Forked Lake Weekend - Adirondacks

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We needed another quick get away so Forked Lake was the choice.
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When we arrived at the campsite there was a deer that really didn't want to give his spot up. He came back in the middle of the night to let us know he was still upset we had taken his pasture.
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Had the far end of the lake pretty much to ourselves. Did a quick trip up Brandreth Outlet that was unusually shallow due to the lack of beaver activity in the lower reaches. There is one massive blockage that has to be gotten around.
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Got to try out my Christmas present a Nemo OBi 3 person tent. Lightweight and well made, it performed well in the beautiful weather. Only rain will tell if it's a keeper, but it looks pretty solid.
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Did a nice after dinner paddle on a smooth lake.
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But without the wind the bugs were pretty nasty.

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and for those that don't do bug shirts...

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Sunday morning we leisurely packed up and were home in time to finish up the garden chores that were awaiting us.

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Excellent weekend!
 
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Thanks for sharing. I've always wanted to take a trip where I can spend time on Forked Lake. Usually I'm just passing through since I work a program that's headquartered on Raquette. Did you stay at the state sites or up on the state land towards the Brandeth outlet?

That's all for now. Take care and until next time...Be well.

snapper
 
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Excellent! Forked lake was the location of my very first canoe trip to the Adks as an 8-month old infant. Apparently I was chum for the black fly's and my father cut the week long trip short.
 
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Excellent! Forked lake was the location of my very first canoe trip to the Adks as an 8-month old infant. Apparently I was chum for the black fly's and my father cut the week long trip short.

What is it about Forked??? Especially that W end??
That was the very first canoe trip for my daughter too, she was about 9 months old when we brought her there...no BF though, it was September.

And Russ, care to share your memories of that very first trip? I'll bet you have some stories to tell! (an inside joke for my son, who has such a powerful memory that he clearly remembers events from before his birth!)
 
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And Russ, care to share your memories of that very first trip? I'll bet you have some stories to tell! (an inside joke for my son, who has such a powerful memory that he clearly remembers events from before his birth!)

LOL. while I may not have memories of that trip, I do have photos of the first trip I do remember. This was to Alger Island on Fourth Lake. It was my little sister's first trip as an 8-month old.
 

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