Monday, August 03, 2009 Alex drove up from Kansas 2 days ago, and Jules has been picked up and is set to crash on my couch. Robin and I have been obsessing about gear and maps and expectations at work whenever it's slow. The rest of the group have all been on at least 2 trips, but this is Robin's first time. I think it's a toss-up as to who is most excited...I love introducing the bwca to new people! Everyone's gear has been checked and packed, the canoe is on the car, the permit confirmation is in my daypack, and the note to remember the burgers in the freezer is posted prominently above the stove. We're all too excited to sleep, but we head off to bed early anyway.