Canoeing Maine s Legendary Allagash

" --Corinne H. Smith, author of Henry David Thoreau for Kids and Westward I Go Free: Tracing Thoreau's Last Journey "Readers will hang onto the back of David Leff's roiling canoe in this story.


Author: David K. Leff


ISBN: 1938846338

Category: Allagash River Valley (Me.)

Page: 174

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Meet Henry David Thoreau, U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, and other intrepid explorers as you travel northern Maine's rugged woods and waters. In a wild country of ledge and trees that stubbornly resists encroaching civilization, find a young couple padding through the trials, triumphs, and sheer mental and physical exhaustion of wilderness travel severely testing their ability to get along and even complete the trip. Fill your ears with roaring rapids and yodeling loons. Smell pungent spruce and dank swamps. Encounter moose and majestic sunrises cloaked in morning mist. A few pages, and you will find yourself deep in the evergreen forest.

The Allagash Guide

With The Allagash Guide, you will start your first trip with informaion that would take years to accumulate on your own. The equipment and food lists in this book are expensive, having evolved over many years.


Author: Gil Gilpatrick

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 156523488X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 98

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A book so extensively detailed about canoeing the Allagash River in Maine, by expert outdoorsman Gil Gilpatrick, it's like having him along for the trip.


A trip through time on Maine?s famous Allagash. With a blend of fact and fiction the author tells the story of this ancient canoe route.


Author: Gil Gilpatrick

Publisher: Gil Gilpatrick

ISBN: 0965050769

Category: Abenaki Indians

Page: 226

View: 801

A trip through time on Maine?s famous Allagash. With a blend of fact and fiction the author tells the story of this ancient canoe route. Starting with the present day Allagash Wilderness Waterway the reader is taken back through the logging operations of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Then on back to prehistoric times when Native Americans used the region in their yearly migrations.The book is a blend of fact and fiction, but the fiction is always based on facts.

The Wilderness from Chamberlain Farm

Mike Kimball, "Canoeing the Allagash," Yankee Magazine's Travel Guide to New ... of Maine's Legendary Wilderness Waterway (Skowhegan, Maine: Gil Gilpatrick, ...


Author: Dean B. Bennett

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1559637293

Category: Nature

Page: 440

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In recent years as civilization encroached, Chamberlain Farm became the focus of protection efforts by wilderness lovers who sought to ensure preservation and keep it in some semblance of its former wildness." "In The Wilderness from Chamberlain Farm, historian Dean B. Bennett traces those transformations, bringing to life the people involved, their motivations, and the interconnected effects of their actions"--BOOK JACKET.



Author: Gil Gilpatrick

Publisher: Delorme Mapping Company

ISBN: WISC:89063100283

Category: Allagash River (Me.)

Page: 235

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Proposed Allagash National Recreation Area



Author: United States. National Park Service


ISBN: UIUC:30112037694814

Category: Allagash River (Me.)

Page: 16

View: 880


A kayak exploration of the Kennebec, Sheepscot, St. George and Damariscotta ... Gil Gilpatrick, Allagash: The Story of Maine's Legendary Wilderness Waterway ...


Author: Christian P. Potholm

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739170052

Category: History

Page: 144

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Maine: An Annotated Bibliography is a look at the Maine Experience from its historical, political, social, and literary perspectives. It provides readers an overview of over four hundred books written about Maine, including the perspective which they provide. Topics such as "The Wild, Wild East," "Ethnicity Matters," "Women in Maine," and "Maine in the Civil War" stimulate the imagination and provide the most comprehensive synopsis of writing about Maine available.

Canoe Trip

Technically speaking , Maine has no true “ wilderness . ” The route I took is part of what is called the Allagash Wilderness Waterway .


Author: David K. Curran

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811727254

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 133

View: 292

Each year Dave Curran travels alone by canoe into the Maine wilderness. He's paddled the Seboeis, the Allagash, and the Moose. Despite the risk of such an adventure, he prefers to go alone. It's easier to plan, and he's more focused, less distracted. An insightful and compelling read for all who dream of making this kind of backcountry trip. Maps.

Report to Congress

Saving the Allagash When someone mentions the State of Maine , a number of ... and natural streams where canoeing can provide a strenuous challenge or a ...


