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Kayak the Adirondacks

  • Sep 27, 2013 · 2:00 PM

This is a great trip!! One of my favorites. Some great paddling, a short hikes with great lookout points, nice camp spots, secluded and hopefully we can catch the fall colors at their peak. It’s all the beauty of the Algonquin trip without all the work.










Day 1
Meet in Collegeville to load boats and gear at 3:00pm and get on the road by 4:00pm. We will drive for about 5 – 6 hours and get a hotel as close to the put in as possible in that time frame.

Day 2
- Hit the road between 7:00am & 8:00am (depending on how close to the put in we are) and grab a quick breakfast and head to the put in

- Arrive at the put in and be on the water between 10:00am & 11:00am
- Paddle for about 5 or so hours to where we will camp.
- Lunch – PB & J or lunch meat tortillias
- Happy Hour
- Dinner – TBD

Day 2
- Break Camp and paddle for about 5 - 6 hours and set up camp
- Breakfast – Oatmeal & toast
- Lunch – PB & J tortillas
- Happy Hour
- Dinner – TBD

Day 3
- Break camp and paddle for 5 – 6 hours. **Note – on this section the wind is usually at our backs. In the past we have rigged up mini sails so keep this in mind if you want to try kaysailing. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t…. but when it does it is a blast!!
- Set up camp.
- Optional ½ mile hike to see the lookout shown in the picture
- Breakfast – Oatmeal & Toast
- Lunch PB & J tortillas
- Dinner – TBD

Day 4
- Optional pre-dawn hike to lookout to watch the sunrise and enjoy a cup of coffee (Barnum & Bailey have nothing on this…This is truly the greatest show on earth!!)





- Break camp and paddle about 2 hours back to the car and drive home. We will stop somewhere and grab lunch on the road.
- Aim to be back to your vehicles between 5:00pm & 7:00pm
- Breakfast – Oatmeal.











Cost $595 per person - Cost includes Transportation of you and your kayak, hotel, permits, guide, planning & organizing, Group equipment (stoves, cookware, water purification, tents if needed, meals while in the wilderness, etc). Guide certified in wilderness first aid, cpr and trip planning, pre-programmed email sent daily to loved ones to let them know you are ok, emergency location beacon.

- You are responsible for meals on the road & snacks while paddling, kayak and kayaking gear. Rental kayaks and camping gear are available upon request at a very reasonable rate.

This trip is a true wilderness trip. Once we shove off we will be completely on our own. There are no hospitals, phones, cell service, running water, help, or the option to quit. We will have one very short portage to get from one lake to another lake. Everyday we might break camp and paddle to a new campsite. Due to the nature of this trip I will impose a restriction on the weight of everyone’s gear. We will work as a team paddling and at the campsite. However you must be able to paddle a boat for 4 – 6 hours (not several days in a row and feel comfortable paddling in adverse conditions if needed. All times and schedule posted are subject to change.

Requirements & Restrictions

- Kayak/canoe must be at least 12’ long

- Must be able to paddle and carry your gear

- There will be a weight limit for how much gear you can bring along

- Whistle

- Knife

- Flashlight

- Sleeping bag

- Snack food – only meals will be supplied

- Cup/bowl & utensil

- NO ELECTRONICS (phones, radios, video games, iPods)

Recommended items

- Sun block

- Hat

- Hiking shoes/sandals/watershoes

- Bug spray

- Soap suds (bio-degradable shampoo/soap)

- Toothbrush & deodorant – PLEASE ;-)

- Deck bag

- Dry bags

- Compression bags

- Lighter

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  • Doug Q

    What a way to spend a milestone birthday. Weather was fantastic! Great group of people. Did some paddling, did some hiking, and most of all enjoyed the comradery. So looking forward to doing this and other like it again.

    October 6, 2013

  • Dale R.

    This trip is at the top of the list of outstanding trips I've had the good fortune to attend.
    Perfect weather, plenty of beautiful, unspoiled areas, great group of guys in attendance and a good time was had by all. It will be tuff to top, but I'll look forward to trying! (I'll bring my fishing tackle next time.) Thanx Doug & Evan!

    October 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Simply amazing! Had a great time and really enjoyed meeting everyone.

    October 3, 2013

  • Dale R.

    Sounds like a COOL trip. I'd like to bring my fiancé & canoe and we have all the necessary equipment including water purification, Mountain house meals, first aid etc. etc. Can you break the price up? I'm also curious about the tent. I'm guessing it's BYOT?

    September 19, 2013

  • Greg L.

    Can't make this one, but it sounds right up my ally

    September 15, 2013

    • Greg L.

      Also, hotel? It's not a camping trip if u stay in a hotel lol,

      September 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excited for this trip! Sent email asking this but never got response: If I drive up myself is it still the same cost?

    August 2, 2013

    • Doug C.

      Hey Mike. Ill contact you next week. I'm in the Adirondacks and will lose service very soon. Ill be back into civilization on Wednesday evening.

      August 3, 2013

  • Jen J

    I am very interested in this trip but will likely need to rent a kayak. Also, no cells? Are you sure there's no service? I have no interest in being too accessible but in case of an emergency with my house or any of animals. I'll have a babysitter. I guess I can figure it out if service is an absolute nada. Also, I don't see a tent listed. Are you providing those, or won't we be using? Lastly, I am in Lancaster, Pa., so I'd need to meet you at the hotel...and would I rent the kayak there, or would / could you haul from Collegeville for me? Lots of questions. Thanks!

    June 14, 2013

    • Doug C.

      Hey Jen, I sent a private msg since I am limited to 1000 characters here.

      June 15, 2013

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