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Andrew Skurka
(askurka) - F
Skurka to give slideshow in Duluth on 12/21/2006 21:36:29 MST Print View

Hey all -

I am giving my 2 Seas 2 Feet slideshow (based on my Sea-to-Sea hike) at Trailfitters in Duluth on January 3rd at 7pm. There will be excellent giveaways from GoLite, and I promise that the show itself will be excellent too. Sam Haraldson, who has been very helpful in putting the slideshow together, tells me that there are not many Duluth-based BPL members, but please pass along to any friends or family in the area who may be interested.

Trailfitters is based in the Fitger's Brewery Complex at 600 E Superior St; their number is (218) 722-6776.

At 5:45 or so there will be an open dinner at a Baja Billies, which is in the same building, if you'd like to come early and hang out.

Andy

Stuart Burke
(burkest) - F

Locale: Collegiate Peaks Wilderness
Re: Skurka to give slideshow in Duluth on 12/22/2006 07:21:37 MST Print View

Andrew,

I live in duluth and will be coming to your presentation on the 3rd. Would it be possible for you to bring your jam 2007 prototype pack along? I am curious to get a look at the pack.

Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
Re: Skurka to give slideshow in Duluth on 12/22/2006 07:49:26 MST Print View

Stuart -

A fellow Duluthian? Excellent! Look forward to seeing you there!

- Sam

Andrew Skurka
(askurka) - F
Re: Re: Skurka to give slideshow in Duluth on 12/22/2006 08:47:22 MST Print View

Stuart - I will try, though I will be somewhat limited in what I can take with me because of airline regulations. I will definitely, however, have the Pinnacle with me, which is the bigger version of the Jam, and you are welcome to check that out.

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: Skurka to give slideshow in Duluth on 12/22/2006 11:16:30 MST Print View

I saw Andy's show in Dallas and it was great!

Doug Johnson
(djohnson) - MLife

Locale: Washington State
Re: Skurka to give slideshow in Duluth on 12/22/2006 11:25:14 MST Print View

I saw Andy's show in Seattle- it was FANTASTIC! Go and see it if you can. It was informative and his stories were enlightening and entertaining. Great job with your roadshow Andy!

Andrew Skurka
(askurka) - F
Re: Skurka to give slideshow in Duluth on 12/22/2006 11:51:21 MST Print View

Quick story about Doug's attendance at the slideshoe in Seattle...

I had moved into the winter portion of the hike and was trying to explain what I had to endure during it, including the 20-below tempertures, frozen water sources, and 1,400 miles of snowshoeing. When I mentioned the 1,400 miles, Doug just starts laughing out loud in this crowd of ~60 people. I had never seen someone react comically to the statement, so I asked him if something was funny. He says, "Yeah, I'm just thinking about how much that must have sucked." In retrosepct, my thoughts exactly.

Jim Colten
(jcolten)

Locale: MN
Re: Skurka to give slideshow in Duluth on 12/22/2006 12:22:40 MST Print View

He says, "Yeah, I'm just thinking about how much that must have sucked." In retrosepct, my thoughts exactly.

Ok Andrew, I think I know the answer to the following (but I COULD be wrong).

What might really make us laugh is for you to fess up and say what it is that brings you to Duluth in early January. he-he

Andrew Skurka
(askurka) - F
Re: Re: Skurka to give slideshow in Duluth on 12/22/2006 12:25:54 MST Print View

I haven't been intentionally quiet about this, but I just haven't had time to get anything online about it.

On January 4th I'll be starting a 400-mile hike from Duluth to Ely along the SHT, Border Route Trail, and Kekekabic Trail. Hike name, "Ultralight in the Nation's Icebox." I'm bringing snowshoes but right now it looks like I'll be walking mostly on barely ground; and the temperatures aren't forecasted to be as cold as normal either.

Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
Skurka to give slideshow in Duluth on 12/22/2006 14:38:54 MST Print View

> "Ultralight in the Nation's Icebox."

Yes, unfortunately (for the name of your hike but fortunate for my weakling co-workers who constantly complain) Northern Minnesota is not living up to its Icebox-standards thus far this year. One never knows what early 2007 will bring though.

Jim Colten
(jcolten)

Locale: MN
Re: Skurka to give slideshow in Duluth on 12/22/2006 15:10:18 MST Print View

One never knows what early 2007 will bring though.

So true. Down south (here in St. Paul), I was raking late falling leaves in shorts and a t-shirt Thanksgiving weekend and 10 days later the low temp was -4*F.

Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
Skurka to give slideshow in Duluth on 12/23/2006 17:14:39 MST Print View

Jim -

I'm down in the cities visiting family for the holiday weekend and it was odd finding more snow as I drove South!

- Sam

Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
Skurka to give slideshow in Duluth on 01/02/2007 08:12:26 MST Print View

Just a reminder to folks in the Duluth area that Andy will be here presenting his 2 Seas 2 Feet show tomorrow night. See above for more info.

- Sam