2017 Paddling Adventures in Quetico and Wisconsin: Outing 1

July 28, 2017 (All day) to August 6, 2017 (All day)

Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy the wild Northwoods by canoe or on other outings offered by John Muir Chapter. In addition to outings to Quetico Provincial Park, an annual offering since 2004, we offer others in Wisconsin.

Our outings leaders are experienced veterans with Wilderness First Aid training and Sierra Club’s Outings Leadership Training approvals in addition to their own personal outings, life and leadership experiences. For candidate participants, no experience is required, but a friendly personality, positive attitude and good physical fitness are invaluable assets. 

Outings fees often include all group supplies, equipment, food and lodging - including park permits and taxes.  Not included are personal pre/post outings travel costs, passports, permits and fishing licenses.  You supply your personal camping gear and clothing.  Contact outings leaders for additional information about registration – including where to send your refundable deposit to reserve your spot.

All outing fees allow participants to offer support for the John Muir Chapter Outings Program and its ability to continue offering these outings annually.  Additional contributions to this fund are always welcome. 

Spanning the international border between NE Minnesota and SW Ontario, this gem in the heart of North America, Quetico Provincial Park offers the largest expanse of wild, public access lands in the region. With over 2,000 lakes and almost 1.2 million acres of remote wilderness, Quetico offers travelers on its picturesque rivers and lakes a visual and personal encounter, all while navigating the rugged beauty of its towering rock cliffs, majestic waterfalls, and virgin pine and spruce forests.


Quetico Outing 1 – Christianson, Clear, and McDermott
July 28-August 6, 2017 (8 days, 7 nights; paddle/portage/camp)

Co-Leaders:  Vicki Christianson  715-827-0379  vicki.christianson@yahoo.com  and  Janet Clear  608-833-1339   janetclear@gmail.com and Nancy McDermott  608-238-1421  njmcderm@gmail.com 

Outing Departure Point: Moose Lake - Ely, MN area.

Outing Cost: $600 including $100 deposit

Join our chapter’s inaugural women’s trip to Quetico with three seasoned Quetico leaders. A shorter route is planned which will allow participants plenty of time to relax and enjoy the unparalleled scenery.  Two layover days are planned. Limited to seven participants.

"To Explore, Enjoy, and Protect the wild places on earth; To practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources; To educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment..."