Staff Trip – 2012

Wilderness Canoe Base sent out three staff trips this
year.  The trip dates were from June 5th
to June 9th.  The weather was beautiful
(surprising for early June) and the mosquitoes and black flies were buzzing
(not so surprising).  Staff returned from
their four night trips with plenty of stories to share, sun burns to tend to,
and bug bites that kept them scratching.     
Staff trip is a great way to conclude our few weeks of
training.  These five days on trail help
staff to deepen friendships with one another, hone their camping skills, and
strengthen those paddling and portaging muscles.  Staff also return from this trip feeling
energized and enthusiastic about the coming summer.  Most importantly, staff members return with
an even deeper love for the Boundary Waters than when they left.  It is safe to say that many people work at
Wilderness Canoe Base because of their desire to share the BWCAW with
others.  We have an incredible
opportunity to bring a wide variety of people into God’s amazing creation.  
Paul, Signe, Jill, Jordyn, & Sam
Started out the trip with Alpine Highway and stayed on Gabby
lake.  They then paddled to Tuscarora for night two and spent
nights three and four on Long Island.  They finished their trip
with a pick up on Ham Lake.  

Adam, Sonja, Rory, Mariah, Graham, & Whitney
Started in the Sag Channel and paddled around American point
and spent night one on Hanson.  Then traveled through
Kekekabic and stayed on Wisini.  Next paddled through the
Primitive Maintenance area and stayed on Little Sag.  They
ended their trip traveling through Paulson Lake and back
to Seagull Lake.

Chelsea, Zach, Greg, Maren, Rachel, & Hillary
Started off with Paulson Portage and spent night one on
Tuscarora Lake.  Nights two and three were spent enjoying
Cherokee Lake.  Then traveled along the Frost River and
spent their last night on Little Sag.
The last few days have been full of last minute cleaning,
trail maintenance, route planning, and packing. 
The first wave of campers will be arriving tomorrow afternoon!  The first groups of campers are coming to
Wilderness Canoe Base with an organization called Project Success.  Every year, Project Success brings middle
school students from the Minneapolis & St. Paul public school system.  We are looking forward to our first campers
of the season.    

1 Comment

  1. Wonderful to hear about the staff trip! Praying for you all this summer.
    ~Sarah Urie

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