Re: Browns Tract to Long Lake DEC boat launch

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Chris Gill
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You should be prepared for black flies and mosquitos but mostly black flies, especially on the carries. Doing this section from east to west is going to mean you will be headed into the prevailing winds so be prepared especially on Raquette Lake. It’s peak bug season and kids are not out of school so you’ll have a better chance of finding open sites.

Have a great time.

@Ventoracing 430 wrote:

Getting ready to do the Browns Tract to Long Lake boat launch section Fri Jun 3rd – Sun Jun 5th. I’m actually going to launch out of Forked Lake Campground, go backwards to Browns Tract, turn around and follow the trail to Long Lake boat launch and then back track again to Forked Lakes campground….

Anything I need to be aware of on this section that is not already covered in the through paddlers books? Anything I haven’t considered that would make doing a round trip impossible?

The only thing that concerns me is finding unoccupied campsites on Raquette Lake/Forked Lake on a Friday and Sat night… perhaps these lakes are not as busy as I’m thinking they are…

Michael