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GeoFisher
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08/12/2017 09:58AM
This has probably been posted before., and it kind of follows a post on another forum.

So, what famous person, or famous group of persons would you take on a 7 day trip into Quetico or the Boundary Waters. It can be anyone for any reason.......

For me, I'd like to take Coach Knight. There are a whole lot of reasons, but mostly because he's been before, he loves to fish, and I've been an avid basketball fan, and fan of his for decades.

I'd also like to take Bush I, as he's also an avid fisherman.

Olsen comes to mind, and Bob Cary also come to mind, but I'm not too sure I could provide much "expertise" there..........

Finally, try to keep this thread cool..........try not to bash folks for who they'd take or why....I know that will be hard for some of you.....but try.

So, what say you?
 
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08/12/2017 10:36AM
I wonder how a Helinox chair would hold up for Coach Knight ;) .....sorry, couldn't resist.
My answer....Teddy Roosevelt.
08/12/2017 11:11AM
Already arranged the trip.
Names withheld for security but one is a large animal vet, another is a famous midwestern fertilizer salesman, and the last is a professor at UWM.

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08/12/2017 11:21AM
I have no desire to take anyone, famous or otherwise, on my BW trips outside my normal crew of family and close friends.

For me, BW trips are a getaway from the routine of daily life to enjoy nature, relax and fish.

If I want to have a discussion with a famous person it would be over dinner or at a bar. My list of famous people ID like to meet is too long too elaborate here. None would be any current politicians.

I guess if I had to narrow it down to one famous person who is still alive, it would be Henry Kissinger. Over a nice meal and a few beers, he'd have a lot of interesting stories. As a Marine Security Guard I had the opportunity to be on his security detail, exchanged normal pleasantries, but never was able to have a one on one conversation with him.
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08/12/2017 12:36PM
Easy one... Ronald Reagan
08/12/2017 12:43PM
Salma Hayek
Pinetree
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08/12/2017 01:00PM
Teddy Roosevelt he had so much canoeing experience and would not whine. It would be a honor to go with someone like him who done so much for what we have left in a a natural world in this country. Also the stories he could tell around the campfire.
GeoFisher
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08/12/2017 02:42PM
quote cowdoc: "I wonder how a Helinox chair would hold up for Coach Knight ;) .....sorry, couldn't resist.
My answer....Teddy Roosevelt."


hahahahahhaha........now that is funny.
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08/12/2017 03:27PM
In a group context: Condelesa Rice
missmolly
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08/12/2017 03:47PM
Anthony Davis, the NBA player, because I read an SI profile of him and he sounds great: down to earth and brainy. And we'd single portage every time!

Jennifer Lawrence: I read a profile about her and she also sounds great: fun-loving and curious. Plus, anyone who can dance like she did in Silver Lining Playbook will be nimble in a canoe and on a portage.

Warren Buffett: It would have to be basecamping, but he's a fellow atheist and a stunningly generous guy. Plus, he's smart. I like smart.

If we're allowed to pick from the dead, it would be MLK, Jr. I came to love him even more, warts and all, because of Eric Dyson's book, "I May Not Get There with You." Plus, the title alone shows how prescient he was. And he shared my love of language.

MIghty Beav: one arm's iron, the other arm's steel. If the right one don't get us there, the left one will. Plus, he once told me that he was still tenderized by his trip months after his return, but still pined to follow each river he crosses. I get that dichotomy.

Any world class mud driver. I'd harness up, shut up, and learn.

Hemingway. Not for his machismo, but his stories. Paris in the twenties. Hunting Nazi subs during WWII. The plane crashes. The childhood in Michigan when it was wild. However, I'd be afraid of the booze and the depression. I'd want a happy, sober Papa.

KarlBAndersen1
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08/12/2017 04:55PM
Hillary Clinton!

(You didn't say anything about bringing them back.)
missmolly
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08/12/2017 05:08PM
quote KarlBAndersen1: "Hillary Clinton!

