Maddy and Sarah get to share a blog for a couple of reasons, one is they are both second year Voyageur Crew Members and the other they are both speaking Spanish these days. It may seem a bit strange to hear Spanish at the end of the Gunflint Trail but Sarah just spent a semester in Argentina and Maddy is going to spend a semester in Ecuador.
Sarah is from St. Louis Park, Minnesota and will be going into her 4th year at the U of M in the Twin Cities. She’s majoring in Marketing and would like to find a way to combine her studies with the outdoors. Hmmmm. I think I have an idea of how she can do just that, I just don’t think I can pay her what she’s worth. Sarah spends her time at Voyageur packing food, outfitting groups, driving shuttles and doing whatever needs to be done including cooking, cleaning and working in the store. When she’s not working she likes to hang out with the rest of the crew playing games, having campfires and paddling. She wants to visit the Quetico and Lake of the Clouds and her favorite route is from Duncan to Rose. Her favorite piece of camping equipment is her hammock and she’s looking forward to more canoe trips this summer and spending time swimming.
Maddy is from St. Paul, MN and will be in her 3rd year at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR. She’s in Environmental Studies and when she’s not studying or working she likes to climb, paddle, backpack and take pictures and movies. Maddy spends her days at Voyageur packing food, shuttling groups, cleaning and working in the office. Her favorite route is the Cross Bay Loop or Basswood Falls area and she wants to visit Agnes Lake in the Quetico. The other thing she has in common with Sarah is her favorite piece of equipment is a hammock. She’s looking forward to exploring new places in the BWCA and hanging out with the crew during the rest of the summer.
We feel fortunate to have these two women back for another summer at Voyageur. They are so much fun to have around and are both super easy going. They are a joy to have around and we are so thankful for all they do.