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w Our first
lesson in tracking. Scott was showing us both black bear and mountain
Noble Lady, a steel hulled boat, shoved nose first up into the rocky
shore where we formed a "fire line" and off loaded all of the gear
and kayaks. It was a warm and sunny day and the perfect start to
a great adventure.
was the leader. An early thirties, handsome, knowledgeable, guy
with wisdom that far exceeded his young age. He knew the wilderness,
cooking, and how to handle people. Maureen "Mo" D'Armand was the
next in command. She was a sweet, young beauty, with a constant
smile, that could melt the hearts of boys and men and probably kick
most Marine's butts and make them yell uncle. We had the added bonus
of another guide that joined the group. Carol was not really working
as a true guide this trip but offered extra wilderness experience
to the group as well as another strong paddle.
As we unpacked
and setup our first camp Scott and Mo began to fill our heads with
interesting facts, helpful hints, and dos and don'ts of wilderness
travel. For some members of the group tonight's camp was the first
time they had ever even set up a tent in their whole lives. We were
taught about living in the wilderness and living together.
Yoggie. Quick hide the picnic baskets.