(You didn't say anything about bringing them back.)"


Sigh. This is following the thread in the other forum.


In an attempt to bring it back to original intent, I'll add Martin Amis. Cambridge-educated lads are silly smart and Amis is the crème de la crème. I read his books again and again and forever skim fresh cream.
08/12/2017 06:25PM
Being a practical chap, I'd take Bill Mason.
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08/12/2017 06:28PM
quote awbrown: "Being a practical chap, I'd take Bill Mason."

Great Choice
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08/12/2017 07:00PM
Rose Wilder Lane: self-educated frontier girl, political philosopher

Sandy Koufax: a true sports hero
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08/12/2017 08:43PM
"The Rock" - Dwayne Jonson. He would be a great guy to have portaging canoes and big packs full of gear and food. I would even take a hit on sharing expenses in return for his strength. Probably pretty good at bear wrasslin' and zombie killing too if it came to that. Seems personable enough from interviews I've seen.

Tomster
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08/12/2017 09:08PM
Jesus. But then again He comes with on every trip so....Gordon Lightfoot and John Denver - on the same trip. I'd bring two guitars with on that trip and have campfires late into the night, sorry guys. :)
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08/12/2017 09:09PM
Why not a musician? I would gladly paddle 1 of my idols around if they agreed to sing around the campfire for me.

So, my answer:

Warren Zevon
yogi59weedr
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08/12/2017 09:12PM
Pam Anderson........
And I would even portage all her baggage.
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08/12/2017 09:27PM
Ok I'll play. How about Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong. We might not make it past Lake One but man it would be a great trip. Can you imagine the stories these two could tell. They are both musicians so we could also have a jam session after dinner around the fire.
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08/12/2017 09:56PM
quote awbrown: "Being a practical chap, I'd take Bill Mason."

Me too.
GeoFisher
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08/12/2017 10:15PM
quote Savage Voyageur: "Ok I'll play. How about Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong. We might not make it past Lake One but man it would be a great trip. Can you imagine the stories these two could tell. They are both musicians so we could also have a jam session after dinner around the fire. "

NOW, that would be an interesting trip.......

Triple portaging , obviously, due to all the extra food that would be necessary. :) :) :)
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08/13/2017 02:35AM
Stephen King........."Steve, tell a campfire story."
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08/13/2017 06:36AM
quote awbrown: "Being a practical chap, I'd take Bill Mason."

Oh yea.....
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08/13/2017 07:53AM
quote missmolly:

Jennifer Lawrence: I read a profile about her and she also sounds great: fun-loving and curious. Plus, anyone who can dance like she did in Silver Lining Playbook will be nimble in a canoe and on a portage.


Miss Molly, I would also like her with the bow and arrows I pack -lighweight and great protection.
missmolly
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08/13/2017 08:28AM
quote boonie: " Lewis Thomas "

I like unexpected choices (The Rock also qualifies.). Why Mr. Thomas?
missmolly
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08/13/2017 08:29AM
quote Dbldppr1250: "quote missmolly:


Jennifer Lawrence: I read a profile about her and she also sounds great: fun-loving and curious. Plus, anyone who can dance like she did in Silver Lining Playbook will be nimble in a canoe and on a portage.



Miss Molly, I would also like her with the bow and arrows I pack -lighweight and great protection."


Oh, yeah, I forgot about those movies. On the silver screen, at least, she does know her way around the woods.
08/13/2017 08:31AM
Samuel Hearne or George Back or John Rae
08/13/2017 08:56AM
quote butthead: "Already arranged the trip.
Names withheld for security but one is a large animal vet, another is a famous midwestern fertilizer salesman, and the last is a professor at UWM.


butthead"


That's the group that I would pick.......... and there are lots of other people from this site that I'd rather go with than anybody famous.
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08/13/2017 10:11AM
How about bear grylis? It might be boring for him if he is as adventurous alas he appears. But, if we take a ten day trip at my pace he might come in handy.
GeoFisher
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08/13/2017 10:38AM
quote pswith5: "How about bear grylis? It might be boring for him if he is as adventurous alas he appears. But, if we take a ten day trip at my pace he might come in handy."

