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Bluefire 06-25-2019 10:33 AM

Upper Schroon-deadwater pond to stump pond
Recently paddled section of upper Schroon River from deadwater pond upstream to stump pond and back. Basically the trip breaks down to 3 sections: from bottom of deadwater up it is a beautiful meandering paddle, once above deadwater it becomes more of a meandering stream. Fair amount of beaver dams to climb over and as the gradient increases it becomes shallow with ripples and rock gardens. A short distance before the old crib dam that forms the bottom of stump pond we had to line the boats up through the shallow water. Once past the old crib dam we crossed one last large beaver dam, with a great view of rocky peak ridge and paddled across stump to where it abuts the Tracy road. Quick lunch and return trip, with lining, rock gardens, beaver dams and meandering streams. We saw one whitetail and one Fox, total trip was just under 4 hours and distance was just shy of 5 miles.

Beaver Chaw 06-25-2019 12:51 PM

Seems like a bunch of work, certainly hope it was worth the effort.

stripperguy 06-25-2019 04:33 PM

It’s always worth it!!

Beaver Chaw 06-25-2019 05:00 PM

Your trips are something to aspire to, they absolutely amaze me! Don't know how you even find the areas to explore.

Bluefire 06-26-2019 08:02 AM

Stripperguy has it right it is always worth it! My paddling buddy Eidolon and I thoroughly enjoy working our way upstream, over;around and through obstacles into headwaters. We go as far as we can then then head back downstream.

Eidolon 06-26-2019 08:20 AM

Great Fun!!!

Beaver Chaw 06-26-2019 12:51 PM

Beaver dams and lining boats takes the fun out of paddling, I want to paddle not spend all day going around obstacles. Glad you enjoy it, not for me.

Adk Keith 06-27-2019 09:53 AM

That sounds like a fun trip!

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