Jonathan Berger and a life of canoeing the "Little North"
If one looks at a map in the book "Canoe Atlas of the Little North" one is struck by just how accurate this adage is. The author of the Atlas, Jonathan Berger of Philadelphia, a member of American Rivers since 1984, has spent most of his life canoeing almost every inch of this great expanse, known as the Little North -- a true wilderness -- that lies between the Boundary Waters area of the Great Lakes and Canada's Hudson Bay. Most of the time he and his traveling companion were -- truly -- off the map. So much so there were, in fact, no maps to be had. So, they created their own.