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by d_s_144
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Fish Creek Pond
Topic: Reservation Issues
Replies: 7
Views: 74

Re: Reservation Issues

RA should disallow any changes in the first half of any reservation made. I thought they disallowed changing the original check-in date to a later date? We took my boat around the sites the night before I trailered it to come home. RA stated the park was at 98% capacity. We counted at least 77 sites...
by d_s_144
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Fish Creek Pond
Topic: Is a kayak/canoe REALLY a boat?
Replies: 4
Views: 598

Re: Is a kayak/canoe REALLY a boat?

What? You must not be a boater. My gear is 'standard' in the recreational boating world. I see the 26' Donzis with blown 454's and the yellow Checkmate, also with a 454, on the Ponds every year. You could make the argument that those boats may be a bit excessive for the Ponds (but not Saranac, they'...
by d_s_144
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Fish Creek Pond
Topic: Reservations
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: Reservations

The unfortunate reality is all you need is multiple logins. If you have 5 email addresses, you can have 5 RA logins. Each login affords 2 consecutive weeks of camping on the same site. Eventually, NYS will figure out a better solution than RA, but we're stuck with it for now.
by d_s_144
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Fish Creek Pond
Topic: Fire Pit Size?
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Re: Fire Pit Size?

Well, it varies dependent upon the condition of the fireplace on your specific site. The newer, cast models are 28" wide, I believe. The older, stone varieties are a crap shoot as they are in varied states of disintegration. Most of the sites have a grate either chained, or sitting next to, the...
by d_s_144
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Fish Creek Pond
Topic: upper saranac lake manager boat
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Re: upper saranac lake manager boat

I believe it's milfoil. Same thing in USL.
by d_s_144
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Fish Creek Pond
Topic: Preferred firewood vendor?
Replies: 8
Views: 549

Re: Preferred firewood vendor?

Jean Soucy
518-304-3977

He's the gentleman who drives through the campground. Good luck!
by d_s_144
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: July 8-16 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 287

July 8-16 2018

Well, another banner year in the books! What an amazing week! We arrived on Sunday to sunny, dry and warm FCP, which is an oddity in itself. We quickly set up the gear, installed the dock and launched the boats, all before dinner. The weather was as close to perfect as it gets in the ADKs, with high...
by d_s_144
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Fish Creek Pond
Topic: Water Level
Replies: 1
Views: 335

Re: Water Level

We just came home on Sunday after a week on the Ponds. The water level is no different than other years. The launch is a few feet deep, except for under the bridge which is about 2 fow. The channel to USL is between 2.5 and 4 fow. Seems pretty consistent with the last 4 decades or so. Gas was $4.25 ...
by d_s_144
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Fish Creek Pond
Topic: Is a kayak/canoe REALLY a boat?
Replies: 4
Views: 598

Is a kayak/canoe REALLY a boat?

Every year, when it is time to launch the boats for the week, we seem to run in to a gaggle of people clogging the launch with their 'boats'. Most of these watercraft (sorry, they aren't boats, in my opinion) and their owners take their sweet time vacating the launch. They tie down without pulling f...
by d_s_144
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: anyone camp yet in FCP?
Replies: 12
Views: 2606

Re: anyone camp yet in FCP?

July 8th can get here fast enough. I'm bringing a first-time camper this year. It'll be hard for any other place to exceed FC, so I hope it doesn't ruin her for life.
by d_s_144
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Camping Gear and Techniques
Topic: Video: VW Future Camper
Replies: 6
Views: 2735

Re: Video: VW Future Camper

We'll see if VW is still around after their massive fines for cheating the entire world with fabricated emissions results. It has already cost them over $30 BILLION . Now the Audi CEO is in jail also. I read they may incur another $30 BILLION on top of that. OUCH! I bet FIAT ends up owning it all. C...
by d_s_144
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Fish Creek Pond
Topic: Well, the calendar says FCP is OPEN!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1744

Re: Well, the calendar says FCP is OPEN!!!!

It is only 33 days until I make my annual pilgrimage to FCP for the 48th consecutive year! I came back to NY during my military service solely so I wouldn't ruin my consecutive-year streak, and that was over 20 years ago! Where has the time gone? Anyway, busy cleaning, waxing and making electronic u...
by d_s_144
Thu May 17, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: anyone camp yet in FCP?
Replies: 12
Views: 2606

Re: anyone camp yet in FCP?

Dave offers a link to the Chapel Island webcam on the Homepage for your viewing pleasure! Ice is out, snow is gone, sun is poking through, but no leaves yet on the hardwoods. At least not on Chapel Island, anyway. Get out there!
Tight lines!
by d_s_144
Thu May 03, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Fish Creek Pond
Topic: Well, the calendar says FCP is OPEN!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1744

Re: Well, the calendar says FCP is OPEN!!!!

Checked the USL Chapel Island Cam...it's ICE-OUT! It was 88 degrees in the Capital Region yesterday. It's hard to believe it snowed at my house last Tuesday. Spring has finally sprung!
by d_s_144
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Fish Creek Pond
Topic: Well, the calendar says FCP is OPEN!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1744

Re: Well, the calendar says FCP is OPEN!!!!

I just checked the Chapel Island cam again, and while there still appears to be a thin coat of ice on the southern bay of USL, it is far better than the last time I checked. We finally have buds on the trees in my area, I live in Saratoga Springs, NY. The forecast says we may see 80 degrees next wee...

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