Newsletter - Last Call 2021
by Gary De Kock

Find Your Next Adventure!

The last time I looked, we had 239 of your friends registered for the Quiet Adventures Symposium. Zoom will cut us off when we get to 500 so do not think that you have waited too long to register. Last year, we had 1,320 paid attendees at our event but there is no use looking back when the path leads forward.

We, of all people, are the last to sit inside in front of a computer when adventure calls. That is why the virtual Quiet Adventures Symposium is spread out over five evenings in February. Our goal is to help you kick start your year is the hope that you can pack in as much outdoor recreation as time allows.

You could miss all of our February 16 presentations and still see 19 speakers on the other four evenings. Since we will record all presentations, you could miss them all and still see them. I hate to say that our event is fool proof but you would have to work hard to make this not work.

See our QAS Presentations Schedule-At-A-Glance.

As long as rivers flow, mountains rise up and trees give shade, going outside will be a part of the solution to living life fully. When the virtual 2021 Quiet Adventures Symposium kicks off on February 16, people will not come together but their voices will. If you listen, someone's last adventure could be your next.


Register Now for QAS
Click above to register now for the 2021 Quiet Adventures Symposium. PayPal is standing by to accept your $10.00. Evening presentations start at 7:00 PM. See the schedule of presentations for each day by clicking the event dates below:

Tuesday, February 16 
Thursday, February 18 
Tuesday, February 23 
Thursday, February 25 

Saturday, February 27
QAS at a Glance Schedule

For full details on our event activities, go to our website at Quiet Adventures Symposium.

David Wells Returns

As Director of Naturally Superior Adventures, David has been leading and organizing guided paddling adventures on Canada’s Lake Superior Coast for more than 25 years.

He has made many well received presentations at past Quiet Adventures Symposiums including paddling Pukaskwa, Michipicoten and the Slates Islands. His objective is to share the power and beauty of Canada’s Lake Superior coast with you.

In this year's presentation, you will get a sampler of the best hiking and paddling routes on Canada’s Lake Superior coast. Routes include Pukaskwa National and Lake Superior Provincial Parks, Sibley’s giant whale tail, the Slates, Pic and Michipicoten Islands. David will describe key must see features for each route along with logistics and tips to facilitate your travel.

Find David on the QAS event schedule on our website.

Trust a Compass - QAS

Paddling Destinations Worldwide!

Rob Kesselring is a veteran of 32 arctic canoe expeditions, 102 BWCAW-Quetico trips and he has paddled over 150 rivers worldwide. A wilderness guide in the Boundary Waters, Big Bend, and Gates of the Arctic National Parks, he is the author of three books: Merlyn Carter Bush Pilot, River Stories, and Daughter Father Canoe. He typically spends over 300 nights a year camping worldwide.

There will be life after COVID and there are some incredible paddling opportunities out there: wilderness rivers, turquoise lagoons, vibrant cultures, peculiar biomes. These international opportunities are not limited to the super-rich. Rob has paddled rivers and archipelagoes all over the world and he is a cheapskate. Learn about destinations that are beyond belief, but within your reach.

Strider is Back!

Luke "Strider" Jordan grew up on a farm in central Minnesota. During a family trip to the Northwest Angle region of Minnesota he even inherited his trail name, when he was asked to slow down because the others could not keep up with his long strides. After graduating from college, he was ready to strap on his pack and pursue his dream to attempt a grand adventure over the North Country National Scenic Trail. He succeeded, and became the 4th person to thru-hike the trail. He now resides in West Michigan and works full-time for the North Country Trail, National Park Service office.

Come hear a story about a hiker's journey over the nation's longest scenic trail, what he calls the "crown jewel" of the national scenic trail system. Chronicling a journey of 4600 miles, it's a story of struggle to overcome obstacles and to continue on in the pursuit of achieving goals and personal growth. Follow along as Luke traverses this trail of great diversity from the vast plains of North Dakota to the high peaks of the Adirondacks.

Cheers from Founders Brewing Company!

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