"The waves on Lake Superior nearly splattered them all over the cliffs, and mosquitoes almost ate them alive in the Boundary Waters. Halfway through the three-month trip, they buried their underwear. But who needs underwear when you re 22 years old and living out the adventure of a boyhood dream?" "St. Paul Pioneer Press"
""Distant Fires," a true-life adventure, describes a 1,700-mile canoe trip from Duluth to York Factory on Hudson Bay. Anderson and a companion retraced the paddles taken by Eric Sevareid and a companion almost sixty years earlier. Their trials and tribulations, plus Anderson s sense of humor, make the trip fun in book form. Pen-and-ink illustrations are by noted Minnesota wildlife artist Les Kouba." "Minneapolis Star Tribune"
"Distant Fires is a voyage of discovery. Scott Anderson is an inquisitive traveler, and when he sees something that piques his interest, he stops for a chat. He also has a marvelous eye for the natural world that surrounds him in his summerlong journey. He is a natural-born writer." "Duluth News Tribune"
"Some of Anderson s] phrasing is very happy indeed: the resting place of the rivers. I wish I had written that." Eric Sevareid"
University of Minnesota Press
Duluth to Hudson Bay