Lost in the Wild, by Cary Griffith, details two survival stories of men who got lost in the Boundary Waters and Quetico wilderness of northern Minnesota and Ontario. I saw this book on a shelf at the U.S. Border Customs in Ely, MN when I returned from my own canoeing adventure in that very same area this past summer. I read these accounts so that I could be transported back to that beautiful landscape and the challenges that it presented. While it certainly accomplished that for me, I was also surprised to discover gripping tales that pulled me through to the very end. Griffith alternates chapters between the stories of canoe guide Dan Stephens and hiker Jason Rasmussen, paralleling their missteps, struggle for survival, and search and rescue operations. Griffith also weaves in his extensively researched knowledge of the history and landscape of that wilderness, giving context to their incredible journeys. I reflected on my own trip while reading and deeply connected with them as I realized how easily I could have found myself in a similar situation – and probably to a more grim result. If you are an outdoorsman or a lover of survival tales, you should definitely give this one a read!