Hamline News

Pipers on Amazing Canoeing Adventures


One Hamline alumna and two incoming Hamline graduate students are going on canoeing trips this summer totaling close to 7,000 miles.

Alumna Taylor Fredin ’14 and Nick Peterson are paddling from Fort Smith in Canada's Northwest Territories to the Arctic Ocean. This trip will be more than 1,500 miles long and will take 70 days. Peterson plans on entering the Master of Arts in Teaching program at Hamline this fall.

Fredin and Peterson will blog about their trip on the Hamline Center for Global Environmental Education blog, Sustainable Commons.

“This dream has been in the making for three years,” Fredin said in the blog. “We are both looking forward to hitting the road and beginning our big adventure, and are excited to share what we see along the way!”

Luke Kimmes, who is starting Hamline’s Master of Arts in Education in Natural Science and Environmental Education this fall, is well into his 5,200-mile canoe trip with five other friends. The trip started in the Mississippi Delta in Louisiana and will end at the Bathurst Inlet in Nunavut, Canada. According to the website dedicated to the trip, Kimmes is already into Canada.