Special thanks to @WRHC TopGun for telling me about this place. Such a beautiful area and a great place to practice my canoe strokes (despite the wind and the rain at times!) This dead standing maple was tougher to saw at 6 inches in diameter or so, but easy to split. The sky looked like rain when I got there, so I paddled as fast as I could to get to the site and set up. Can you guess what happened? There was no rain! I never wanted to get up from this spot, except to paddle. Paddling is so much darn fun. Tried an upside down fire and absolutely loved it. For the first time in like 2 years, felt lazy enough to just use a lighter. Found a fatwood stump right behind the maple I cut down for firewood. There were a couple of crawdads/crayfish (however you say it in your neck of the woods) right where I tied up my canoe. Caught 2 in total in my zebra pot, but no bites. Fire number 2. Waited until 9 pm or so to get this going and eventually added larger pieces to it. I wish I had some harder wood!