Day Thirtysix

Old Forge, NY to Adirondack State Park, NY
June 30th, 2009

High Point of the Day....
Low Point of the Day......
Getting to Floodwood
Trying to get across the street in Old Forge
Miles Traveled Today
Total Miles Traveled
The Bus Playlist
Old Crow Medicine Show
Torrential Downpour, Overcast, Thunderstorms
Price of Gas 
(average per gallon)
Night's Lodging
Where this Page was Uploaded
Deer and Ducks
Rollins Pond Camp, Adirondacks, NY
Four Mile Creek State Campground, NY

Daily Didactic
We woke in the grandly named Adirondack Camping Resort in Old Forge, just inside the Adirondack State Park in upstate New York. This a large park holding most of New York's high peaks (over 4,000 feet). Like most eastern parks, it is full of towns and private inholdings. Brian did a little backpacking here fifteen years ago and we are hoping to get to get into the woods a bit in the next few days. We drove north from Old Forge for an hour to Tupper Lake and called our outfitter and guide, Scott, who was unavailable. We stopped in at the "Wild Center" for a few minutes, but found the fifteen dollar entry fee a bit much for the time we had and a decided to try to find our destination, the Floodwood Mountain Reservation, on our own. We headed down the road toward Saranac Lake, following a route Google Maps had outlined on the iPhone. Fortunately for us Scott was looking and waving for us at the junction with Floodwood road, as the route in Google Maps was wildly wrong.

We followed our outfitter the few miles up the wonderfully rustic Floodwood road to the main camp where we loaded up a canoe and drove the remaining mile or two to the "not yet open for the season" Rollins Pond Adventure Base Camp. By now it was late afternoon and we were not leaving until tomorrow, so we settled in and enjoyed a quite evening in the woods, first with a nap, then with a meal and finally with a short canoe paddle. It was an absolutely beautiful evening.

Daily Pictures (Slide Show)

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Morning in our camping resort We didn't confirm this, but like the extra effort
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An old covered bridge, out of production The Screamen Eagle
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The Adirondacks are full of cool old motel signs, not always with a motel There were eight
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Pretty meander Hoss's
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Tupper Lake, we're close The Wild Center, or the Natural History...
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We don't see this in Anchorage A deer eating
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A diversely mossed roof Our outfitter leading us into Floodwood Mountain Reservation
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How'd she get out here? Pretty pond
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Our outfitter with our canoe Floodwood Power & Light
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The not yet open for the season Rollins Pond Camp, it was wonderfully peaceful Heading out for an evening paddle
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Looking out on a back bay in Rollins Pond A small island on a large pond
Home for the evening

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