Paddling Northern Minnesota: 86 Great Trips by Canoe and Kayak

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Big Earth Publishing, 2005 - Sports & Recreation - 200 pages
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'In Search of Ancient New Zealand is terrific . . . richly and enticingly illustrated, detailed without being overwhelming, intelligent but understandable, always diverting, it deserves to be widely read.'
-Warren Judd, New Zealand Geographic
 
New Zealand is one of the most dynamic landscapes in the world. The evidence is everywhere: soaring mountains, fiery volcanoes, grand fiords, brawling rivers and spectacular lakes. Plants and animals known nowhere else in the world have evolved over millions of years in splendid isolation.
How did this happen? What processes brought about such momentous transformations? The bestselling In Search of Ancient New Zealand reveals startling new information about this country's natural history:

•New Zealand is actually part of the 'lost' continent of Zealandia, a landmass almost half the size of Australia.
•Most of New Zealand's plants and animals are not remnants from Gondwanaland 83 million years ago but have arrived much more recently.
•Contrary to accepted theory, New Zealand may have been completely submerged under the sea 23 million years ago.
If New Zealand was completely under water, where did the unique kiwi, kakapo, kokako and other special animals come from? A number of native land mammals used to dwell in New Zealand, whereas today there are only two species left – both bats. Why did these mammals disappear?
Co-written by geologist Dr Hamish Campbell and award-winning author Gerard Hutching, this revised edition updates recent developments in the Zealandia drowning controversy.
 
'[A] significant book . . . a valuable introduction to the history of New Zealand.'
-Howard Williams, Weekend Press
 

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Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
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INTRODUCTION
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BIG FORK RIVER 1 County Road 14 to Bigfork 193 miles
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Bigfork to Highway 114 miles
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Highway 1 to County Road 516 miles
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County Road 5 to Highway 6 155 miles
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Highway 6 to Highway 6 155 miles
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Highway 6 to Big Falls 229 miles
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South Twin Lake to County Road 25 103 miles
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County Road 7 to County Road 27 13 miles
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County Road 27 to County Road 52 185 miles
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County Road 52 to Floodwood 217 miles
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Floodwood to Highway 2 218 miles
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Scanlon to Thomson Dam 39 miles
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Fond du Lac Dam Upstream Loop 5 miles roundtrip
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County Road 923 to County Road 114 123 miles
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Big Falls to Gowdy Landing 176 miles
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County Road 7 to County Road 53 11 miles
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Indian Lake to Bear Lake Road 101 miles
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Bear Lake Road to Carroll State Forest Road 117 miles
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Carroll State Forest Road to Island Lake Reservoir 128 miles
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Island Lake Dam to County Road 15 91 miles
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County Road 15 to Highway 53 10 miles
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Highway 53 to Highway 211 miles
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Crown Point Road to County Road 13 43 miles
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County Road 13 to Tree Farm Landing 138 miles
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Tree Farm Landing to Andersons Crossing 141 miles
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Andersons Crossing to Knob Hill 173 miles
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West Battle Lake to Lake Blanche 9 miles
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County Road 27 to County Road 52 103 miles
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County Road 52 to Highway 23 18 miles
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Sandstone Rapids to Highway 48 87 miles
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Highway 48 to Snake Bit Landing on the Saint Croix River 181 miles
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County Road 914 to Highway 73 114 miles
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Highway 73 to County Road 495 95 miles
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County Road 495 to Samuelson Park 156 miles
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Lake Itasca to Coffee Pot Landing 165 miles
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Coffee Pot Landing to 510th Street 87 miles
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510th Street to Pine Point 138 miles
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Grand Rapids to County Road 72 183 miles
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County Road 72 to Jacobson Campground 21 miles
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Jacobson Campground to Lee Ferry Access 295 miles two days
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Lee Ferry Access to Palisade 245 miles
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Palisade to Waldeck 122 miles
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Waldeck to Aitkin 188 miles
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Phelps Mill to County Road 3 124 miles
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Friberg Dam to Diversion Dam 76 miles
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Diversion Dam to Mount Faith Avenue 143 miles
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County Road 379 to County Road 367 92 miles
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County Road 367 to Highway 1 117 miles
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County Road 118 to Pine River Dam 86 miles
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Pine River Dam to Upper Whitefish Lake 98 miles
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Cross Lake Dam to County Road 11 203 miles
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County Road 60 to Prairie Lake 133 miles
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Saint Hilaire to Red Lake Falls 23 miles
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Red Lake Falls to Huot 148 miles
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Forest Road 2182 to Bigfork 129 miles
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County Road 22 to County Road 12 183 miles
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Shively Access to Twomile Creek 52 miles
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Twomile Creek to Buyck 12 miles
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Buyck to High Falls 20 miles
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County Road 52 to County Road 52 15 miles
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County Road 52 to County Road 133 215 miles
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County Road 133 to Floodwood 195 miles
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II BOUNDARY WATERS TRIPS
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Bearskin LakeRose Lake Loop 8 miles 6 portages roundtrip
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Gull Lake to Saganaga Lake 118 miles no portages
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Knife Lake to Ogishkemuncie Lake 113 miles 12 portages
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Ogishkemuncie Lake to Seagull Lake 11 miles 4 portages
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Seagull Lake to Red Rock Lake 10 miles 2 portages
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Red Rock Lake to Gull Lake 95 miles 1 portage
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South Hegman LakeTrease Lake Loop 5 miles 4 portages roundtrip
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SixDay Trip Overview
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Mudro Lake to Basswood Lake 10 miles 4 portages
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Basswood Lake to Lower Basswood Falls 7 miles 3 portages
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Lower Basswood Falls to Friday Bay 13 miles 1 portage
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Friday Bay to Iron Lake 11 miles 1 portage
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Iron Lake to Lake Agnes 8 miles 14 miles if you visit the pictographs 3 portages
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BWCAW WEST 26 Lake Agnes to Moose River North 86 miles 5 portages
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ThreeDay Trip Overview
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Fall Lake to Basswood Lake 85 miles 2 portages
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Basswood Lake 126 miles no portages
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Basswood Lake to Moose Lake 162 miles 1 portage
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III SEA KAYAKING TRIPS
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Gooseberry River to Little Two Harbors 6 miles
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Little Two Harbors to Northshore Mining Access 105 miles
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Northshore Mining Access to Tettegouche State Park 73 miles
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Cascade River to Grand Marais 95 miles
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Grand Portage BaySusie Islands Loop 113 miles roundtrip
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Kabetogama Lake to Rainy Lake 10 miles
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Ash River to Kettle Falls 28 miles roundtrip
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Trip Distances and Gradients
196
Trips Grouped by Skill Level
197
Resource Materials for Paddlers
198
Paddling Instruction Clubs and Organizations
199
Useful Web Sites
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