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Jennifer L. said:
Dan Stephens, a 22 year old Eagle Scout, was spending the summer of 1998 as a guide in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA). On August 5, 1998 while leading a group of 8 boy scouts and their 2 leaders Dan stepped into the woods alone to look for the next canoe portage and didn't return. In October of 2001 Jason Rasmussen, a third year medical student, decided to go on a three day hike alone in the BWCA. On the first day he took a wrong turn on the unmarked 26 mile Pow Wow Trail and became hopelessly lost in an area of dense brush, bogs and beaver ponds. Griffith skillfully interweaves the extrodinary stories of these two young men and those who searched for them.
posted Jul 30, 2006 at 10:26AM
Sledge said:
Anyone who enjoys the outdoors, especially in Minnesota, will enjoy what Griffith has created in Lost in the Woods. It was riveting. . . how both got lost, what they did to survive, and how the rescue crews found them. Read it!
posted Sep 2, 2006 at 8:56AM
Momof4 said:
This is a great book describing the seperate ordeals of two young men who become lost in the BWCA of Northern Minnesota and Canada. It is a wonderful narrative! Riveting reading that is hard to put down!
posted Mar 14, 2007 at 10:39AM
vespa said:
The intriquing part of "Lost in the Wild" was the thoughts of Rasmussen when he became overwhelmed with the thoughts his own death, the ignorance that put him the position of being lost, and the scary thought of how easily it is to get lost and make irrational decisions. The book also contrasted well the differences in Rasmussen and Stephens - both had the will to survive, but Stephens had the knowhow that gave him the confidence to make the right decisions and not panic and make irrational decisions. Good book with lots of insight. You must read this before you go into the Boundary Waters by foot or by boat.
posted Aug 27, 2007 at 12:01AM
Avatar for leo66 leo66 said:
A very good read. finished at 11:46 last night. It goes through the importance of knowledge through experience gained wisdom of others. I loved reading the cooordinations of efforts and the determinations of the victims. There are few snapshots taken by Jason that really got me intersted. The last shot taken is what had my full respect. To understand of course, read the book.
posted Apr 28, 2009 at 12:09PM
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