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Presenter Jim Rahtz

Presentation Title: Boundary Waters 101

Presentation  Description: Henry David Thoreau once said, “Everyone must believe in something. I believe I’ll go canoeing.” For an incredible canoeing experience, it is hard to beat the Boundary Waters in Minnesota and adjacent Quetico Park in Canada. Together These 2 million acres of wilderness form one of the best spots on the planet to canoe, camp, fish, watch wildlife, view pre-historic pictographs, immerse yourself in nature and recharge. Have you ever wondered if a trip to the Boundary Water was for you? This presentation will provide a feel of this special place and provide the information needed to start planning a trip of a lifetime.

Presenter Biography: Jim Rahtz is the retired Deputy Director of the Hamilton County Park District (Cincinnati, Ohio). He has hiked, canoed and camped extensively throughout the country. In addition he has thru-hiked several trails of 200-500 miles. As a freelance writer his outdoor writing has appeared in regional and national publications such as The Boundary Waters Journal, Camping Life and Paddler. His writing and photography has won multiple awards from the Outdoor Writers of Ohio.