Today I’m billing as the “Last Hurrah” for paddling in the Adirondacks until next year. I was fortunate enough to be able to meet three new friends who share my passion for the park.
We all met at 0930 this morning near Old Forge. Making our introductions, we were off to the put-in just south of Rondaxe lake. Gear unloaded we shuttled our cars to the take out returning shortly there after to begin our adventure. The upper middle branch of the Moose river twists like a snake but is a beautiful scenic and tranquil flat water paddle. There is quite a bit of “Blow Down” along this section adding that little extra to the day’s navigation.
The weather was pretty much perfect with some wind whipping us a round a little but we were mostly sheltered in the low lying river. Early on a flotilla of ducks kept a watchful eye on us making sure we weren’t sketchy characters. There were several sandy beaches along the way and we found a really large one to take a break and have some snacks.
Balsm could be smelt wafting through the air and if the large pines that stood guard along the river bank could talk I’m sure they would tell you that four new friends had a wonderful time.
4 thoughts on “The Last Hurrah”
Love your trip dialogue with the pics.
next season we can paddle again when you return north.
Good meeting up and sharing the day.
Thank you, I’m glad you enjoyed the adventure. Most definitely would love to paddle next season, I’m already scoping things out that are out of the ordinary…
Awsome pics, sounds like a wonderful trip to put in the “must do” list!!
It is a really nice day! Tickner’s Canoe in Old Forge will shuttle you if you only have one car available. They also offer a river & rail package as well.. I’ve done that also…