Woodsorrel is back from their 3 day canoe trip. Trillium has returned from hiking Turtle Ridge. Clintonia worked hard to make two summits in one day in Baxter. They were in the South Branch area. Corydalis walked out to the Appalachian Trail and came home via 5th Debsconeag lake. When returning to camp, the girls work together to thoroughly clean the group gear. Dishes, pots and pans. They anxiously await the chance for a warm shower or a refreshing swim. Dinner is always a buzz when a new group comes home. Today we started with 0 campers in camp, and finished with 45 of us at dinner. Such great energy. The girls will unpack and clean in the morning, and then some afternoon activities including some waterfront events in honor of the 4th of July in the States. Our 10 day campers have their final day and celebration tomorrow, the 4th, They return home the 5th. Meanwhile all the other yurts are getting ready for their second trip. Our Allagash trip is awaiting a resupply on the 4th. Our Leadership Training group transitions on the 5th to hike on the Appalachian Trail. On resupplies and transitions we bring them fresh food, mail from their yurt buddies, friends and family. Trout Lilly returns from St. Croix on Friday. The full moon rose bright and orange and yellow. The campers all went down to the shore to see it rise. The sparkle on the lake was phenomenal and a great reminder of why we spend time here in the North Maine Woods. May you all take time to enjoy nature. We have the luxury of living it every day with the loons and mergansers on our lake. The grouse in our woods, the Phoebe’s who talk to us. The finches at our feeders every meal. Clintonia counted 32 frogs on their hiking trail today. If you are taking time out for the July 4th Holiday, please take time out to enjoy the natural world. The campers are!