Paddling Everglades National Park

Author: Loretta Lynn Leda
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762761598
Size: 73.56 MB
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Nothing compares to paddling Florida's Everglades. Covering more than 14,000 square miles—from the headwaters of the Everglades in Orlando and Big Cypress State Park in the southwest, to Biscayne National Park on the eastern edge and part of the Keys and the 10,000 Islands to the south—this tropical wetland offers beautiful ecosystems, fascinating habitats, and many diverse paddle routes. Paddling Everglades National Park introduces paddlers of all abilities to nearly fifty of the park's best paddling routes. It also provides brief yet intriguing accounts of the remnants of precolonial history one encounters along these routes and offers insight to the eight unique ecosystems that make up the Everglades. Replete with maps showing access points and river miles, this guide also gives campsite locations and related information for paddlers wishing to stay overnight, as well as information on the park's extraordinary angling opportunities.

A Paddler S Guide To Everglades National Park

Author: Johnny Molloy
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780813060842
Size: 22.72 MB
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“Navigating the 1.5-million-acre Everglades National Park just got easier. From lists of necessary tools for a safe, dry and successful adventure to locating ground and beach campsites for weary campers to rest their boards, the guide works.”—St. Petersburg Times “This well-organized, clearly written guide . . . covers all the conceivable necessities. . . . Invaluable.”—Tampa Tribune “[Molloy] describes backcountry campsites; unusual chickees to Calusa Indian mounds to beachfront islands. . . . A good starting point for those who would attempt such an up-close visit to the Everglades.”—Ocala Star-Banner “After learning all about the Everglades in this book, you might want to get out and see this unique place firsthand.”—Fairchild Tropical Garden Magazine “Offers important information for boaters (tidal activity, campsites, routes to avoid, what to pack, wind challenges, approximate paddling time, and much more) and includes detailed maps . . . . [Molloy's] writing style is both authoritative and enticing; he can almost make you want to drift about in clouds of mosquitoes and no-see-ums.”—Library Journal Whether forging uncharted territory or slipping along marked canoe trails, Molloy guides readers through more than 400 miles of creeks, bays, marshes, and the Gulf of Mexico. This indispensable reference has been comprehensively updated, and now includes GPS coordinates and twelve new paddle routes.

Exploring Everglades National Park And The Surrounding Area

Author: Roger L. Hammer
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 149301949X
Size: 78.99 MB
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This is the ultimate guide to discovering the vast "River of Grass" ecoregion of the southern Florida mainland. Packed with photographs, maps, and informative text, this guide will help outdoor enthusiasts appreciate the landscape and varied flora and fauna of this watershed whether they have a day to spend in the effort or a lifetime. This edition includes new routes in Biscayne National Park. Whether traveling by canoe or by foot, this guide will enhance the next journey into the remarkable Everglades.

Paddling The Everglades Wilderness Waterway

Author: Holly Genzen
Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
ISBN: 089732899X
Size: 40.51 MB
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The Everglades Wilderness Waterway winds an enthralling path through rivers, bays, and streams on the southwestern edge of Everglades National Park. Rich with wildlife and scenic beauty, it also poses many challenges for paddlers. Canoeists and kayakers must deal with wind, waves, limited campsites (in the form of "chickee" platforms over the water and historic groundsites), and no fresh water. As veterans of this complex passage, authors Holly Genzen and Anne Sullivan turn those limitations into glorious, safe adventure. Some out-and-back paddles lead to the rivers and bays of the Everglades National Park's interior; others wind to Gulf Coast sites; still others loop around islands, mangrove forests, or other natural phenomena. The authors provide marker-by-marker route descriptions (both north to south and south to north), and comprehensive information on safety, supplies, campsites, and navigation. They also chronicle the waterway's wildlife, social history, and origin of place names encountered along the way.

