About the Author

Polly Keith ScottlandBorn near the banks of the Ohio River, Polly Keith Scotland was raised in Edina, Minnesota. Polly was introduced to the world of travel by her Mom and Dad––parents not afraid to load the family of 10 into their station wagon for coast-to-coast summer vacations.

Polly met her husband Lee at the University of Minnesota. After graduation, the newlyweds moved to Alaska––compliments of Uncle Sam.  For the next two years, Polly and Lee spent weekends learning about mountains, avalanches, glaciers, piloting small aircraft, volcanoes, strained muscles, abysmal weather, cliffs, oceans, and wildlife.

Lee and Polly Scotland

Following the military obligation, the couple moved near the headwaters of the Mississippi River in Bemidji, Minnesota. Lee established a dental practice where Polly works as a dental hygienist.
While raising two sons and a daughter and introducing them to the world of silent sports, Polly hosted 10 foreign exchange students to broaden her children’s outlook on the world.

As a former flight attendant and travel cruise escort, Polly has found her most remarkable travel methods involve the backcountry.

Polly looks forward to acquainting her grandchildren to the great outdoors. She continues to seek out ways to experience and preserve the world’s unique wilderness locations.