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Topic: Far Sidtant Echoes: a journey from Lake, Superior to Hudson Bay< Next Oldest | Next Newest >
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Far Distant Echoes:  a journey from Lake Superior to Hudson Bay is by Fred Marks and Jay Timmerman.  This was told in the words of both authors, and I found both to be good writers and not distracting by the back and forth stories.  A good story of an incredible paddle, with just the right lengths of hints of the history they ran into along their way.  the trip started out with 7 guys, one who had planned on just going a ways with them, 4 who bailed after a scary paddle on Lake Winnipeg.  Only two made it to the end with an amazing accomplishment of paddling, portages, bugs, bugs, bugs, rainy weather and wind.  I liked it.

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Duh, make that Far Distant Echoes.

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Dyxlesia cusks.

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Sounds like Through the Great Canadian Wilderness which chronicles two young Americans traveling by foot, dogsled and canoe, mostly canoe, from the coast of BC to Quebec.  Great read. I'll have to take at look at  Far Distant Echoes.

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In Far Distant...., they are just canoeing.

I have Through the Great Canadian Wilderness on my "to read" list, probably from you on another post.  I'll get to it at some point.


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Haven't read this one, but two other books in a similar vein are Canoeing With the Cree and This Water Goes North.

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Ive read Canoeing With the Cree and liked it.  I'll check out This Water Goes North, thanks for that suggestion.

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For what it is worth, I thought Canoeing was the better book.

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I have Through the Great Canadian Wilderness on my "to read" list, probably from you on another post.  I'll get to it at some point.

Definitely worth the read.

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