Bob Knops and Scott Bradley, veterans of numerous wilderness canoe trips, will share their lifelong adventures of paddling remote rivers of Canada and Alaska with their presentation “Seeking Wild Water” at the Rhinelander District Library on Monday, Oct. 21 at 6:30 p.m. They will provide the audience with an unforgettable evening of Scott’s beautiful wilderness photography, as well as canoeing and camping tips, and more than a few tall tales … originating from Bob’s journals.
Together, Bob Knops and Scott Bradley have nearly 100 years of canoeing experience. Knops is not only very experienced with canoe fishing and whitewater paddling, but he has also completed extensive trips in Alaska and Canada. He has completed 34 remote wilderness journeys, and has also raced competitively since 1973. S
ince his mid-30s, Bob has logged more than 9,000 canoe miles. Bradley is a veteran of numerous wilderness canoe trips in northern Canada, including adventures on the God’s River, Red Sucker, and North Knife. His canoeing experience spans four decades.
Currently, Scott and Bob are working on a book that features many of their north-country paddles; a chronicle of adventure and challenge in the wild…often without means of rescue or contact with “civilization.”
The remote rivers of Canada and Alaska flow though one of the last remaining large wilderness areas in the world. Most of the rivers of Ontario and Manitoba are rarely canoed, which is the only way to access this vast, road-less land.
Despite their remoteness, their distance from Northern Wisconsin is actually quite reasonable, and Scott and Bob will show how these trips can be accomplished.
There is a lure to these wild and unknown waterways that has continued to attract Scott, Bob and others in their canoe group over the past four decades.
Join them for an educational, inspiring and entertaining evening.
For more information, call the library at 715-365-1070.