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Explore the Backwaters of Dead Creek in Vermont

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.[3] This is by far the longest regular migration by any known animal." Wikipedia.

Read more about them at the following link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arctic_Tern

MAP

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:

http://www.google.com/cse?cx=005755463102540573252%3Ayafmuua6jme&q=dead+creek&cof=FORID%3A0&sa.x=27&sa.y=11&sa=Search#gsc.tab=0&gsc.q=dead%20creek&gsc.page=1



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  • Colleen C.

    Great being back on the water. Very pretty paddle! Really enjoyed seeing everyone!

    1 · June 17, 2014

  • Sharon

    I am still laughing at that point when we had a group senior moment...none of us knew where we were or remembered coming that way!

    1 · June 15, 2014

    • Lee

      Hey did I seem lost???:-)

      June 16, 2014

    • Jo Z

      I thought you were just enjoying paddling in circles through the weeds. Next time we'll drop bread crumbs.

      1 · June 17, 2014

  • Nanci

    This was so much fun! Terrific paddle with fun people. Wish I was camping with you!...next time!
    Picnic was the perfect ending to the paddle!

    June 17, 2014

  • Ron H.

    very nice paddle with nice folks. had a great time.

    3 · June 14, 2014

    • Lee

      Nice paddling with you...happy trails to you.

      June 16, 2014

  • Sharon

    Another stellar adventure with an amazing, supportive "crew"! Many thanks to our fearless leader, Don for getting us there!

    3 · June 15, 2014

  • Jo Z

    A very special paddle with very special people.

    2 · June 15, 2014

  • Wayne

    Awesome day. Thanks, everyone.

    2 · June 15, 2014

  • Kathy

    Thanks to Sharon and Don for a lovely paddle. The scenery was incredible, the company was great. Our picnic at the campsite was epicurian. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole day.

    2 · June 14, 2014

  • Terri

    Have to cancel last minute. My back just isn't up for this one. :( Enjoy!

    June 14, 2014

  • Sharon

    6 miles from bridge

    June 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I wasnt able to change the RSVP to no

    June 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just returned from trip to Iceland and still jetlagged. Sorry to miss this great trip. Have fun!

    June 13, 2014

  • Kathy

    I'm hoping we're picnicking afterwards. I plan to bring a small watermelon, cheese and crackers and chips. Hope I'm going to have lots of company.

    1 · June 13, 2014

  • Jeannie T.

    I'm just catching up on my meetup emails, two weeks +, post-concussion. I won't be ready for paddling for a while yet, but my heart is there....

    June 13, 2014

  • Lee

    Planning on heading up early Sat. Too but may stay over in Hauge at Trout Resort (?)... Sunday sounds beautiful :-)

    June 12, 2014

  • Colleen C.

    Ok girls, I just reserved a camp site for Saturday and Sunday at DAR State Park. Can not wait to relax!! I will be leaving very early Saturday morning.

    June 12, 2014

    • Krista

      If it wasn't Fathers Day on Sunday, I'd camp out with you. Hopefully another time!

      June 12, 2014

    • Colleen C.

      For sure!

      June 12, 2014

  • Colleen C.

    Looks like friday may be to rainy to camp out. May go up early saturday to set up camp and then head over to the launch site. Terri and Joz will call you this evening to discuss plans. Lee, I m really looking forward to catching up!

    1 · June 9, 2014

    • Terri

      Colleen, my plans for Friday nite have changed as well. I't's now become a day trip for me. See you there!

      June 10, 2014

  • Ron H.

    Thanks for the photos and the info. I am still not clear on where we are meeting though. Is it at the 966 Vermont 17 site noted on the original map? At the PDF map's boat ramp icon, which is west of the 966 Vermont 17 site? Thanks for all the organizing work.

    June 9, 2014

    • Sharon

      OK, Ron...thanks for the heads up on the discrepancy. We've got the marker in the right place now....it's actually just before that wildlife center...the launch is literally right at the little bridge that crosses Dead Creek.

      June 9, 2014

    • Ron H.

      got it, thanks

      June 10, 2014

  • Colleen C.

    Im leaving for D.A.R. State Park after work on Friday6-13 around 3 to set up my camp site. So far Im alone, so if anyone cares to join me, your welcome too! I will have the site until Sunday. Call me at[masked] if you want to camp out. Otherwise, see you at the launch site Saturday morning.

    June 6, 2014

    • Colleen C.

      Ok great!!!

      June 6, 2014

    • Jo Z

      Colleen, I haven't been able to reach DAR and it isn't listed on Reserve America. It may not be open yet. Crown Point on the NY side of the bridge is 2 miles east of DAR. Just thought I'd throw out an option.

      June 9, 2014

  • Lee

    Looking into accommodations close by - possibly Friday/Sat. Nites. Checking AirB&B for something inexpensive. Contact me if interested in sharing. Lee [masked]

    1 · June 6, 2014

  • Colleen C.

    Anyone camping friday or sat? Im looking into DAR State Park camp grounds locatef in Addison.

    June 5, 2014

  • ruby

    I forgot to mark this event on my calendar so I am not sure if i can go. Have fun...

    June 4, 2014

    • Sharon

      Is that a maybe or a definite? I need to know so I can update rsvps. Thanks.

      June 5, 2014

  • Barb

    Which launch site are you planning on using? Where are you going to camp?

    December 22, 2013

    • Sharon

      No camping plans right now.

      June 4, 2014

    • Jo Z

      I'm not familiar with the location, but (weather permitting) will probably bring "some" camping gear. Map looked like a lot of great areas to explore.

      June 4, 2014

  • ED

    June 14th 2014 one of my sons is getting married. Only day on my calendar for 2014 so far.

    December 9, 2013

    • Sharon

      Sorry. Get on the wait list in case we postpone due to weather.

      1 · December 9, 2013

  • ruby

    Tried to add my friend but it did not work out..just two of us. Thanks.

    December 4, 2013

    • Sharon

      The list is full...her best bet is to sign up herself on the waitlist.

      December 4, 2013

    • ruby

      She is not the member of this meetup. hmmm So sorry to ask you many Qs.

      December 5, 2013

  • ruby

    My friend might like to go.

    December 3, 2013

  • Donna M.

    This sounds lik a terrific opportunity. I definitely interested in jning it.

    November 7, 2013

  • Susan

    Sign me up! Sounds great!

    November 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Definitely interested. Hate to have to wait so long

    November 6, 2013

  • Nanci

    Sounds like a great trip!

    November 6, 2013

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