Paddler's Guide to Everglades National Park
by Johnny Molloy
the ultimate adventure by canoe or sea kayak, this guide to paddling the
Everglades offers detailed information about every significant paddling
route in Everglades National Park. These routes cover more than 400 miles
of ocean, river, bay, and creek waters, plus the Gulf of Mexico.
The 53 designated paddling routesincluding the renowned Wilderness
Waterway, the spine of the paddlers pathways--provide access to
Floridas endangered natural paradise, the wide sheet of water that
includes pristine beaches, sun-drenched keys, and the worlds largest
mangrove forest. The routes include day trips, week-long excursions, and
many not-so-frequented passages.
A Paddlers Guide presents a rating system for each route
that includes possible hazards, navigational challenges, potential wind
and tidal influences, overall mileage and paddling time, and a running
description of both physical and cultural landmarks along the way. It
presents descriptions of every backcountry campsite in the park, from
unusual chickees to old Calusa Indian mounds, to beachfront islands in
the Gulf of Mexico. The book includes 22 trail maps, adapted from nautical
charts and U.S. Geological Survey topography maps of the park.
Johnny Molloy, an experienced outdoorsman, also tells you how to execute
a paddling tripwhat supplies and equipment to take, where to get
them, and how to obtain permits. Once on the water, youll get tips
on navigation, coping with insects, and other situations paddlers face
in the park. Its realistic and instructive information for serious
paddlers, casual vacationers, bird watchers, and fishermen.
Molloy has years of paddling experience in the Everglades, logging trips
of two hours and up to two weeks. In the course of writing this book,
he paddled over 500 miles in one season.
Johnny Molloy is an outdoor writer and adventurer based in Knoxville,
Tennessee. His camping and hiking guides include Beach and Coastal
Camping in Florida (UPF, 1999); Trial by Trail: Backpacking in
the Smoky Mountains; The Best in Tent Camping: West Virginia; Day and
Overnight Hikes in Shenandoah National Park; and The Best in Tent
May. 224pp. 6 X 9.
50 b&w photos, 22 maps, suggested readings, appendix.
0-8130-1787-4 Paper, $16.95