Sunday, July 31, 2011

Mission Complete!

Hello to all:

Mission complete! Arrived last night in Fort Kent @ approximately 8:15 pm and stayed at North Door Inn. Today in the surburban and headed to Moosehead Lake for the week.

Jeremy and I would like to extent a huge thank you to all who made this trip possible. I can't wait to share some stories and photos with you about our trip.

The trip was great and I could not have picked a better paddling partner than Jeremy, we both had an experience of a lifetime.

Russ & Jeremy

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

July 24th check-in

Russell and Jeremy arrived at Kineo in great spirits on July 24th.  They reported the overall trip is going well although high temps and up to 18 mile portages have been a bit harder than expected. They have a great story to tell about developing a pulley system to drag their canoe up one very steep incline when the river was too shallow to navigate.

Here are some pictures from their quick Kineo landing...

They are looking forward to seeing everyone.  Paddles AWAY!!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Paddles and Poutine

     Talked to the guys this week and got some updates on their progress! They arrived at Lake Champlain on the 2nd, but due to high winds they had to hang out in Plattsburgh, NY for a couple days. Still got out in the canoe during that time though to surf some waves! On Monday, the 4th of July they paddled across the lake.

         Yesterday on the 8th they made an attempt to cross the border into Canada, but they were a little too late in the day and had to wait till today to cross. Checked their location a little bit ago today and looks like they are making great progress!

Follow Team Collett by GPS

The link to follow the guys by GPS is now up on the right hand toolbar! Their location is updated every ten minutes or so and shown on a map.

Click here view Russ and Jeremy's current location.

Monday, June 27, 2011

And they're off!

Last Friday the guys left home and drove to NY to start their 740 mile canoe trip. The next morning, Saturday the 25th of June, Russell and Jeremy launched from Old Forge, NY. Thanks Marty for running shuttle!