Shannon Huffman Polson retraces in the below video the dramatic Arctic journey of her parents in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge wilderness in Alaska where they were killed by a grizzly bear while sleeping in their tent.
As a matter of fact, she published this year a book titled North Hope – A Daughter Arctic Journey.
“… A memoir of adventure, tragedy, family and faith, and a daughter’s navigating the wilderness of an Alaskan river and of her own heart.
When her parents are killed by a grizzly bear in Alaska’s remote Arctic, author Shannon Huffman Polson is forced into a wilderness of grief. Her quest for healing is recounted with heartbreaking candor in North of Hope.
Polson travels from her home in Seattle to the wilderness of Alaska, where she retraces her father and stepmother’s final days along an Arctic river, effortlessly weaving together the internal landscape of grief with the exterior landscape of the Arctic, elegantly entwining natural history, adventure and sacred pilgrimage while she wrestles with and draws strength from her faith and memories.
This deeply moving narrative is shot through with the human search for meaning in the face of tragedy. Readers will find inspiration for their own challenges through Polson’s journey… further info >> ”