Beginner Wilderness Canoe Camping
July 16 @ 12:00 pm - July 18 @ 12:00 pm$325
Have you ever wanted to go on a multi-day canoe trip? Perhaps you want to visit the Boundary Waters but you’ve never portaged a canoe before or paddled a loaded canoe. This is the perfect introductory trip to wilderness canoe camping.
We will meet at a designated location and do a gear shakedown before loading up canoes. We will paddle a series of 3 lakes and navigate portage trails to reach our site for the weekend. From there, you’ll have lots of free time to paddle, swim, fish, or just kick back and relax. There is also a substantial trail system for hiking that is accessible right from our campsite. The initial travel time from our put-in spot to camp is roughly 3 hours.
While this is a great beginner trip, participants MUST be comfortable in the water. Paddling and backpacking experience is a plus. You should have your own personal gear (pack, mess kit, sleeping bag, clothes, etc.) or the ability to acquire it. We have some rental gear available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Participants should be in good physical health, able to carry their personal gear, and able to help portage group gear including lightweight canoes (58 pounds). The longest portage trail is 1,400 feet and the shortest portage is just 600 feet.
AS ALWAYS >>> We will send you a full gear list once your payment has been received.
Cost: Early Bird $325 through June 21st ($375 after June 21st)
>Payments due Monday, July 5th.
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• Gourmet camp meals: Friday dinner through Sunday breakfast
• Life jackets (PFDs)
• Water filtration for the group
• Group tarp
• Group medical kit
• Paddle and portage instruction
• Axe and saw
• Misc. Group Gear
• Personal items (tents, sleeping bags, etc)
• Fishing license (optional)
Nick Gordon, Nationally Registered Wilderness EMT, is the owner and lead guide for NOW Outdoors. He teaches more than a dozen adventure recreation courses for UW-Milwaukee and teaches for the SOLO School of Wilderness Medicine. Since 2009, Nick has been teaching and guiding wilderness adventure, medicine, and survival programs throughout the Midwest and abroad including Nepal, Canada, Peru, Brazil, Cambodia, and deep in the Amazon Jungle.