After taking a year off from camp, Charlie Steiner, Peter Grunawalt and Elliott Keller bring their Hudson Bay badges back to CV. In the ‘70s Elliott’s father Paul Keller and other Voyageurs followed the 1964 CV Albany River route to the bay blazed by Bob Thum, Carl Thum, Tom Bose and Buckey Walters. Here is an excert from Charlie, Peter and Elliott’s 2014 Hudson Bay Expedition blog:
“We are four friends who paddled from Ely, Minnesota to James Bay, Hudson Bay (the Arctic Ocean). It took roughly 42 days to make it to the bay (canoeing), and then back (via plane and automobile). We went over 1100 miles, with 610 of those miles being on the Albany River, which drains into the bay directly. All of us were grateful for the opportunity to make this trip.”
We look forward to welcoming Charlie and Peter back this summer as part of staff. Their experience will surely be of use at a wilderness adventure camp!