Canoeing Michigan Rivers: A Comprehensive Guide to 45 Rivers, Revise and Updated (Paperback)
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Caution! You may want to paddle every river! Rapid by rapid, rock by rock descriptions of 1500 miles of canoeing opportunities on 45 blue-ribbon rivers by two experts who personally paddled every mile. A wealth of canoeing adventures from placid family floats to blood-curdling whitewater runs. Accurate, easy-to-follow maps show access sites, campgrounds, put-ins/take-outs, roads, bridges. . . and more. Concise, essential call-out data features gradient, rapids and falls, portages, skill required. . . and more. Clear, authoritative descriptions detail lengths, trip times, depth, current, bottom composition, widths, access information, parking facilities, fishing opportunities. . . and more.
About the Author
Jerry Dennis is the author of many literary and popular works about nature, science, and outdoor recreation. His essays and stories in The New York Times, Smithsonian, Audubon, Orion, Wildlife Conservation, National Geographic Traveler, American Way, Gray's Sporting Journal, and many other publications have won numerous awards and are frequently anthologized. His books, many of them illustrated by artist Glenn Wolff, are widely acclaimed and have been translated into German, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese, and Czech. In 1999 the Michigan Library Association named Jerry the Michigan Author of the Year, the highest literary award in the state, and in 2003 the University of Louisvilles School of Arts and Sciences recognized his achievements in literature with its Outstanding Alumnus of the Year Award. He is a frequent guest lecturer at universities, has been a commentator on national and regional public radio, and serves on the faculty of the University of Michigans Bear River Writers Conference, where he teaches nature writing and creative non-fiction. He and his wife, Gail, live near the shore of Lake Michigan not far from Traverse City, Michigan.