Author: United States. National Park Service


ISBN: NYPL:33433124373055

Category: Conservation of natural resources


View: 633

New England Nature

Since its founding four hundred years ago, New England has been a vital source of nature writing.


Author: Eric D. Lehman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493052196

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 237

Since its founding four hundred years ago, New England has been a vital source of nature writing. Maybe it’s the diversity of landscapes huddled so close together or the marriage of nature and culture in a relatively small, six-state region. Maybe it’s the regenerative powers of the ecosystem in a place of repeated exploitations. Or maybe we have simply been thinking about our relationship with the natural world longer than everyone. If all successive nature writing is a footnote to Henry David Thoreau, then New England has a strong claim to being the birthplace of the genre. But there are, as the sixty entries in this anthology demonstrate, many other regional voices that extol the wonders and beauty of the outdoors, explore local ecology, and call for environmental sustainability. Between these covers, Noah Webster calls for our stewardship of nature and Lydia Sigourney finds sublime pleasure in it. Jonathan Edwards and Helen Keller both find miracles, while Samuel Peters and Mark Twain find humor. Author Nathaniel Hawthorne discovers a place to hide his metaphors, while the enslaved James Mars discovers an actual hiding place. Through it all is the apprehension of a profound and lasting splendor, “the glory of physical nature,” as W.E.B. Dubois calls it, something beyond our everyday concerns and yet tied so closely to our daily lives that we cannot escape it. Nature writing cultivates our sense of beauty, inflaming curiosity and the passion to explore. It opens us to deep, primal experiences that enrich life. Anyone wanting to understand our relationship with the world must start here.

Return to Moose River

In his book Allagash: A Journey Through Time on Maine's Legendary Wilderness Waterway, legendary guide and wooden canoe builder Gil Gilpatrick describes ...


Author: Earl Brechlin

Publisher: Down East Books

ISBN: 9781608939992

Category: Nature

Page: 272

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Someone once asked me how much I charge to guide people into the woods. “That’s free,” I explained. “Anyone can get themselves into the woods. You pay me to get you out.” Can anyone really know the northern forest? It is something you feel more in your heart than in your head. You may be able to locate your place on a map, but can you pinpoint the places the forest has hold of your soul? For more than forty years, Maine Guide Earl Brechlin has sought the answers. Through this series of interconnected essays, Brechlin recounts the annual canoe trips to the North Maine Woods he has made with a small group of friends, closing with the death of his twin brother and the group’s last trip to spread his brother’s ashes in the place he loved best. Often humorous and thrilling at once, the heartfelt narrative is peppered with tidbits of history, woods lore, and sage advice from a seasoned outdoorsman. What shines through is the author’s profound love of the natural world and his place in it.

American Book Publishing Record

Canoes and canoeing - Maine - Guide - books . 2. Maine - Description and ...
story of Maine's legendary wilderness waterway / by Gil Gilpatrick . 1st ed .
Freeport , Me . ... Natural history - Maine -- Allagash River . I. Title . RANDALL ,
Peter ...




ISBN: UOM:39015058392823

Category: United States


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Canoe Kayak

ALASKA MAINE ALLAGASH CANOE TRIPS # 8 Bigelow , Carrabassett Valley ,
Maine 04947 , 207-2373077. ... Join your host Les Bechdel , co - author of
INCORPORATED RIVER RESCUE , for 4 - 12 days on the legendary MIDDLE
FORK ...




ISBN: PSU:000052584022

Category: Canoes and canoeing


View: 601

Legislative Record of the Legislature of the State of Maine

REGULAR SESSION 114TH ... Maine Guide and legendary adventurer , having
logged more than 100 Allagash Wilderness Waterway canoeing trips ; ( SLS 378
) ( in ...


Author: Maine. Legislature


ISBN: UIUC:30112044666599

Category: Legislation


View: 228


In Listen Francesca tells us the story of May.


Author: Francesca G. Varela


ISBN: 1938846524

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 242

View: 406

In Listen Francesca tells us the story of May. May is a piano-genius college freshman who dreams of becoming a brilliant composer. In her school's practice rooms she meets Conner, an undeniably unattractive junior, and she is immediately captivated by his raw musicality on the piano. As May tries to navigate college life and fulfill her music dreams, Conner pulls her toward the natural world, toward her own wildness, and, ultimately, toward the wildness within her music as well.

