The girls of the 10-day Debsconeag Adventure returned to Chewonki Neck after a stretch of beautiful summer days spent canoeing, kayaking, hiking, picking (and eating) blueberries, and swimming (“They’ve been little fish!” wrote leader Dot Lamson).On Saturday, they hiked to Nahmakanta Lake, loaded canoes, and paddled to the East Beach campsite. After enjoying pizza made over an open fire, they gazed at a bright, almost-full moon over Nahmakanta Lake from front-row seats on their own little beach. On Sunday, they explored the lake and used their maps and compasses to find their way to 6th Debsconeag Lake. Meanwhile,the Allagash Canoe Trippers passed Allagash Village, where the Allagash and St. John rivers meet, and continued down the St. John before taking out at Pelletier. They took a bit of extra time to search for wood turtles with co-leader Becca Abuza, an impassioned fan of wood turtles who knows a special place they frequent. I’m not sure they found any, but Becca’s expanded the wood turtle fan club. We loved seeing these adventuresome young women back on Chewonki Neck, great role models for girls and boys alike. Congratulations to all our trippers and leaders. Well done!