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.

[…]

Paddling up the Kunjamuk with Matt and Chris

Matt wanted to paddle the Kunjamuk and show it to Chris, so we set out at 10am on a perfect day. We have made this trip many times before but this was the 1st time we stopped and hiked to see the famous Kunjamuk Cave.

The water level was slightly lower than when we […]

Fish Creek

Skip, Don and I did a day trip on the lower 9 miles of Fish Creek from the Oswego Road Bridge to the Ta-Ga-Soke Campground in Sylvan Beach.

The lower sections of Fish Creek is meandering flat water as evident from the image below. From the Oswego Road bridge to the Route 49 […]

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 […]

Paddling the Kunjamuk with the Helmers

We took advantage of the nice weather and did a day trip up & back the Kunjamuk.

Deluxe Yoke Pads for Wenonah Cascade Canoe

After our last trip down the Hudson River it was agreed that not only was the Wenonah Cascade Royalex canoe heavy, but it was made worse by a plain ash yoke that offered no relief when portaging. Today I installed deluxe yoke pads purchased from Bourquin. A short walk around the yard felt improved, but […]

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 […]