'Bushwhacking the Boundary Waters Without a Boat'

Detailing his experience traveling in the wilderness by foot, alone and without a boat, Luther College alumnus Jason Zabokrtsky will deliver the lecture, "Bushwhacking the Boundary Waters Without a Boat," at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 12, in the F.W. Olin Building Room 102 on the Luther campus.

The lecture, sponsored by the Center for Sustainable Communities, is open to the public with no charge for admission.

In October 2013, Zabokrtsky left Atikokan, Ontario, destined for Ely, Minnesota. His 90-mile route bisected the heart of Quetico Provincial Park and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. He journeyed off-trail, and when lakes appeared, he donned a dry suit and swam. Zabokrtsky found immense solitude, the grandest of wild creatures, breathtaking up-close vistas, and a blizzard before finding his way home to Ely 15 days later.

Zabokrtsky, Luther class of 1996, owns Ely Outfitting Company in Ely and has a decade of experience guiding canoeing and dogsledding trips in the Boundary Waters.

A national liberal arts college with an enrollment of 2,150, Luther offers an academic curriculum that leads to the bachelor of arts degree in more than 60 majors and pre-professional programs. For more information about Luther visit the college's website: http://www.luther.edu.

Jason Zaboktrsky