Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Kayaking Big Moose Lake

We joined Linda and Edward, Pamela and Rick, Patty and Ed paddling Big Moose Lake today. We actually didn't get wet, from the heavens anyway, but it was windy, cloudy, and cold. It never got above 60 degrees today. Very hard to imagine that it is July. We put in at the boat dock off Higby Road and paddled up through the Inlet into the creek until we hit a big beaver dam. We didn't find it until after lunch (at the pull out for the trail to Gull Ponds which was not very satisfactory), but there is a beach where one can stop for lunch on the left before heading into the inlet. There aren't many opportunities to stop since most of the shoreline is private. And for future reference, there are no chances for a pit stop at the boat launch. Better to stop at the picnic area in Inlet before you get there.
Big Moose Lake is one of many on the "Adirondack Paddle Pursuit". Many of our friends are trying to get all the 48 paddles under their belts. You get a patch from ADK if you do them all. We see it more as an opportunity to find new places to paddle. Not sure we will do them all. W is paddling Lewey Lake and the Miami River tomorrow. I'm staying home and taking a long walk. My bursitis is acting up again from sitting too much in the car and boat. I'll join them for another paddle on Thursday.

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