17 Jul Canadian Canoe Museum Paddle Found!
The first paddle found in this year’s Paddle in the Park Contest has been discovered in Lake Superior Provincial Park!
The big smiling faces of Mir and Alex shown above were the result of hiking along the Gamitigama Portage trail in Lake Superior Provincial Park and finding a very unexpected surprise at the end of the portage. In their own words:
“It was such an unexpected surprise – we had read about the contest in Canoe and Kayak Magazine but didn’t think a paddle would make it this far north! This is one of our fave trails in the park because it is really off the beaten path and takes you right into some spectacular lake paddling. We think that this contest is an awesome way to get people to explore areas that they’ve never been to before. We are so excited to have found this paddle and it will get alot of use on the coast of Lake Superior!”
From the look on their faces, we’re certain they were not only rewarded by finding their very own Cherry 60″ BADGER® “Classic BadgerTail” but also from getting “Out There”! In fact, they were so happy, they could barely wait to get their winning images on Instagram.
The Canadian Canoe Museum paddle was hidden by author Conor Mihell. In his first year of paddle-hiding, Conor traveled through the Lake Superior Provincial Park with his wife, Kim and their trusty dog. They hid the paddle at the end of an uphill slog through mud – what Conor says is “indicative of most trails in the park”. 🙂
Conor also informed us that Mir and Alex are getting married! Congrats to both of you from the Paddle in the Park Contest. We hope your new life together includes lots of rewarding time outdoors!
We also hope that you too are as lucky in paddle finding – and love – as Alex and Mir are. There are still 7 more paddles left to find, so come back soon for more hints and clues as to their possible hiding spots. (Sadly, we don’t offer hints at finding love. Maybe just be yourself, and put on a nice shirt.)
And of course this means we need to have a draw for the Canadian Canoe Museum paddle prize package, which will take place this Friday, with the winner announced shortly thereafter. So don’t forget to enter the draw! You can do so once a day for a better shot to win. Good luck everyone!
Here is what Alex and Mir have won: