Paddling to Winter

Julie Buckles is the author of “Paddling to Winter: A Couple’s Wilderness
Journey from Lake Superior to Northern Canada,” a memoir that begins
in 1999 when Buckles and her husband paddled 1,700 miles to northern
Wisconsin, and stayed the winter chasing caribou, snowshoeing,
hanging with locals, and watching the northern lights.

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Praise for Paddling to Winter

“The book is action-packed and lively, and the journey is incredible.”
– Laurie Hertzel, Star Tribune

“There are so few women’s voices in the field that don’t try to conform to the model of male braggadocio and self importance. Buckles tells her tale simply and well with well observed telling detail and a great sense of proportion and what to reveal.”
—Garrett Conover, author of Snowwalker’s Companion

“In Paddling to Winter, Julie Buckles has crafted a careful, expert story that is equal parts adventure yarn and marriage manual. In a story that takes the reader from the shores of Lake Superior to far northern Canada, Buckles manages to recreate a thousand vivid details without drawing attention to any of them. This is an amazing book, sure to appeal avid paddlers, of course, but just as sure to appeal to anyone who has ever had trouble understanding the vows of matrimony.”
—Peter Geye, author of Wintering

“A wonderful read for anyone who has ever dreamed of finally walking out the door to embark on an adventure of such magnitude that the idea of returning is a matter of faith. With vivid prose and a forthright voice that doesn’t shy from human fallibility, Buckles tells the story of a newly married couple who take on a journey as stunning as it is dangerous.”
—Danielle Sosin, author of
The Long-Shining Waters