A whitewater retreat to the Penobscot River with the East Grand middle school students. Students hiked to Blue Berry Ledges and took part in whitewater canoeing and rafting. Canoe the Wild oversaw the whitewater canoeing. Elbridge Cleaves, Scott and Wayne Daggett provided river safety and canoe retrieval at the Big Eddy. Five veteran Outdoor Ed students took on leadership roles assisting Tammi Matula & Jill Plummer with planning, cooking and serving meals, setting up and taking down camp and cleanup. Sam Plummer who graduated from East Grand School in 2017 shared with the students his experience in high school and the benefits of getting out of your comfort zone for growth and opportunity. Many parents and others assisted with the retreat as well.
A look back at the 2020 Maine canoe trip season While we had a late start due to Covid restrictions, it ended up being a really great season! During the month of June, Maine landscape photographer Ben Williamson of Downeast Magazine and his brother Zander joined us on a 5 day Allagash canoe trip. Zander caught lots of trout while Ben worked with me on improving my photography skills. Jeremy Grant of The Timber Cross joined us in July on an Allagash trip putting a high end video together, we spotted 23 moose and Jeremy captured some real cool drone footage (with a special permit). From late July into September, Canoe the Wild guides were busy on numerous Allagash and St. Croix River canoe trips. Moose hunting season went very well and we have posted some scenic shots below. Bookings are coming in almost daily now and we’re looking forward to what summer 2021 brings. We hope to be back in Eastern Canada on the Bonaventure week long whitewater trip but it not, we’ll enjoy Maine rivers such as the St. Croix River, Allagash Wilderness Waterway, the St. John River and West Branch of the Penobscot Rivers if the interest is there. Check out our 2021 Canoe the Wild schedule and remember, if a trip doesn’t happen due to Covid, your deposits are refundable. To book a trip, please visit our website or contact Dave Conley for any questions you may have. Hope to see you in 2021