Woodsman Course, Day 2

We had a busy day yesterday working on fires, axe uses, wild edibles and campfire cooking.  A guy on the course caught his first trout on a fly rod – a 12″ brookie, in the river right in front of camp.  And on a dry fly, no less.  One of the teaching assistants was riding his bike to town and saw a 400+ pound bear two miles down the road.  We finished the day with an enormous dinner of dutch oven chicken, reflector oven sourdough biscuits, and a dutch oven Aroostook custard.

This morning we’re working on cordage and rope, fly casting, felling trees with an axe, and more wild edibles.

This photo is of me from last month, poling on upper Munsungan stream between Munsungan Lake and the falls.  You’ve got to wear a lot of hats in this business, literally – notice I have two on in the photo.


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  • Now, that doesn’t sound any good ;-)

  • Jan

    Cómo está señor Smith? Bonito sombrero ! :o)

  • It looks a bit goofy, but it does keep the sun out of my eyes!

  • Yeah, huh!

  • Wowza! The only person in outdoor education who can’t tan can still kill it on the river!

  • Can’t tan? I’ve got a case of spray on tan that says differently.



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