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Paperback, 6” x 9″
229 pages with b/w illustrations and color and b/w photographs
ISBN 978-1-63381-231-4

by Laurie Apgar Chandler

Maine’s Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument was two years young when Laurie Chandler embarked on a unique journey. After trekking its panoramic peaks on the International Appalachian Trail, she traded her hiking boots for a solo canoe. Taking the long way round, the author followed age-old waterways into the upper watershed of the Penobscot River’s East Branch, then descended its wild waters and quiet byways through the heart of the monument. Hers is a story of shared discovery, highlighting the region’s rich history and natural wonders.


Laurie Apgar Chandler is the author of Upwards: The Story of the First Woman to Solo Thru-Paddle the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. A former forester, she currently works in special education. After many years in Maine, Laurie still treasures the small moments in the woods and waters as much as her continuing grand adventures.

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