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  "The Last Voyageur" is a book
  Posted by: ezwater on Sep-11-13 1:28 PM (EST)

paddletothesea might have read already. Written by river tripper Vince Welch, it describes the life and long river exploits or Amos Burg on rivers of the West starting back around 1920. Burg took some early trips in 17 foot wood canvas canoes, the length of rivers like the Columbia and Snake, that made me wonder how he lived so long. But he seemed to build on judgement and experience very quickly, so that later in his career he was an expert.

The book is available from "The Mountaineers Books".

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  Posted by: deuce on Sep-11-13 2:35 PM (EST)
Love a good book. I'll check it out.
  never heard of it.
  Posted by: paddletothesea on Sep-13-13 5:32 PM (EST)
  Really, Wilderness Tripping?
  Posted by: markmorrall on Sep-23-13 8:57 AM (EST)
Wouldn’t this post be more appropriately placed in the Paddler Place Forum?

  I could put it there, too. Or,
  Posted by: ezwater on Sep-23-13 3:29 PM (EST)
I could put it in Advice, Suggestions, and General Help, because I'm suggesting some might like to read it.

But I read the book, read the pnet Forum guidelines, and made my decision.
  Recently read the book
  Posted by: davbart on Sep-26-13 3:45 PM (EST)
It is an excellent read. Burg had quite a life running those western rivers before damming becoming Geographic Explorer, writer, photographer and world traveler.
  It go to my eyes
  Posted by: Beaverjack on Nov-06-13 6:10 AM (EST)
and I'm interested, so don't worry if it hit the right forum. OCD helps for planning trips, but s annoying for others on the same ride.


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