Our Wilderness Trips are off to a tremendous start. We have 19 trips in the field. Yesterday, I had the privilege of visiting the Maine Coast Kayak group. Everyone was in high spirits and full of stories from their first week. I heard them describe harbor seals cavorting within feet of the kayaks, as the group navigated through the fog, wind, and waves around Pemaquid Point; and a dreamy pancake breakfast on their rest day. Also on the ocean, our Mariners have taken advantage of a beautiful stretch of weather and made it to the WoodenBoat School in Brooklin for their resupply. Tomorrow they will start sailing back to Chewonki. The Maine Appalachian Trail group is thriving on the trail, as they continue hiking toward majestic Mount Katahdin. North Woods Canoers enjoyed paddling the West Branch and are now making their way towards the Allagash. Moosehead Lake provided a high level of challenge for the Thoreau Wilderness Trippers. The group also had a chance to do some skill-building in camp while the wind subsided. They are now on Chesuncook Lake and getting excited about whitewater paddling on Webster Brook. In western Maine, the Umbagog Whitewater Kayaking group has been relishing their time on the Rapid River. Each day, they learn more skills in order to expand the length of river they are paddling. A team from the Wilderness Trips office is with the group now, providing more food and supplies. We will have more updates on all the trips next week!