This coming weekend is the Parent Meeting for Voyageurs 2017. Even though many people have been working tirelessly for months to make 2017 another great year for the organization, in my mind, the parent meeting marks the beginning of trip preparations for both crew members and guides. For mine and Mason's crew, it will still be a little while until we will need to begin what I think of as the raw prep which entails a lot of paddling, portaging, dehydrating food, and packing. However, equally important to ensuring we have ample supplies is building connections with fellow crew members, and hopefully that process can begin as soon as this weekend. To get that ball rolling, I'd like to introduce myself. I am currently a Philosophy major at the University of Minnesota. As long as all goes as planned, I will graduate a year from now and I am planning to go to law school the following Fall. I graduated from Sauk Rapids High School and my first Voyageurs trip was the Summer of 2012.

Mason and I will be posting blogs to this site with increasing frequency as preparations get underway. We will also be posting all events and meetings on the google calendar for our crew that can be found here: https://www.les-voyageurs.org/halstrom-lain.

Stay tuned for more information. I hope you are all as excited as I am!