From Library Journal
Not many people, especially a solo woman traveler, would attempt to kayak the 750 miles along the Inside Passage between Alaska and Washington state. All the more reason for the adventurous Hahn to try it. Hahn, a naturalist and kayak guide, felt a call to do this trip but realized that she would have to do it in sections, over two spring and summer seasons. Sometimes fearless, sometimes terrified (of the currents, wolves, bears, and strange men), Hahn remains honest and thoughtful about her experiences. As her account reveals, she meets many generous people and a variety of animals and sea creatures on the trip and finds a sense of peace within herself. Her extensive knowledge of nature, native customs and legends, and the navigational history of the area nicely complement her personal experiences, while her eloquent writing allows readers to feel both the pain and the triumph of the journey. Recommended for all travel collections. Kathleen Shanahan, Kensington, MD
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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About the Author
JENNIFER HAHN grew up in Wisconsin, where she was raised by her father. A love of outdoor adventure was born during summers tromping about Alaska, Canada, Mexico, Central America, and Europe with her family--four pubescent kids and a widowed welding teacher. She has worked as a welder, ski instructor, editorial assistant for Audubon magazine, illustrator, and tour leader in the Galapagos Islands. She is the founder of Elakah! Kayak Tours (1990) and has guided extensively in Washington, Alaska, and Mexico. She lives with her potter husband and a fleet of kayaks in Bellingham, Washington.