Friday, October 26, 2012

An Unexpected Paddle

We drove to camp yesterday to be here for the fiber installation today (yeah - high-speed internet).  The installers were early so we had time to enjoy the gorgeous weather by paddling from our place, up the river, carrying around the dam, and paddling into Tupper Lake then heading back home.  It is a good thing we got to enjoy our time here, because it looks as though we have to drive back to NJ tomorrow to do what we can to get ready for Hurricane Sandy.  Sigh.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Quilted Jacket

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Paddling Summary 2012

What a strange and interrupted summer.  We didn't get much paddling done.  I did the following 16 paddles:
Axton to Raquette Falls
Bog River
Cedar River Flow
Church to Jones Pond
Floodwood Rollins loop - twice
Henderson Lake
Lake Abanakee
Little Tupper
Lower Osgood
Moose Pond
Raquette Lake to Blue Mountain Lake
Round Lake
South Creek to Second Pond
South Creek to Weller
Upper Osgood

Monday, October 8, 2012

Traditional Paddle and Picnic on the Bog River

Today is Columbus Day and therefore the day to put in at Low's Lower Dam and paddle up the Bog River to the picnic area on Hitchins Pond.  About 20 of us enjoyed the good food and company.  The temperature was about 40 degrees when we started out but the sun was warm.
We drive back to New Jersey tomorrow.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

A Raft of Loons

We drove to the beach at Lake Clear today to look for the loons that were reported to collect here every fall.  With binoculars we counted about 40 of them in the distance, but it was too windy to put in the boats and paddle closer.  Maybe next year.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Paddling Henderson Lake

A group of us paddled Henderson Lake today.  We were hoping to see the leaves at their peak but the rain the last couple of days had knocked off lots of them.  It was still pretty, though we didn't get much sunshine.  It rained a bit, but mostly while we were in the lean-to having lunch.