More Adirondack Canoeing

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kwc

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Car camping at Lake Harris, Newcomb, NY, late May 2017. Campground had just opened. We canoed the lake and the Hudson River.

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evening paddle on calm waters
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signpost on the Hudson River ... take a right and you can head to NYC, take a left and you can head to Mt. Marcy (Lake Tear of the Clouds), highest point in NY State and the start of the Hudson River.
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our view at dinner ...
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gotta have a campfire when you're camping!! Wood was provided by the campground (a DEC campground) ... this was opening weekend for the campground & they had wood piles everywhere from clearing up winter blowdown, etc.
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moon rise ... the view from our campsite.
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morning paddle down Lake Harris ... Goodnow Mtn in the distance
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one of a number of loons we saw out on the lake while paddling ...
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after canoeing down Lake Harris & back to our campsite, had some lunch, and then we headed the other way (east) to the Hudson River (there is a channel connecting the Hudson with the lake). We headed north towards Marcy ... got to this bridge (rocky rapids beneath the bridge) & so we hauled our canoes up and over the road, to the right of the bridge, and continued up the Hudson.
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this is the Hudson on the other side of that bridge ...
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we were able to paddle this far before running into rocks and rapids ... so we decided to take a snack break on the rocky "sandbar" ... scouted ahead and saw that there were more rocks and rapids ahead. The weather had turned from a beautiful sunny morning to a cloudy afternoon ... so we decided to head back to our campsite. By the time we got to our campsite it was starting to sprinkle & the clouds were getting darker. The decision was made to break camp & head home ... and soon after we had everything packed away ... the deluge began. Rained most of the way home (roughly a two hour drive).
It was a really nice quick weekend adventure ... and fortunately we were a little early for the Adirondack bug season so that made everything much more pleasant. All photos were taken by Mrs. kwc.
 

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wsp_scott

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Weird to see the Hudson River as skinny as a wide ditch, I've only seen it in southern NY where it is much wider.

Nice report, keep them coming :)
 

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