Our plan for Part 2 of the days adventure had to be curtailed a little bit. We finished our hike of Bald Peak at 2:30. We stopped at Sticks & Stones in Schroon Lake for a late lunch/ early dinner and it was now 4 PM. By the time we stopped by the house, loaded the kayaks and drove out Pilot Knob Road to Fort Ann Beach, it was 5:45 PM. The parking lot is small and can only hold 6-8 cars. If the lot is full, you can always drop the boat and head south om Pilot Knob Road about a half mile to the Buck Mountain trailhead parking and leave your car there.
An afternoon breeze was starting to pick up, making it a little choppy on the lake. We didn't care too much. We had no goal about trying to cover a certain amount of distance. We just launched and took our time, bobbing about in the waves.
We headed north around Point Comfort and continued north towards Phelps Island. We stayed close to the shore because of the choppiness.
|Phelps Island straight ahead|
|Dome Island just left of center|
|Looking into the sun provides some interesting pictures|
|Lindsay, heading toward Phelps Island|
Phelps Island is a state owned island and it has 7 campsites on the island, but none of them were occupied. It would have been a great night for camping. I was wishing I was staying the night.
|Lindsay paddling around the north side of Phelps Island.|
|Dome Island - Left center|
Either the wind was dying down, or we had the wind at our backs, but it felt calmer on the way back so we cut across the bay and mad a more direct line for Fort Ann Beach.
Paddle Distance: 2.2 miles
Paddle Time: 50 minutes
|Our short paddle route|