October 14, 2008   www.wildsidenews.com   


A lot of people are complaining about how bad things are. Here's a real life story that will make you happy to be doing just about anything. It is an escapist retreat in difficult times. Its a long journey, but one well worth the effort.

Being Caribou

Karsten Heuer and his wife Leanne set off on a 5-month, 1000-mile journey to walk in the footprints of the Porcupine Caribou herd, from Canada to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and back.

It is one of the 21st century's most significant adventures, as captured in Karsten Heuer's book, "Being Caribou."  Come along to learn what "Being Caribou" is all about.

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 Segment 1

Getting ready

How do you and your mate plan for a trip through the Arctic that has no defined course, as you commit to following a migrating herd of 123,000 caribou?


    Segment 2

Taking the first step

Imagine, for just one moment, what you would be thinking as you confront the moment when you and your mate must take that first step into a 1,000-mile trek across the Arctic Wilds.

Visit the "Being Caribou" website at www.beingcaribou.com

to learn about the movie, speaking engagements and much more about the journey.

   Segment 3

Being Caribou

After 5 months of following the Porcupine Caribou herd from the wintering grounds to their calving lands in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and back, carrying their life in the packs on their backs, facing grizzlies and blizzards, and learning how to travel with the caribou . . . what are the lessons to be learned? What does "Being Caribou" mean after such an adventure? And what does this have to say about the future of ANWR?