Huge thanks to Bob Henderson for his extremely generous donation of $1000 toward the production of The Singing Wilderness. Bob and I met last spring at a symposium held at Northland College, Sigurd’s alma mater, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute. Bob and I were both speakers at the gathering, and when he introduced himself after my presentation he was so enthusiastic in his support for the documentary he practically pressed the cash into my hand as we shook. Thanks Bob!
His book Every Trail Has A Story is a remarkable illumination of heritage travel in Canada, an exploration of wild places where you can still ‘smell the history.’ His donation made possible our most recent trip in September to film more wilderness footage. Look for a compilation of highlights from that trip coming soon.
Thanks also to the owners of fabulous Clearwater Lake Lodge on the Gunflint Trail, who donated canoe rentals in support of the project. Adam and Kasey Van Tassell bought the lodge, listed on the National Historic Register, about three years ago and have done an amazing job restoring the place to its former wonderful, rustic splendor. It really is the quintessential north woods lake lodge, with rooms in the main lodge, a bunkhouse, and an assortment of secluded cabins right on the lake with some of the most splendid views of the Boundary Waters you’ll ever find. They are a first rate outfitter who will personally attend to your plans and offer custom tailored support to your expedition.