Alone in the Great Unknown: One Woman's Remarkable Adventures in the Northwestern Wilderness


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$22.95  $21.34
Harbour Publishing
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5.9 X 8.9 X 0.7 inches | 0.83 pounds
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About the Author

After fifteen years of teaching art and culture to elementary students, author and illustrator Caroll Simpson moved off the grid to a remote fishing lodge in northern British Columbia. On the shores of this wilderness, with water access only, Simpson operated a successful fishing business for over twenty years. She lives on Vancouver Island with her husband, Helmut.


"As an owner of a wilderness lodge in a pristine area of northern British Columbia, Caroll Simpson participated in a negotiation process with Government, loggers and miners for years and fought hard to preserve the natural beauty of the area. I remember those days well she was very instrumental in preserving some wildlife habitat. This book describes her life in that beautiful corner of the world."-Jim Senka, Land Use Planner (ret), Province of British Columbia Environment

"No longer is the existence of pristine landscapes and pristine lake foreshores by default; their existence today, is largely due to the persistence of spirited and passionate individuals such as Caroll, who speak out, not just for fellow humans, but all the critters and their respective habitats.

Caroll managed to maintain an energy level in championing an environmental cause unparalleled by many, all the while solely operating a fly-in/boat-in fishing lodge."-Len Vanderstar, R.P.F. (Ret.), R.P.Bio, Royal Canadian Geographic Society (RCGS) Fellow

"Some stories just need to be told. Caroll Simpson faced encounters with grizzlies and other wild beasts, treacherous boating weather, and threats from local forestry practices while building a fine reputation for her fishing lodge business in northern British Columbia. Her love of the beautiful wilderness of Babine Lake outweighed all the challenges. She overcame monumental tasks as well as the enormity of living a solo existence. This is a book to be savored."-Pat Ardley, author of Grizzlies, Gales and Giant Salmon