The wonderful annual Smoke Hole boat/camp trip was laced with great wheather and lots of morel mushrooms! Like geology? Check this out...
By far we paddled the oldest canoe on the river: Rusty! Thanks to Eddie Spaghetti for the fine watercraft! Check out his artwork! The natural feel of his work is like good medicine....feel it.
Thanks to the Bell boys for the shuttle! A perfect mix of sun and clouds, rapids and straights...simply nurturing to be in such a natural and powerful setting. Solace=Refresh.
Lots of prep; dry gear upon arrival preferred. The kids are all right....
...some of the many pleasant stops. Its all about fun breaks!
Base camp was at the end of this field above, many a morel met its maker, leaving behind its home under the apple and paw-paw trees. A small graveyard was found on the hillside nearby...4th of July, ~1862 was one of the birthdays...seems a few families all got to be buried together there.
Do this more often and I bet you flip your boat less... sword fighting bandit boys over chilly water, arrrrrgh the heat of battle!
Ricky K. had this simple little fold-up campfire reflector oven, the "Sproul Baker"....He baked some corn bread in about 15 minutes, all from setting this half-open metal box next to the fire...gotta get one!
The new moon and the lack of rain allowed for hammock-style stargazing and no need for a tarp. So peaceful, them stars....at least from this distance.
This little guy (girl?) sums up the weekend: Hangin' out to soak up the hot sun.
Go outside more often! The air indoors has been found to be more polluted than the freely circulating air outside (second paragraph of the EPA website on that link)! One more reason....