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bottomtothetap
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08/08/2012 05:08PM   (Thread Older Than 3 Years)
New Trip Report posted by bottomtothetap

Trip Name: The Kindness of Strangers.

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mocha
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08/08/2012 06:05PM  
what a wonderful trip for your group! IMO...your situation and the acts of kindness by fellow campers is what the BW is mostly about. can't say ALL cuz someone is bound to challenge that!

this experience will stick with the youth in your group forever and someday they will have the opportunity to 'pay it forward' whether it's in the BW or some other place in the world.

thanks for sharing.
bottomtothetap
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08/08/2012 06:30PM  
Glad you liked the story, Mocha. I've now made 20 different trips to canoe country and this is the coolest thing that's happened to me in all of those trips. When these people helped us I was so grateful and so fatigued that it was all I could do to hold back tears. I'm still fighting them (and losing) as I think of it now a week later.
eagle93
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08/08/2012 10:34PM  
What a wonderful story! It's really wonderful to know that people like that share our world with us.
Pizzaerick
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08/08/2012 10:50PM  
Great story.

While we pray for good weather , in hindsight, nobody ever remembers the trip where nothing went wrong. It is the struggles and the storms... And the overcoming... That makes for the best memories.

I say all that at my own peril. My son and I are leaving Monday for the BWCA.
08/09/2012 12:52PM  
Faith in humanity restored by your trip report.
08/09/2012 05:20PM  
wow! what cool people! I grew up 1 block from there and went to school there. My parents still live down the road. Thanks for sharing that neat story.
hobbydog
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08/09/2012 09:42PM  
Good story. Remember to pay it forward.
campcook184
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08/11/2012 07:12PM  
Did you get your fork and knife?? Glad you enjoyed the site :-)
bottomtothetap
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08/13/2012 10:38AM  
Yes we did get the fork and knife, campcook184! Thanks again so much to your group for all the help you provided to us. As mentioned in the report, it really made our trip memorable.
Gunflinter
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08/18/2012 04:54PM  
quote Goby: "Faith in humanity restored by your trip report."
+1
troutdude
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08/19/2012 05:42PM  
Feel good trip report of the year!!! Thank you for sharing your experience.
09/10/2012 10:43PM  
Excellent trip report and kudos to campcook184 and their group for restoring my faith in the kindness of strangers!!!!!
Papinator
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09/10/2012 11:21PM  
What a thought it would be if there were more people like that... :)
Thanks for sharing!
Papinator
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09/10/2012 11:23PM  
quote luft: "Excellent trip report and kudos to campcook184 and their group for restoring my faith in the kindness of strangers!!!!!"

+1
Portageanimal
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09/11/2012 01:57PM  
WOW what a great story, you don't hear about that sort of kindness these days very often
 
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