Bushcraft Semester, Week 6

When the tail end of hurricane Kyle swung through Aroostook County and dumped several inches of rain it brought all the rivers up to their spring flood stage in two days.  We took advantage of this and went exploring on some of the nearby rivers.

With each passing week I learn more about the area and am constantly impressed.  We have five different rivers within 5 miles, all of which are canoeable with varying degrees of whitewater ranging from flat to class 3+.

Wildlife sightings from the past week include seeing a spikehorn moose wading in St. Croix Stream, watching four otter swim by my canoe in Squapan Lake, watching a northern harrier hunt over the field, watching a kestrel hunt up near the road, watching a bald eagle fly down the river, and watching a lynx run into the bushes in front of the cabin.

Last weekend we attended the Maine Primitive Gathering in Wells, and are spending week 6 working on ash longbows and exploring the white mountains of New Hampshire.

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