As long as I could take my water filter......I don't like his alternatives.
08/13/2017 11:01AM
quote missmolly: "quote boonie: " Lewis Thomas "


I like unexpected choices (The Rock also qualifies.). Why Mr. Thomas? "


Have you ever read his writings . . . ? If you haven't, you should; then you'll know why . . .

They are instructive in many ways, thought provoking in a multitude of ways.
missmolly
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08/13/2017 11:42AM
quote boonie: "quote missmolly: "quote boonie: " Lewis Thomas "



I like unexpected choices (The Rock also qualifies.). Why Mr. Thomas? "



Have you ever read his writings . . . ? If you haven't, you should; then you'll know why . . .


They are instructive in many ways, thought provoking in a multitude of ways. "


There's a reason they give you free samples in grocery stores; it provokes purchase. Where's my free sample?
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08/13/2017 12:18PM
Since I'm a hobby musician, I think it would be awesome to paddle with the Highwaymen.
Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and Kris Kristofferson.

Great music, and the stories those boys could tell.
We know what Willie would bring, kinda smells like Sage.
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08/13/2017 01:27PM
Martha Stewart has been suggested several times by my group... We think she would starve. I'd like to see a top chef competition where you have to collect your fire wood, catch your food, and portage cooking gear.
08/13/2017 01:40PM
Have given this some thought. I have absolutely no inclination to take a "famous person" canoeing. I have always had one paddling partner, Spartan1, and that's enough for me. We are a team.

Once in a while I find myself wishing we could do a real canoe trip with one or both of our fabulous grandchildren, but those days are past now. Neither of us have the health and stamina to be responsible for someone else's children in the wilderness, nor do we want them to be responsible for companions with the issues that WE have, either. That ship has sailed.

We do hope that perhaps we have lit the spark for canoeing in them, and that someday they will want to go themselves. But that's another subject entirely.

As far as "famous people", they'll just have to find someone else to travel with, I guess. :-)
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08/13/2017 02:34PM
Would love to go canoeing with John Muir.
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08/13/2017 02:45PM
Kinda a nut job but, you wouldn't go hungry with Ted Nugent.
QueticoMike
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08/13/2017 03:24PM
Jesus Christ, Both of my Grandpas, Clint Eastwood, Kate Upton, Jennifer Aniston, The Beatles, Jerry McKinnis, Kevin VanDam, Albert Einstein, Dale Earnhardt and Richard Pryor. Not enough tent pads for any more people.
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08/13/2017 03:44PM
quote QueticoMike: "Jesus Christ, Both of my Grandpas, Clint Eastwood, Kate Upton, Jennifer Aniston, The Beatles, Jerry McKinnis, Kevin VanDam, Albert Einstein, Dale Earnhardt and Richard Pryor. Not enough tent pads for any more people." That's more than 9.
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08/13/2017 04:34PM
Tenzing Norgay, Woody Guthrie, Norman McLean , Teddy Roosevelt, and any prominent, powerful politician/policy maker.
mjmkjun
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08/13/2017 05:08PM
Alfred Hitchcock, Ansel Adams, Winston Churchill & Eleanor Roosevelt. They all excelled at what they did. Maybe I could learn a thing or two.
scat
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08/13/2017 05:25PM
Tonya Harding.
08/13/2017 06:20PM
In the spirit of the game: Dr. Ray Guarendi or Alton Brown of Good Eats

An internet high five to those who knew who Dr. Ray is without going to his web page www.drray.com or Dr. Ray's facebook page . He is hilarious and probably owes me a trip for all of the books sold on my recommendations!!!


But in all truth, I would not want to take anyone who did not know what the bwca was about and really wants to go. My "vacations" (don't actually get a paid vacation, I actually lose money) are precious, few and far between.
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08/13/2017 06:38PM
quote scat: "Tonya Harding."

