Lake George

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

Friday, July 29, 2011

Steere Island - Lake George, NY - 7/28/11

Another kayak camping trip to Steere Island in the Mother Bunch Islands of Lake George, NY.  The last trip was 6/26/11 (see earlier post), and it wasn't quite warm enough to swim.  This time the water was great  and we swam 3 or 4 times.

This trip was with Leesa and Nick.  We launched from Huletts Bay about 4 PM. 

Paddling south from Deer Leap towards Steere Island

We paddled to the island in 30 to 40 minutes then setup the tent and got everything arranged.  We took a dip in the lake and then headed south to paddle around the Mother Bunch Islands.

We turned around at Hatchet Island to return to Steere Island.  On our way, we stopped at Picnic Island (a day use island), and looked around and took another swim.

Looking west near sunset
Looking south, just before sunset
We returned to our site and took one last swim for the day, then got our campfire going and had some dinner.  It was a nice night for camping.  There was a light breeze and the temperature stayed in the mid to upper 60's.

Nick read a little as we were getting dinner ready

The fire is started and time to cook dinner

We had a good nights sleep.  The loons were making some noise at dusk and again in the morning.  It's such a nice sound to listen to.

An interesting church on the small private island called Harbor Island

Heading to the eastern shore before going north back to Huletts Landing

We returned our car at 9:30 AM and got home just as the sky was beginning to threaten rain.  This was Nick's 1st kayak camping trip and he enjoyed it.

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