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700 miles and seven weeks on Canada’s Churchill River

I attended this presentation last week. Good stories and fascinating photos . . .

Jonathan Klein spent more than 30 years working in wilderness and wilderness management during his career with the Forest Service.

In all those years, there were plenty of black bear encounters — every time he just gave a shout and the bear took off running.

That’s the conventional wisdom in Montana — black bears run if you yell and holler enough.

But on this day, Klein was standing on the edge of the Churchill River yelling his lungs out at a black bear that had all the intentions of not going anywhere until it had thoroughly and completely consumed Klein.

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Wilderness and… 700 Miles of Canada’s Churchill River

The Montana Wilderness Association announces their final presentation in this years’ Wilderness Speaker Series . . .

Thursday, April 10, 2014

7:00 p.m.

Flathead Valley Community College

Arts and Technology Bldg, Room 139

On June 22, 2012, three days after retiring from the Forest Service, Jonathan Klein slid his canoe onto the waters of Canada’s Churchill River and began a 700-mile solo canoe trip that would take him from Saskatchewan to the Hudson Bay. Jonathan’s seven weeks on the Churchill tested him mentally and physically, nearly got him killed by black bear, and gave him ample time to reflect upon the value and meaning of wilderness.

Please join us for this final presentation in our Wilderness Speaker Series.