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Okefenokee Council 2007 Northern Tier High Adventure Trip

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  • Northern Tier Canoe High Adventure 2007 Okefenokee Area Council Crew E062707A A paddle dipping into the water… The splash of a beaver tail… The echoing call of a loon… A northern sun setting on a glassy lake… Tall pines whispering in the wind
  • Scouting Helping Young Men Grow Through:
      • Outdoor Skill Development
      • Leadership & Teamwork Opportunities
      • Community Service Participation
      • Exposure to Career and Hobby Interests
      • High Adventure Activities
  • Scouting High Adventure Activities
    • Challenge Scouts Physically & Mentally
    • Provide a Sense of Accomplishment
    • Increase Confidence
  • Scouting High Adventure Activities include: Camping Backpacking Canoeing Cycling Sailing Scuba Rafting Kayaking Rock Climbing
  • Scouting High Adventure Activities
      • Exposure Progression
      • Introduction  Local Troop outings.
      • Exposure at Local Summer Camps.
      • Ultimate  National High Adventure Programs
        • Philmont Scout Ranch - Backpacking
        • Northern Tier Base - Canoe Treks
        • Sea Base - Sailing, Scuba, Ocean Kayak
  • High Adventure Bases Philmont Cimarron, NM Northern Tier Bissett, MB Atikokan, ON Ely, MN Sea Base Islamadora, FL Bahamas
  • Itinerary
  • Sightseeing Minneapolis Including a FANCY Lunch Lake Superior Helping Mother Nature with Erosion.
  • Sightseeing Canadian Border Outfitters Iron Mining – Soudan Mine The “Yanvas” Yurt
  • Sightseeing Taconite Mines – Virginia, MN
  • Boundary Waters
    • The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA), a part of the National Wilderness Preservation System and the Superior National Forest, is known as a canoeist's paradise.  
    • The area is beautiful and pristine with 1,200 miles of canoe routes traversing this 1 million acre area of northeastern Minnesota, visited by 180,000 people each year. 
    • Numerous lakes are interconnected by a network of portage trails. Most of the area, consequently, is designed for canoe travel only.
  • Boundary Waters History
    • Fur Trade company canoe paddlers, bundle carriers, and laborers.
    • Legendary strength and endurance:
      • Working at least 14 hours a day
      • Paddling 55 strokes per minute
      • Able to portage two 90 pound bundles of pelts or trade goods
    Voyageurs
  • Boundary Waters History
    • Operated the “Isle of Pines” resort on Knife Lake from 1948 to 1964, when the government purchased the land for the BWCA Wilderness
    • Lived by herself from 1964 until her death in 1986 in her cabin on Knife Lake – over 50 years total.
      • 15 miles from the nearest road
      • 4 portages to reach her island
    • Became known as a rugged individualist who lived according to her own principles.
    • Despite her isolation, thousands of curious visitors made the trek to Dorothy's in order to say hello and taste her homemade root beer.
    Dorothy Molter – “The Root Beer Lady”
    • Writer and conservationist, living in Ely, MN
    • Traveled and guided in the Quetico - Superior Wilderness
    • President, National Parks Assoc. & The Wilderness Society
    • Advisor to the National Park Service and the Secretary of the Interior – helped draft the Wilderness Act (1964).
    • “ Wilderness provides spiritual experiences vital to modern civilization.”
    Sigurd F. Olson Boundary Waters History “… there is a hard core of wilderness need in everyone, a core that makes its spiritual values a basic human necessity. There is no hiding it....Unless we can preserve places where the endless spiritual needs of man can be fulfilled and nourished, we will destroy our culture and ourselves."
    • SIGURD OLSON BOOKS
    • The Singing Wilderness (1956)
    • Listening Point (1958)
    • The Lonely Land (1961)
    • Runes of the North (1963)
    • Open Horizons (1969)
    • The Hidden Forest (1969)
    • Wilderness Days (1972)
    • Reflections From the North Country (1976)
    • Of Time and Place (1982).
  • Crew E062707A Okefenokee Area Council - Georgia 1st Row: John Floyd, Sam Arbo (seated), Steven Price 2nd Row: Tyler Jackson, Don Arbo, Walt Vredeveld, Michael Vredeveld (CL), Garrett Owens (Guide)
  • Canoe Base Welcome “ Yooden Yurt” 1 st Night’s Lodgings Personal Gear Shake down CrewGear & Food Issue
  • Equipment Are YOU Ready to WHALE! Aluminum Canoe – Qty 3 WHALE Pack Qty 3 Alps Mountaineering Tent – Qty 3 Food Pack Qty 2 Kettle Pack Qty 1 Paddle 1 each PFD 1 each
  • Route
    • 8 Days Paddling
    • 1 Layover “Rest” Day
    • 8 Nights Camping
    • 93 Miles Total
    Layover Day Canadian Border Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Robbins Island Knife Lake Ottertrack Lake Englishman’s Island Lake Saganaga Ogishkemuncie Lake Makwa Lake Frazier Lake Ensign Lake C.L. Sommers Base USA Canada Monument Portage
  • Expedition Behavior Rule #1 – Get the Heck Out of Bed. Rule #2 – Do NOT be Cheerful before Breakfast. Rule #3 – Do NOT Complain! Rule #4 – Learn to Cook AT LEAST ONE Thing Right. Rule #5 – Either A) Shampoo or B) Do NOT Remove your Hat for ANY Reason. Rule #6 – Do NOT Ask if Anybody has Seen YOUR STUFF. Rule #7 – Never Ask Where You Are. Rule #8 – Always Carry More Than Your FAIR Share. Rule #9 – Do NOT Get Sunburned. Rule #10 – Do NOT GET KILLED!
  • Paddling Let me know when we’re going to hit a ROCK! Different Day Same View
  • To carry a canoe over land to avoid an obstacle on the water route (such as rapids or a waterfall in a river), or between two bodies of water. Portage Portages are measured in rods, about one canoe length, or 16.5 feet. A portage of 50 rods is considered "easy", 100-200 "moderate" and over 200 "rugged".  Pick IT Up! Carry IT! Put IT Down!
  • MAN -Handling a Canoe