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Erik Simula’s 1000 mile birch bark canoe journey across the Arrowhead continues. The most recent leg of his journey was hard on the birch bark canoe. He had one very close call when he felt fortunate that the canoe did not split in half. According to Erik’s father, Vern, the bottom of the canoe now has some serious splits. We have two more of Erik’s birch bark canoes here at Bearskin. We are wondering if perhaps at some point Erik will have to substitue another canoe.
Many Bearskin Lodge guests who read this blog also frequently follow Erik Simula’s Arrowhead Journey online. Erik created the winter mushing program at Bearskin Lodge, which was a huge success last winter, primarily because Erik is so articulate and interesting. Summer Bearskin guests may have met Erik in his role as a Grand Portage National Monument park ranger, demonstrating the skill of building birch bark canoes for hundreds of visitors every year.
For those of you who are following Erik Simula’s 1000 mile Arrowhead Journey online, there are some great new photos at http://www.flickr.com/photos/arrowhead journey/
Erik has also posted his daily journal entries for the trip between Grand Portage and Grand Marais on the blog http://arrowheadjourney.wordpress.com