Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Green House Long-term Care
Healia Health Search
Health Insurance site recommended by Newsweek
Health Savings Accounts
National Women's Health Info Center
Consumer Reports Drugs
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Here is the list pertaining to the Adirondacks.
Adirondack Architectural Heritage
Adirondack Mountain Club
Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program
Bill Frenette Transitions
Carl Heilman Photography
Fiber Options, Rensselaer Falls
First Night Saranac Lake
Hart House Inn in the 1000 Islands
Lake Placid Center for the Arts
Lake Placid Farmers'Market
Lake Placid Sinfonietta
Morningstar Bistro, Schroon Lake
New York Nature Explorers
Noon Mark Diner
Northern Forest Canoe Trail
Raquette River Corridor Project
St. Regis Canoe Outfitters
Saranac Lake Winter Carnival
South Meadow Farm Sugarworks
Ten Rivers Recreational Area
Tupper Lake News
Van Aukens Inne, Old Forge
Wild Center Training
Friday, August 24, 2007
Monday, August 20, 2007
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Friday, August 17, 2007
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
Sunday, August 12, 2007
This afternoon we went to the beach at Lake Clear. The "boys" had a great time swimming and playing in the water. What a great spot.
Thursday, August 9, 2007
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
The colors on the following maps are:
Red - parts we have already paddled
Blue - parts yet to paddle
Unmarked sections are not navigable, at least not by our definition.
The following map shows Blue Mountain Lake on the lower right, Raquette Lake on the left and Forked Lake at the top. Sometime soon we'll paddle through Blue Mountain, Eagle, and Utowana Lakes, thus finishing the first section.
The river goes over Buttermilk Falls as it leaves Forked Lake and then enters the aptly named Long Lake. We'll have to camp overnight in order to do this portion.
After the river leaves Long Lake it goes over Raquette Falls and then meanders all the way to Tupper Lake.
We have paddled from Raquette Falls to Tupper Lake and also from Raquette Pond (the north end of Tupper Lake) to Piercefield Dam.Earlier this week we paddled from Carry Falls Reservoir to Jamestown Falls. There are many falls and rapids between Piercefield Dam and Jamestown Falls so it is not clear how much of that portion we will be able to paddle, if any.
Some other time I'll describe the rest of the river on its way to the St. Lawrence.
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
We saw this neat church on Long Point. It is reachable only by boat.
We saw the usual great blue herons and think we saw an immature or female eagle as well. We also saw mallards and a merganser.
Saturday, August 4, 2007
We put the kayak in at the campground on Carry Falls Reservoir (red circle on the map), intending to paddle just to the rapids on the incoming Raquette River and then go back towards the body of the reservoir for more exploring.
But we found that initial set of rapids was passable (with a bit of trepidation on my part) so we kept on going all the way to Jamestown Falls. We landed at the spot we'd driven to before (red x on the map) and picked up the trail to the falls and beyond. The trail was wet and rough going a few places but well worth it.
We saw the falls - a big rapid really
And the view downstream from the falls
More falls upstream of the main ones
And beautiful flat water at the end of the trail.