RKMP Students Hit the Housatonic, Appalachian Trail

A whitewater rafting trip, fly fishing along the Housatonic River and a hike along the Appalachian Trial were among the adventures enjoyed this spring by students in Berkshire's Ritt Kellogg Mountain Program.

On Sunday, April 30, seven students accompanied Mr. Dalton to Connecticut to spend two days hiking and camping along the AT. The trip included meals by a campfire and lots of camaraderie.

On Sunday, May 7, RKMP sponsored a rafting trip to the Bulls Bridge section of the Housatonic River near Kent, Conn. Mr. Lloyd, Mr. Urmston, and Mr. Sayler led seven students through the challenging Class 4 rapids.

The RKMP fly fishing program, meanwhile, kicked off the fishing season with a cold, wet trip to the Upper Farmington River. With fast rising waters from recent rains, the group was forced to the upper sections of the river to avoid muddy tributaries.

"While our heads were filled with images of trout rising to Hendrickson duns, our eyes met the reality of 44 degree water that demanded big ugly streamers with lots of stripping action," said Mr. Bullock. "We landed one nice Rainbow and got plenty of arm exercise."

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