Friday, August 29, 2014

Paddling Little Tupper

We had a wonderful paddle today.  The winds were forecasted to be calm, so the two of us headed for Little Tupper Lake.  We paddled 14 miles, taking most of the day with several stops.
It was nice to take the time to explore for a change instead of being with the group.  The weather forecast was correct and the still waters were beautiful.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Paddling the Oswegatchie

We led a paddle on the Oswegatchie River today.  We put in at Inlet off route 3 west of Wanakena and paddled to High Rock where we had lunch
with a great view
The group came to our camp for snacks afterwards.  It was nice to see everyone.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Back to Camp

We had a very nice visit in New Jersey.  We drove back to camp today and will stay for a little over 2 weeks.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

In New Jersey

We drove to New Jersey yesterday.  This evening we took part in the chorus' summer sing - "Elijah" by Mendelssohn.  It was great to sing again.  We'll head back up to camp sometime late next week.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Paddling "Round the Mountain"

The group paddled 10.5 miles today, from Ampersand Bay on Lower Saranac to the park on Lake Flower in Saranac Lake.

This is one of our favorite views, looking south from Second Pond.
We went through the locks on the right; not over the dam.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Another Raquette River Paddle

Today we paddled another section of the Raquette River.  We put in at the "crusher" access point, at the top of this map, and paddled upstream, toward the bottom of the map, and back again for a total of about 10 miles.
 Among the many sites are interesting, undermined tree roots.
The cardinal flowers are in bloom
and there was LOTS of pickerel weed.
We decided to see how close we could get to Follensby Pond, at the bottom of the map, which has been acquired by the Nature Conservancy but is not yet open to the public.  As can be seen on the map, the area is quite overgrown so we paddled a very serpentine track for over a mile to get to the dam that marks the beginning of the lake.