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PostSubject: Saranac Islands Camping- Memorial Weekend 2010   Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:00 pm

So it took me a little bit to get these downloaded, but here are a bunch of pics from our kayak camping trip to the 'Dacks from a month or so ago. I highly reccomend this campground to anyone that wants to try kayak-camping! Great scenery, and lots to do in the surrounding areas! Saranac Lake Islands campground info.
Our campsite:




"Happy Dance" for the Roaring Fire...


Some pics of our paddling....









Approaching "Gull Rock"....












The weather was not the greatest, thus the "misty" pictures; but still great fun. Just as a comparison,look at my pics from the same area, from Fall 2009.

Other adventures around the campgrounds....

Scenic Railroad trip between Lake Placid & Saranac Lake. Adirondack Scenic Railroad info.



A beaver pond.....

Mt. Scarface....


In the Depot station...

A very cool Adirondack Guide Boat...


High Falls Gorge and the East Ausable River branch. High Falls Gorge info.








This is a freaking postcard shot right here!


One tip if you're in Lake Placid, check out Lake Placid brewery, they have excellent beer (you dont want to see the pictures from that adventure!). "Ubu Ale" is highly recommended (by both Ray and myself)! Lake Placid Brewery info. I picked up 5 growlers to bring home and they only lasted about 2 weeks! And no, I'm not a spokesman; just a big fan!


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PostSubject: Re: Saranac Islands Camping- Memorial Weekend 2010   Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:53 pm

Looks awesome. Which campground did you guys go to again?
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PostSubject: Re: Saranac Islands Camping- Memorial Weekend 2010   Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:31 am

Its amazing for kayak-camping. It was the Saranac Lake Isalnds campground, run by the DEC. Here is the map and info for the campground. We stayed on site #24, Partridge Island, and we had the whole island to ourselves! I am adding more pics as we speak of our other adventures in the area.
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PostSubject: Re: Saranac Islands Camping- Memorial Weekend 2010   Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:19 pm

I will definitely be looking that place up for a trip soon, it looks awesome!
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PostSubject: Re: Saranac Islands Camping- Memorial Weekend 2010   Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:21 pm

Highly recommended. Let me know when you go, as I would love to go again! Check out the pics from the High Falls Gorge too, alhtough it cost a few bucks, the pics were worth it!
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PostSubject: Re: Saranac Islands Camping- Memorial Weekend 2010   Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:56 pm

BTW both Wegmans on calkins and Beers of the World have UBU now...Just sayin. bounce
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PostSubject: Re: Saranac Islands Camping- Memorial Weekend 2010   Thu Jul 01, 2010 9:06 am

Thanks for the tip, I wouldnt want to have to wait till my next trip to the 'Dacks to drink that again! Have you ever tried their boch. At the brewery they served it in almost a wine glass. Just wondering what that one may be like. Do you have any other favorites of theirs Ray?
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PostSubject: Fourth of July   Thu May 26, 2011 11:13 am

We will be headed up here agin this year on the 4th of July. If anyone else wants to join, book a site here. Let me know where your staying and we can meet up for a beer, or a paddle. Or both!
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