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The Search for Secret Waters

Some folks always need crowds around them, but most paddlers would probably like to be alone on the water, at …

Tags: In The Sameboat, maps, explore

River Profiling

Let's say you are planning to canoe a river in northern Canada or Alaska. A trip guide, which you got off the …

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Spotlight: Part 12

Paddlers explore the unknown every time they launch their boats. Even familiar lakes and rivers often surprise…

Tags: Literature

GPS Navigation: What can it do for you?

A handheld Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver can be an extremely useful piece of navigation gear when p…

GPS – A Paddler's Convenient Nav' Tool

The access point on Lake Monson is at the head of a small inlet on the amoeba-shaped, glacial formed lake. Pad…

GPS Tips

You've decided to go high tech and get a GPS receiver but are bewildered by the huge array of models. Here are…

Compass Basics for Kayaking

A discussion on the use of a compass from a kayaking standpoint begins with basic compass savvy and then advan…

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Maps versus Charts

Have you noticed that land features represented on a flat plane are called topographic maps while features rep…

Map and Flap Parties

One of my regular canoe partner's wife has an active local club titled Stitch and Bitch where her an…