View topic - West Grand Lake Tour

Canadian Canoe Routes
https://www.myccr.com/phpbbforum/

West Grand Lake Tour
https://www.myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtopic.php?f=134&t=40453
Page 1 of 1

Author:  TommyC1 [ September 12th, 2012, 4:39 pm ]
Post subject:  West Grand Lake Tour

The Rhodies and I have been doing chunks of the NFCT a couple of times a year for the last few years. This year the Astrogator decided to pay a little more attention to his wife which left the rest of us a little dry.
Mike aka Wickerbutt aka Canoedad had a plan to fix that. He said, "lets go to Grand Lake Stream in Down East Maine and paddle out into West Grand, Junior, Scraggly, Bottle, Sysladobsis and Pocumus Lakes".
So, in the middle of August, we did.
Image
The weather could not have been better. We've heard that these lakes can get pretty rough when the wind picks up. It never did while we were there. Sunny. warm, enough breeze to make things comfortable. It doesn't get much better.
Image
Image
Image
We met some folks I know from Somerville Mass.
Image
Jim S and I got a little sailing in.
Image
We met up with Bob Mill's gang at Scraggly inlet and later Dobsis Dam. I remember Bob posting here in May asking if anyone knew about the area.
Image
Bob recognized Mike's canoe from the Moosehead TR I posted here. Hey Mike yer boat's a celebrity!
Our group of 5 paddlers, 4 boats split up a few times. Our practice of everyone hauling their own kit made that easy enough.
Image
I have to say this is a nice place to do a little canoe trip. Especially if you can catch the perfect weather that we did.
Image

These and more pictures can be seen here.
https://picasaweb.google.com/TommyC1Tay ... dLakeTour#

Author:  littleredcanoe [ September 12th, 2012, 5:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: West Grand Lake Tour

Thanks...I have a five day window in early Oct..I am going to try these "close to home lakes" but bet that the weather gods will not shine on me! I always get snowed on...

I haven't paddled a solo in some months and am in withdrawal...again thanks for posting those marvelous pictures. I appreciate the route map..off to get the DeLorme atlas!

Author:  TommyC1 [ September 13th, 2012, 5:03 am ]
Post subject:  Re: West Grand Lake Tour

In addition to Delorme, have a look at this.
https://www.downeastlakes.org/visitors- ... -kayaking/
These sites are more recent and don't appear in my Maine Atlas.

Page 1 of 1 All times are UTC - 5 hours
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
https://www.phpbb.com/