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Boundary Waters Canoe Area Books

Boundary Waters Canoe Area : The Eastern Region
Robert Beymer

This book was written to help you plan a route into the eastern part of the BWCA Wilderness. The book provides brief descriptions of 28 entry points and 52 routes. It takes you quickly through each suggested trip, commenting on points of special interest along the way to help make your trip as safe and enjoyable as possible.

Boundary Waters Canoe Area : The Western Region
Robert Beymer

This book was written to help you plan a route into the western part of the BWCA Wilderness. The book provides brief descriptions of 28 entry points and 52 routes. It takes you quickly through each suggested trip, commenting on points of special interest along the way to help make your trip as safe and enjoyable as possible.

Boundary Waters Canoe Camping 2nd Edition
Cliff Jacobson

Boundary Waters Canoe Camping is your seasoned guide to a BWCA experience, whether you're canoeing and camping here for the first time or returning for an extended voyage through this paddler's paradise. Canoeing authority Cliff Jacobson explains the best and safest ways of planning and enjoying a BWCA journey.

Canoe Country and Snowshoe Country
Florence Page Jaques

Florence Page Jaques (1890-1972) and Francis Lee Jaques (1887-1969), one of America's greatest nature artists, wrote and illustrated eight books together. They met in New York City and were married in 1927; their honeymoon, a canoe trip through the Minnesota-Ontario boundary waters, was described in Canoe Country, published in 1938. They returned to experience "the same land in another guise" during the winter of 1942, and Snowshoe Country was published as a result in 1944. This book received the prestigious John Burroughs Medal as the outstanding nature book of the year.

Canoe Country Camping : Skills for the Boundary Waters and Quetico
Michael Furtman

His experience is vast and his writing is clear, enjoyable, and educational. Everybody from the greenest paddler to an experienced tripper can learn something from this book.

Canoe Country Flora : Plants and Trees of the and Boundary Waters
Mark Stensaas

Sparky" Stensaas leads you into the vast North Woods-introducing you to ninety-six of the most common trees, shrubs, wildflowers, fungi, ferns, lichens, and other plants you're likely to encounter during your travels north. Detailed line drawings and brief plant profiles help you recognize what you're seeing, while Sparky's fascinating tales draw you into a deeper understanding of the plants' natural and cultural histories.

Canoe Country Wildlife: A Guide to the Boundary Waters and Quetico
Mark Stensaas

Michael Furtman combines wisdom and common sense with detailed drawings, helpful charts, and handy checklists to prepare campers for everything from the obvious to the unexpected. First-time campers will find the answers to all their questions about where to go, how to pack, and what to do. Seasoned campers will find helpful tips that are sure to streamline their planning and make their next trip better than ever.

Chased By The Light
Jim Brandenburg

Award-winning nature photographer Jim Brandenberg 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.

Root Beer Lady : The Dorothy Molter Story
Bob Cary

An ice-cold glass of root beer and a warm welcome greeted thousands of weary paddlers who stopped at the Isle of Pines to meet Dorothy Molter, the courageous, independent woman who became a North Woods legend. Bob Cary, Dorothy's longtime friend, captures the life and spirit of the Boundary Waters' last permanent resident, the Root Beer Lady.

Woman of the Boundary Waters:Canoeing, Guiding, Mushing, and Surviving
Justine Kerfoot

In 1928, Justine Kerfoot arrived , a northwestern University graduate headed for medical school until her family lost both their Illinois homes in the stock market crash. Thrust into year-round life at her mother's fledgling summer resort, Justine was confronted with learning survival in in the frigid north woods, a challenge she met with extraordinary verve and recounts with great candor and humor in this remarkable book.

Boundary Waters : The Grace of the Wild
Paul Gruchow

This book is comprised of four essays meandering around the idea of wilderness. The paradox, as Gruchow often observes, is that the wildness of the region, a canoer's and hiker's paradise, is tamed by the access infrastructure of roads, trails, campsites, and harbors.

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