Down East

207-780-1807 . www . On September 17 , the Maine Maritime
Museum in Bath lets off some steam . ... that includes mill tours , an arts and crafts
show , a chowder fest , hiking , biking , canoeing , plenty of food , and more . ...
full - course Gala Dinner at the Rockport Opera House , and a special
appearance by the legendary performer , Judy Collins . ... Ice Fishing Dog
Sledding • Painting Au Allagash Tradition JALBERT Long Lake Camps Visit
Down East Maine . Stay in ...




ISBN: WISC:89082568890

Category: Maine


View: 458


RAFT or CANOE the canyons of the legendary RIO GRANDE. ... expeditions ,„< WHITEWATER RAFTING, SEA KAYAKING & CANOE ADVENTURES 'Rivers in Maine, New York, ...






Page: 88

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Backpacker brings the outdoors straight to the reader's doorstep, inspiring and enabling them to go more places and enjoy nature more often. The authority on active adventure, Backpacker is the world's first GPS-enabled magazine, and the only magazine whose editors personally test the hiking trails, camping gear, and survival tips they publish. Backpacker's Editors' Choice Awards, an industry honor recognizing design, feature and product innovation, has become the gold standard against which all other outdoor-industry awards are measured.

Natural States

"The Environmental Imagination in Maine, Oregon, and the Nation" Richard W. Judd ... the river's brief canoeing season, its swift water, its legendary black ...


Author: Richard W. Judd,

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136524592

Category: Science

Page: 346

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Richard Judd and Christopher Beach define the environmental imagination as the attempt to secure 'a sense of freedom, permanence, and authenticity through communion with nature.' The desire for this connection is based on ideals about nature, wilderness, and the livable landscape that are personal, variable, and often contradictory. Judd and Beach are interested in the public expression of these ideals in post-World War II environmental politics. Arguing that the best way to study the relationship between popular values and politics is through local and regional records, they focus on Maine and Oregon, states both rich in natural beauty and environmentalist traditions, but distinct in their postwar economic growth. Natural States reconstructs the environmental imagination from public commentary, legislative records, and other documents. Judd and Beach trace important divisions within the environmental movement, noting that they were balanced by a consistent, civic-minded vision of environmental goods shared by all. They demonstrate how tensions from competing ideals sustained the movement, contributed to its successes, but also limited its achievements. In the process, they offer insight into the character of the broader environmental movement as it emerged from the interplay of local, state, and national politics. The study ends in the 1970s when spectacular legislative achievements at the national level were masking a decline in mainstream civic engagement in state politics. The authors note the rise of the private ecotopia and the increasing complexity in the way Americans viewed their connections with the natural world. Yet, today, despite wide variations in beliefs and lifestyles, a majority of Americans still consider themselves to be environmentalists. In Natural States, environmental politics emerges less as a conflict between people who do and do not value nature, and more as a debate about the way people define and then chose to live with nature. In their attempt to place the passion for nature within a changing political and cultural context, Judd and Beach shed light on the ways that ideals unify and divide the environmental movement and act as the source of its enduring popularity.

Explorer s Guide Maine

673 Allagash Rd . , Allagash . Kelley and Sean ... Allagash Canoe Trips ( 207-
237-3077 ; ) . ... The 80 - mile Fish River chain of
rivers and lakes ( Eagle , Long , and Square Lakes ) is legendary in fishing
circles .


Author: Christina Tree

Publisher: Countryman Press

ISBN: 0881507938

Category: Travel

Page: 712

View: 495

Over 25 years ago, Christina Tree created and set the high standards for the Explorer's Guide series. She has been exploring and vacationing in Maine since her childhood. This fourteenth edition of the "Maine Bible" continues the tradition of being the best-selling guide to the state of Maine.

Maine Fish and Wildlife

Read Allagash The story of Maine's legendary wilderness waterway as told by
Master Maine Guide , Gil Gilpatrick . ... A modern canoe trip that will serve today's
Allagash traveler as a trip guide . by Ga Gipatrick Only $ 15.00 Plus 2.00 P & H ...




ISBN: WISC:89064734908

Category: Fishing


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