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LindenTree
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07/10/2019 02:49PM
Ran across this today, four young men paddle from nearby Fergus Falls, MN to Hudson Bay in 1979.

This Water Goes North
 
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jwartman59
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07/10/2019 03:22PM
1979 was like centuries ago. No internet for the latest info or any info for that matter. You could spend days at the u of mn Wilson map library making copies of Canadian topo maps. If you were lucky they located waterfalls. Once you were in the Bush you were on your own. If there weren’t First Nation villages you could go for weeks and nobody had any idea of how you were doing. Technology has taken the adventure out of the adventure
 
Northwoodsman
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07/10/2019 05:46PM
Thanks LindenTree! I grew up in Fergus Falls. I'm actually heading up there in a couple of days with hopes of canoeing part of the Otter Tail. I'll be in your neck of the woods (one of them) as well, Detroit Lakes, for a while next Tuesday. I just picked up a copy of the book on Amazon.
 
07/10/2019 06:38PM
I think I read that one. Great book. They caught some high water going down the Red, if I recall correctly.
 
arctic
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07/10/2019 06:49PM
jwartman59: "1979 was like centuries ago. No internet for the latest info or any info for that matter. You could spend days at the u of mn Wilson map library making copies of Canadian topo maps. If you were lucky they located waterfalls. Once you were in the Bush you were on your own. If there weren’t First Nation villages you could go for weeks and nobody had any idea of how you were doing. Technology has taken the adventure out of the adventure "

Absolutely true.
 
Savage Voyageur
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07/10/2019 08:15PM
I would love to read this book. I will have to look for it at the library.
 
Abbey
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07/10/2019 08:33PM

I ran across a similar book (Adventure North) at the Julebyen festival in Knife River last December. Two 18 year olds did Chaska to Hudson Bay in 2008, and one of them (I think it was Sean) was at a table selling the book. They referenced Canoeing with the Cree (similar 1930s trip) throughout the book, so they weren’t aware of this book that came out in 2008 just after their trip. I wonder if their trip helped with the motivation to finish the book about the 1979 trip.

I finally got to read Adventure North and finished it this past weekend. I haven’t read the other two (yet), so not sure how it compares. They definitely had an adventure just over a decade ago.

Adventure North
 
Oisinirish
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07/10/2019 08:57PM
Good book.
I’m reading everything I can get my hands on since I only get up there every other year now.
 
LindenTree
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07/11/2019 07:05AM
Northwoodsman: "Thanks LindenTree! I grew up in Fergus Falls. I'm actually heading up there in a couple of days with hopes of canoeing part of the Otter Tail. I'll be in your neck of the woods (one of them) as well, Detroit Lakes, for a while next Tuesday. I just picked up a copy of the book on Amazon."

Joel, I'll be in DL next week.
PM me if you have time to go out for a beer or what ever you drink. I'm retired so anytime works for me.
Have fun, I've canoed much of the Ottertail between Tamarac National WIldlife Refuge and Frazee.
 
ParkerMag
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07/11/2019 10:29AM
LindenTree: "Ran across this today, four young men paddle from nearby Fergus Falls, MN to Hudson Bay in 1979.

This Water Goes North "

Ordered! Always appreciate a good book referral - thanks!
 
07/11/2019 10:56AM
Sounds like a great read, I just ordered a used copy from Amazon, there are lots available for under $7-8.
 
Bushman
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07/11/2019 11:12AM
aruthenb: "Sounds like a great read, I just ordered a used copy from Amazon, there are lots available for under $7-8."


Yep! Me too. It will be here saturday and just in time for my departure to BWCA
 
07/11/2019 08:30PM
Northwoodsman: "Thanks LindenTree! I grew up in Fergus Falls. I'm actually heading up there in a couple of days with hopes of canoeing part of the Otter Tail. I'll be in your neck of the woods (one of them) as well, Detroit Lakes, for a while next Tuesday. I just picked up a copy of the book on Amazon." My Great Great Grand parents immigrated to Fergas Falls from Norway. They're buried there.
 
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