. Miller grew up in Cuba. He has taught kayaking and climbing for more than 40 years and has published articles and photos in numerous outdoor publications, including Rock & Ice, Canoe & Kayak, and Paddler. He lives in Prescott, Arizona.

Table of Contents

Foreword Reed Waite, Executive Director of the Washington Water Trails Association & Cascadia Marine Trail ix

Preface: How this book came to be xi

Preface to the second edition xv

Introduction xvii

1 The Big Picture: Background, Natural History, and Ethnohistory 1

2 Details: Route, Weather, Navigation, Safety, and Equipment 13

3 Puget Sound: Olympia to Stewart Island (Roche Harbor) (150 miles) 61

4 Vancouver Island: Sidney to Port Hardy (287/437 miles) 109

5 Central British Columbia: Port Hardy to Prince Rupert (331/788 miles) 187

6 Alaska Panhandle: Prince Rupert to Juneau (382/1,150 miles) 251

7 Northern Fjords: Juneau to Muir Glacier, West Arm, or Skagway (130/1,280, 149/1,299, 95/1,245) 347

Acknowledgments 397

Appendix A Maps 401

Appendix B Resources 402

Appendix C Basic Marine Radio Protocol for Kayakers 412

Appendix D Salmon and Mustelid Varieties Identification Charts 414

Annotated Bibliography 421

Index 430

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