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 […]

Tap Dancing on the Table at Soft Maple

We squeezed in one last trip with the pop up camper this weekend. In total we got out with it on five occasions:

Eric and Trevor on the 1st weekend after school was out in June, Kathryn took the camper on three trips by herself – one with Trevor, Eric and Wendy/Hanna/Oliva; once to Sturbridge […]

Four Days in St Regis Canoe Area

We packed on Monday and departed early Tuesday to meet up with Matt and Nathan at the McDonald’s in Tupper Lake. The weather called for rain and we had sprinkles on the way up, but we were counting on a break in the weather before getting a campsite on Long Pond in St Regis Canoe […]

Camping in Croghan Tract

In 1999 the State of New York purchased 29,000 acres and an additional 110,000 acres of conservation easements from Champion International Corporation. This acquisition consists of three noncontiguous blocks, known as the Santa Clara Tract, Tooley Pond Tract and Croghan Tract, covering portions of ten towns in Franklin, St. Lawrence, Herkimer and Lewis Counties.

Skip […]

Soft Maple: 4 Kids, 2 Adults and 1 Dog

Kathryn took the pop up camper to Soft Maple and was met by Wendy, Hanna and Olivia. She left Friday AM and returned on Sunday evening.

 

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Return to Rock Lake

With temperatures predicted in the high 80s we headed back to Rock Lake to spend the weekend swimming and staying cool by the water. Scout joined in for some swimming but going out to the rock was too much for her.

We were plagued by deer flies and stable flies aka ankle biters aka […]

Rock Lake

We were destined for Little Tupper Lake and decided to check out Rock Lake instead. In 2008 Skip, Bob and I hiked into Rock Lake to check out the portage trail. There was one vehicle at the parking lot. We shuffled gear, since going to Little Tupper we hadn’t planned on doing a portage. Eric […]

4th of July Weekend

We took Friday and Saturday and went camping overnight near Piseco Lake. We managed to pack light and single carry across the portage. We found 4 other fisherman staying on the lake with a considerable amount of gear: chainsaw, tents, a canoe and a small boat with an electric motor. For lunch we had sandwiches. […]

Jockeybush Lake

We were looking to get in a quick overnight trip before black fly season. Looking at the weather report for the weekend, things didn’t look very promising, with high winds, rain and freezing temperatures forecast for the weekend. So Skip and Jim decided on a short Friday night overnight trip with plans to extract before […]