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Old 03-29-2019, 07:53 PM   #1
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First paddle 2019? Northern end of park.

Thinking of coming out for an early day trip by canoe in the St Regis Canoe Area. Yes I know about cold water, we have neoprene, PFDs, etc., the tricky thing is car access. Is Floodwood Road open? Or is that info publicly available somewhere? Would Long Pond be clear of ice? Or just get off the 30 and put in at Follensby Clear? Thoughts?

Perhaps there is a stream or river route that is low in the summer and would be good to do now?

Doesn't have to be in SRCA but we are coming down the 30 from The North.
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Old 03-29-2019, 08:00 PM   #2
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When do you plan on going? I think there are a few more weeks of ice up there:
https://worldview.earthdata.nasa.gov...76489972226093
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Old 03-29-2019, 08:03 PM   #3
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Not even in Forestport, southwest of the blue line is Black River open yet. Still solid white except for the usual early water under the rte28 bridge. No chance for ponds and lakes in the north country for a some time to come yet.
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Old 03-30-2019, 08:25 AM   #4
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Mid-April Trip

Looks like I might be backpacking the PLWA rather than paddling Lows Lake.
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Old 03-30-2019, 09:01 AM   #5
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Yeah, there's a few patches of open water here and there but the ice is still pretty thick on most bodies of water. Ice fishing is still going strong. There were trucks out on Lake Colby earlier this week, even.

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Old 03-30-2019, 11:20 AM   #6
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Not for northern ADK's, but here's a link to a study that has 100 years of historical ice in/ice out data...

https://www.esf.edu/fnrm/stella/webs...enologypdf.pdf
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Old 03-30-2019, 09:25 PM   #7
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Thanks, very interesting! I will just get both sets of gear ready and get in touch with the local rangers just before. I have 6-7 days off and would prefer to spend it outdoors in the ADKs rather than someplace else further south. I just did a section of the AT near me - it was nice but it isn't the ADKs.
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Old 04-02-2019, 07:34 AM   #8
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I don't know about up North, but I live on the Great Sacandaga Lake. It's in the very Southernmost part of the park and it's still almost entirely iced over. People are still driving snowmobiles on it.

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Old 04-16-2019, 04:14 PM   #9
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Must!!! Paddle!!!! Soon!!

I'm starting to go a little stir crazy. No place near where I live to get away from the sounds of civilization. I am in dire need of some trout therapy and quiet nature sounds to sleep by. Heck, a few mid week days at Lila would suffice at this point.

I called the in-laws that still live up in Plattsburgh and over in Gouvenour and they indicated that they could still ice fish if they wanted. Guess I'll wait for the Easter crowd to vacate the woods, hike in, and clean up their mess.

At least I'll be outside.
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Late last Sunday afternoon, 14 Apr, during a heavy rain, Lower Saranac was still ice covered to the shore, even though temperatures were in the 60's on Saturday. Tupper appeared to be graying almost slush, but open up at the bridge at the flow in Piercefield. Cranberry was beginning to look gray with some openings near shore by the village. Black River at Dadville (Lowville) was well flooded covering all exposed land forming a gigantic lake in the "flats", which is normal for this time.
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Old 04-16-2019, 11:22 PM   #11
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Today I came from Rutland to Lake George one route 149 and didn't see snow anywhere. I headed south after that, so I don't know about further north. Anyone have some first hand info about the PLWA?

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Anyone have some first hand info about the PLWA?
I'd suggest following this thread:
http://www.adkforum.com/showthread.php?t=25865
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I'd suggest following this thread:

http://www.adkforum.com/showthread.php?t=25865
Thanks, I am in that thread too.

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Old 04-30-2019, 02:05 PM   #14
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I know not quite in the St. Regis area (close), but Little Tupper gets my vote.
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