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Trekking the Long Road from Seattle to Alaska

Marcie Sillman
10/29/2009 at 10:00 a.m.

Two years ago, Erin McKittrick and her husband trekked from their Seattle home to the "last wild frontier" of Alaska. It took them 13 months, as they met bears and rafted through storms. Conservationist Erin McKittrick joins us to talk about her northbound journey, and how she's working to preserve the wild today.

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Erin McKittrick will be reading from her book next Tuesday, November 3, at the University Bookstore at 7 p.m.


Erin McKittrick runs the environmental non–profit Ground Truth Trekking with her husband, Hig. Together, they trekked from Seattle to the Aleutian Islands by walking, skiing and rafting for 13 months. Her new book is "A Long Trek Home: 4,000 Miles by Boot, Raft and Ski." She lives in a yurt in Alaska with her husband and son.

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