After three cold and snowy weeks in the woods at and near the field school in northern Maine, I’ve got a few days with my family and to dry out my kit before heading north to Ouje-Bougoumou, Quebec for a week on the land with my friends David and Anna Bosum.
We had a great time on both the Winter Woodsman and the Boreal Snowshoe expedition. It was definitely cold, and there was the most snow that I’ve seen at the field school this time of year, with over four feet in the woods. On both programs we did a ‘Frozen 24 Winter Survival Challenge’, and everyone completed it despite the challenging conditions.
We’ll be carpooling to northern Quebec, and I’m meeting those riding with me at the airport in Manchester, NH on Thursday. Coming on the trip are a bunch of old friends I’m excited to see, but for the time being I’m happy sipping coffee inside while the wind gusts over 40 mph over Rust Pond.
Another week, another winter in the life of a professional guide. There’s no job I’d rather have.