Re: 68 Yr Old Solo Through Paddle ended in 3 days but it’s not over
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Good luck Larry! You sure started during some wild weather and returning in June should be better with the river levels, which were at flood stage last week after you left. I think you will still need to pick your way carefully or avoid some rivers altogether to keep from damaging your kayak again. The Saranac River between Union Falls and Separator Rapids by Redford is boulder-strewn. And from Cadyville to Plattsburg. If the water is high enough yet in early June, Clayburg to Plattsburg may be a fun ride. I just did Clayburg to Cadyville on May 29 and the water was flowing over 99% of the boulders–compared to July 2011, when I was constantly getting in and out and walking over gravel bars or avoiding boulders when I could paddle within the same section. The lower Nulhegan and the S. Br. of the Dead River will be other tricky rivers to run. Make sure to stop in at St. Regis in Saranac Lake and other outfitters along the way to get river advice. Good luck! Please post a trip report when you are done!