Day Thirtyseven

Adirondack State Park, NY to Adirondack State Park, NY
July 1st, 2009

High Point of the Day....
Low Point of the Day......
Paddling in the Adirondacks
The large army of bugs
Miles Traveled Today
Total Miles Traveled
The Bus Playlist
6 miles in a canoe
Sunny with thunder showers in the afternoon, in the 70s
Price of Gas 
(average per gallon)
Night's Lodging
Where this Page was Uploaded
Fish, Waterfowl, Bugs, and lots of cool noises
Our tent on Long Pond, NY
Four Mile Creek State Campground, NY

Daily Didactic
We got up a little late for the first day of our paddling trip and leisurely packed for a three day canoe adventure. Our outfitter and guide Scott provided us with a map and a few suggestions for loops. This is country designed for canoeing with a large number of ponds (which look like lakes to us) connected by streams or short portages. Novices in a canoe, we decided to make a little progress on the water before determining our route. We loaded up the canoe, and paddled across Rollins Pond and down a fun little stream into Floodwood Pond. One possibility was to camp here for the first night, but as the threatening thunder storm hadn't materialized yet we decided to get our longest portage to Long Pond out of the way. The portage involved a little carrying, an amazing lilly pad pond crossing, and then a pretty long carry. We clearly do not have the portage thing down yet.

After getting all of our gear (and our thankfully light weight canoe) to Long Pond, we paddled to a point about half way down it and found a really amazing camp site The spot had a beatiful view and enough of a breeze to keep the mosquitos and flies down. The thunder storm that had been threatening finally started to produce rain just as we crawled into our tent. We took an increasingly common afternoon nap, made a little dinner when the rain subsided, enjoyed the view for a while, and finally returned to our tent for a little backgammon before calling it an extraordinarily fun day.

Daily Pictures (Slide Show)

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Morning at the wonderfully vacant Rollins Camp Our ride for the day
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On the water with an unconsolidated pile of gear Brian happy with the state of things
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Theresa ready for the Long Pond portage We meant Canoe Carry
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Lilly pads and signage Our view. That's a bug in the clouds
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Pretty flowers Our view
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With love the signs in the water Beaver lodge
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Looking back on our longest canoe carry After the rain in a spectacular campsite
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A tree seeming designed for holding paddles Our back yard
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Looking out on Long Pond in the evening Ditto, other direction
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Crazy tree More rain
Time for games

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