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Dr. Barry Lane, left, and his daughter, Jodi Raisl, have co-authored a new book about his adventures in the Arctic in 1970. Called It's Uphill Most of the Way Down, the book was nationally released this week by Oklahoma-based Tate Publishing.

'Uphill most of the way down'

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"From the Arctic Circle to the Gulf of Mexico in a canoe; through the middle of Canada and the United States, and walk less than ten miles. More miles will be traveled 'up south' than 'down-south.' A 5,200-mile expedition for some red-blooded American boy. Anemic need not apply!"

When an 18-year-old Barry Lane read this advertisement in a local newspaper during the summer of 1969, he decided to respond.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
(218) 844-1454
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