We have been lucky to hear from and visit some of the yurt groups out on trail. Wednesday, the 7th of July, we met up with Corydalis on the south shores of Chesuncook Lake for a shuttle around the rapids of the Penobscot River and dropped off again to continue their trip on the start of the Debsconeag chain. They will be making their way back to camp through 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Debsconeag Lakes. The word from the driver doing the shuttle is that the girls are in great spirits, loving the sunshine, and greatly appreciative of the fresh food delivered to them. Yesterday we meet up with Trout Lily for their second resupply of their 10-day hiking trip on the Maine Appalachian Trail. The group was also in great spirits, surviving the heat and managing to stay cool with river dips and lots of water. Here are some notes that they sent back to us in response to notes we sent them (note – using their “trail names”). “So happy to hear from you all! I can’t wait to see you all and I can’t wait for all the fresh veggies!” – Artsie-Fartsie Fern “L-Team and supporters – we love you! Thanks for the resupplies and letter and pump up!. Whitecap here we go – and then sweaty and dirty down the other side. This is the best.” – Lobster “Can’t wait to be in camp again.” – Guava “p.s. I love the letter” “Thanks for all the nice wishes of support. Y’all are the bomb diggiters. T-Lily continues in the heat up the mountains. Tough mountain ladies!!” – D-cayenne “Miss you :)” – Sausage “Blair, I can’t wait for the veggies! Thank you all for the encouraging words – see you soon.” – Bahama Mama Returning to camp today is Clintonia and Trillium, our youngest groups left in camp. Clintonia will be picked up on the East side of Chesuncook Lake and driven back to camp. Trillium will be driving themselves back from Lobster Lake. Both groups will put in at our boat landing and make their way back to camp via canoe. We can’t wait to have our campus filled once again with their laughter, cheer, and endless stories! They both had incredible weather for their 4 and 6 day canoe trips. I imagine they will appreciate coming back to camp, swimming in the lake, showering, and eating a delicious meal in the dining hall. We welcome back Penobscot Whitewater tomorrow, and Sunday we welcome Trout Lily, Corydalis, and Allagash Canoe. Then we will have everyone back! We are looking forward to these final fews days of first session up at Girls Camp.