Monday evening the entire camp community joined the 3-week wilderness trippers in Chapin Hall for video and digital images from the past 3 weeks of wilderness trips. It was great to have everyone together and to see and feel the enthusiasm as we welcomed back our 3-week trippers. We have had reports in over the past two days from all of our 5-week trips. Northeast Rivers called in while driving from the West Branch of the Penobscot, where they have spent the past week paddling, to Lake Umbagog. They are now at our campsite in Sunday Cove on Lake Umbagog on the Maine, New Hampshire border. They will spend the next few days paddling the Rapid River. The George River Expedition checked in from their most recent location on Indian House Lake. They are a bit more than halfway through their trip and on Monday a float plane from Air Saguenay flew in their resupply for the second half of the trip. The crew reported seeing their first group of caribou which is very exciting, particularly combined with their sighting of a wolf earlier in the week. The group has a SPOT Tracker and this is their location as of yesterday. Chewonki #1 Latitude:56.32405 Longitude:-64.72873 GPS location Date/Time:07/20/2011 09:52:40 EDT Message:Colin and Jason Checking in from the George River. We have seen wolves and caribou. Click the link below to see where I am located. https://fms.ws/5QMFB/56.32405N/64.72873W If the above link does not work, try this link: https://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=56.32405,-64.72873&ll=56.32405,-64.72873&ie=UTF8&z=12&om=1 This morning we received a text message from our new North East High Peaks backpacking trip. They have completed their hike through the Bigelows, Sugarloaf and Saddleback and today is a day of driving to the Parc de la Gaspesie in Quebec followed by a week of hiking in the Chi Chic Mountains where they hope to see caribou. Sandy’s and Dom’s text this morning said, “Thus far the perfect trip” The Boat Builders where up before the crack of dawn to catch the outgoing tide yesterday morning. They spent last night on Spectacle Island and today they are headed to Fort Island in the mouth of the Damariscotta River.