Re: May section 1 trip

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Hopping on this thread late, but figured I could add something. A Mid to late April timeframe for this trip would likely be bug free, but not necessarily ice free. When I tried to do it in 2007, we had to reschedule from the third week of April to the third week of May since the lakes had not iced out yet.

We did it in three days: Day 1 to the 8th lake Lean to, Day 2 to Forked Lake, and Day 3 (a short day) to Long Lake Village. If you run into wind issues on Days 1 or 2, then you can easily lengthen Day 3 to Long Lake to keep that 3 day timeframe. Or just plan on 4 days. Before Memorial Day, you can pretty much pick your campsite…not a lot of people out there. We saw no one.

Black flies in May could be a non-issue, or could be murderous if they have an early spring. You pays your money and you takes your chances.

Enjoy the trip! The Adirondacks have a lot to love.