June 28th to June 30th, 2017
After doing the Grand Portage followed by several more shorter portages, Pascal was really looking forward to a short break at Gunflint Lodge. He had to pick up a box of food his parents had mailed there a few weeks earlier. John unexpectedly invited Pascal to stay in the bunk-house which he really appreciated. This provided an opportunity to dry things out a bit since he had been paddling or portaging in the rain for days. Gunflint Lodge also has a very nice restaurant so Pascal gave up dried food for a night and ordered himself some good hearty ribs. Yum, yum.
Luckily when Danielle called Gunflint Lodge in early June to enquire about mailing a food drop-off and to get the correct mailing address, it was Brandon Trapp who answered the phone. He gave her lots of valuable information and support over the following month in preparation for Pascal’s arrival. He even came back to Gunflint on his day off to give Pascal a helping hand. Brandon was very generous and helpful in numerous ways including purchasing a map of Voyageur Park, driving Pascal to Grand Marais to get a knee support and going over maps of the upcoming route. Many thanks to a great guy!
Pascal also got to update his Facebook page which was a real bonus. We don’t how this happened but he also did a radio interview with the community radio station, WTIP. Pascal had a super experience at Gunflint Lodge, the staff being all so friendly and helpful. He told his parents he can’t wait to go back.