The gear is packed up, the shuttle is on it’s way, and we’re ready to go. We leave this morning on our final trip for the spring, 2018 Wilderness Bushcraft Semester. We’re headed to the headwaters of the Aroostook and will float back to the field school, 50+ miles, over the next week. We’ll also be covering whitewater safety and rescue, doing solos and fly fishing in some great water managed for native brook trout. Our trip will take us through a tricky section of river called the Devil’s Elbow, where infamous outlaw Brock Dangerman is reputed to have an old whiskey still.
One of the awesome things about our field school is that we’re located on a wild river. We hired an outfitter to pick us up and drop us off near the headwaters, so our vehicles can stay here. It’s convenient and greatly simplifies the trip planning process.
We’ll be back at the field school for two days at the end of the trip before we head northeast to run the Bonaventure river in Quebec. If you need to get in touch, that will be the only window where we’ll be on the grid for the next three weeks.
There’s something refreshing about getting out and doing it. Now it’s time to get out and do it. I’ll write when we get back.