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Kroka runs multiple different semester programs, with slightly different itineraries and programming each year. I did the 2022 Arctic to Manhattan Semester. The Arctic to Manhattan Semester was very poorly named; it was almost false advertising, taking advantage of the average person's lack of knowledge about the geography of northern Canada. We did not begin in the Arctic. In fact, we never went to the arctic, or even anywhere that might fit the loose definition of the word "subarctic". Instead, we went to Uapishka, also known as Les Monts Groulx - a beautiful and majestic part of the world indeed, harshly cold and bright, but not the Arctic. Our latitude was 51°37′N, roughly the same as London at 51°30′N. I don't think anyone would claim that London is part of the Arctic.
We arrived at Kroka Basecamp in Marlow, NH on January 17th.
Note: Uapishka, because of its high elevation and unique location in between the Hudson Bay and the Northwestern Atlantic, does have certain characteristics in common with Arctic... but more on this later.
Also, we did not end our expedtion in Manhattan. We barely spent any time in Manhattan. Instead, ended our six week long paddle from Canada in the Gowanus Canal of Brooklyn, one of the most polluted waterways in the United States. We spent one week after that camping in Brooklyn.
I am not complaining that we did not go to the Arctic, or that we went to Brooklyn instead of Manhattan. I think that the itinerary was very well crafted and every leg of expedition was life shaping and unforgettable. My only gripe is with the name, *Arctic to Manhattan*. It is a lie, a name chosen not because of accuracy but because of a dramatic sound. For an organization which preaches so incessantly about the failures of capitalism, Kroka's prioritization of advertising power over honesty surprizes me.