Last week Mike, Josh and I traveled to Madison, Wisconsin where Canoecopia is held.  Canoecopia is the world’s largest paddlesport expo and is put on by the owners of Rutabaga, a paddlesport shop located in Madison.  While we were there Mike attended various meetings for PPA(Professional Paddlesport Association) and we attended a couple of seminars.  One seminar was put on by a neighbor of ours who used to own Clearwater Lodge and Outfitters on the Gunflint Trail.  Bob Marchino and Charlie Helbing took a canoe trip last summer along the Voyageur’s Highway.  Bob had a slide show and presentation about this awesome trip and there was standing room only.  Mike and I also helped out at the Gunflint Trail Association Booth while we were there.  If you ever get a chance to attend Canoecopia then I highly recommend it. 

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