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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.

Cheers,

Getting ready to launch, Moose river Old Forge, NY October 19th 2017. © Joe Geronimo

Danielle Wright, Kathy Corey & Jan Fellenz Moose river Old Forge, NY October 19th 2017. © Joe Geronimo

Danielle Wright Moose river Old Forge, NY October 19th 2017. © Joe Geronimo

Our duck patrol has given us the ok to proceed along the Moose river Old Forge, NY October 19th 2017. © Joe Geronimo

Kathy Corey & Jan Fellenz along the Moose river Old Forge, NY October 19th 2017. © Joe Geronimo

Danielle Wright & Jan Fellenz along the Moose river Old Forge, NY October 19th 2017. © Joe Geronimo

Taking a break along the Moose river Old Forge, NY October 19th 2017. © Joe Geronimo

Kathy Corey along the Moose river Old Forge, NY October 19th 2017. © Joe Geronimo

Danielle Wright takes in the tranquility of the Moose river Old Forge, NY October 19th 2017. © Joe Geronimo

Jan Fellenz & Kathy Corey chatter as they enjoy the afternoon along the Moose river Old Forge, NY October 19th 2017. © Joe Geronimo

Our adventure on the Moose river has come to an end at the North St. take out Old Forge, NY October 19th 2017. © Joe Geronimo

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