BOAT CAMPING HAIDA GWAII: A SMALL VESSEL GUIDE TO THE QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS, 2ND EDITIONby: Neil Frazer
The definitive guidebook for people interested in camping by boat. The book features a wide range of detailed maps of the Queen Charlotte coast, along with numerous photographs, offering a clear sense of the geography – & the majesty – of the area. Detailed descriptions are given of each campsite & special appendices are provided with helpful hints on bear safety, tides & currents. 70 B&W Photos, 110 Maps; 8.5×11 inches, 176 pgs.
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Boat Camping Haida Gwaii will appeal to anyone who has a sense of adventure & a desire to explore & protect the coastal environment.
The Pacific Coast has long attracted adventurers, explorers & environmentalists. From the early beginnings of coastal voyaging, which began with Native paddlers in large canoes & foreign explorers under sail, to modern travelers in kayaks, skiffs & private yachts, exploration has always been an integral part of life on the coast. Boat Camping Haida Gwaii, written by a modern-day explorer with environmental interests, is a practical guide for coastal explorers interested in a weekend off-shore adventure or a major expedition to remote & wild areas. With information on ancient native settlements, hidden campsites & everything in between, Boat Camping Haida Gwaii offers a fascinating – & comprehensive – look at the wild beauty of the Queen Charlotte coast.
Boat Camping Haida Gwaii is the definitive guidebook for people interested in camping by boat. The book features a wide range of detailed maps of the Queen Charlotte coast, along with numerous photographs, offering a clear sense of the geography – & the majesty – of the area. Detailed descriptions are given of each campsite & special appendices are provided with helpful hints on bear safety, tides & currents. The book also contains information about the history & culture of the Haida, the indigenous people of the Queen Charlotte Islands.
Intended to serve primarily as an on-board reference, the book can be opened flat, & used in conjunction with the Global Positioning System (GPS) & chart references. Its compact size ensures the book can easily fit in kayak cockpit storage sleeves, or tossed in a backpack for day trips. It fits perfectly in zip-lock storage bags for waterproof protection.
This guide’s comprehensive information will be valuable to kayakers, canoeists, those in small motorboats & everyone interested in exploring this unique area. Yachters & sailors willing to go adventuring in their skiffs will also find this guide helpful in exploring Haida Gwaii — as will armchair adventurers.
Publisher: Harbour Publishing
Publish Date: 04-30-2010