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PostPosted: April 2nd, 2003, 10:37 am 
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So, I figure Greg Marchildon and Sid Robinson's book might be worth some good discussion. Haven't read it cover to cover, but taken it out on the river, and I'm certainly quite happy with all the background and interpretive information they've put in the book. Its certainly a nice supplement to all the historical tales one tells when you've got people out, and are spinning yarns about the cree and the voyageurs.

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PostPosted: April 6th, 2003, 10:01 pm 
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Yeah, that book is a service.

One of my favorite sections, is found on page 308. The "Farmer Charlie Planinshek" story is great. Hey, anyone who would even try to harness a moose up to a plow in Northern SK must be interesting!

And then there's the canoe trip he takes his kids on!!!!! Can't imagine paddling from the shield down to the Gulf of Mexico.....


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PostPosted: May 12th, 2003, 6:01 pm 
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Well, all I know is that as of today, Monday May 12th,

THE ICE IS OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Churchill now flowing freely.

ERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR


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I finally got the book about 3 weeks ago haven't had a lot of time to read a lot of it but it does look very informative. Its nice to learn a little more about the history of an area that I have been paddling for so long. As well as get another very well detailed perspective on paddling the river. It fits very well with Laurel Archers new book. Now if I could only come up with a way to spend more time on the river and use some of this new found knowledge.

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PostPosted: August 29th, 2003, 5:50 pm 
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The more I read Greg and Sid's book, the more I feel they really err on the side of caution when it comes to estimating rapids. There are a number of rapids in their book that they adivse not running, that are totally doable. However, I must think that from their perspective, you don't want to be telling people to go out and run Sluice Falls loaded, you may have a bit of a liability issue there. But, I think that the more experienced canoers out there, particularly those more adept at whitewater, could easily end up exceeding the expectations in the book.

Again, I'm glad that the book doesn't lead to a bunch of novices hurling pell-mell down the rocky chutes.

robpw


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 Post subject: the book?
PostPosted: January 13th, 2004, 1:13 pm 
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I know that this an older thread but if any of you guys get this could you tell me the full title, publisher etc. for Greg and Sids book, is it easy to find? Any help would be great, sounds like a great read.


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PostPosted: January 13th, 2004, 1:26 pm 
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http://www.mcnallyrobinson.com/book_det ... 0889771480

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 Post subject: wow
PostPosted: January 13th, 2004, 3:33 pm 
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Thanks robpw that was what I call a lightning fast response many thank you's


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