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Schuylerville Hudson River Paddle ~ Aug 11, 2016

Journal entry by Don McMahon



Too hot a day to walk for some of us so the A Team - in this case JoEllen, Lynn, Fran a third Linda, Tom and I - started from the Schuylerviller take out to paddle the near by waters. We paddled up the east and shady side of the Hudson to the Battenkill and up the Battenkill to the rocks just below the dam (as far as you can go!), then back to the Hudson and up the Hudson as far as you could go, in this case under the restored foot bridge and up to the series of stone pillars that were once railroad bridges where there were cataracts and white water. We then retreted to the take out adjacent to the Champlain Canal Lock where we got out and had lunch at a picnic bench under a shady tree and a cooling breeze. After lunch the main group went back down the Hudson and around Schuyler Island to the mouth of Fish creek and up Fish creek as far as you can go before returning to the starting point. A pleasant day on the water with a cooling breeze mitigating the rather warm temperature and high humidity!

14 photos



Tom and Lynn waiting for lock #5 action. - added by Jo-Ellen



Ah-ha! Here comes a likely candidate. - added by Jo-Ellen



And, there it goes. . . - added by Jo-Ellen



Fran on the lookout for birds. - added by Jo-Ellen



Our fearless leaders. - added by Jo-Ellen



Lunch time. - added by Jo-Ellen



Yes. I was really there. Fran took a turn at the camera. - added by Jo-Ellen



Kayaks on lunch break. - added by Jo-Ellen



Don gets a little help from his friends. - added by Jo-Ellen



Lynn chilling out. - added by Jo-Ellen



Linda, Lynn and Don ready to begin the second half of our adventure. - added by Jo-Ellen



Tom had many stories of local history to share with us. - added by Jo-Ellen



Don taking the shady route. - added by Jo-Ellen



Don, Lynn and Linda is a row. - added by Jo-Ellen



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