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1000 Mile Paddle

Discussion in 'Birchbarks, Dugouts and Primitive Craft' started by beaver, May 4, 2009.

  1. beaver

    beaver Birchbark CanoeingBuilder

    On Earth Day birch bark canoe builder Erik Simula launched his bark canoe into Lake Superior on a 1000 mile paddle that will touch on voyageur routes as it weaves through the Arrowhead Region of Minnesota.

    Good luck Erikarrowheadjourney.wordpress.com/
     
    Last edited: May 4, 2009
  2. Kathryn Klos

    Kathryn Klos squirrel whisperer

    I love the note from the little boy...
     
  3. OP
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    beaver

    beaver Birchbark CanoeingBuilder


    Erik recently finished paddling 167 miles in his 13 ft. birch bark canoe on Lake Superior. 833 to go!
     

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  4. Dave Wermuth

    Dave Wermuth Who hid my paddle?

    Arrowhead Journey

    Been following with interest. Quite an adventure.
    Hey Ferd, I caught a northen below Bond Falls on a Pearl Zonker and 5x tippet. Wasn't expecting a pike. He was little guy 24".
    Zonkers are now favored over wooly buggers.
     
  5. chris pearson

    chris pearson Michigan Canoe Nut

    Dave,
    Zonkers rule!!! My favorite streamer.:D
     
  6. OP
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    beaver

    beaver Birchbark CanoeingBuilder

    Very close encounters with a cougar and a huge 500# black bear while setting up camp.:eek: Check the website for the exciting story as told by Erik in his journal.
     
  7. Howard Caplan

    Howard Caplan Wooden Canoe Maniac

    Beaver,
    I really appreciate you bringing this to our attention.
    A couple of Septembers ago, Amy and I went ricing with Eric through the school in Grand Marais.
    What caught my attention with Eric is that he lives off the grid, builds bark canoes and stands ready for when it hits the fan.
    Howard
     
  8. OP
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    beaver

    beaver Birchbark CanoeingBuilder


    700 MILES DOWN & 300 TO GO! Erik is one "Travelin Man".
     

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  9. Dave Wermuth

    Dave Wermuth Who hid my paddle?

  10. OP
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    beaver

    beaver Birchbark CanoeingBuilder


    Eric recently completed his 1000 mile birch bark canoe journey. Hats off to the man and his dog for this great accomplishment:cool:
     

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  11. OP
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    beaver

    beaver Birchbark CanoeingBuilder

    Reflections from the Arrowhead Journey

    Erik Simula reflects on his 1000 mile Arrowhead Journey (Soon to be a book).:cool:
     

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