Very interesting! Why Tanya?

Never a dull moment with that gal!!

I lived in Portland, Oregon during Tanya's heyday. She was well known for a lot of reasons, one of which was her ability to party. Every couple of months there would be a Tanya story on the news or in the paper, just to keep things interesting.

My favorite was an account of Tanya saving a woman's life in a bar. A woman had collapsed, and Tanya provided CPR or similar to the woman until the EMS arrived. The woman lived. Then the kicker: this occurred at 5:30 in the morning.

I also had the opportunity to meet a man who had been a previous roommate of hers. Not a romantic roommate, but just a roomie. I will not get into details, but from the sounds of it, she was quite a character.

Mike
08/13/2017 06:43PM
quote bwcadan: "In a group context: Condelesa Rice"


Never heard of that... I just take minute rice.
missmolly
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08/13/2017 07:05PM
quote nctry: "quote bwcadan: "In a group context: Condelesa Rice"



Never heard of that... I just take minute rice."


Not Uncle BEN'S? C'mon, Ben! Bens of the world must stick together like sticky rice!
08/13/2017 07:23PM
quote scat: "Tonya Harding." This needs to be moved to the top of the thread
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08/13/2017 07:33PM
If I could choose one famous person to take on a trip, I'd just end up with a famous person complaining about my BO all week, instead of a regular person. I'll just stick to being alone, or maybe bring the dog.
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08/13/2017 07:44PM
Norman MacLean for me.

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08/13/2017 08:04PM
Seth and Scott Avett, Joe and Bob could also tag along, as long as Bob kept his politics to himself. Campfires would be rocking.
08/13/2017 08:19PM
quote missmolly: "quote boonie: "quote missmolly: "quote boonie: " Lewis Thomas "



I like unexpected choices (The Rock also qualifies.). Why Mr. Thomas? "




Have you ever read his writings . . . ? If you haven't, you should; then you'll know why . . .



They are instructive in many ways, thought provoking in a multitude of ways. "



There's a reason they give you free samples in grocery stores; it provokes purchase. Where's my free sample? "


That could be arranged, I suppose :). Email me your mailing address and I'll send you one or two, but I want them back!
Iowaypaddler
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08/13/2017 08:59PM
Historical, William Clark, I'm pretty sure I would get along better with him than Lewis. Living, Jimmy Carter. He's probably not a strong a paddler as when he paddled a “Wild River”, but I'm sure his stories would make up for that.
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08/13/2017 09:35PM
Neil Muncy. Not sure that he's famous, but I'm just not into famous people. Neil, on the other hand, was a great mentor, knew how to grill the most incredible cheese burgers (and many other foods), introduced me to wine in the morning on your day off, did not complain through years of pain, had great stories and told them well, and was calm under pressure. Damn, I miss him.
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08/13/2017 10:20PM
quote PaddlinMadeline: "Would love to go canoeing with John Muir."
Sigurd Olson or Teddy Roosevelt were my choices. Both great environmentalists. But I would definitely add John Muir as well.
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08/13/2017 10:54PM
quote mjmkjun: "Alfred Hitchcock, Ansel Adams, Winston Churchill & Eleanor Roosevelt. They all excelled at what they did. Maybe I could learn a thing or two.
"


Ansel Adams............that would be cool.
08/13/2017 11:16PM
Molly Ivins, (really miss her humor), and maybe Neil deGrasse Tyson. I wouldn't need a star chart.
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08/13/2017 11:37PM
quote SaganagaJoe: "Jesus. :)"
Good choice. Your food pack would be light (just a loaf of bread and a couple of fish). Your gravity filter would be full of port wine late in the afternoon. You'd never be windbound. And, your tripping partner could wetfoot (regardless of the depth), and never actually get his feet wet!
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08/14/2017 10:30AM
quote TrekScouter: "quote SaganagaJoe: "Jesus. :)"
Good choice. Your food pack would be light (just a loaf of bread and a couple of fish). Your gravity filter would be full of port wine late in the afternoon. You'd never be windbound. And, your tripping partner could wetfoot (regardless of the depth), and never actually get his feet wet!"


