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Paddling Everglades National Park: A Guide to the Best Paddling Adventures (Falcon Guides Paddling)by Loretta Lynn. Leda
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Paddling is a great way to explore Everglades National Park. More than one-third of this Florida sanctuarys 14,000 square miles encompasses marine areas and estuaries under shallow water, showcasing fascinating habitats and diverse paddle routes. Paddling Everglades National Park introduces paddlers of all abilities to nearly fifty of the parks premier paddling routes and describes each of the unique natural areas along the Everglades Trail, which stretches from the headwaters in central Florida to Florida Bay. Also included are brief accounts of the remnants of precolonial life along the routes as well as information on the parks extraordinary angling opportunities.
Look inside to find:
Detailed route descriptions and directions
Maps showing access points and mileage
Level of difficulty, best seasons, and hazards
Information about history, archaeology, and flora and fauna
Book News Annotation:
This guide offers route descriptions and directions for about 50 paddling routes in Florida's Everglades National Park, and also gives information on fishing. Each route entry includes b&w maps showing access points and mileage, and notes on best seasons and hazards, level of difficulty, and historical sites and flora and fauna along the way, plus fishing tips. Some routes are illustrated with b&w photos. Appendices offer a paddling equipment checklist, contacts for government agencies, fishing regulations in freshwater and saltwater, information on tours and rentals, a guide to animals of the region, and information on dining, and lodging. Leda is a sports writer. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From the headwaters in Orlando to Big Cypress State Park to Biscayne National Park.
Paddling Everglades National Park introduces paddlers of all abilities to nearly fifty of the parks best paddling routes.
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.
About the Author
Loretta Lynn Leda has paddled waters throughout the world. Her articles have appeared in numerous publications, including the Orlando Sentinel and the West Orange Times. She publishes her own magazine, Fit 4 Sports.
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