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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Naperville North alumni paddles into James Bay, Canada

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Congratulations to Naperville North alumni Kyle Sauer and the Expedition 2012 crew for reaching James Bay, Canada

Kyle Sauer graduated college a semester early to embark on a 1200 mile canoe trip in a crew of 10 paddlers two months ago. Positively Naperville has been following the crew’s progress as they began paddling in the backwoods of Vermont and recently finished in James Bay, Canada.  Sauer is the crew’s videographer and has been documenting the wilderness territory for the next generation of paddlers.

The local radio station in Moosonee, Canada has been following the Expedition 2012 crew and confirmed their arrival earlier today.  Moosonee is only accessible by train, plane, and canoe-there are no official roads.

The crew has been cut off from civilization and communications since there last re-supply a few weeks ago.  Their last meal in civilization at the re-supply station was a local Chinese buffet, which they devoured, as they prepared for the final leg of the trip.

Water levels have been low and the paddling team arrived earlier than anticipated, despite fluctuating temperatures.  The team is currently in route by train back to their starting point in Vermont, where they will be welcomed by the Keewaydin Foundation—one of the nation’s oldest summer camps.

Congrats to the crew!

Expedition 2012 media

Official Website www.expedition2012.com.

Facebook www.facebook.com/Expedition2012

Twitter www.twitter.com/#!/jamesbayorbust

Blog www.expedition2012blog.com/

Special thanks to the Sauer Family of Naperville for keeping PN updated.

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