Now you're thinking! There's whimsy in your post and the thread is a whimsical thread.
08/14/2017 01:37PM
Bill Murray, Ted Nugent, Bill Dance, Topanga from boy meets world, Kelly from saved by the bell,
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08/14/2017 05:11PM
Since the deceased don't seem to be off limits, I will put in a second canoe Helen Keller and Amy Winehouse. That should round out my foursome nicely, being Tonya starting out as my bow partner. We may switch around, we'll see how it goes. All right ladies, let's saddle up!
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08/14/2017 05:59PM
quote scat: "Since the deceased don't seem to be off limits, I will put in a second canoe Helen Keller and Amy Winehouse. That should round out my foursome nicely, being Tonya starting out as my bow partner. We may switch around, we'll see how it goes. All right ladies, let's saddle up!"

Amy Winehouse? Are you prepared to carry her winedrybag?
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08/14/2017 07:10PM
quote mr.barley: "quote QueticoMike: "Jesus Christ, Both of my Grandpas, Clint Eastwood, Kate Upton, Jennifer Aniston, The Beatles, Jerry McKinnis, Kevin VanDam, Albert Einstein, Dale Earnhardt and Richard Pryor. Not enough tent pads for any more people." That's more than 9.
"


Didn't even think about that....ok I will drop the Beatles, Einstein, Earnhardt and Pryor.
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08/14/2017 07:27PM
Jenna Jameson
08/14/2017 09:38PM
Ben Franklin
08/14/2017 11:08PM
quote arm2008: "Neil Muncy. Not sure that he's famous, but I'm just not into famous people. Neil, on the other hand, was a great mentor, knew how to grill the most incredible cheese burgers (and many other foods), introduced me to wine in the morning on your day off, did not complain through years of pain, had great stories and told them well, and was calm under pressure. Damn, I miss him." That guy needs to at least be off on the side of Mt. Rushmore.
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08/15/2017 08:15AM
Joe Rogan and Steve Rinella
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08/15/2017 09:30AM
Joseph Campbell

John Glenn

Will Steger

Morgan Freeman

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08/15/2017 12:17PM
quote greywolf33: "Joseph Campbell

John Glenn

Will Steger

Morgan Freeman


"


I love your list!
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08/15/2017 12:18PM
quote GoSpursGo: "Joe Rogan and Steve Rinella"


Not Duncan and Robinson? Or, if you want to paddle and portage on the wild side, Bowen and Horry?
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08/15/2017 01:57PM
John Wayne
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08/15/2017 02:00PM
missmolly, the only thing I plan on carrying is a magnum sized canteen of Bushmills. I got freakin cancer man, I gotta take it easy. Like chill. I like my team. When you see an eighty pound heroin and whiskey impoverished jazz singer with twenty feet of Kevlar four seater atop her shoulders you'll see the power of positive drinking. And Helen fearlessly chopping wood with a razor sharp hatchet. Positive thinking and visualization put into action. And Tonya being the queen bee and fussing over everything. She craves positive reinforcement, which we will gladly heap upon her, to guide her anxious energy. Plus she gets to carry my combo reclining camp and canoe chair on portages. Didn't tell her that yet... Yes, it's all positive energy all around. It's all in your attitude I've heard many times. Too many times maybe.
Cheers!
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08/15/2017 02:51PM
quote missmolly: "quote greywolf33: "Joseph Campbell

John Glenn

Will Steger

Morgan Freeman"

I love your list! "

Imagine the breadth and depth of campfire conversations! From the natural world to the esoteric, to the cosmic, to the ethereal all viewed through the lense of the BWCA.
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08/15/2017 03:04PM
Lee Marvin
08/15/2017 09:14PM
Being a history guy, I'll go for time periods...
Exploration - Marquette and Joliet
Revolution-1800 - Simon Kenton and Tecumseh
1800-1860 - a member, not the leaders, of the Lewis and Clark expedition and York, Clark's slave. York's stories and perspective would be fascinating.
1860-1920 - TR, Muir, and Colonel Fawcett
1920-1970 - Omar Bradley and John Glenn
1970-present - Jimmy Carter and Robin Williams

