Below are the reports we’ve received this week. The George River expeditioners are moving right on schedule and doing well. Over the past week, they travelled through a significant amount of rain and some colder temperatures, but the sun is shining now. They were proud to report that they paddled 50K (a little over 31 miles) on Sunday–over 12 hours of canoeing! They have spotted two bears. They’re currently enjoying an amazing view at First Trout campsite and are looking forward to getting on the George River itself. The Gaspe gang welcomed a resupply on Sunday night. They have been treated to some lovely weather, seen many waterfalls, and enjoyed lots of swimming. They’ve finished the challenging Matane section and are heading into the Gaspesie National Park. They enjoyed great views from Mont Blanc and Mont Nicol-Albert and can finally see the water around the peninsula. Nothing of note to say about participants other than everyone seems to be in fine spirits. We’ve had positive reports from the Maine Coast Kayakers. We don’t have photos to post from them this week, but we’ll get some at their next resupply. Everyone is AOK and having a great time. They’re right on itinerary and will reach Penobscot Bay sometime in the next few days. Highlights have included traveling a hard 18 miles in one day around bold, exposed Pemaquid Point, after which they took a much-needed rest day on a beautiful island in Muscongus Bay. They also paddled by the Marshall Point lighthouse in Port Clyde (where a scene in Forrest Gump was filmed). Also adventuring along the coast are our Mariners, and we can’t wait to resupply this group on Friday to collect tales of their trip. They have enjoyed a stretch of great sailing weather, allowing them to get all the way to Mount Desert Island. They are now headed south, back toward Chewonki. Tonight they are camping at Tinker Island, one of my favorite islands on the Maine coast. Maine AT Backpackers have been logging some big mile days. Today they will be hiking 11.5 miles to Cooper Brook Falls, a perfect place to receive their resupply tomorrow. So far they have hiked up and over the Barren Chairback Range and Whitecap. Each view of Katahdin becomes more and more clear as they head north toward the tallest mountain in Maine! North Woods Canoe paddlers are having an incredible time. They’ve completed the infamous Mud Pond Carry, which is a rite of passage for any canoe enthusiast. They are about to get on the Allagash River, where they will enjoy learning some whitewater strokes and embracing down-river travel. Today we get to resupply the Boatbuilders! They have enjoyed a weeklong trip on the coast of Maine as they refine their expedition skills in preparation for the Saguenay. Tomorrow they will drive north in hopes of seeing a beluga or two and to explore an incredible ecosystem. We will have a full report next week about the Maine portion of their expedition. Our Whitewater Kayakers are having a blast. The Umbagog group is paddling at Smooth Ledge and Hedgehog, which are two favorite spots on the Rapid River. Trippers are learning to surf their kayaks on Smooth Ledge, which is a favorite skill and makes for great photos! Northeast Rivers trippers enjoyed paddling the West Branch of the Penobscot River and the Kennebec. They are excited to meet up with the Umbagog group and paddle the Rapid River in the coming days. This is all preparation for the Ottawa River, which is the final destination of their paddling journey. I’ll be heading up on Friday to resupply the group and gather some more stories. Look for more photos from Session II Wilderness Trips as we go out on resupplies this week.