Woods & Water Ecotours would like to welcome Joe as one of our guides for the 2016 season. Joe grew up in Southern Ohio where he spent a lot of time around the Little Miami River canoeing, hiking, and riding his bike. After joining the Coast Guard, he was brought to Sault Ste Marie in 1979. He started kayaking in 85' while stationed in Bayfield, WI where he used to race road bikes. His love of hiking lead him to traverse most of the North Country Trail in the Upper Peninsula and his interest in freehand rock climbing took him to the second highest peak in Ontario. He has also volunteered to groom the Kinross snowmobile trails for over twelve years. Some of his favorite kayaking trips have been: navigating around Grand Island in one day, paddling from Whitefish Point to Marquette, and many trips down the St Mary's River and around all her islands. A jack of many trades, Joe has a small photography business he enjoys and a blacksmith shop in his garage (which he hopes to find more space for). We're excited to have him join our crew with all the skills he brings and his passion for the outdoors!