Here is our dedicated Trip Leader – Wilderness Guide Prize Package winner of 2017!Paddles up and congratulations to @Sue_Squared (Susan Sheppard!

While Susan managed to complete the entire 2017 task list, what really put her over the top was when she found one of the elusive Buttrum privies for full bonus points, bringing her to a grand total of 2705 Paddle Points making her our top Paddle Points earner for 2017!

Susan, not realizing how truly important those Buttrum bonus points were going to be for her win at the time, blogged about her Buttrum privy adventure at the end of the summer. And now that she has won the much coveted Trip Leader title and the accompanying prize pack, we’re pretty sure that she will have no longer have any problem convincing her husband (and the rest of her crew) it was well worth the extra miles to take a chance on that unmarked Temagami thunderbox. Really…  well done, Susan!

Susan’s Buttrum Bonus Privy Story: The Points That Almost Got Away! 

See all of Susan’s adventures in photos via her author page, plus check out the winners’ announcement schedule and everything that Susan has won below.

Paddle Points Winner Announcement Schedule:

Friday, November 3rd (evening) announcement: Tenderfoot Winner
Saturday, November 4th announcement: Explorer Winner
Sunday, November 5th announcement: Pathfinder Winner
Monday, November 6tht: Voyageur Winner
Today’s  (double) announcement:
Wilderness Guide Winner  and Trip Leader Winner
Wednesday, November 8th announcement: Company Factor – Grand Prize Package


TRIP LEADER – WILDERNESS GUIDE badge = 1500 (or more!) Paddle Points

The winner of the Wilderness Guide – Trip Leader Prize Pack will be awarded to the PITPC Paddle Points entrant who has accumulated the highest number of Paddle Points* by the end of the contest period, and includes the following gear and prizes from our generous sponsors:

TRIP LEADER – WILDERNESS GUIDE Prize Pack:

 

The Wilderness Guide – Trip Leader Prize Pack Full List:

KO MSR ELIXIR 3 TENT – Killarney Outfitters $454.95
Complete Paddler NRS Hydrolock Map Case $29.95
COEC Woolpower Wrist Gaitors $35.25
AO $100 Gift Card – Algonquin Outfitter $100.00
AO $100 Gift Card – Algonquin Outfitters $100.00
AO $50 Gift Card – Algonquin Outfitters $50.00
Badger Custom Made To Order Cherry, Oiled Paddle, with Sock $139.00
Badger Laser engraving Personalization for Canoe Paddle $100 Value $100.00
Complete Paddler This Is The Sea DVD $35.00
Complete Paddler Buff $27.00
Johnny’s Boat Shop Cherry Contoured Yoke $125.00
Wild Rock $50 Gift Card – Wild Rock Outfitters $50.00
Portageur.ca Portageur.ca Decal $8.00
Sometimes Eventful 1 each: 16 x 20′ SE Camp Rules Poster; #WeGetOutside Shirt; #WeGetOutside Decal $55.00
Rapid Media 1 YR PADDLING Magazine Print/Digital Subscription $20.00
TOTAL  WILDERNESS GUIDE – TRIP LEADER PRIZE PACK VALUE $1,329.15

*In the case of a “Paddle Points” tie, the winner of the Wilderness Guide – Trip Leader Prize Pack will be chosen by way of random selection from all tied/eligible Wilderness Guide – Trip Leader contestants.

Written by Fiona
Mother, wife, friend, artist, paddler, and owner of Badger Paddles. As co-founder and title sponsor of the PITPC, I'm not eligible to win. But I still wanted to get "Out There" too, and help advocate to get lots of people to spend more time in nature. So I'm really only in it for the fun, and not for the prizes!