When we last heard from the Rediscover North America canoe expedition, they were in Buffalo Narrows, Saskatchewan, facing a slew of forest fires on their 5,200-mile journey from the Gulf of Mexico to the Arctic Ocean. Since then, the fires cleared up and the crew endured windy days, long portages, and some whitewater before making it to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. The beards are big and the end of the expedition is near! Stay tuned for the final update from the cross-continental voyage.

Click here for an overview of Rediscover North America’s entire expedition route.

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Click HERE to follow the crew's progress (and here to follow Rediscover North America on Facebook).

Read more about the impetus for the expedition, 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 canoe route.

The 5,200-mile Rediscover North America canoe route.