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Kayaking Puget Sound, the San Juans, and Gulf Islands: 50 Trips on the Northwest's Inland Waters Paperback – May 6, 1999


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 253 pages
  • Publisher: Mountaineers Books; 2nd edition (May 6, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0898866073
  • ISBN-13: 978-0898866070
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.3 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #835,426 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A wonderful companion for adventuring throughout our prime paddling country. --Sports Etc.

About the Author

Randel Washburne is a veteran sea kayaker and author of several books and numerous articles about kayaking. He teaches sea kayaking and navigation. <P>Carey Gersten is president of the Washington Water Trails Association and the operator of a kayaking rental and guide service.

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By G. Powell on March 3, 2003
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Lots of good trips, lots of tips about timing your trip with the tides for a more enjoyable and safe trip. Good list of saftey tips. No book is a subsitute for experience but with this on you are less likely to get into trouble. The Puget Sound region has a lot of good open water kayaking and this book covers a lot of that ground.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Biffle French on November 13, 2007
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This is the essential guidebook for paddling around the Puget Sound regions. It is one of those books that keeps getting updated every few years, so it is never too far out of date, which is important in our changing world. The marine environment doesn't change much, but access and facilities required to get and stay there do, and this book helps a lot with that.

This is a great book for the day paddler or the committed water traveler, since it rates the difficulty of each trip, lists places to camp and gives clear directions to launch and recovery points. It covers all the inland waters of the Puget Sound at some level of detail. Maps are a key feature of a book like this, and theirs are excellent. If you paddle the Sound, this book belongs in your truck.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Discerning Buyer on June 16, 2008
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This is a great reference book. It is very well detailed for each trip. I like the layout, easy to read, giving ratings for protected, moderate or exposed waters, place to put in. I highly recommend it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Russell Moseley on April 27, 2014
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It loses a star only because it seems you need to already be familiar with the area in order to know where some of these places are. Otherwise excellent info.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Johnson on August 22, 2013
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Some great kayaking day trips and a few over-nighters. It's great to have a book like this when you're just starting out kayaking. Great!
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