Ann Raiho and Natalie Warren pushed off on June 2 in a canoe and started heading north. Their goal is to become the first women to traverse 2,250 miles — from St. Paul to Hudson Bay. The women, who recently graduated from St. Olaf College in Minnesota, are recreating the journey made famous by Eric Sevareid in his book, Canoeing with the Cree, published in 1935. Their goals, other than to be the first women to make this trip, are to encourage young women to go on adventures and also, to raise money for the YMCA’s Camp Menogyn. Outdoor writer Ron Hustvedt interviewed the women on day five of their journey on the Minnesota River near Blakeley, about 70 miles from their pushing off point at Fort Snelling. Read his blogpost at Outdoor News.