Off to Vermont we go!
I will be placing the Big Red Bobber cooler (see my profile picture) by the side of the road for visibility as to where we are launching.
As per Don. "We will be paddling to the dam which is at the West Rd. launch shown on the map+ (at end of page) There is a dam approximately 3.5 miles downstream (north) from the Rt. 17 launch that would be a good turn around so it would be about four hours leisure paddle to there and back... it is open and exposed with no shade. I did not have bugs last year, but this has been a cooler spring so no guarantee. There are no facilities anywhere on the shore so potty stops are primitive". In other words, bring sunscreen, lots of water, clothing to cover up, big hats so you don't get a redneck sunburn.....and FOOD for during and after.
We are tentatively planning a picnic afterwards at Crown Point Park which is on the NY side of the NY/VT bridge. There is a admission charge of $3-4 depending on if you are a Senior citizen....hehe.
This paddle will be led by my good friend, Don, who many of you have met. He wants to pick just the right day when the birds are migrating back to the North. He paddled here last June and saw a bird he has never seen before...the Arctic Tern...he is hoping to see them again. "The species is strongly migratory, seeing two summers each year as it migrates from its northern breeding grounds along a winding route to the oceans around Antarctica and back, a round trip of about 70,900 km (c. 44,300 miles) each year. This is by far the longest regular migration by any known animal." Wikipedia.
Read more about them at the following link
It's going to be a real adventure in a gorgeous area situated directly between the high peaks of the Adirondacks and the Green Mountains. Check out the following link and click on the first file for more info and a map of the area: