“Life, it seems, is nothing if not a series of initiations, transitions, and incorporations” This quote by Alan Dundes is something I believe relates to our group and what we have in store for us. When we first began the canoeing section of our expedition, we were able to experience our own initiation into a world beyond the computer screens and cell phones. With this initiation we were able to experience the hardships and wonders of the Grass River and the multiple lakes around it. The experiences have allowed for us to grow stronger not only as individuals, but as a group as well. With that growth we have been able to overcome many obstacles that have stood in our path. From raging rapids, long portages, and mighty winds we have been able to triumph over all of the challenges that have been put before us. Yet while we have overcome many things in the backcountry, we must now begin a new challenge, and that is the transition into the front country, and to having technology all around. With distractions all around, the group must now begin our second part of ECOEE. And with the ease of looking back to friends and family with just our finger tips, we must stay focused on the goals and the journey ahead of us. For if we are able to focus on our goals and not get distracted, it will show that ECOEE 2013 as a group can come together to overcome any challenge.