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PostPosted: June 30th, 2020, 4:05 pm 
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Just finished reading Adam Shoalts "Beyond the Trees. A Journey Alone Across Canada's Arctic".(thank you Terri Briggs!) What an amazing tale! Hard leave it at one chapter a night. A man that has pioneer in his soul. Most of his travel was upstream ... on the Mackenzie, Coppermine no less (unheard of), and all the way to Baker Lake. He has a movie out on youtube. Not sure I want to see it as the book was just jaw-dropping!

Yes, he takes lots of risks, but in this book, they all seem carefully calculated. I would love to hear him speak!

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You might like the book, "The Sun is a Compass." It's different, but similar in that it recounts a pretty epic adventure.


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I have to admire those people who spend half a trip or more dragging a canoe up stream..... I couldn't suffer it....

I liked the part where he had an encounter with a muskox one night.... yikes those things are scarier than moose.....

I've read one of his other books as well "alone against the north" or something. Which I actually liked better ....


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This is the guy I admire most. Made some questionable decisions but did this trip with guts and determination. Didn't make it to where he wanted but wow. Superhuman effort.


https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5B2uA ... 68fsFPG5VQ


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scoops wrote:
This is the guy I admire most. Made some questionable decisions but did this trip with guts and determination. Didn't make it to where he wanted but wow. Superhuman effort.


https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5B2uA ... 68fsFPG5VQ


Justin is pretty hardcore... he's living my dream....


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I'm bringing "Beyond The Trees" with me on my 17-day solo trip this summer (I'm a slow reader). I've already read his books "Alone Against The North", and "The History of Canada In Ten Maps". Both great reads, and I expect his new book to be a great trip companion as well.

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