Back From The Bonaventure, Wilderness Bushcraft Semester Starts Today

HoboCamp 2024 on the Bonaventure River

We had a fantastic week canoeing the Bonaventure river in Quebec. The upper river was very low, but thanks to an overnight rain the water level came up and was pretty close to perfect. Although we came close a few times, our crew didn’t dump any boats. I’ve got a bunch of videos to edit, and it will take me some time to do so, but we got a lot of footage of the trip that will eventually be shared. The photo above is from HoboCamp24, where we decided to camp on a small gravel bar at the end of a long and tiring day. Such campsites are not the most luxurious, but they are great for building camaraderie and are usually the most memorable of a trip. Like past Bonaventure trips, it was a party in the Gaspesie and a good time was had by all. We finished the trip in salt water, having paddled all the way to the beach.

Today is the arrival day for the summer 2024 Wilderness Bushcraft Semester Course. It is long-term program number 62, and we’re expecting a full crew. I was hesitant to drop off the grid for the week leading up to a semester, but nothing bad happened as a result so I may be tempted to do so again in the future.

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