Paddling the Columbia begins at the riveras headwaters on Columbia Lake in British Columbia and provides comprehensive information for traveling its full 1245 miles to the Pacific. The guidebook enables serious paddlers to set a goal, like hiking the Pacific Crest Trail or climbing the Seven Summitsabut on water. The book divides the river into 34 segments, detailing put-in and take-out points, campgrounds, various land manager regulations, key riverside sites, dams and water releases, paddling times and distances, free-flowing areas, ferry schedules, and more. Introductory texts and sidebars cover local history, things to do nearby (like hot springs, hiking trails, or places to eat), as well as wildlife and scenery. Boat types and equipment are also covered. The overall tone is adventurous, funny, and introspective.... small bandages, and sting cream) Fire (lighter or matches in a sealable container) Repair kit (multitool with knife, and extra boat ... It also enabled me to measure distances accurately, whether from putin to takeout or between specific landmarks. In areas with smartphone coverage, I could also pull up Google Earth as a GPS source but in photo format, rather than ... More than once, I printed screen shots from Google Earth or Google Maps at home to pinpoint putins, takeouts, andanbsp;...
|Title||:||Paddling the Columbia|
|Publisher||:||Mountaineers Books - 2014-06-14|