Paddling Montana: A Guide to the State's Best Rivers

Paddling Montana: A Guide to the State's Best Rivers

by Kit Fischer

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Paddling Montana: A Guide to the State's Best Rivers by Kit Fischer

Montana’s rivers hold a wealth of riches, and Paddling Montana, fully updated and revised, features over thirty river trips for avid paddlers, floaters, and anglers. History buffs can follow the routes of Lewis and Clark along the Missouri, the Jefferson, the Beaverhead, and the Bitterroot. Whitewater enthusiasts can head for the Gallatin or the Madison’s Beartrap Canyon.

Look inside to find:
·Full-color photos
·GPS coordinates
·Detailed river descriptions
·Maps showing access pointsand river miles
·Level of difficulty, optimal flows, rapids, and other hazards
·Who to call for up-to-the minute information on floating conditions
·A brief overview of Lewis and Clark’s historic paddle through Montana

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493005994
Publisher: Falcon Guides
Publication date: 06/01/2015
Series: Paddling Series
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 790,541
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Kit Fischer, a conservation professional and river enthusiast, grew up paddling and rafting rivers across Montana with his parents, Hank and Carol Fischer, the original authors of A Floaters Guide to Montana (Paddling Montana). Previous to his current work, Kit worked as a fishing guide as well as an American Canoe Association certified whitewater kayak instructor. A Montana native, Kit has explored nearly every mile of floatable river in Montana from Ekalaka to Eureka. He lives in Missoula, Montana, where he leads National Wildlife Federation’s sportsmen’s work in the Northern Rockies Region.

Table of Contents

Lewis and Clark: Paddling Montana, 1805-1806 vi

Introduction viii

Montana's Rivers viii

Use It, But Don't Abuse It x

Floating and the Law xi

Have a Safe Trip xii

How to Use This Guide xiv

About the Maps xviii

Finding Detailed Maps xviii

Map Legend ix

River Trips

1 Beaverhead River 2

2 Big Hole River 7

3 Bighorn River 13

4 Bitterroot River 18

5 Bitterroot River, West Fork 23

6 Blackfoot River 27

7 Boulder River 34

8 Bull River 38

9 Clark Fork River 42

10 Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone 53

11 Clearwater River 57

12 Dearborn River 61

13 Flathead River, Main Stem 66

14 North Fork Flathead River 73

15 Middle Fork Flathead River 78

16 South Fork Flathead River 85

17 Gallatin River 91

18 Jefferson River 97

19 Judith River 102

20 Kootenia River 106

21 Madison River 111

22 Marias River 119

23 Milk River 124

24 Missouri River 128

25 Powder River 139

26 Red Rock River 143

27 Rock Creek 147

28 Ruby River 151

29 Smith River 155

30 Stillwater River 162

31 Sun River 168

32 Swan River 173

33 Tongue River 177

34 Two Medicine River 181

35 Whitefish River 185

36 Yaak River 188

37 Yellowstone River 192

Providing a Future for Montana's Treasured Streams 203

Appendix A For More Information 205

Appendix B Conservation Organizations 209

Appendix C Map Resources 212

Appendix D Stream Access 214

About the Author 220

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