rRinvents the canoe-routes book…..This is a dreamer’s book for those long, chilly winter evenings when your imagination drifts north. (Brian Back Ottertooth.com 20070801)
This is one book that a dedicated wilderness canoeist will find hard to put down … impressive, truly wonderful. (Toni Harting Nastawgan 200712)
Jonathan Berger holds a PhD in environmental planning. He has traveled, sketched and mapped the Little North since the early 1960s. He lives in Philadelphia.
Thomas Terry is an instructor in wilderness rock-climbing, canoe-tripping and first-aid. He outfits and guides custom canoe trips and serves as a community development and wilderness consultant. He lives in Sioux Lookout, Ontario.
A landmark reference on a vast and historic area.
First Nations people call it Nishwawbe-Aski, “Land of the Original People.” The area known as the Little North lies in Ontario and Manitoba, north of Lake Superior, east of Lake Winnipeg, west of James Bay and south of Hudson Bay. Early French fur traders referred to it as Le Petit Nord, as distinguished from the vast area west and north of Lake Winnipeg, Le Grand Nord. Despite its name, the Little North encompasses over 20 major lake and river systems within more than 500,000 square miles.
This remarkable atlas, in an oversize format, is a landmark publication — the result of five decades of travel, research and documentation. Its first section provides an overview of the region’s geography, the nature of its canoe routes, and the influence of natural and cultural history on those routes. Its second, larger section features annotated versions of 50 topographic maps derived from the well-known Canadian National Topographic System and constructed in digital form by the Geographic Information Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley. Annotations include points of interest, portages, rapids and difficult passages.
This atlas is sure to be treasured by canoeists everywhere and by anyone fascinated by the history of the North.
rRinvents the canoe-routes book…..This is a dreamer’s book for those long, chilly winter evenings when your imagination drifts north.
This is one book that a dedicated wilderness canoeist will find hard to put down … impressive, truly wonderful.
Northern Saskatchewan Canoe Trips: A Guide to 15 Wilderness Rivers
Provides important detailed descriptions, maps and sage advice … has a lot going for it. (Ron Cherkewich Rural Roots 20030323)
Detailed … a keen sense of what real life paddlers … want out of a wilderness trip. (Bartley Kives Winnipeg Free Press 20030510)
Will be appreciated by serious paddlers… filled with route descriptions and practical details. (Laszlo Buhasz Globe and Mail 2005)
Painstakingly document[s] the rivers and generously shared her notes about rapids and campsites; her writing is organized, consistent and reliable. (Monika Rohlmann Canadian Book Review Annual )
There are few places on the planet that still offer true wilderness paddling. Northern Saskatchewan is one of them. Wilderness adventurer Laurel Archer takes us on 15 trips down 15 rivers: the well traveled and the less traveled. With detailed route descriptions, maps, sage advice on rapids, hazards, campsites, and special attractions, as well as notes on the recreational, historical, and wilderness value of each river.