This past June, Kathy Holcombe set out on a solo missing with her dog Tucker into the remote wilderness of the Boundary Waters of Minnesota. Over the course of 5 days the duo paddled almost 70 miles, and experienced storms, mosquitoes and incredible beauty and tranquility.
In 2017, Kathy set a goal of 1000 miles of self-powered adventure, exploring the wilds of North America, sometimes as a solo mission and others with friends and family. This lofty undertaking has led her on a remarkable journey, exploring some of the most remote stretches of the continent. Each of these adventures has pushed her well outside of her comfort zone and allowed her to discover something new about herself in the process.
The Boundary Waters of Minnesota proved no different as she struggled with long and difficult portages around rapids where she had to carry both her gear and her canoe over 27 miles of rough, mucky, mosquito infested portage trails over the course of her 70 mile journey. Despite the difficulties, Kathy fell in love with the Minnesota wilderness and cannot wait to return with her family and let them experience this incredible backcountry gem for themselves.