Upwards: The Story of the First Woman to Solo Thru-Paddle the Northern Forest Canoe Trail

"Dreams should be voiced, nurtured, followed."

In the summer of 2015, at the age of 53, Laurie Chandler became the first woman to solo thru-paddle the entire 740 miles of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. Upwards is her uplifting story of finding the inner strength and faith to achieve her dream, set amid the rich tapestry of the history, wildlife, landscapes, and people of New England.

Laurie’s love for wilderness paddling blossomed after forty, when she moved to Maine with her two children. Inspired to write by the beauty of the woods and waters, she began journaling, drawing inspiration from her work in forestry and education, and her faith. Laurie lives with her parents in their Bremen, Maine log cabin. Upwards is her first book.

6” x 9”, 223 pages, 10 pages of color photos

ISBN 13: 978-1-63381-122-5


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