Route Description

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Project Timeline

Stage 1: Seattle Washington to Skagway Alaska
April 22nd to July 6th, 2010
1,400 miles by kayak
Stage 2: Skagway Alaska to Inuvik Northwest Territories

July 9th to October 1st, 2010
1,747 miles hiking/canoeing

Stage 3: Norman Wells Northwest Territories to Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories

February 9th to May 1st, 2011
900 miles by dogsled

• • Return to US for one month for school assemblies and teacher training • •

Stage 4: Fort Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories to Grand Portage, Minnesota

June 1st to October 31st, 2011
2,700 miles by canoe

• • Spend winter preparing educational content for the second half of the project, conducting school assemblies and teacher training, and raising money • •

Stage 5: Grand Portage, Minnesota to Montreal, Quebec

May 9th to July 1st, 2012
1,300 miles by kayak

Stage 6: Montreal, Quebec to Key West, Florida

July 2nd, 2012 to April 6th, 2013

Montreal to Saint John, NB 1,000 miles
Saint John to New York City 850 miles
New York City to Key West 1,750 miles

3,600 miles by kayak
Total estimated mileage:
Kayak: 6,300 miles
Canoe: 4,300 miles
Dogsled: 900 miles
Backpack: 147 miles
Total: 11,647 miles

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