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09/21/2014 01:45AM
New Trip Report posted by Kelso

Trip Name: 24 Hour Canoe Challenge.

Entry Point: 37

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09/22/2014 02:02PM
Wow! Crazy! We just went into Phoebe from Sawbill and I couldn't imagine doing that after 20 hours of paddling and portaging, especially in the dark!
09/30/2014 02:13AM
Yes, it was a fun challenge, but I'll admit that it was nuts. We're going to stick with more relaxed trips for a while.
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09/30/2014 07:53AM
you guys are nuts! no photos?? :)
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10/01/2014 08:45AM
Wow. That's a heck of a day. My longest day was a run from east Gunflint to the Southern part of Ottertrack via the Border route.

I've been through some of those lakes (I like Tuscarora a lot) but I can't imagine pushing that hard that long with that much portaging. Nice work.
10/04/2014 09:34AM
You saw a lot of nice country, but you must be a lot younger and stronger than I am ;). We saw some of the same, but took a week to do it.
10/04/2014 11:33PM
Sorry Mocha, we didn't take many photos, but we put together a decent video of the trip!
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10/05/2014 07:03PM
Why? Sounds fun though.
10/06/2014 07:01PM
I hope you don't get the impression that we are a couple of gung-ho guys who don't have time to appreciate the wilderness. We have both been on many trips in the Sawbill area, so we wanted to challenge ourselves by trying something new. At first the idea of paddling non-stop for 24 hours seemed ridiculous, but it grew on us until we finally had to try it.
Ho Ho
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10/06/2014 09:01PM

I think it's awesome and I enjoyed the video a lot. When I think of how tired I can be after a 15-mile day in Quetico, it's also impressive. Yeah, it's not the way you want to trip all the time, but it's a cool challenge and you guys seemed to have fun. Thanks for sharing!

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10/07/2014 04:53AM
great video guys, really enjoyed watching it
Savage Voyageur
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10/07/2014 09:15AM
Way to go guys, thanks for the video.
10/07/2014 09:06PM
Just thought I'd chime in. (I'm the other nut case that went on this trip)
10/09/2014 07:25AM
Enjoyed watching your video! Thanks for the portage information you shared with us before our trip up to Little Sag.
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10/09/2014 08:16AM

I finally watched the video. I knew this sounded familiar!

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