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Mike Svob

Paddling Southern Wisconsin: 83 Great Trips by Canoe and Kayak

Your guide to river paddling trips of varying difficulty and skill level in Southern Wisconsin
Mike Svob - Paddling Southern Wisconsin: 83 Great Trips by Canoe and Kayak
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From powerful whitewater that surges and gushes through rocky rapids to leisurely stretches that flow gently past wildflowers, this book profiles trips for beginning, intermediate, and expert paddlers. Paddling Southern Wisconsin will guide you down some of the state’s most alluring rivers, immersing you in its shifting landscape and infinite beauty.

You’ll find:
• Precise maps showing roads, put-ins and take-outs, significant rapids, mileage, plus a detailed description for each trip, so you have a good idea of what you will see along the way.
• General summaries covering camping opportunities, water levels, shuttle routes, access points, canoe rentals, and/or shuttle services (when available).
• Numerous additional sources of information regarding fishing opportunities, river reading and maneuvers, and special safety factors.

Features

Imprint: Trails Books
ISBN: 978-1-931599-77-1
Author: Mike Svob
Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 8.5 x 11
Published 2001 and revised in 2010

Rivers covered include: Baraboo, Bark, Black, Chippewa, Crawfish, Crystal, Des Plaines, Eau Claire, Fox, Galena/Fever, Grant, Illinois Fox, Kickapoo, La Crosse, Lemonweir, Little Wolf, Manitowoc, Mecan, Milwaukee, Oconomowoc, Pecatonica, Platte, Plover, Red Cedar, Rock, Sheboygan, Sugar, Tomorrow, Trempealeau, Waupaca, Wisconsin, and the Yahara.

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The Author: Mike Svob

Expert paddler Mike Svob has been canoeing and kayaking the rivers of the Midwest for 30 years. He paddled more than a thousand miles to complete this book. A recently retired college administrator and teacher, he lives on the banks of the Wolf River.

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10 Years is Too Old for a Reference Book   rating
In its time, this was the “go to” information & map guide for river paddling. Its time, however,has passed. This revision was copyrighted in 2010; being nearly ten years old really strains its usability as a reference. Compared with the 2004 revision -focusing on the four rivers for our 2019 “must paddle list”- with the exception of a brief mention of a paddling shop no longer in business, I could discern no differences between the 2010 and 2004 editions. The 2004 revision is more substantial (for carrying in the boat.)The cover, commentary and maps are printed on a heavier gauge, brighter paper.The current edition feels as if printed on newsprint; it won’t survive a wet trip. This, then, is a one or two star book at best. I am unable to recommend it. Fortunately,Rutabaga shelves “Canoeing & Kayaking South Central Wisconsin: 60 Paddling Adventures Within 60 Miles of Madison” authored by Timothy Bauer. As this review is on the Svob book, I will only say that the Bauer book provides excellent maps and more extensive information in its commentaries. Additionally, the Bauer book has linear connect with milespaddled.com which augments and amplifies the information contained in the book. Thank you for reading this review .. . hopefully it will be helpful.

Reviewed by: Jeff Culbertson from Baraboo, Wisconsin. on 6/7/2019