Paddling Washington

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Paddling Washington by Rich Landers, Dan Hansen, Verne Huser, Douglass North

* 112 routes in rivers, streams, lakes, and bays in the Northwest

* For paddlers of all skill levels

* Maps, safety tips, equipment requirements, and a route comparison chart

This uniquely comprehensive Washington paddling guidebook combines the best of three previous books--Paddle Routes of the Inland Northwest, Paddle Routes of Western Washington, and Washington Whitewater--into one volume. Detailed locator maps and instructions on safety are included, as well as appendices on equipment, map sources, and a useful route comparison chart for selecting the right trip level for any paddler. Paddling Washington covers water routes in western and eastern Washington, British Columbia, North Idaho, and Montana, and has enough trips to keep northwest paddlers busy for years to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594850561
Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The
Publication date: 03/01/2008
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 1,205,527
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 5.42(h) x 1.04(d)

About the Author

The outdoors editor for The Spokesman-Review in Spokane since 1977, RICH LANDERS is a contributing writer for Field & Stream magazine. Verne Huser is the author of Paddle Routes of Western Washington. Douglass A. North is the author of Washington Whitewater. Dan Hansen is an editor at The Spokesman-Review newspaper.

Table of Contents

Preface: Three Books in One     11
Acknowledgments     13
Introduction     15
Route Comparison Chart     32
Western Washington Paddle Routes
North Puget Sound
Dakota Creek/California Creek     40
Lummi River     43
Nooksack River     46
South Fork Nooksack River     49
Skagit River I (mouth)     53
Skagit River II (Rockport to Mount Vernon)     56
Skagit River III (Copper Creek to Rockport)     59
Sauk River     63
Stillaguamish River     68
North Fork Stillaguamish River     72
South Fork Stillaguamish River     75
South Puget Sound
Snohomish River Sloughs     79
Snohomish River (Sultan to Snohomish)     82
Skykomish River I (Monroe to confluence)     85
Skykomish River II (Sultan to Monroe)     87
Skykomish River III (Big Eddy to Sultan)     89
Snoqualmie River I (Tolt River mouth to confluence)     92
Snoqualmie River II (Fall City to Tolt River mouth)     95
Snoqualmie River III (Falls to Fall City)     98
Snoqualmie River IV (above the falls)     101
Sammamish River     105
IssaquahCreek     109
Cedar River     111
Duwamish River/Waterway     115
Green River I (Kent to Tukwilla, lower reach)     119
Green River II (Auburn to Kent, middle reach)     122
Green River III (East of Auburn, rural reach)     125
Green River IV (Flaming Geyser to Whitney Bridge, Yo-Yo Stretch)     128
Nisqually River Delta/McAlister Creek     131
Olympic Peninsula
Hoquiam River: East and West Forks     134
Little Hoquiam River     137
Wishkah River     139
Chehalis River I/Sloughs     142
Chehalis River II (Porter to Montesano)     145
Chehalis River III/Lower Black River     148
Black River     152
Wynoochee River     156
Satsop River: Lower Main Stem, East and West Forks     159
West Fork Humptulips River     163
Queets River     166
Clearwater River     170
Hoh River     173
Quillayute River/Lower Dickey River     177
Bogachiel River     180
Strait of Juan de Fuca (North Shore)     183
Southwest Washington
Willapa River and Sloughs     187
Palix River/North River/Smith Creek      190
Grays River/Seal Slough     193
Cowlitz River     197
Lower Kalama River     201
Northern Cascades Paddle Routes
Ross Lake     205
Similkameen River     208
Methow River (Winthrop to Twisp)     211
White River     214
Wenatchee River     218
Inland Northwest Paddle Routes
Eastern Washington
Lake Lenore     222
Yakima River Canyon     225
Winchester Wasteway     228
Hutchinson and Shiner Lake     231
Crab Creek     234
Columbia River I (Hanford Reach)     238
Columbia River II (Lake Roosevelt)     241
Columbia River III (Canada to Northport)     245
Walla Walla River     248
Palouse Falls     251
Palouse River     254
Bonnie Lake     257
Fishtrap Lake     260
Hangman Creek (Latah Creek)     263
Spokane River I (Corbin Park to Harvard Road)     271
Spokane River II (Harvard Road to Plantes Ferry Park)     274
Spokane River III (Maple Street to Meenach Bridge)     277
Spokane River IV (Nine Mile Reservoir)     280
Little Spokane River      283
Horseshoe Lake     286
Little Pend Oreille Lakes Chain     289
Pend Oreille River (Z Canyon)     291
Kettle River I (Laurier to Orient)     295
British Columbia
Kettle River II (Canyon Creek to Kettle River Park)     298
Granby River     302
Slocan River     306
Slocan Lake     309
Elk River     312
Creston Valley Wildlife Area     315
Northern Idaho
Moyie River     319
Upper Priest Lake     322
Priest River     326
Pack River     329
Clark Fork River Delta     332
Coeur d'Alene River I (Upper)     335
Coeur d'Alene River II (Lower)     339
St. Joe-Three Lakes     343
St. Joe River     346
St. Maries River (Lower)     349
Grande Ronde River (Troy to SR 129)     352
Clark Fork River     356
Flathead River     359
Thompson River     363
Bull River     366
Kootenai River     369
12 "Choice" Whitewater Runs for Paddlers
Cowlitz River     372
Cispus River     375
Elwha River      378
Soleduck River I (Upper)     381
Soleduck River II (Lower)     384
Upper Middle Fork Snoqualmie River     387
Skagit River     390
Naches River     394
Wenatchee River     397
Methow River (Carlton to McFarland Creek)     401
St. Maries (Upper)     404
Selway River     407
Paddler's Equipment List     413
Information Sources from Trip Summaries     414
Administration/Information Sources     421
Sources for Maps     424
Paddling Groups     425
River and Lake Conservation Organizations     426
Glossary of Selected Paddling Terms     427
Index     431

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