Jim Kurz lives southwest of Ladysmith, WI, on the Flambeau River. He canoed from his home paddling west to Montana and partway back to Wisconsin in 2005. The trip took seven months. In 2008 Jim canoed for four months, paddling north from his home to Ontario, Canada and then back home. Jim met many interesting, helpful people on these trips. He has written about his adventures and has placed color photographs of his trips on a CD (included with the book purchase).”I would be pleased to hear your opinion of my books.” Jim’s 65th birthday was in February 2010. He has additional trips planned to canoe east and south from his home on the Flambeau.