2017 Paddling Adventures in Quetico and Wisconsin: Outing 2

August 11, 2017 (All day) to August 20, 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. 

Quetico Provincial Park Offerings

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 2 – Brands and Karaskiewicz
August 11-20, 2017 (8 days, 7 nights; paddle/portage/camp)

Outing type: paddle/portage/camp

Co-leaders: Peter Brands  262-888-3516  pbrands@gmail.com  and  Tim Karaskiewicz 414-397-8768   tkaraskiewicz@mitchellairport.com 

Outing departure point: Gunflint Trail, MN

Outing cost: $600 including $100 deposit

This trip will embark from the Gunflint Trail into the southeastern edge of Quetico.  Warm days and starry nights will make this an adventure to remember as our dates coincide with the Perseid meteor shower.  Two layover days are planned. Limited to nine 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..."