Hello all, the pressure and excitement for the summer are building. We've had several meetings since the last post and we've accomplished a good deal. Last week we set up our dehydrator at the Reuter's. So far we've gotten our pears and pineapple done and are eagerly awaiting more food to prepare. Out at basecamp we've continued to practice portaging, with a few boys making it all the way to the highway!! We've also gotten everyone out on the water at least once to practice their paddle strokes. The progress will be slow and steady with this skill but it's exciting to see the steering and form already starting to improve. We've also started to put pen to paper on our maps planning our route. This is another process that will continue over the next week. As school ends our activity will be ramping up with several big days on the calendar next week.