Rodney and I made a trip to the Quiet Water Symposium at Michigan State University in East Lansing. There was a good turnout to view new products and gear, along with information on trips around the state.
Some small campers caught my attention. Nice and compact, easy to get into the back country, and no need to set up.
There were several wood kayak builders in attendance. Very impressive work. One builder demonstrated how the strips were fitted and installed. I may have to try building one someday.
All the boats and gear makes me want to get back out on the water soon. I met a lot of great people, and got lots of ideas about new places to explore. I may have to take a trip to Canoecopia in Wisconsin next weekend.