silviacolasanti.it
» » A Paddler's Guide to Everglades National Park

Download A Paddler's Guide to Everglades National Park fb2, epub

by Johnny Molloy

Download A Paddler's Guide to Everglades National Park fb2, epub

ISBN: 0813017874
Author: Johnny Molloy
Language: English
Publisher: University Press of Florida; 1st edition (June 9, 2000)
Pages: 256
Category: Water Sports
Subcategory: Outdoors
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 416
Size Fb2: 1619 kb
Size ePub: 1833 kb
Size Djvu: 1420 kb
Other formats: docx mobi txt mobi


Start by marking A Paddler's Guide to Everglades National Park as. .

Start by marking A Paddler's Guide to Everglades National Park as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Molloy has years of paddling experience in the Everglades, logging trips of two hours and up to two weeks. In the course of writing this book, he paddled over 500 miles in one season. Johnny Molloy is an outdoor writer and adventurer based in Knoxville, Tennessee. Author Johnny Molloy's book contains less information about the Watson legend than I had hoped, but Molloy discloses that paddlers may camp at the old Watson Place where artifacts of Ed Watson's sugar cane plantation may still be seen.

Geological Survey topography maps; - tips on supplies, equipment, navigation, and coping with insects. My boyfriend and I went and paddled the Wilderness Waterway through the Everglades National Park in February 2008 using this guidebook, a compass and the appropriate nautical charts.

Books related to A Paddler's Guide to Everglades National Park.

A Paddler's Guide just in time for next years trip! By Thriftbooks. com User, August 14, 2000. I have done numerous loop trips in Everglades National Park by kayak.

A Paddler's Guide to Everglades National Park Florida Quincentennial Books.

If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for A Paddler's Guide to Everglades National Park by.

Johnny Molloy is the author of more than fifty outdoor guide books, including The Hiking Trails of Florida's National Forests, Parks, and Preserves; Hiking the Florida Trail; Beach and Coastal Camping in Florida and Day Hiking Southwest Florida. Country of Publication.

Florida’s Everglades National Park is the largest contiguous mangrove forest in the western hemisphere. Red mangrove trees rise above sawgrass and needle rush in Everglades National Park. Photograph by Carlton Ward. Water lilies cover the surface of the park, which was declared an International Biosphere Reserve, a World Heritage site, and a Wetland of International Importance. Photograph by Andy Mann, Nat Geo Image Collection. Photograph by Carlton Ward, Nat Geo Image Collection. An alligator waits for prey at the bottom of a cypress swamp in Everglades National Park.

"After hundreds of hours of actual experience in the field, which can’t be beat, Molloy has written a much-needed guide to paddling the waterways of Everglades National Park--good, practical knowledge and common sense in a folksy, down-home style that is easy to read and follow."--Jeff Ripple, author of Southwest Florida’s Wetland Wilderness: Big Cypress Swamp and the Ten Thousand Islands

For the ultimate adventure by canoe or sea kayak, this guide to paddling the Everglades offers detailed information about every significant paddling route in Everglades National Park. These routes cover more than 400 miles of ocean, river, bay, and creek waters, plus the Gulf of Mexico.The 53 designated paddling routes—including the renowned Wilderness Waterway, the spine of the paddlers’ pathways--provide access to Florida’s endangered natural paradise, the wide sheet of water that includes pristine beaches, sun-drenched keys, and the world’s largest mangrove forest. The routes include day trips, week-long excursions, and many not-so-frequented passages.A Paddler’s Guide presents a rating system for each route that includes possible hazards, navigational challenges, potential wind and tidal influences, overall mileage and paddling time, and a running description of both physical and cultural landmarks along the way. It presents descriptions of every backcountry campsite in the park, from unusual chickees to old Calusa Indian mounds, to beachfront islands in the Gulf of Mexico. The book includes 22 trail maps, adapted from nautical charts and U.S. Geological Survey topography maps of the park.Johnny Molloy, an experienced outdoorsman, also tells you how to execute a paddling trip—what supplies and equipment to take, where to get them, and how to obtain permits. Once on the water, you’ll get tips on navigation, coping with insects, and other situations paddlers face in the park. It’s realistic and instructive information for serious paddlers, casual vacationers, bird watchers, and fishermen.Molloy has years of paddling experience in the Everglades, logging trips of two hours and up to two weeks. In the course of writing this book, he paddled over 500 miles in one season.

Johnny Molloy is an outdoor writer and adventurer based in Knoxville, Tennessee. His camping and hiking guides include Beach and Coastal Camping in Florida (UPF, 1999); Trial by Trail: Backpacking in the Smoky Mountains; The Best in Tent Camping: West Virginia; Day and Overnight Hikes in Shenandoah National Park; and The Best in Tent Camping: Colorado.

Comments:

Dolid
I have some quibbles about this book. His descriptions of routes are from one direction only, and we never seemed to be going the same direction as he did. GPS coordinates are not exact, and there are some typos and errors (Oyster Creek chickee is 12 miles from the North River Chickee, not from the Watson Creek chickee, for example - so don't be afraid of making that paddle in one day). Overall a bit rough in writing and layout. The maps (as with all such books) are only general guides (and he stresses the need for a good chart, which is absolutely true - a deck-mounted compass is my best suggestion for you - we never once cracked out the GPS: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001HYKD8M/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1).

