We decided to paddle and camp the Wilderness Waterway, after reading about it in a magazine. Our plan was to learn how to paddle kayaks, how to camp, and how to survive in the wilderness before beginning our 100 mile adventure. We spent most of 2003 acquiring boats, gear, muscles, practice, and skills. Then, in January 2004 we did it. This book chronicles our trip and two 2003 practice runs, with photos and a daily diary written each night in the tent.