'Uphill most of the way down'
"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.