Tuesday, November 9, 2010
The last canoe trip?
Last Wednesday I paddled the Beaver River Canoe Route from Beaver Lake, west of Stillwater Reservoir, to High Falls Reservoir near Croghan. All told, I canoed and carried about sixteen miles. I finished at dusk and began pedaling my bike the eighteen miles back to the put-in, in the dark on a dirt road. Happily, a hunter picked me up after mile twelve. The canoe route has a fair amount of development--power stations, utility lines, summer camps, and roads--but there are wild sections. I think I saw a couple of bald eagles on Effley Falls Reservoir. I'll post a link to a more detailed description of the trip in the future. Several days after the trip I went skiing on the Whiteface highway. An almost-sure sign that the paddling season is over for me. What was your last trip of the year?