Featured Books recommended by CanoeCountry.com!
Lob Trees in the Wilderness -The Human and Natural History of the Boundary Waters
Highly recommended by canoe guide Chad Jones from
by Clifford and Isabel Ahlgren and Evan Jones
You must get and read this book! The classic account of human impact on this vast wilderness area, now back in print by popular demand!
Along the Minnesota-Ontario border, in the
days of voyageurs, tall trees were used as guideposts in the uncharted wilderness to help fur traders and explorers find their way through the maze of lakes and portages. Branches were cut, leaving the middle of the tree bare with branches
above and below. Clifford and Isabel Ahlgren, two of the most knowledgeable ecologists of the area, use nine native trees to serve as lob trees for this book, an ecological history of human activity in the Quetico-Superior wilderness area.
Country: Life in the North Woods
by John J. Rowlands, Verlyn Klinkenborg (Introduction), Henry B. Kane (Illustrator)
A vivid and faithful chronicle of life in the great
Northern Forest and a storehouse of valuable information on woodcraft and nature. Over half a century ago, John Rowlands set out by canoe into the wilds of Maine to survey land for a timber company. After paddling alone for several
days--"it was so quiet I could hear the drops from the paddle hitting the water"--he came upon "the lake of my boyhood dreams." He never left. He named the place Cache Lake because there was stored the best that the north had to
offer--timber for a cabin; fish, game and berries to live on; and the peace and contentment he felt he could not live without. Cache Lake Country exemplifies the classic American notion that what is most worth finding lies far from the
tracks of civilization, and that what is most worth doing demands resourcefulness and wit. Here is folklore and philosophy, but most of all wisdom about the woods and the inventiveness and self-reliance they demand. The author explains how
to make moccasins, barrel stoves, lean-to shelters, outdoor bake ovens, sailing canoes, and hundreds of other ingenious and useful gadgets, all illustrated in the margins with 230 enchanting drawings by Henry B. Kane.Chased By The Light
Jim Brandenburg (Photographer), Rita Marshall
Award-winning nature photographer Jim
Brandenburg gave himself a challenge--for 90 days
between the autumnal equinox and the winter solstice, he would take only one photograph each day.
This exquisite book is the result of that bold and immensely personal project as he witnesses the
cycle of nature near his home in the northwoods of Minnesota. 90 color photos.
Many other Brandenburg titles here
Waters Wilderness Ecosystem
Miron "Bud" Heinselman
The definitive guide to
the natural history of this area. The Boundary Waters region, a vast wilderness of quiet beauty that stretches 115 miles along the border of
Minnesota and Ontario north of Lake Superior, has become a favorite destination of
nature lovers everywhere. This book is the first comprehensive guide to the geology, biology, and ecology of this unspoiled and fascinating area.
Reviewed by the publisher, University of Minnesota Press
Elegant Northwoods Dining - by Ron Berg, Sue Kerfoot
The Gunflint Lodge is one of
Minnesota's premier resorts because of its close
location to the Boundary Waters and Quetico Park, warm hospitality, and access
to some of the finest fishing in the world. Visitors come from across the country
not just for the outdoor activities, but for the food served in its rustic lodge.
Whether it's Opening Day Walleye Fillets with Morel Mushroom Cream Sauce,
or Roast Breast of Chicken Pistache with Blackberry Sauce, the Gunflint's
elegant menu, featured recently in Bon Appétit, Men's Journal and Midwest
Living, has won acclaim for inventiveness and sense of northwoods style.
A Season With Eagles
by Scott Nielsen
An incredible book about our national
symbol the bald eagle. Scott spent
everyday for many months watching and photographing a nesting pair of eagles
from high up in a white pine. His fabulous color images depict the eagle activities
from early courtship, to egg laying and raising the young eaglets, he even had to
remove a fishing lure and line from one of the young birds. A highly recommended read.
Camper's Guide to Ontario's Best Parks - includes Quetico Park
by Donna Carpenter
The definitive guide for the thousands of Americans who enjoy camping in
Ontario. This informative insider's guide to forty-four parks located throughout
Ontario rates each according to their scenic beauty, size, privacy, interpretive
programs, potential for diverse outdoor activities, and local attractions.
Featured Authors from CanoeCountry.com!
Bell offers a canoe camping guide, from the planning stages, to fishing,
health and safety, food planning, weather forecasting, and even recipes and
has written several guidebooks about Canoe Country,
including three definitive route guides for the area.
Nadine, Les and Craig Blacklock well known for superb photography
of the Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin and Canada regions.
Brandenburg began his career as a natural history photographer and film
maker while majoring in studio art at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. He went on to become Picture Editor at the Worthington Daily Globe in
southern Minnesota. While at the Daily Globe, Brandenburg began freelancing for National Geographic Magazine.
Ken Brower and Photographer Raymond Gehman found
the Boundary Waters to be a canoe trip of a lifetime.
National Geographic Society.
Section about BWCA and Superior National Forest.
has illustrated and written a number of wonderful
books. Some are written with Sam Cook,
Fleck A canoeing and camping trip in Canada's Quetico Provincial Park, twelve-year-old Danny finds his strength and courage tested as he pushes himself to keep up with his father and older brother.
Jacobson has a whole collection of books about canoeing, camping and
Kerfoot reflecting from the Gunflint Trail and the Boundary Waters.
Link/Kate Crowley Well known Minnesotan writers and active
Canoe Country paddlers.
Leschak writes from his heart in a strong narrative
Marrone is an accomplished cook who specializes in wild game. She is also an avid angler and hunter. From springtime morel mushroom
gathering and walleye fishing, through fall grouse, deer, antelope and other hunting seasons, Teresa spends a great deal of time afield in her
home state of Minnesota and other states. Teresa also teaches game and fish preparation and cooking for the prestigious Becoming an Outdoors-Woman
program, and has been the primary author or consultant on five other outdoor-related cookbooks
reflections on the Superior-Quetico region
are unmatched. Olson worked hard to preserve the wilderness.
Perich has become a very familiar name when it comes to outdoor
expertise, Shawn's books are some of Minnesota's best selling books.
Steger from Ely, Minnesota. A renowned polar explorer,
travels by dogsled or canoesled in the arctic.
selections from well-known authors, including
Kevin Proescholdt, Justine Kerfoot, and Mike Link.
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