Escape your living room for a canoe trip with the first women to paddle from the Twin Cities to Canada's Hudson Bay.

The remarkable eighty-five-day journey of the first two women to canoe the 2,000-mile route from Minneapolis to Hudson BayIn Midwest Living: What did you do the year after you graduated college? Minnesotans Natalie Warren and Ann Raiho became the first women ever to take the 2,000-mile canoe trip from the Twin Cities to Canada’s Hudson Bay. The three-month journey—a summer trip inspired by Eric Sevareid’s 1935 classic,Canoeing with the Cree—tested their physical strength, their emotional will, their friendship and their appetite for pancake mix. Along the way, they met people who both aided and questioned their endeavor. (They also adopted a dog.) The following is an excerpt from the book Hudson Bay Bound, Warren’s account of the trip

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