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by Robert H. Miller
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  • Author:
    Robert H. Miller
  • ISBN:
    0881506427
  • ISBN13:
    978-0881506426
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    Countryman Press; First American Edition edition (May 3, 2005)
  • Pages:
    464 pages
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The Inside Passage is something of a holy grail for contemporary sea kayakers. It is without question the most scenic and challenging paddling trip in North America.

The Inside Passage is something of a holy grail for contemporary sea kayakers. Kayaking the Inside Passage will aid kayakers both in planning and in carrying out paddling trips on the rugged Pacific artery that runs along the western edge of North America. It is a complete through-trip guide to sea kayaking the entire 1. The Inside Passage is something of a holy grail for contemporary sea kayakers.

Kayaking the Inside Passage book. This route runs from Olympia, Kayaking the Inside Passage will aid kayakers both in planning and in carrying out paddling trips on the rugged Pacific artery that runs along the western edge of North America. It is a complete through-trip guide to sea kayaking the entire 1,300-mile length of the Inside Passage along one select route with some alternate variations. This route runs from Olympia, Washington, past Vancouver Island and up through Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska.

book by Robert H. Miller. Revised with route updates, map improvements, and stunning color photography, Kayaking the Inside Passage will aid kayakers in planning paddling trips on the rugged Pacific artery that runs along the western edge of North America.

The Inside Passage is a popular tourism destination. Kayaking the Inside Passage: A Paddler's Guide from Olympia, Washington to Muir Glacier, Alaska. ISBN 978-0-88150-642-6. The coastal mountain ranges and islands offer wildlife viewing and opportunities for boating, fishing, kayaking, camping and hiking. Wildlife viewing in the region ranges from birding to whale watching and bear viewing. The most popular way to explore the Inside Passage during summer is by cruise ship.

Paddling the Inside Passage is sea kayaking’s Holy Grail. There is only one, comprehensive guidebook to through-paddling the Inside Passage: Kayaking the Inside Passage: A Paddler’s Guide from Olympia, Washington to Muir Glacier, Alaska by Robert H. Miller, 2018, Countryman Press, 468 pages. Robert H. Miller has been kayaking and climbing for over 50 years and has published articles and photos in numerous outdoor publications, including Rock & Ice, Canoe & Kayak, and Paddler and has taught for Outward Bound, Challenge/Discovery, Prescott College & Yavapai College. He now lives in Prescott, Arizona.

Robert Miller has traversed these waters for decades and created this inimitable guide to kayaking the entire 1,300- mile length of the Inside . No other paddling guide covers the entire length of the Inside Passage.

Robert Miller has traversed these waters for decades and created this inimitable guide to kayaking the entire 1,300- mile length of the Inside Passage along one select route with some alternate variations. Miller includes complete historical and natural background, along with proficiency and equipment recommendations. Paddlers will get the most out of their experience with the advice and hard- won insight of a seasoned veteran.

Description this book The Inside Passage is something of a holy grail for contemporary sea kayakers. It is a complete through-trip guide to sea kayaking the entire 1,300-mile length of the Inside Passage along one select route with some alternate variations

Robert Miller grew up in Cuba, learned English in Mississippi, attended high school and college in Arizona, and .

Robert Miller grew up in Cuba, learned English in Mississippi, attended high school and college in Arizona, and did post-graduate work at the University of . .He is the author of Kayaking the Inside Passage: A Paddler's Guide from Olympia, Washington to Muir Glacier, Alaska, Countryman Press, 2005, and a contributor to Why We Boat, Vishnu Temple Press, 2017.

The Inside Passage is something of a holy grail for contemporary sea kayakers. It is without question the most scenic and challenging paddling trip in North America.

Kayaking the Inside Passage will aid kayakers both in planning and in carrying out paddling trips on the rugged Pacific artery that runs along the western edge of North America. It is a complete through-trip guide to sea kayaking the entire 1,300-mile length of the Inside Passage along one select route with some alternate variations. This route runs from Olympia, Washington, past Vancouver Island and up through Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska. No other paddling guide covers the entire length of the Inside Passage. There are 33 maps, 50 photos, and pen-and-ink illustrations. Miller includes complete historical and natural background along with proficiency and equipment recommendations. 50 black & white photographs, 33 maps, index.

Todal
Alaskans have a term for folks who show up, do a one week backpack trip someplace, then promptly label themselves as authorities on all things Alaska. And that term is "One Week Wonder". In general, I expect a paddler's guide to contain plenty of information on paddling the region it is intended to cover, written by someone who has spent an extensive amount of time on every segment of the trip. Reading through this book, I find that, of the four-hundred and some odd pages contained herein, fewer than 10% of those pages are actually "guide" information, with actual descriptions of the territory you'll be paddling. . The vast majority of the book is stuffed with "witty anecdotes", Miller's interpretation of historical events, Heloise's beginner helpful hints about subjects that anyone even remotely thinking about doing this trip should have mastered a decade before they consider this trip, etc. I suspect that all this voluminous gobbledeegook is in the book because Mr Miller only paddled the route once, lost notes along the way, had very little first hand information about the route itself, but had spent hundreds of hours reading history books and other people's "witty anecdotes" about the region. So he felt compelled to write a book to cover his trip costs. Now, it's commendable to write a "paddler's historical guide to witty anecdotes" to a region, but if you intend to write an actual GUIDEBOOK, then, for pete's sake, son; fill it up chock full of information on the landings, the beaches, the secret flat bivy spots on otherwise inhospitable stretches of shoreline, the best creeks for drinking, where the good berry patches are, etc etc etc. The kind of information you'd get from going on the trip with some old salt who'd paddled the route ten or twenty times. But the author admittedly lost all his notes on camp site information, so even that scant would be "guide" information that he put in the book is suspect. I'm currently distilling his entire guidebook into 3 pages of 7 point font notes, to be printed out on waterproof paper. Because that's about all the critical information it has in it, and I sure as HECK am not gonna carry around an extra pound of witty anectdotes about lighthouse history on my actual kayak trip up the I.P. So, I say plaintively, Children: when you set out to write a paddler's guidebook to an area, please spend more than a fleeting amount of time ACTUALLY PADDLING there. Not to do so opens one up to criticism. You may even be confused for an overly erudite guidebook author from a well known outdoor school in the desert southwest.
Dog_Uoll
Was looking for a guidebook. This provides more background information than specifics for trip planning
Realistic
Robert's book is a very detailed and practical account that has made planning our own trip so much more achievable! His descriptive and amusing notes make for a great read and an inspiring book.
SmEsH
DETAILED AND GOOD FOR THE PERSON MAKING THE TRIP. LESS GOOD FOR THE ARMCHAIR KAYAKER
Fesho
Even though paddling the Inside Passage is not on my list to do, I enjoyed the commentary on the scenery, people, history etc. Well written travel guide....Dave
Mitynarit
A wonderful combination of how-to and travelogue? Sign me up. Miller's guide is excellent preparatory reading for any water trip up the inside passage.
Iell
This comprehensive book is routinely recommended for a reason. Plus it should motivate anyone who has not made the final decision to kayak the IP. Get it and go.
Miller does more than Inside Passage log, he takes through the rigors of doing it right and preparing you the long journey.