Lake George

Lake George
Lake George - from Tongue Mtn Range - 11/11/2011

Monday, July 11, 2011

Steere Island (Lake George - Mother Bunch Islands) - 6/26/11

This was a great kayak camping trip to Steere Island (in the NW corner of the Mother Bunch Islands) on Lake George.  My son Zack and I launched from the Washington County Beach at Huletts Landing on the East shore about 2 PM.   The weather was somewhat overcast, and sprinkles developed just after we launched, but it was supposed to clear. 
Steere Island in sight

The sprinkles quickly stopped and we arrived at our destination and set up camp.

On the island looking towards the site

After camp was ready, we got back in the kayaks and paddled south through the Mother Bunch Islands to Black Mountain Pt.  We stopped and explored the picnic area there and then paddled north back through the islands to "our" island.  The sky again treatened for a little while, but that just added to the wonderous look of the sky.

Zack, enjoying the night

Racing against the threat of a storm

Steere Island is a one campsite island.  Two tents and up to four people are allowed.  There is no tent platform, but there is a dock, picnic table and fire ring.  We thought the island was beautiful, and Zack quickly strung a hammock to enjoy a little r&r.

Zack at his best

We had a nice campfire and went to sleep.  The next morning there was a beautiful sunrise.  Later we packed up camp and paddled past the Harbor Islands and back to Huletts Landing.  Round trip distance was around 13.5 miles.


a beautiful morning
Our approximate route is highlighted in blue

The only snag was we drove off leaving our paddles on the beach.... I later went back and they were still there.  Our good excursion was preserved!

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