Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Senior Member NFA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Lake Clear, NY
    Hammock
    HH & WB & GT & ENO
    Tarp
    Hennessy ASYM 30D
    Insulation
    CCF
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    302
    Images
    31

    ADK hanging with my 7yo son this weekend

    My son asked if we could go camping for Father's Day weekend, so we are!

    We'll be paddling/portaging through 4 ponds into the St. Regis Canoe Area...Hoel to Turtle to Slang to Long, with a possible geocaching sidetrip to climb Long Pond Mountain in search of a cache up on top...

    We'll both be sleeping in HHs, and hoping to skip tarps one or both nights...

    I'll post some pics after we get back!

    Jamie - nfa

  2. #2
    Senior Member Niloc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Vermont
    Hammock
    WBBB DL1.7
    Tarp
    Superfly
    Insulation
    Leigh's 3S & Yeti
    Posts
    226
    Have a good trip. The area looks like it's an awesome spot.

    Nothing like some good Father-Son time.

  3. #3
    Senior Member Ordin_Aryguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Marcellus, NY
    Hammock
    Hennessy ExPed w/ 2QZQ Mod3
    Tarp
    HH Hex Tarp
    Insulation
    CCF pad
    Posts
    103
    Ok, so I'm officially jealous!

    The St. Regis Canoe Area is a true gem. Bring a fishing rod, the bass fishing in Long Pond is usually nothing short of fantastic.

    Several of the designated campsites on Long Pond have trees close enough to the water's edge that you lay in bed, look out, and see nothing but water.

    A few years ago I spend 4 days there camping on Long Pond, Monday through Thursday, and saw not a single other soul. It was bliss, at a time in my life when that solitude was exactly what I needed.

    A lazy hike up Long Pond Mountain, especially on a nice day, brings you to one of my favorite napping spots in all of the ADK's. The bare rock at the summit warms up perfectly in the sunlight. I dare you to try to stay away for even 3 minutes after laying back on that big, warm, slab of stone. It's impossible.

    Best of all is the reason you're going, because your son wants to take you for Father's Day! Have a great Father's Day out there.


    Ordin
    " They speak of my drinking, but never of my thirst..."

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Mountainside, NJ
    Hammock
    depends on weather
    Tarp
    SWT
    Insulation
    various
    Suspension
    Straps, Dutch Clip
    Posts
    1,513
    Images
    11
    I took my son on his first backpacking trip around age 8 (& his sister was 9) in the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks. He still (age 14) remembers it vividly. Have fun. My son and I are heading for the Linville Gorge on Sunday.

  5. #5
    Senior Member Veto 65's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Cohoes, New York
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.7 DL
    Tarp
    Chinook 9.6x9.6
    Insulation
    AH New River UQ
    Suspension
    Came with the BB
    Posts
    863
    Images
    6
    Yea jealous too.
    I took my daughter to an area that I know of just north of Oxbow Lake, and all I heard of was, "can we go home now?".

    Now she goes camping with her friends every summer.

    Have fun!
    I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. - E. B. White (1899 - 1985)

  6. #6
    Senior Member NFA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Lake Clear, NY
    Hammock
    HH & WB & GT & ENO
    Tarp
    Hennessy ASYM 30D
    Insulation
    CCF
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    302
    Images
    31
    We had a super time!

    Pics to follow, but we paddled through 4 great ponds, portaged a couple of times, found a great spot to hang, took a fun hike, swam a ton, roasted marshmallows, hid under the tarp from a wild thunderstorm, found (and were visited by) an incredible variety of wildlife, and generally had a great weekend!

    Jamie - nfa

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 10
    Last Post: 07-02-2014, 18:31
  2. Hanging this weekend
    By Bla1z3 in forum Southeast
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-27-2013, 22:02
  3. first hanging in the woods this weekend
    By mountainhanger in forum General Hammock Talk
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-07-2012, 21:33
  4. Hanging near Ashville this weekend
    By IT_Mike in forum Hangouts, Campouts, and Trip Planning
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 01-31-2012, 09:08
  5. Hanging Last Weekend
    By txulrich in forum General Hammock Talk
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 04-09-2007, 18:59

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •