A book so extensively detailed about canoeing the Allagash River in Maine, by expert outdoorsman Gil Gilpatrick, it's like having him along for the trip. Anyone thinking about taking an Allagash canoe trip needs this guide. With information about what to take, how much time is needed, where to start, what to do with a vehicle, campsites and much, much more, the reader will start their first trip with information that would take years to accumulate on their own. The equipment and food lists in the book are extensive. They evolved over many years and will cover a variety of tripping situations. This book, along with author Gil Gilpatrick's book Allagash, will make you an Allagash expert the first time out.