I have been meaning to do this for a long time, but I finally made it out camping last weekend. It was one night on Turtle Island on Lake George, and things generally went smoothly.
The adventure started at Norowal Marina in Bolton Landing. I stopped in the DEC office to complete my registration, and they waved me on to the marina when I started asking about parking and launching. The people at the marina were not particularly helpful, but they managed to take my money, and we managed to shove off. In retrospect, the place I parked to hike Tongue Range would have been a more appropriate boat launch.
Paddling out to the island went well, but I underestimated how much more difficult having camping supplies would make it.
|Average Speed (miles per hour)||2.98|
|Average Moving Speed (miles per hour)||2.98|
|Maximum Speed (miles per hour)||5.52|
|Average Pace (minutes per mile)||20.15|
|Average Moving Pace (minutes per mile)||20.15|
|Fastest Pace (minutes per mile)||10.86|
|Total Distance (miles)||7.83|
The campsite was pretty good. We had neighbors on either side, but we could basically only just see their tents in the distance.
The water was great!
We were right by Tongue Range, where we hiked just a few weeks ago. I was up there.