Boundary Waters 2022

11 years since our last trip, Joe and I spend 10 days exploring a section of the wilderness off of the Echo Trail. I can't think of a time when I've got together with Joe since before our first trip in 2008 when we didn't talk about past, present, or future canoe trips.... Sometimes in … Continue reading Boundary Waters 2022

Boundary Waters 2018

As a follow up to a successful family canoe camping basecamp experience at the Turtle Flambeau Flowage in 2017, and to have something constructive for Devin & Evie to do before school started back up, I decided to take my two youngest on a proper canoe trip albeit sized appropriately for a 6 and 13 … Continue reading Boundary Waters 2018

Wisconsin River 2018

During the winter of 2017-2018 one of my Scouting buddies, Larry, asked if I'd be interested in helping to organize a group trip down the Wisconsin River. Our troop had done a trip in 2016 and we'd had a good time, and while this trip would be mostly with people we know through Scouts it … Continue reading Wisconsin River 2018

Nippersink Creek May 2018

My buddy Matt and I were supposed to be partners again for this year's 61st running of the Des Plaines Canoe and Kayak Marathon. Sadly, in the 10 days before the marathon was supposed to happen record rainfall occurred within the Des Plaines River's watershed, causing the river to leave its banks. There are a few … Continue reading Nippersink Creek May 2018

Boundary Waters 2016

I've been promising my 11 year old a canoe trip for a couple years now but it kept getting put off and postponed for various reasons. In 2016 I decided that it was going to happen no matter what, and we invited along a friend of mine and his 15 year old daughter to help … Continue reading Boundary Waters 2016