We crossed paths with Brynley and Erik, two Canadian college students who are helping to map and promote the Path of the Paddle Trail. The Path of the Paddle Trail is 750 miles long and goes from Thunder Bay to Whiteshell Provincial Park, which is in southeast Manitoba, close to Winnipeg. The Path of the Paddle Trail will officially open next summer and is part of the 15,000 mile long Trans-Canada Trail. Most of the Trans-Canada Trail is a network of hiking trails, but since the Boundary Waters and Quetico are a wilderness maze of lakes and rivers, this area provides the perfect place for a water trail.
We shared chocolate with them and they shared bacon with us. I would say it was a solid exchange of goodwill between nations.