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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Kayaking the Schroon River - 8/19/12

This was a revisit of a paddle I did here on March 18, 2012!  Some of you may recall that we had some 70+ degree weather in March that caused me to take the kayak out.

The Schroon River, shortly after our launch 

Today I went back to see how this section of the Schroon River looks in the summer. If you look at a map, the Schroon River has a large meandering section of moving water just north of Warrensburg, NY. This meandering provides not only endlessly changing views, but also some nice sandbars and beach areas (not in March, but now).  


I won't include my maps on this post, you can see them on my March post.

Today the river was quiet.  We only saw two other boats during our 7 mile paddle.

Midway through our trip, we pulled ashore at an enticing beach area and took a swim.  It was really nice.  Lots of great spots for a little beach picnic.

We didn't see any herons or egrets today, but lots of turtles, ducks and a few geese.  

One of the beach areas along the way

Fall colors are starting already on a couple trees

Once again, I had left a bicycle at the takeout and peddled the 4 miles back to the car.  We enjoyed this spot once again and will undoubtedly return!

Our takeout was just past the County Home Road bridge on paddler's left

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