Seventh-grade science teacher Lucas Conkle tries to hook a sprig of mistletoe from his kayak on the Upper Little River near Lillington, N.C., on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. He was one of ab

 

              Seventh-grade science teacher Lucas Conkle tries to hook a sprig of mistletoe from his kayak on the Upper Little River near Lillington, N.C., on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. He was one of ab
Seventh-grade science teacher Lucas Conkle tries to hook a sprig of mistletoe from his kayak on the Upper Little River near Lillington, N.C., on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. He was one of about a dozen people taking part in the 30th annual Sprig Outing, which started as a fundraising event for local conservationists. (AP Photo/Allen Breed)