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Note from ENO: As a co-sponsor, we will be following Trevor’s adventure on the Alabama Scenic River Trail over the next few months. This is the fifth chapter of his story.   I started my journey down the Alabama Scenic River Trail on Wednesday, May 20. For the first two days I battled strong headwinds on the open waters of Lake Weiss. Lake paddling is my least favorite, especially when I have the wind against me. I’m happy to report I’ve Portaged my first damn and I’m now on the Coosa River! Turns out I packed too much and I’m over my estimated gear weight. It’s primarily food and some gear essentials like stove fuel, fishing gear, plant press, etc… It took me several 0.8 mile trips to carry my gear to the base of the dam. At least I only have 4 more Portages to go! My second camp site was less than desirable, but it was getting dark.  While gathering firewood by flashlight, I was excited to find some Wood Ear Mushrooms. I was able to cook them up and include them in my coconut curry dinner. They are the sliced up mushrooms you get in sweet and...

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