Mush for a Cure & Canoecopia

Two fun events involving Bearskin staff members are happening this weekend:  Mush for a Cure here on the Gunflint Trail and Canoecopia in Madison, Wisconsin.


Our musher Erik Simula will be running his dog sled team in Mush for a Cure, a FUNdraiser for breast cancer research. Many events for this race will be held at nearvy Trail Center.   See the schedule of fun events on the Mush for a Cure web page.  A community spaghetti feed, a mass sourdough start (mushers jump out of their sleeping bags to begin the race), and outrageous pink costumes all add to the fun.  Last year Erik received the DORK award for biggest crash on the trail.  He hopes to pass that off to somebody else in this race.

Mush for a Cure started small three years ago and has grown dramatically. If you are one of of Erik’s many fans and would like to make a pledge for breast cancer research  to support Erik and his team, e-mail us at    Watch the Mush for the Cure website for updates on the race.  This event might be one that you would enjoy attending in future years.

You can also get a taste of the Gunflint Trail if you are anywhere near Madison, Wisconsin this weekend.  Canoecopia is billed as the biggest canoe show in the country.  Most of the exhibitors are outfitters and paddle sports retailers, but resorts that offer a canoe country experience also exhibit.  We sent Quinn and Andy off to the show in our big red Bearskin truck with boxes full of brochures, a giant Ye Old Camp Bearskin map copy, and one of Erik’s hand made birch bark canoes.  They are going to have great fun talking to folks about beautiful Bearskin.  If you happen to be one of the thousands of people visiting Canoecopia this weekend, stop by and say hi to Andy and Quinn.  You can get a snapshot view of what Canoecopia is like here:

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