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scotttimm
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07/30/2022 11:23AM  
New Trip Report posted by scotttimm

Trip Name: We Eat Miles for Breakfast, a Kruger Challenge Story.

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PuffinGin
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07/30/2022 02:40PM  
Wow! what an adventure and challenge, both before and during the actual paddle, I was touched by your comments about your son as a partner on this trip. Congratulations to both of you!
07/31/2022 01:17PM  
What a great experience and opportunity to bond with your son. Congratulations!
scotttimm
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08/01/2022 06:47AM  
If interested, I've started putting content up on YouTube: Part 1
08/01/2022 09:51AM  
Way to go you two.
Driftless
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08/01/2022 10:47AM  
Awesome! Congrats!!!
Northwoodsman
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08/01/2022 08:17PM  
Congratulations! It sounds like it was worth the wait. I wish I would have known your itinerary, I was in Grand Marais on the day you guys finished. I would have made the jaunt up to Grand Portage and joined the welcome party at the finish line.
Grandma L
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08/01/2022 08:39PM  
Scott and Grant, Thanks for posting your adventure story. I will be watching the You Tube videos too!

17 paddlers will be doing the Bear Brigade's Annual Fall Kruger-Waddell Challenges this September. Starting on September 3 at Sha Sha Resort and going all the way to Grand Portage. The organized Minnesota Border Route Challenges started in 2015 as a tribute to Verlen Kruger and Clint Waddell who did this route in 1968 in 80 hours and 40 minutes. Our paddlers have 8 days to complete the route and meet in Grand Portage for a celebrations dinner and catch the shuttle back to Ely. This is the 7th organized event. (2021 was a "burn out") And yes, this year the closing of the Gold Portage and the Kettle Falls decontamination stations will certainly add to the "challenge".
CatchMe
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08/02/2022 12:04PM  
Good to see you were able to finally get the trip you wanted. Great job.
scotttimm
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08/04/2022 02:53PM  
CatchMe
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08/04/2022 10:24PM  
I love the videos. Thanks! Makes me want to do the challenge.
08/05/2022 10:57AM  
Well done and we’ll written. Thanks for sharing, I can’t wait to watch the videos. It’s cool how you paddled in Voyageurs to meet the miles requirement in lieu of the portage being closed. I did the challenge a few years back and it was an experience I’ll never forget. Getting to that first site on Little Vermillion after a long day of camping was so rewarding. I remember just rolling out of the canoe onto the ground as I was so exhausted.

Great Job!

Tony
scotttimm
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08/06/2022 11:59AM  
scotttimm
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08/06/2022 12:00PM  
GopherAdventure: "Well done and we’ll written. Thanks for sharing, I can’t wait to watch the videos. It’s cool how you paddled in Voyageurs to meet the miles requirement in lieu of the portage being closed. I did the challenge a few years back and it was an experience I’ll never forget. Getting to that first site on Little Vermillion after a long day of camping was so rewarding. I remember just rolling out of the canoe onto the ground as I was so exhausted.


Great Job!


Tony"


Thanks Tony! We watched YOUR videos leading up to this trip...spent hours on the rowing machine going over your footage. That first campsite sure is terrible, but a welcome site/sight!
andym
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08/07/2022 03:39PM  
I just read the summary for now. What an awesome experience to share with each other. Congrats!
scotttimm
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08/09/2022 08:05AM  
Final video: Part Four
CatchMe
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08/09/2022 10:16PM  
Great Videos, very inspiring.
 
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