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Old 09-07-2015, 09:29 AM   #1
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Little Tupper Lake

Absolutely Gorgeous weekend at Little Tupper Lake!

Some photos to share....





Sunrise at the boat launch at Whitney Headquarters...







Making our way across the lake...







Little Tupper Lake is really not so little...








Our chosen campsite (#18) for 2 nights...I hereby dub thee...Jenny's Island...











Jenny's Island...









View from Camp Bliss...









Natural sand beaches abound on Little Tupper Lake...










One of the many rock islands on Little Tupper Lake...









I call this one, "Green Home-Plate Island"...








Shameless Selfie...









A few photos of the sunset from Jenny's Island...




















Sunrise from Jenny's Island...












Calm morning at Little Tupper Lake...









More rocks...








Making our way back to the boat launch across a very calm Little Tupper Lake..









My GPS tracks...18.4 miles total on the water.
I was planning to venture over to Rock Pond also, but unfortunately
I slipped on the slimy rocks while swimming and injured my knee a bit, so I
guess Rock Pond will have to wait for next time...








A fantastic trip!
The lake was very busy, and the stable flies were a little vicious, but other than
that and injuring my knee I had a great time! Looking forward to returning
again soon!

Thanks for viewing.

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Old 09-07-2015, 10:07 AM   #2
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Justin,
I'm surprised you're back so soon!! Too bad about the knee. And too much badder about those stinkin' stable flies, I guess we were lucky the week before, we had none!!
When you go back be sure to visit Rock Pond, you'll like it.
Did you stay on that itty bitty island because the rest of the sites were full? I see from your tracks that you covered almost the entire lake!! Did you teach Jenny to paddle yet?

I see the fishing poles, any luck?? My nephew and his GF landed too many bass to count and some kinda trout (I didn't see it).

As far as the lake being busy, would you say it was busier than Pharoah lakes area? It is a holiday weekend, after all.
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Old 09-07-2015, 10:46 AM   #3
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I'm surprised you're back so soon!! Too bad about the knee. And too much badder about those stinkin' stable flies, I guess we were lucky the week before, we had none!!
When you go back be sure to visit Rock Pond, you'll like it.
Did you stay on that itty bitty island because the rest of the sites were full? I see from your tracks that you covered almost the entire lake!! Did you teach Jenny to paddle yet?

I see the fishing poles, any luck?? My nephew and his GF landed too many bass to count and some kinda trout (I didn't see it).

As far as the lake being busy, would you say it was busier than Pharoah lakes area? It is a holiday weekend, after all.
Hi Mike, thanks for the reply.
2 nights was my plan, in order to be back home in time to take the girl out to lunch on Sunday.
When I arrived on Friday, there were 5 other vehicles in the parking area. I figured on trying a clockwise loop to start, and noticed that the Eagle Point site was occupied. Never did see sites 22 & 21, even though I was looking for them and must have paddled right by them.
Site 20 was open, but not really my cup of tea.
Site 19 was also open, an island site, which was nice, but opted to check out the other island with site 18 in hopes of a better view west, and hoping for a spectacular sunset, which I got both nights. Great views in all directions only a few footsteps away from the campsite! It's been a long time since I've camped on an island, so I decided to claim it while I could. It appeared from the island that sites 12 & 11 across the way were occupied, and as the day & weekend progressed, I think just about every other campsite was full.

I fished a little here and there, with a couple hits but no fish. To be honest, I didn't fish a whole lot, was just enjoying floating around, enjoying the sunshine and beautiful scenery. Also, even though Jenny doesn't help me paddle, she does a good job of moaning & groaning when we're not moving much in the canoe, which reminds me to set the rod down and keep moving along.

As far as LTL compared to Pharaoh...apples & oranges.
LTL is so big that even though it was busy, enjoying solitude was not an issue. Not to mention the difference in litter, abuse, and overuse, which for the most part seemed to be nonexistent at LTL from what I saw.

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Old 09-07-2015, 10:48 AM   #4
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I have often wondered why Major League Baseball has not adopted a more visible color for the baseball. The fluorescent algae bloom on Home-Plate Island makes me think it would be a good idea for the bases as well.

