I’d love to have seen our adventurers running Chase Rapids on Monday! This is Class II whitewater and whether it’s a new run for you or one you’ve done many times before, it’s always a joy. With plenty of water running, good teamwork between the stern and the bow paddlers is essential. Apparently the girls navigated this challenge with grace and style. The group recently picked up fresh supplies at Indian Stream, on the south side of Eagle Lake. These young women are traveling through a fascinating part of Maine with a very long natural and human history. They’re writing their own chapter now. Our 10-day Debsconeag Adventurers arrived on Saturday, spent the weekend on Chewonki Neck, then drove north to Fourth Debsconeag Lake, their base for the week. These five 10- to 12-year-old girls come from Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, and Maine. Among them are twins Ursula and Agatha, who have an older brother at Chewonki Camp for Boys! The Debsconeag Adventurers will go on a three-day wilderness canoe trip after their week on the lake. They had a chance to meet some older Chewonki trippers when the Maine Appalachian Trail Backpack group stopped at Debsconeag for resupply, a nice cross-program handshake. Sometimes it’s hard to hear about the great things going on in the field as I work away here at headquarters. So yesterday I did a little recreational portaging of a canoe around Chewonki Neck. I’m sure a few people thought it was weird, but it helped!!