Killarney Provincial Park

Sunday – 6am and I am in Skip’s driveway and he is in mine as we got mixed up on our departure. A quick phone call and we got straightened out and headed north on Route 12. We had 9 hours of driving time and 11 hours total travel time including lunch and meeting at […]

Return to Moshier

Eric spent the night at BillieJo’s playing video games with Stone while Kathryn, Skip, Matt, Nathan and I camped overnight at Moshier Reservoir. The fishing wasn’t quite as good, but the company and weather were superb. We heard lots of Barred Owls during the night and managed to sleep for almost 11 hours.

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Overnight on Cedar River Flow

Matt, Skip, Steve and I took an overnight canoe camping trip to Cedar River Flow on Sunday – Monday. The threat of rain and beginning of the work week combined such that we only saw one other canoe as we paddled in on Sunday afternoon. The black flies swarmed us as we loaded our boats […]

Broomstick Lake

Matt & I exchanged emails about our desire to get out for an overnight camping trip. We settled on Broomstick Lake, about an hour’s drive for each of us.

Our initial plan was to meet Saturday afternoon and camp Saturday night, but with no one else joining our trip we discussed the possibility of […]

Camping Room

Our room over the garage was primarily used to store all our camping gear, hence the name “camping room”. The room is a generous 14′ x25′ / 350 square feet, but unfinished. We had insulated between the ceiling of the garage and the floor of the camping room, but the walls were not insulated and […]

Hudson River

Skip and I planned an overnight trip down the Hudson River from Harris Lake, Newcomb to the Gooley Club take out neat Indian Lake a distance of about 14 miles encompassing several Class II and III rapids. There are two designated two takeouts. The first is 7.3 miles from the launch at a steel bridge […]

Henderson Lake and Scouting the Hudson

Skip and I took a short camping trip on Henderson Lake. We were looking for a previously unmarked campsite (site 3) which was easily found now that it is marked, but it was wet, sloping and not very attractive. We ended up staying in the lean-to, which worked out to our advantage as the day […]

St Regis Lakes

Exploring the Upper St. Regis Lake, Spitfire Lake, and Lower St. Regis Lake Lakes provides views of historic Great Camps. These lakes are connected by wide channels. These are a large lakes vulnerable to weather, which can create choppy water. Three accessible boat launches and one carry that is only .6 miles long adds up […]

Labor Day Weekend at Massawepie

Kathryn, Eric, Matt and I took advantage of the Massawepie Scout camp being open over Labor Day weekend. We camped Friday – Sunday and had perfect weather; caught several large bass, went swimming, explored adjoining ponds and the Massawepie Mire. We found a GeoCache which we opened to inspect the contents – mainly toys and […]

Eight Strokes A Side

You might remember a Tennessee Ernie Ford hit song called “Sixteen Tons” with the chorus “You load sixteen tons, what do you get? Another day older and deeper in debt. Saint Peter don’t you call me ’cause I can’t go, I owe my soul to the company store”.

Skip, Steve and I went canoe camping […]