Greetings from Washington D.C.

We finally made it to Washington D.C.! Our expedition took 101 days. When we paddled up to the Washington Canoe Club on the Potomac River, we were greeted by friends from Minnesota and canoe club members. Some people even joined us on the water, paddling canoes. The weather was cold and rainy. We were so happy to see our friends. We have spent the past few days talking to elected officials, telling them what a special place the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is. This last week has been a whirlwind. I will be able to write a longer update for tomorrow.

All these people greeted us when we arrived at the Washington Canoe Club. Photo by Nate Ptacek.
All these people greeted us when we arrived at the Washington Canoe Club. Photo by Nate Ptacek.

5 thoughts on “Greetings from Washington D.C.”

  1. Do you want to come to our program?We would like you to come it will be fun.

    There will be many other people coming to our program.

  2. Congratulations on your journey! What was your favorite part of the journey? How cold is it now? How many schools were you in contact with? Would you take any students with you? What is next on your agenda? Are you going back to a desk job? D wants to know how the journey was funded. These are questions from our class. We enjoyed participating in your journey and look forward to hearing from you.
    Mrs. Beaver’s class in Sweetwater, Tennessee

    1. Thank you Mrs. Beaver. Our favorite part of the journey was actually paddling through the Boundary Waters. The day we landed, the temperature was 37 degrees F. We were in contact with about 100 different schools during this journey. We actually do sometimes coordinate bringing student groups on week-long trips into the Boundary Waters– canoeing in the summer and dogsledding in the winter. We are going back to guiding dogsledding trips for the winter. We saved up money for the journey. We received a grant from another nonprofit organization, private donations and equipment (like the canoe) was donated.

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