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Old 01-20-2020, 04:27 PM   #4
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Location: Western Adirondacks
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Not so many years ago I took my 10.5' carbon hybrid Hornbeck on a diagonal trip through the Adirondacks, from Boonville to across Cumberland Bay beyond Plattsburgh. I had all the gear and food that I needed with me for entire 7 day trip, 185 miles, including a total of 62 miles of carries during a hot dry low water July. I weigh about 190 pounds. The Hornbeck performed well for me with no mishaps, even on the big lakes with wind, and especially when crossing the bay on Lake Champlain with big rolling waves, though I did have a home made nylon spray cover that helped most there. I would have no worries if I had the 12' instead. Even though low profile, I feel it would do the same trip just as well.
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