|Rob Kesselring is a veteran of 31 arctic canoe expeditions, 82 BWCAW-Quetico trips and he has paddled over 150 rivers worldwide. A wilderness guide in the Boundary Waters, Big Bend, and Gates of the Arctic National Parks, he is the author of three books: Merlyn Carter Bush Pilot, River Stories, and Daughter Father Canoe. Rob has spoken many times at Canoe Expos in the United States and Canada. He typically spends over 300 nights a year camping. His mantra: never half-way.
Stu Osthoff has been the Publisher/editor of The Boundary Waters Journal for the past 32 years and operates Grand Slam Guide Service. He has led over 200 week-long canoe trips into the BWCAW/Quetico and is passionate about doing whatever it takes to get his clients into trophy canoe country fishing. The Boundary Waters has been his life and livelihood. Nobody knows more about how/when/where to make the absolute most of your canoe trip. Stu has presented many times at Canoecopia and this is yet another way to share what he knows and loves about canoe country.