Re: May section 1 trip
@markaroberts 199 wrote:
thanks for your input. When the site went down last year, I lost all the comments. If I am reading your correctly, if we can only paddle 3-4 days we should look at just section 1? I’ll stick with the May 18 dates. Also will check out the campgrounds. We typically hammock. We also filter our own water so that won’t be an issue. Thanks again. Will check out your blog.
Would definitely be REALLY pushing it to get to Saranac Lake in three or even four days. Map 1 only to Long Lake would be about right. If you did feel like going a bit farther you could also take out at Axton Landing at the end of the Raquette River section–another 22.5 miles. But alas, no restaurants in this stretch! And a rather long portage midway.
FYI–Both times I paddled to the village of Long Lake, it was in the afternoon and I had head winds.