woke up to this beautiful sight. i love my tent because it has a 360 view of the stars at night and the trees in the morning. so beautiful and perfect.
bedroll gifted by my housemate after she used mine to make a case for her acoustic bass. amazingly comfy down sleeping bag borrowed then pilfered from one of my bffs. lovely squirrel pillow case courtesy of betsy olmsted print & repeat design. crappy inner pillow courtesy of me not remembering to stuff it. our delicious high morale sun tea. contains: holy basil tulsi (powerful happiness medicine) and lemon balm (“the herb of good cheer”), both from my little backyard garden; mint from my fellow traveler jono’s garden, which has thrived in my garden after i transplanted it in late spring; and tons of nettles from the beautiful riverside meadow where we camped. we refilled this jar ten times over three days, and each time the flavors and goodness still stood out to us. one of the best sun teas i’ve ever had! off on the conestoga! jono in the front, me in the middle, ryan in the backhuck finn pulling us through the shallows the conestoga was filled with birds and creatures of all kinds. the #2 most seen item in this river? TIRES. ugh. the Old Town, our trusty vessel! break time halfway through the day. we’re about to row into the susquehanna right after this. forever young dry bags are the best thing that happened to us on this trip!!!
a mighty eagle on the might susquehanna! one of the many beautiful bald eagles who visited us on this journey The Waters: We give thanks to all the waters of the world for quenching our thirst and providing us with strength. Water is life. We know its power in many forms‐ waterfalls and rain, mists and streams, rivers and oceans. With one mind, we send greetings and thanks to the spirit of Water. Now our minds are one.
-Thanksgiving Address: Greetings to the Natural World
susquehanna river petroglyph rock! our scout these native american carvings could be up to 10,000 years old! what an incredible feeling to stand where they stood and see that this rock was chosen out of so many. you can even tell it looks different than the other rocks scattered across the river. this felt special and sacred in ways i’ve never known you can see the figure of a man as a bird or maybe an insect a small storm began rolling in as we saged one another over the petroglyphsancient view of the mighty river
ryan predicted this double rainbow after a tiny sprinkle of rain. this is the closest i’ve ever gotten to a rainbowSusquehanna River Honor Journey Portrait. Michelle Johnsen, June 13, 2015. Susquehanna River Honor Journey Portrait. Ryan Overly, June 13, 2015. Susquehanna River Honor Journey Portrait. Jono Droege, June 13, 2015. morning gratitude the orange trail ❤ pristine reed run
three honor paddlers and two honor hikers. so grateful to bill and shana who joined us for the night and brought delicious food!! laundry line snow geese crew together again! one of the only drinkable sources of water in our county- reed run ryan performed ceremonies at each body of water we encountered blessings with sage and jono’s feather shana gets saged jono with his honor journey feather
departing our campground and setting off where reed run meets the susquehanna river