Trip Date: Sunday, September 4 – Friday, September 9, 2022

Area: Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Trip Plan: Travel by stand up paddleboard from Sha Sha Point at the western edge of Voyageurs National Park east through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness along the US/Canada Border to the Grand Portage. Complete the 8.5-mile portage to Lake Superior to complete the historic ~250-mile route known as the Krueger-Waddell Challenge.


  • Start time: Sunday, September 4, 2022 at 6:23am
  • Finish time: Friday, September 9, 2022 at 4:54pm
  • Total time: 5 days, 10 hours, 31 minutes (130 hours, 31 minutes)
  • Total miles (GPS): 255.7 miles

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Training: I figured I’d be in good enough shape to paddle a lot during the summer, complete two races and rack big miles over two three-day weekends. The BWCA trips planned for June and July would be designed to be simulations for September


Day 1: Sunday, September 4: Sha Sha Resort to Depthfinder Island Campsite N7, Namakan Lake – 46.4 miles

  • 12:57:03. Started 6:23am, finished 7:20pm

Day 2: Monday, September 5: Namakan Lake to Fish Stake Narrows, Lac La Croix – 45.6 miles

  • 12:53:15. Started 6:17am, finished 7:10pm

Day 3: Tuesday, September 6: Lac La Croix to East Side United States Point, Basswood Lake – 39.1 miles

  • 11:59:20. Started 6:37am, finished 6:36pm

Day 4: Wednesday, September 7: Basswood Lake to Granite River – 49.5 miles

  • 13:25:31. Started 5:46am, finished 7:11pm

Day 5: Thursday, September 8: Granite River to Mountain Lake – 40.5 miles

  • 11:52:55. Started 6:01am, finished 5:51pm

Day 6: Friday, September 9, Mountain Lake to Lake Superior – 34.6 miles

  • 10:50:00. Started 6:04am, finished 4:54pm