Rejuvenated is the soul set free on a wilderness trip! We all need time away from our every day lives and we all crave a break from civilization at least once in a while.
But there is more to a wilderness trip than simply being away from it all. Wilderness trips are about the challenge of learning and using skills that most of us do not rely on in our every day lives and the reward of having those skills take us to amazing places few will ever see while creating bonds with fellow adventurers that are otherwise unimaginable.
Simply put, the longer the wilderness trip the more reluctant the participant is to re-enter civilization. Of course the lure of a hot shower and a comfy bed helps ease the transition but doesn't that state of mind sound a lot more rewarding than being ready for your vacation to be over?
Eastern Maine, Washington County, & "the Sunrise County" in a Nutshell
Washington county, roughly the size of Rhode Island and Delaware put together, contains all the territory extending east of the main body of the state and so being the easternmost county in the United States it's official nickname is "the Sunrise county". Washington county is largely undeveloped featuring the states only expansive combination of rivers, lakes, and coastline providing hundreds of miles of canoeing and kayaking amidst unbroken natural scenery.
"The Sunrise county" lies just beyond Maine's mainstream tourist destinations. If you want to breathe, stretch, explore, and enjoy pristine waters without inevitably sharing the experience with a crowd then canoe the Machias and St. Croix rivers, sea kayak the Bold Coast, paddle the Downeast Lakes Water Trail, or explore the regions many intimate lakes and ponds...you do not have to be an expert to enjoy these wilderness waters and you will return with a story worth telling about!