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We are a Boundary Waters canoe trip outfitter, Quetico outfitter, and guide service in Ely, Minnesota. This Boundary Waters blog shares photos, stories, humor, skills, and naturalist insights from guiding in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW).

Most entries are from our founder and head guide, Jason Zabokrtsky. He is the Boundary Waters Blogger.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Eva Finishes the Beargrease & Delivers the Mail!

After 111+ miles, 14 hours on trail, and temps dipping to almost 30 below, Eva Kolodji finished the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon today! She is now the youngest woman ever to have successfully completed the race. Full race results are at http://www.beargrease.com/. A really nice article with Eva's story is in the Duluth News Tribune here.

One photo shows Eva kicking up snow as she brakes going into a turn during the Beargrease.

Also, Eva delivered the official Beargrease mail at the finish line. Just like the race's namesake mail carrier, Beargrease particpants like Eva carry official U.S. mail by dogsled in a special Beargrease mail bag. Eva's mail bag is shown above. Eva, you get our stamp of approval!

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