Rediscover North America
The Team: Winchell Delano, John Keaveny, Dan Flynn, Jarrad Moore, Adam Trigg, and Luke Kimmes
What: 5,200 miles from the Gulf of Mexico to the Arctic Ocean
How: In eight months, this six-man team traveled south to north across the U.S. and Canada, including a first 2,000 wintry miles upstream on the Mississippi River, and finishing in the deep wilds of Arctic Canada. Funded in part with the $2,500 Expedition Grant presented by Shred Ready, which was awarded to Winchell Delano's 2,600-mile Trans-Territorial Canoe Expedition upon winning the 2013 Canoe & Kayak Awards Expedition of the Year, the Rediscover North America team upped the ante with 245 days of classic canoe-tripping, eventually reaching the mouth of the Coppermine River in Kugluktuk, Nunavut.