Looks like you and Jenny had a grand time.
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Old 09-07-2015, 11:02 AM   #5
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Thanks Paul!
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Old 09-07-2015, 11:23 AM   #6
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So sad to see you got so lost

Following your spider web!

None of this to be taken seriously

you must have paddled right by 19 and 20.. Dont recall if they are hidden
http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/lands_for...pwilliamcw.pdf
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Old 09-07-2015, 11:27 AM   #7
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So sad to see you got so lost

Following your spider web!

None of this to be taken seriously

you must have paddled right by 19 and 20.. Dont recall if they are hidden
http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/lands_for...pwilliamcw.pdf
Haha...but isn't that the best kind of trip...with no apparent destination in mind.

I did stop at 19 & 20. It was 21 & 22 I didn't see, but that doesn't mean they aren't there.

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Old 09-07-2015, 11:33 AM   #8
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As far as LTL compared to Pharaoh...apples & oranges.
LTL is so big that even though it was busy, enjoying solitude was not an issue. Not to mention the difference in litter, abuse, and overuse, which for the most part seemed to be nonexistent at LTL from what I saw.
Funny how our perceptions color things...
MDB and I brought the kids to LTL in June of '98, when there was no camping allowed, day trips only. We got caught in a thunderstorm that was hard to hide from. We couldn't find a suitable spot to hunker down, sure the beaches were there, same as now, but we couldn't penetrate the undergrowth to get much protection. We ended up cramped under our boats. All along the shores, it was quite thick, almost like some of the high peak spruce thickets.
Later that same year, a group of us stayed there in October. On most of the sites you could barely fit a tent, heavy undergrowth everywhere.

In the years since, the sites on LTL have become mostly like any designated sites, beat down to dirt and little undergrowth. At least the sites aren't filled with trash.
It's still a pretty spot and it's oh so easy to camp there.

BTW, you have some great photos there!
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Old 09-07-2015, 11:38 AM   #9
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Justin, As usual, great photos and trip report. I always enjoy reading about your adventures and looking at your pics. I've been to Little Tupper a few times and it is a favorite destination. Looks like you managed to avoid those nasty westerly winds and whitecaps I always end up dealing with.

Ditto Mike's suggestion of Rock Pond. It is beautiful and quiet- both times I have camped there we were the only ones there.

Jenny is a beautiful dog and looks like a fine camping companion. Mine accepts being in the canoe grudgingly- she has a little whippet in her, so making her sit still for a long time elicits whines and groans of protest.
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Thank you Stripperguy & Madison.
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Old 09-07-2015, 01:09 PM   #11
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Great trip report Justin, we were just down the road at Lake Lila. We enjoyed a great weekend as well. I am proud to say I reduced the stable fly population, but I'm sure I didn't make much of an impact.
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Old 09-07-2015, 01:29 PM   #12
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Thanks Jaymann.
One of these times I need to get to Lake Lila also!
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Old 09-07-2015, 01:44 PM   #13
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Oh, I forgot to mention...
Plenty of firewood left over for the next occupants of site #18, and someone's countertop sure came in handy...

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OK you just messed up all my canoe plans for a four day solo. The last time I went to Little Tupper was eons ago..and I have never been to Round. Have been to Rock..

I was going to Algonquin but much easier to go to LTL no permits no pay no hassle And the colors ought to be coming out in three weeks.
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OK you just messed up all my canoe plans for a four day solo. The last time I went to Little Tupper was eons ago..and I have never been to Round. Have been to Rock..

I was going to Algonquin but much easier to go to LTL no permits no pay no hassle And the colors ought to be coming out in three weeks.
My pleasure to ruin your plans.
I did notice some color change on the hills toward the west.
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My pleasure to ruin your plans.
I did notice some color change on the hills toward the west.
I suppose you want a cut of the money I save
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I suppose you want a cut of the money I save
I will settle for a TR & photos.

FWIW...One thing I noticed about Round Lake, it's hard to escape the noise from the generator at Whitney Headquarters, especially when it's calm.
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My nephew and his GF landed too many bass to count and some kinda trout
C'mon stripperguy. You should know better.

This makes me and the dog want to vomit; just like every time we see a TV commercial proclaiming the virtues of the pristine Adirondacks.
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