Fictional - any of the Sacketts of Lois Lamour
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08/15/2017 09:35PM
quote plexmidwest: "John Wayne"

The problem every time your getting into the canoe you would hear"Saddle up Partner.
Yes he is one of my icons.
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08/15/2017 09:38PM
"When you see an eighty pound heroin and whiskey impoverished jazz singer with twenty feet of Kevlar four seater atop her shoulders you'll see the power of positive drinking." Funny!

You write well, greywolf!
08/15/2017 09:57PM
quote missmolly: "quote GoSpursGo: "Joe Rogan and Steve Rinella"



Not Duncan and Robinson? Or, if you want to paddle and portage on the wild side, Bowen and Horry?"

These will be great trivia questions some day. Robert Horry played at Alabama with Derrick McKee, James Robinson, and Latrelle Sprewell. They didn't even win the conference tournament. Jerry West, Charles Barkley, Carl Malone, Dominique Wilkins, Elgin Baylor, John Stockton, Allen Iverson, Steve Nash, Reggie Miller, Patrick Ewing, all have a total of 1 NBA championship ring. Robert Horry has 7. It's all about the right place and the right time.
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08/16/2017 07:44AM
quote missmolly: "quote GoSpursGo: "Joe Rogan and Steve Rinella"



Not Duncan and Robinson? Or, if you want to paddle and portage on the wild side, Bowen and Horry?"


If I was taking Spurs it would be Coach Pop and Tim!
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08/16/2017 09:03AM
Well, Jesus is ALWAYS there anyway, so I'll have to pick some mortals for the trip.

How about Bill Mason and Becky Mason? They could do some watercolors of the trip and Becky could teach me some freestyle maybe? And in MY bow, I'll take Sigurd Olson. What a campfire that would be, listening to the stories!

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08/16/2017 10:10AM
quote missmolly: ""When you see an eighty pound heroin and whiskey impoverished jazz singer with twenty feet of Kevlar four seater atop her shoulders you'll see the power of positive drinking." Funny!


You write well, greywolf! "


Those aren't my words MM, but I can imagine having Tom Waits along singing his version of "The Canoe's Been Drinking". LOL!
08/16/2017 10:46PM
quote Pinetree: "quote plexmidwest: "John Wayne"


The problem every time your getting into the canoe you would hear"Saddle up Partner.
Yes he is one of my icons."




Funny, I was visiting Dorothy Molter when I heard of him passing.
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08/17/2017 10:28AM
quote missmolly: ""When you see an eighty pound heroin and whiskey impoverished jazz singer with twenty feet of Kevlar four seater atop her shoulders you'll see the power of positive drinking." Funny!


You write well, greywolf! "


I know you didn't write those words, greywolf. Scat did and I found them funny, which you'll see above. However, I was also impressed by your writing.
scat
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08/17/2017 07:18PM
My Canoe's Been Drinking

My canoe's been drinking
And my paddle is asleep
My armpit smells like a burro
And my woolies like a sheep

My canoe's been drinking
And my tent looks like
A failed rescue mission
With a leaky lid
The rain a pissin
And the zipper's stuck
With nuclear fission

My canoe has been drinking
Not me
Not me
Not me



08/17/2017 09:34PM

The obvious choice for me would have to be Sigurd Olson.

In a group context, my second choice would be Vince Lombardi. With his motivation, a "team" of canoe trippers could really paddle and portage some considerable distance.

