Kayaking Alone: Nine Hundred Miles from Idaho's Mountains to the Pacific Ocean (Google eBook)

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U of Nebraska Press, 2008 - Nature - 244 pages
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Kayaking Alone is a narrative of man and nature, one-on-one, but also of man and nature writ large. In the stories of the river guides and rangers, biologists and ranchers, American Indians and dam workers he meets along the way, the rich and complicated life of the river emerges in a striking, often painfully clear panorama. Through his journey, the ecology, history, and politics of Pacific salmon unfold in fascinating detail, and with this firsthand knowledge and experience the reader gains a new and personal sense of the nature that unites and divides us.
  

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User Review  - Pond - Goodreads

Even though it wasn't a life-changing book, I couldn't bring myself to leave ole Mikey stranded there on the Snake River. Since I've never done expedition kayaking, his notes helped me wrap my mind ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jason - Goodreads

I was only able to read about 1/2 of this book before it was due back to the library, but I enjoyed what I read. As a new kayaker in his 2nd season, I enjoyed reading about Mike's approach to the ... Read full review

Contents

1 Sunbeam
1
2 Where the Marlboro Man Might Settle
18
3 Henry Clay Merritt on His 158th Birthday
36
4 Into the Wilderness
51
5 Watching Fish in Riggins
73
6 Dragonflies and the Plant Migration
89
7 Into the Breach
107
8 Locking through with Smolt
129
9 River of Empire
151
10 The Swallowing Monster and the Pictograph Island
169
11 Watching Fish at Bonneville Dam
184
12 Used Up by the Wind
201
13 Looking Back at Cape Disappointment
215
Selected Sources
229
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About the author (2008)

Mike Barenti is a writer and journalist who has worked as a reporter for the Yakima Herald-Republic and the Idaho Falls Post Register and has taught English and creative writing at various colleges. He has published work in such journals as River Teeth and Ascent.

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