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PostPosted: April 24th, 2013, 6:36 am 
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PostPosted: April 24th, 2013, 2:22 pm 
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I guess I'm missing the point of that youtube video, but I get irritated just watching that bow paddler switch back and forth.

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PostPosted: January 31st, 2014, 10:29 pm 
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I believe I have lost count of the times that I've read Dangerous River... never old.
I just purchased a couple of other Patterson books based on this thread.

and the The Tent Dwellers has had me literally laughing out loud on the Go Train the past couple of days.... not quite in accordance with GO's upper level "quiet zone" program in effect

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PostPosted: February 1st, 2014, 6:50 am 
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P G Downes.
If you liked "Sleeping Island" try "Distant Summers" (2 volumes of his journals).

"Death on the Barrens".
A very different account (different title) of events is given by Fred Pessl, who spoke at WCS 2013.
http://www.wcsymposium.com/sites/defaul ... 20bios.pdf
My last search of the web didn't find his book though.

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PostPosted: February 1st, 2014, 9:18 am 
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I've read both volumes of Downes' Journals, and have to second Allan's recommendation. For anyone who has read "Sleeping Island", the two volume set of his journals - Distant Summers, is a must read.

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PostPosted: February 1st, 2014, 6:03 pm 
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War on the Run

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and the Bloody Mohawk

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PostPosted: February 2nd, 2014, 12:54 am 
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Thanks for the great ideas.
I just added several books to my "wish list".

I second the recommendations of "Death on the Barrens” by Grinnell, and "Water and Sky: Reflections of a Northern Year" by Alan S. Kesselheim

"All things are Possible, The Vern Kruger Story, 100,000 miles by Paddle" by Phil Peterson Sr.
The title says it all.

"Let Them Paddle: Coming of Age on the Water" by Alan S. Kesselheim.

"Where Rivers Run" by Gary & Joannie McGuffin.
I read it years ago while on my first solo trip & remember it being inspiring, especially compared to the distance I was doing.

Not canoeing but.... "Winterdance" by Gary Paulson.
Fun read about learning to run and then race a dog sled team.
And "Hatchet" by Paulson for a young reader book.

Oh yeah, can't forget "Thelon: A River Sanctuary" by David F. Pelly
And, and, and.....


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PostPosted: February 3rd, 2014, 9:50 am 
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Not canoeing but.... "Winterdance" by Gary Paulson.
Fun read about learning to run and then race a dog sled team.


I really enjoyed this one! Funny, touching...a life lived near the edge.

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PostPosted: February 3rd, 2014, 10:41 am 
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Thanks for the motivation guys. I'm just starting another law course and now I have the motivation to get through it quickly so I can get down to some, "good", reading. Here's a couple quick picks for me:

Miracle in the Andes by Nando Parrado. I met Nando several years ago and he's a very intriguing and humble man.

Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer. Controversial point of view at times, but great read. My son met up with one of the surviving Sherpas, when he was on Everest a few years ago and found him to be most hospitable.

Paddle to the Amazon by Don Starkell. An amazing story of one man and his sons making their way by canoe from Winnipeg to the mouth of the Amazon River, a full 12,000 miles by canoe!!!
Being Caribou by Karsten Heuer. This one might have already been mentioned.

My son recommended I read Adventures On The Edge, but then again he's a climber.

I'm sure I'll think a few more, as I read through, Law Fundamentals, but this is all for now. Enjoy!!

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PostPosted: February 5th, 2014, 11:40 am 
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Great list. I would add "Undaunted Courage".


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PostPosted: March 16th, 2014, 5:38 pm 
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Here are a few books about hiking that are good:

"Wild" by Strayed. It's very popular these days, but quite a good book.

"A Blistered Kind of Love: One Couple's Trial by Trail."

"The Cactus Eaters: How I Lost My Mind - and Almost Found Myself - on the Pacific Crest Trail"


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