Hans Solo



h20
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08/17/2017 09:48PM
Ed Abbey..one who loved wild places but wasn't afraid to put his own mark on them.
h20
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08/17/2017 09:58PM
quote scat: "My Canoe's Been Drinking

My canoe's been drinking
And my paddle is asleep
My armpit smells like a burro
And my woolies like a sheep


My canoe's been drinking
And my tent looks like
A failed rescue mission
With a leaky lid
The rain a pissin
And the zipper's stuck
With nuclear fission


My canoe has been drinking
Not me
Not me
Not me



"
nice Tom Waites parody
Arcola
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08/17/2017 10:46PM
I'd go with Chuck Yeager. Can't think of many others to paddle with, live or dead.
greywolf33
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08/18/2017 08:14AM
quote scat: "My Canoe's Been Drinking

My canoe's been drinking
And my paddle is asleep
My armpit smells like a burro
And my woolies like a sheep


My canoe's been drinking
And my tent looks like
A failed rescue mission
With a leaky lid
The rain a pissin
And the zipper's stuck
With nuclear fission


My canoe has been drinking
Not me
Not me
Not me



"


Excellent! Now how about a rousing rendition of "Drinkin' Chivas Regal on a One Star Campsite"?
scat
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08/18/2017 01:25PM
Ok, why not...

Chivas Regal on a One Star Site

I'm drinking Chivas Regal
On a one star site
The pickings were slim
As the day said good night

In the cool of the evening
With no breeze to be found
Hungry darts gnashing
They swarm and surround

The landing is rocky
The tent spot is rooty
The trees have bees
And the booty has cooties

The cut wood is wet
My dogs are past sore
My tent needs a net
And my book is a bore

So, I have no complaints
On this glorious night
I'm drinking Chivas Regal
On a one star site

missmolly
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08/18/2017 03:43PM
What wit!
Captn Tony
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08/19/2017 07:02AM

Moses, Ulysses, Marco Polo, Columbus, Magellen, Admiral Cook
Daniel Boone, Tecumseh, Jim Bridger, Tom Fitzpatrick, Kit Carson, anyone of the voyageurs, Geronimo, Crazy Horse, Sigurd Olson, Nessmuk, Bill Mason
Too many to pick from, I can't decide.
If we're talking fiction it would have to be Bilbo Baggins.
overthehill
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08/19/2017 11:04AM
Jimmy Carter

John Wayne

Chief Dan George

Kanoes

and maybe Sig and Dorothy to guide us.

The campfires would be so cool!
scat
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08/21/2017 08:06PM
Billy's Semi Borrowed Blues

Wasted and wounded
Tain't what the moon did
I got more than I paid for now
See ya tomorrow
Man, I'd like to borrow
A coupla hours from you

To go waltzing with walleyes
Waltzing with walleyes
Waltzing with walleyes with you

I'm an innocent victim
Of a blinded alley
And I'm tired of all these doctors here
Noone speaks English
And something's always beeping
And my back bone is soakin wet

To go, waltzing with walleyes
Waltzing with walleyes
Waltzing with walleyes again

My gear's by my bed
And my boat's at the head
Of my driveway, it's a steal
The nurses are too vigilant
The Ivees too restricting
And I'm down on my knees tonight

To go, waltzing with walleyes
Waltzing with walleyes
To go waltzing with walleyes again

Well, I've made my mind up
I'm making a break for it
Damn all these wires and tubes
I'll cut em and pull em
I don't really need em
Down a stairway to freedom
I'm gone
To hell with their procedures
The medicines and frightening seizures
And goodbye
To the hurting too
08/21/2017 10:11PM
Charlie Daniels ... GREAT GUY
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08/22/2017 06:26PM
Christpher Walken

MrBreeze
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09/03/2017 04:50PM
quote Pinetree: "quote plexmidwest: "John Wayne"


The problem every time your getting into the canoe you would hear"Saddle up Partner.
Yes he is one of my icons."


At every portage he would tell you "lets go, were burnin daylight"

I would go with Jim and Ross, they may not be famous but we have had some great trips together and we have plenty of good stories to tell. Also know that we all carry our weight and do what is needed to have a fantastic trip.
 
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