5,200-Mile Canoe Journey To Arctic Reaches Twin Cities

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Four young men from St. Cloud — along with two of their friends — are taking a spring break trip that’s hard to fathom. Theirs is a nine-month journey that will wind through 10 states and five Canadian provinces.

The canoe trip started January 2 in New Orleans. The six paddlers plan to finish at Bathurst Inlet in the Arctic Ocean by early September.

Three months after they put their canoes to water, the “Rediscovering North America” team notched a huge milestone. After dodging ice cakes the size of pool tables near St. Louis and strong currents the entire trip, the expedition paddled into St. Paul.

Expedition member Winchell Delano said, “We’re right around the date when we thought we would be in St. Paul. Ice was slowing us down in St. Louis and we’ve made up all the time we’ve needed to make up.”

Their goal of…

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