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 […]

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 […]

Jockeybush Lake

Matt, Mark, Rick and I were yearning for a trip in the woods and selected an easy trip into Jockeybush Lake for an overnight camping trip. With temperatures in the mid-40s our hike was pleasant. Jockeybush Lake is a 1.1 mile hike up a 200′ grade with two small stream crossings. Access to the trail […]

Spanish River

During our 5 day trip down the Spanish River Skip had several ‘songs’ composed in his honor. It gave Jim something to do while paddling and proved mildly entertaining to the rest of the group. There were variations of Canoeing in the Rain, and 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall (became 30km to […]

1st Weekend of May

Kathryn (and Scout) did an solo overnight canoe camping trip to Moss Lake on Thursday / Friday.

Friday Eric was home sick with a sore throat. In the afternoon I got our riding lawnmower fired up and did a 1st time mowing of the lawn. Saturday we cut trees along the meadow. Kathryn sprained […]

Essex Chain of Lakes

The Essex Chain Lakes Complex is comprised of the 19,600 acres of lands and waters of the Essex Chain Lakes Primitive Area located in the central portion of the Adirondack Park. Essex Chain Lakes were acquired by the state in 2012, opened to the public officially October 2013 and made accessible for camping in June […]

Sacandaga Headwaters 30-Mile Canoe Route

A paddling tour of the southern Adirondacks. This is not a pure wilderness route, as most of it is a front country tour of Piseco Lake, Sacandaga Lake and Lake Pleasant. At the same time, there is plenty of wilderness paddling required to connect the three big lakes. It so happens the position of Piseco, […]

Lows Lake / Bog River Flow

Lows Lake is a reservoir in the Adirondack Park in northeastern New York. It is located in the Five Ponds Wilderness Area, 10 miles (16 km) southwest of Tupper Lake. The lake is part of the Bog River Flow. While it is largely surrounded by New York State Forest Preserve, the northeast shore is privately […]

Camping Room

I moved our camping gear out of the upstairs rec room into the new room over the garage. I got my shelving and racks up to accommodate camping equipment like stove

Backpacks are hung on a horseshoe board my dad made. Stoves and cooking equipment on the rack along with coolers and freeze dried […]

Clockmill Pond

Matt, Mark and I wanted to plan an easy backpacking trip where we could take Nathan and Eric. After many emails discussing the benefits of lean-tos, driving distances, and potential bug problems we settled on Clockmill Pond. We met on Rt 10 at the outlet of Big Bay and proceeded on the Powley-Piseco Road to […]