Unseasonably warm weather has us dreaming of summer, paddling and catching a plaquer northern pike like Ben did last summer in Pickerel Lake. Birds are busy building nests, insects have reappeared including the Compton's tortoiseshell butterflies, ducks, robins and seagulls have trekked north well ahead of schedule, scouring the shoreline and open water for food. While the true ice-out may be weeks away, the recent balmy temperature offers a welcome taste of the dawning spring.
Our 60th anniversary road show screeched to a stop near Washington, DC, where Chris Smith and Michelle Erdmann Smith hosted a gathering at the Potomac Paddle Sports in Rockville, Maryland. John Erdmann and his family spent the afternoon at the kayak shop visiting with Doug Bentley, Avery Olson, Sean Hackes, Dan Ricketts, Pete Taft and other camp friends. We have some 60th slide and movie DVD's if alumni are interested in reliving camp history and your era.
Trip Director Larry Zelenz has already reserved most wilderness permits for the summer. Our campers will criss-cross the Boundary Waters and hike along the north shore of Lake Superior. Advanced trips will canoe further north into Canada's Quetico and hike the beautiful shoreline of Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior. Bill Burgman is drumming up plenty of in camp fun too, and putting new words to a few classic tunes for Talent Night. The roster is growing, so check out who's registered for camp. Contact Deb to join in the fun, if you haven't already done so. At this point we still have room in each session, but space is limited.