Well, I'm off to Lake Lila in eight hours. My 13-year-old son Shelf Life and I are camping at Buttermilk Falls, Arietta, NY, on the Racquette River, just outside of Long Lake Thursday night.
Friday morning we're gonna rent a kayak at Racquette River Outfitters, then head down to Lake Lila. We're gonna get the kayak down to the lake first so Shelf Life can find us a campsite (could be crowded). We've got 2-way radios so he can keep me informed of the progress. Shelf Life is the rabbit chasing the campsite; I'm the mule who will bring my 85 lb. Old Town Discovery canoe and all the rest of the gear the 1/3 mile portage to the lake.
Son Rocco is driving from Boston - says he'll be there by 11 am, but Shelf Life and I are betting on a 1 pm arrival.
My friends GMarc and KYBob are arriving Saturday morning. Looking forward to a few nights in the wilderness with friends and family!