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.