Author: Karen Jetmar
Publisher: RUNNING PRESS, Apr 2007
The most up-to-date, authoritative & for planning every kind of river trip in Alaska, from a mellow float to a month-long expedition. 40 B&W photos, 70 maps; 5x8 inches, 320 pgs.
This is the book to have if you love wilderness paddling!
"This is dream material. Imagine canoeing the north fork of the Koyukuk. You can put in near Mount Doonerak... and drift through the Gates of the Arctic National Park. The Alaska River Guide will make you want to do it." --Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
WHAT THE AUTHOR HAS TO SAY:
If you dream of taking an extended wilderness paddling trip in Alaska, I highly recommend this book. I've been exploring Alaska's rivers for the past 34 years, and offer my perspectives and experience. This book will help you plan your trip: everything from what kind of boat to use to how to arrange for a bush plane flight. Alaska is a huge state and getting around can be a challenge. Even selecting a river to run is tough. We have over 3,500 rivers!! This book profiles 100 trip possibilities. All of Alaska's Wild and Scenic Rivers are included, as well as many rivers in Southeast, Southwest, the Interior, Southcentral and the Far North, with river mileages, maps, put-in and take-out information, accurate descriptions, gear lists, and more! Can you guess how many tributaries the Yukon River has? Buy the book and you'll find plenty that are floatable - a lifetime's worth. This is the third edition, and it's been updated with the most accurate information available.