Northfield News: St. Olaf graduate shares about canoe trip from Minnesota to the Arctic in new book

The remarkable eighty-five-day journey of the first two women to canoe the 2,000-mile route from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay

“There were many more reasons not to do this trip than to continue,” she said. “There were so many risks, including unrelenting winds, carnivorous polar bears, snake nests, sweltering heat, and constant hunger.”

So, two days after graduation, the two friends—the first women to make this expedition— set out on the three-month canoe expedition that would not only test their character and friendship, but their physical strength and fortitude. Their adventure of a lifetime is now captured on the book’s pages.

In her book, Warren documents the quiet moments of joy at paddling through a pristine landscape that not only took one’s breath away but the words to adequately describe it. She also retraces the constant pitfalls of the women’s trek in her spellbinding account.

Read the article about Natalie Warren's Hudson Bay Bound at Northfield News

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