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.
|Publisher:||Countryman Press, The|
|Edition description:||Second Edition|
|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
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
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