Item description for Quiet Water New York, 2nd: Canoe & Kayak Guide (AMC Quiet Water Series) by John Hayes & Alex Wilson...
This completely revised edition of AMC's best-selling Quiet Water guide---the first new edition in 10 years---reveals more than 100 spectacular ponds, lakes, and rivers ideally suited for canoeing and kayaking. From the Adirondacks to the western plateau and south to Long Island, the waterways described in this updated guide offer access to unique water adventures for beginners and experienced paddlers, birdwatchers and anglers, families with children and active seniors. Each easy-to-read trip description features a map and photograph of the destination, plus details of the suggested paddling route and the flora and fauna to be seen along the way.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 5.75" Height: 9.25" Weight: 1.7 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2007
Publisher Appalachian Mountain Club Books
ISBN 1929173733 ISBN13 9781929173730 UPC 652932019959
Availability 0 units.
More About John Hayes & Alex Wilson
Alex Wilson is an avid canoeist and naturalist. He is the publisher of "Environmental Building News," John Hayes has spent years exploring the quiet waters of New England and New York." "Together Alex Wilson and John Hayes have written "Quiet Water" paddling guides for New Hampshire/Vermont, Massachusetts/Connecticut/Rhode Island, and Maine.
Alex Wilson currently resides in the state of Vermont. Alex Wilson was born in 1955.
Reviews - What do customers think about Quiet Water New York, 2nd: Canoe & Kayak Guide (AMC Quiet Water Series)?
Could have more useful info... Aug 25, 2007
Definitely a nice book overall, with thorough descriptions of calm bodies of water in New York State. However, I'm disappointed with the lack of map detail. In addition, there are no coordinates given (i.e., lattitude and longitude). This is an updated book and should definitely include coordinates for modern-day GPS users. I had to cross-reference another book that had better map detail and included coordinates (title: The Hudson River Water Trail Guide-6th edition).
very helpful May 10, 2007
In time for spring and summer, the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) has released a new, second edition of Quiet Water: New York, a Canoe and Kayak guide to the Empire State compiled by John Hayes and Alex Wilson.
As the title suggests, the authors are very clear that their new guidebook is designed for the canoe and kayak enthusiast who is look for quiet or solitude. There is no whitewater assistance offered here. However, ninety different options around New York State including nine locations within Central New York are suggested in this book.
"Quiet Water" also includes a plethora of helpful suggestions to plan your next outing on the water. The books provides maps, habitat descriptions of each area, phone numbers, websites, even a description of animal habitats one might encounter on the water. Scattered throughout the volume are photos from the water and profiles of local animals.
A great companion guide to anyone who looking to paddle this summer.