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Cedarlands fall paddle and hike

September 20, 2012
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

TUPPER LAKE - In partnership with The Wild Center, Broadwing Adventures guides Jack Drury and Doug Fitzgerald will lead a one-day paddling and hiking trip in a little known corner of the Adirondacks - part of the Cedarlands Boy Scout Camp, a property with restricted summer access.

The trip lasts from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, and costs $105 for those who bring their own boat and gear, or $135 with a boat, PFD, paddle and dry bag provided. To register, contact Sally Gross at or 518-359-7800 x116.

It includes at least at least 3 miles of paddling on Mud Pond and McRorie Lake, some short canoe carries and a 0.8-mile hike up Mud Pond Mountain. The group will travel at a gentle pace that will accommodate everybody's abilities.

Weather permitting, lunch will be eaten at the overlook on Mud Pond Mountain while enjoying panoramic views of Adirondack fall foliage. A change of footwear will be necessary for hiking.

Returning to boats after the hike, the group will explore as much of McRorie Lake as time and conditions permits, with the possibility of 2 to 4 miles of additional paddling.

The activity level for this trip is described as moderate. There are two out and back, undeveloped portages, paddling on two unique bodies of water for 3-7 miles, and a 1.6 mile round-trip, moderately steep hike with an elevation gain of 950 feet. Some off-trail hiking is possible. Assistance with portaging is available, but participants should expect to get their feet wet at put-ins and take-outs and be prepared for undeveloped trails.



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