That said, of the several similar books I bought in preparation for our recent 5-day kayak trip, this is the only one I brought along in it's entirely (I photocopied sections of the other two: paddling the wildnerness wateway, and paddling southern florida - in retrospect it would have been handy to photocopy key sections of Molloy's book as well as bring the whole book - photocopies are handier for daily reference in a map case). He offers a plethora of "routes" which you can string together in any way you want - which we did in order to circumnavigate whitewater bay. He has a separate section devote to each "chickee" alphabetically - I found having these as a separate section helpful in organizing my own itinerary vs taking one "canned". If you want to paddle for several or more days in the Everglades elsewhere than the "wilderness waterway", this is your book. Molloy has really explored the odd corners.

This new edition is also the most recent of the books and that helps. For example, the aforementioned Oyster Bay Chickee shows on charts in the wrong location - it was recently rebuilt by the park service in a nearby but different enough spot - and Molloy's book was the only one recent enough to mention it.

Earns 5 stars, despite the imperfections.
Blackworm
This book is getting great reviews because it does indeed have a lot of useful route information. Unfortunately it is incredibly hard to use because there is no index. Not only that, the text portion of the book does not reference the maps, so you have to search to find the routes. Also, the maps are not numbered. That is especially odd as each map refers to other maps by numbers, yet none of them are numbered. It's not that hard to guess which one is which, but it would have been nice if this author had included these most basic of book features.

Update -- the maps are in fact numbered, however the numbers are on the very inner portion of the page, at the top. My mistake for not seeing these but they are easy to miss!
energy breath
My boyfriend and I went and paddled the Wilderness Waterway through the Everglades National Park in February 2008 using this guidebook, a compass and the appropriate nautical charts. We had never been to Florida before, nor had we ever undertaken such a long canoe trip. The experience was exhilarating. Route finding through the mangrove forest was very challenging, but by stopping, rereading Johnny Malloy's route descriptions as we progressed, and trusting the compass, we never did make a wrong turn. Without this guide, I'm not sure that would have been true.

I was disappointed to be advised by people we met along the paddle that the "Nightmare Route" would not be passable after the most recent hurricanes of 2005 because of fallen trees and the fact that the ranger service does not maintain the route. After reading this guide, which was published in 2000, I had been totally sold on the idea of paddling the "Quintessential Everglades Route." I don't know if it is actually not passable, but we decided not to take the chance. Anyone interested should pursue more updated information. The North Harney River Route, however, was passable and satisfied some of that desire to paddle the route less taken.

If you don't know what no-see-ums are, investigate protecting yourself from them before you go. Yikes!
Blackseeker
I purchased two copies of this book several years ago when planning our first kayaking and camping trip into the Everglades National Park. My father and I have now made this trek an annual tradition. We relied on the details, suggestions and maps to plan the trips we've made over the past three years.

We've managed to follow some of the trails and other we've probably criss-crossed while making our own. While we still have some work to do on our navigation skills, we have never had a bad trip. We have been thankful for this guide which not only helped prepare us for the trip, but also served as encouragement for us to get out there and explore.
Nnulam
A great guide. We used this quite extensively on our four day paddle excursion through the mangroves and out onto the gulf. The maps and guidance for planning are helpful, though no replacement for talking to the rangers.
Boyn
Good read and great information.
IGOT
Great book.
Thoroughly covers routes, different areas, and anecdotal experience of the author. I read almost the entire book, and enjoyed it thoroughly. It helped me plan the best kayaking trip to accommodate everyone in our party, because i knew more than just campsite names and dots on a map.

Related to A Paddler's Guide to Everglades National Park

Download Discover Acadia National Park: A Guide to the Best Hiking, Biking, and Paddling fb2, epub

Discover Acadia National Park: A Guide to the Best Hiking, Biking, and Paddling fb2 epub

Author: Marcy Monkman,Jerry Monkman
Category: Specialty Travel
ISBN: 1878239929
Download The Everglades: River of Grass fb2, epub

The Everglades: River of Grass fb2 epub

Author: Robert Fink,Michael Grunwald,Marjory Stoneman Douglas
Category: Americas
ISBN: 1561643947
Download The American Canoe Association's Kayak  Canoe Games (A Nuts 'n' Bolts Guide) fb2, epub

The American Canoe Association's Kayak Canoe Games (A Nuts 'n' Bolts Guide) fb2 epub

Author: Laurie Guillion,Les Fry
Category: Water Sports
ISBN: 0897321944
Download Wilderness Paddling 2010 fb2, epub

Wilderness Paddling 2010 fb2 epub

Author: Gary McGuffin,Joanie McGuffin
Category: Photography & Video
ISBN: 1552974022
Download Adventure Guide to The Florida Keys  Everglades National Park (3rd Ed) fb2, epub

Adventure Guide to The Florida Keys Everglades National Park (3rd Ed) fb2 epub

Author: Jon Huber,Joyce Huber
Category: United States
ISBN: 1588431193
Download The Hiking Trails of Florida's National Forests, Parks, and Preserves fb2, epub

The Hiking Trails of Florida's National Forests, Parks, and Preserves fb2 epub

Author: Johnny Molloy
Category: United States
ISBN: 0813021103
Download Florida Keys and Everglades Cruising Guide fb2, epub

Florida Keys and Everglades Cruising Guide fb2 epub

Author: Freya Rauscher
Category: United States
ISBN: 0918752248