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Gunflint Trail Canoe Outfitter on Seagull & Saganaga Lakes accessing Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Canada's Quetico Park

Monday, October 28, 2013

The end of the 2013 Paddling Season

The 2013 paddling season has officially ended!  We had a great summer despite the late start due to the ice on the lakes.  Our Seagull Staff worked hard to ensure you all had a great trip from start to finish.  We had 4 staffers on through September that helped tremendously to close things down for the off season.  We couldn't have done it without Zach, Katie, Lucas and Jon.  Our closing was a breeze this year.


Staffer Jon on the right has been out in the canoe country on a trip since October 1.  Dave and I dropped him off at Saganaga and he plans to be out until early November.  Look at the huge smile on his face in the photo below.  He can't get enough of this canoe country and will be with us in 2014.   Katie had so much fun putting everything away in late September that she plans to return in May 2014 and put the store and packing room back together.  We are thrilled that she will be back as well. 

We had some great October weather for a couple of weeks.  We were able to get out on Sag and Seagull and do some fishing and just enjoy the warmer fall weather without a long list of projects.  We are currently putting in a new septic system on our Sag property and Dave is busy working on some of the odds and ends of that job.

One of my highlights this summer was having my niece Ella on board from early August through mid September.  She helped me in the store and office and was my personal assistant and did a fantastic job.  Interestingly enough, I think she kind of liked it too!
We went fishing on Seagull one day and she proudly caught lots of lakers and walleyes. Have you ever seen such a big beautiful smile?!

I have been taking a break from Seagull before diving into 2014 marketing, etc.  It is wonderful to have the opportunity to step away for a bit and realize how precious and beautiful our backyards are in this Northwoods!