The Everglades

Author: Marjory Stoneman Douglas
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 9781561643943
Size: 65.16 MB
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Before 1947, when Marjory Stoneman Douglas named the Everglades a "river of grass," most people considered the area worthless. She brought the world's attention to the need to preserve the Everglades. In the Afterword, Michael Grunwald tells us what has happened to them since then. Grunwald points out that in 1947 the government was in the midst of establishing the Everglades National Park and turning loose the Army Corps of Engineers to control floods--both of which seemed like saviors for the Glades. But neither turned out to be the answer. Working from the research he did for his book, The Swamp, Grunwald offers an account of what went wrong and the many attempts to fix it, beginning with Save Our Everglades, which Douglas declared was "not nearly enough." Grunwald then lays out the intricacies (and inanities) of the more recent and ongoing CERP, the hugely expensive Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan.

A Falconguide To Everglades National Park And The Surrounding Area

Author: Roger L. Hammer
Publisher: Falcon Guides
ISBN: 9780762734320
Size: 43.82 MB
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A FalconGuide to Everglades National Park and the Surrounding Area is the ultimate guide to discovering the vast ecoregion of the southern Florida mainland. Packed with photographs, maps, and informative text, this guide will help outdoors enthusiasts appreciate the landscape and varied flora and fauna of this vast watershed region whether they have a day to spend in the effort or a lifetime. Whether from canoe or by foot, this guide will enhance the next journey into the remarkable Everglades.

Before They Re Gone

Author: Michael Lanza
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807001201
Size: 40.56 MB
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A lifelong backpacker, Michael Lanza knows our national parks like the back of his hand. As a father of two, he hopes to share these special places with his kids. But he has seen firsthand the changes wrought by global warming and understands what lies ahead: melting glaciers, disappearing species, and inundated coastlines. To Lanza, it feels like the house he grew up in is being looted. Painfully aware of the ecological--and spiritual--calamity that global warming will bring to our nation's parks, Lanza is determined to show his children these wonders before they have changed forever. He takes his nine-year-old son, Nate, and seven-year-old daughter, Alex, on an ambitious journey to see as many climate-threatened wild places as he can fit into a year: backpacking in the Grand Canyon, Glacier, the North Cascades, Mt. Rainier, Rocky Mountain, and along the wild Olympic coast; sea kayaking in Alaska's Glacier Bay; hiking to Yosemite's waterfalls; rock climbing in Joshua Tree National Park; cross-country skiing in Yellowstone; and canoeing in the Everglades. Through these adventures, Lanza shares the beauty of each place, and shows how his children connect with nature when given "unscripted" time. Ultimately, he writes, this is more their story than his, for whatever comes of our changing world, they are the ones who will live in it.

Sea Kayaking In Florida

Author: David Gluckman
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 156164322X
Size: 23.23 MB
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This revised guide to a fast-growing water sport is for both novices and experienced kayakers. Whether you want to fish or just watch wildlife, sea kayaking offers new ways to enjoy Florida's hidden bays and open oceans. You'll find the latest information for a kayaking adventure: boats, camping, clothing, and gear, as well as an expanded list of boat liveries and outfitters. Learn about the birds, wildlife, and coastal vegetation you can expect to see as you paddle Florida's coasts. In this new edition you'll find new maps and campsite guides to the Big Bend Sea Grasses Saltwater Paddling Trail, as well as an expanded trail itinerary allowing you to see even more of Florida's "nature coast." There are also additional tips, maps, and campsite locations for paddling the open water of the Everglades. Though the Everglades and the Big Bend are the two most important paddling areas of the state, the rest of the coastline is also described, highlighting Florida's history and geography.

Killing Mister Watson

Author: Peter Matthiessen
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307819663
Size: 49.30 MB
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Drawn from fragments of historical fact, Matthiessen's masterpiece brilliantly depicts the fortunes and misfortunes of Edgar J. Watson, a real-life entrepreneur and outlaw who appeared in the lawless Florida Everglades around the turn of the century.

Totch

Author: Loren G. Brown
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780813012285
Size: 72.23 MB
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The author relates his family's history of surviving on the edge of poverty on the outskirts of the Florida Everglades