I’m finally getting around to introductions of our Voyageur Crew on the day before two of them depart. Summer has flown by this year and we’re so sad to have two of our females leaving already.
Abigail Dickinson is originally from Appleton, Wisconsin and she primarily spent the summer packing food for us. She did an outstanding job at everything she did including laundry, cleaning, painting and working in the kitchen. I don’t think she made any mistakes with the outfitting food and that is unheard of.
Abigail is a very motivated person and when she isn’t working she loves to paddle and run. She has taken numerous difficult canoe trips this summer and she did it alone. She paddled the Granite River in a day and was one of the two to paddle to Moose Lake and back in less than 24 hours. Her favorite lake in the BWCA is Paulson and her favorite route is the Ottertrack, Cherry, Hansen route.
We are going to miss her easy going personality and attention to detail. She’s going to be a Senior at Bob Jones University and is majoring in English with hopes to become a paralegal or librarian. We’re hoping she returns to Voyageur again next summer.
Kira Miller is from Brookfield, Illinois and will be a Junior at Illinois Wesleyan University. She is majoring in Environmental Studies and Anthropology. While here this summer she has continued her education by participating in an archeological dig at Grand Portage and attending a seminar about edible foods found in the wild.
Kira was our “Do Everything” crew member this summer. She enjoyed helping Elsa in the kitchen but she also spent time in the store and office where she loved chatting with our guests. Cleaning, outfitting and painting kept her busy as well as special projects like sign making. Kira was willing to do what ever needed to be done.
When Kira wasn’t working she could be found running or paddling. Just as motivated as Abigail she tackled the Granite River and went on solo overnight camping trips too. Her favorite Boundary Waters Lake is Snipe and her favorite route includes Ottertrack. She would like to paddle in the Quetico Park and take a crew camping trip. I’m not sure she’ll have time to do that yet this year so maybe her plans include another summer at Voyageur.