Rich Annen


Rich Annen’s expansive knowledge in wilderness canoeing was just waiting to find the appropriate outlet to share with the world. Rich knew he had a gold mine of information that needed to be shared, but didn’t know how to go about making it a reality. Our partnership resulted in a resource guide that is useful for outdoors fans regardless of whether canoeing will be their mode of travel.

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Rich Annen is the Training and Safety Officer for the De Pere, Wisconsin, Fire Department and has been a professional firefighter for more than 35 years. He has enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and Canada with family and friends his entire life.



Embarking on a canoe trip to the wilds of beautiful Northern Minnesota requires some planning and basic survival knowledge for a safe and enjoyable adventure without breaking the bank. Veteran canoe enthusiast Rich Annen shares expertise garnered from a lifetime of outdoor living and countless trips to the Boundary Waters to help beginning canoeists avoid costly or potentially dangerous mistakes and return home with memories to last a lifetime.

Wilderness Canoeing a guide to the boundary waters of Minnesota