Whether you are a fly fisherman who enjoys the gentle lapping of water on wood or a boat builder who wants to recreate a piece of history, this book is for you. This fascinating history of the river pioneers who designed, built, and used the early river dories and their successors collects stories, diaries, photographs and plans of the early boats.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An indispensable guide to surviving everything from an extended wilderness exploration to a day-long boat trip, with hard-earned advice from the host of the show MeatEater as seen on Netflix For anyone planning to spend time outside, The MeatEater Guide to Wilderness Skills and Survival is the perfect antidote to the sensationalism of the modern survival genre. Informed by the real-life experiences of renowned outdoorsman Steven Rinella, its pages are packed with tried-and-true tips, techniques, and gear recommendations. Among other skills, readers will learn about old-school navigation and essential satellite tools, how to build a basic first-aid kit and apply tourniquets, and how to effectively purify water using everything from ancient methods to cutting-edge technologies. This essential guide delivers hard-won insights and know-how garnered from Rinella’s own experiences and mistakes and from his trusted crew of expert hunters, anglers, emergency-room doctors, climbers, paddlers, and wilderness guides—with the goal of making any reader feel comfortable and competent while out in the wild.
Emmy Award–winning journalist and fifth-generation Oregon native Grant McOmie provides travelers with an in depth guide to 101 of the best Oregon destinations featured in his popular television series Grant’s Getaways, produced by KGW-TV and Travel Oregon. Come along with Grant McOmie as he explores family-friendly destinations and day trips across the width and breadth of Oregon. From kayaking in Netarts Bay, riding a jet boat on the Rogue River, and fishing for Deschutes River steelhead to exploring Lava River Cave in the Newberry Volcanic National Monument, digging for fossils in the John Day Basin, and riding mountain bikes at Black Rock, 101 Grant’s Getaways has an outdoor adventure for everyone. The book is organized by the month in which the television segment was filmed, and features 75 photographs from Grant’s outdoor adventures. Also included are travel tips such as “What to Know if You Go” and “Best Time of the Year” as well as access information.
For three years, Richard Louv listened to America by going fishing. To explore the cultures of angling, he traveled from the Atlantic to the Pacific and to the Gulf Coast, too; from bass waters north and south to fly-fishing waters east and west. He joined a professional bass tournament on Lake Erie and got a casting lesson from fly-fishing legend Joan Wulff in Colorado. He angled with corporate executives in Montana and stoic steelheaders in the Northwest. He went ice fishing on Michigan's Upper Peninsula and fly-fishing for sharks in California. In the Midwest, he fished with the host of the nation's longest-running television fishing program. He spent time with the captains of Florida, the poachers of the West, and the regulars who fish the Harlem and Hudson Rivers in New York City. Fly-Fishing for Sharks is the delightful result of Richard Louv's journey, a portrait of America on the water, fishing rod in hand. From Whitefish Willy to Bass'n Gal's Sugar Ferris, the people Louv writes about are simply unforgettable. As diverse as the cultures of fishing are. Richard Louv found that certain values unite them. Most of the anglers he spoke with care passionately about the health of the country's water; some have pondered what fishing tells us about our changing relationship with nature. Every one of them finds something renewing, even healing, in angling -- and many of these men and women believe that fishing can be a thread that binds the generations. Louv discovers from a Hemingway son what it really was like to go fishing with Papa; he fishes and talks about fatherhood with Robert Kennedy, Jr.; and he shares the joys and pains of caring for his own children. Fly-Fishing for Sharks is by turns funny, thoughtful, and poignant -- a revealing look at our country from an unusual perspective.
This is an indispensable resource for anyone considering the purchase of a new boat, or the maintenance and repair of an old one. It lists over 500 builders, by state and province, and alphabetically lists 200 designers. Covers the US and Canada, published in 1994.
This book is for those in search of fun! Cowboy up ... at an authentic dude ranch; Horse pack with your spouse in Montana's rugged Bitterroot Wilderness; Bicycle through the beautiful vineyards of Napa Valley, Italy, or France; Drive a covered wagon pulled by a team of horses through the Teton wilderness of Wyoming; Plunge down the majestic Grand Canyon's Lava Falls ... the world's biggest whitewater; Feel the exhilaration, kayaking among Orcas on Alaska's Inside Passage or paddling the myriad of islands in the crystal clear waters of the Belize. Features 700 recreation providers.
Written for families, first-timers, and whitewater thrill seekers, this up-to-date guide accurately describes 150 single- and multi-day raft and float trips in the western United States and Canada. This indispensable guide provides information on professional outfitters, the best times to go, the secrets of organizing a great trip, lodgings and campgrounds. Photographs.