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by d_s_144
Thu May 17, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: anyone camp yet in FCP?
Replies: 6
Views: 239

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: 6
Views: 407

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: 6
Views: 407

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...
by d_s_144
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Fish Creek Pond
Topic: Well, the calendar says FCP is OPEN!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 407

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

I just checked out the Chapel Island cam (thanks Dave!), and to my great dismay, Upper Saranac Lake still appears to be locked up in the icy grip of dismal, cold, crappy weather. The forecast looks, well, crappy also. WHEN DOES THIS END? At this rate, not only will there be no swimming on Memorial D...
by d_s_144
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Fish Creek Pond
Topic: Well, the calendar says FCP is OPEN!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 407

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

However, it is snowing here as I look out my office window in Troy, NY, and is a balmy 29 degrees F. Everyone knows snow is ILLEGAL after Masters weekend. What an unbelievable weather pattern we've been in for the last month or so. What the heck is going on around here?! I'm over it, let's move on t...
by d_s_144
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Emerald Ash Borer in Massena
Replies: 1
Views: 452

Re: Emerald Ash Borer in Massena

I've seen those nasty little buggers in my yard in Saratoga Springs, NY. And the Long-horned beetle, a double-whammy of invasive creatures. Don't bring wood! Support the locals who sell it at a reasonable price. To be honest, I'm just too lazy these days anyway. It's much nicer to have Jean drop it ...
by d_s_144
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Fish Creek Pond
Topic: Three Nor'-easters in 2 weeks?????
Replies: 4
Views: 499

Re: Three Nor'-easters in 2 weeks?????

Hey Dave: I guess if FCP gives you lemons, make lemonade! I would find it difficult to pack my XC skis and not drag my boat up, but when the ponds are frozen in mid-April, you're left with little choice. I think I would have soiled myself when I saw the huge snowbanks at the entrance. Hardcore, pal!
by d_s_144
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Fish Creek Pond
Topic: Three Nor'-easters in 2 weeks?????
Replies: 4
Views: 499

Three Nor'-easters in 2 weeks?????

Well, FCP may be opening in 24 days, but you may need a sled if you plan to make your way on the property. It's snowing like heck in the Albany area again today. WHEN WILL IT END? I am over you, Old Man Winter, BEAT IT! I know the old saying states that March comes "In like a lion, out like a l...
by d_s_144
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Camper Travels
Topic: Moreau Lake State Park
Replies: 1
Views: 607

Moreau Lake State Park

Moreau Lake State Park is located at Exit 17 of NY I-87 in the foothills of the Adirondacks. Make no mistake, this park is nothing like FCP. NONE of the sites are on the water. There are, however a few cabins that can be rented that are on the water and afford some very nice camping options. The sit...
by d_s_144
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Fish Creek Pond
Topic: Is the park accessible during the off-season?
Replies: 2
Views: 637

Re: Is the park accessible during the off-season?

Hey Dave:

I assumed you'd know the facts, I appreciate it. Thanks pal! Have a great Boxing Day up there in Canada, eh!

Derek
by d_s_144
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Fish Creek Pond
Topic: Is the park accessible during the off-season?
Replies: 2
Views: 637

Is the park accessible during the off-season?

Hi all: Happy Holidays! I was considering making a drive up to FC just to walk around for a few hours. I haven't tried to gain access during the late fall/winter months after camping has come to a close. I recall they used to allow hunters to access during the hunting season, but I don't know if tha...
by d_s_144
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Fish Creek Pond
Topic: Did it really happen two years in a row???
Replies: 1
Views: 787

Did it really happen two years in a row???

So, my friends and I logged on to RA Sunday morning to get our sites for July 2018. Shockingly, there were 91 sites available at 8:30 AM. There were, of course, the A-loop and some of the C-Loop sites, but still, that's a significant number available. We didn't get the exact location in the park we ...
by d_s_144
Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Fish Creek Pond
Topic: Mosquitoes
Replies: 5
Views: 1652

Re: Mosquitoes

I left there on July 15, and the bugs were negligible. Those biting flies were worse than the mosquitoes. We had a constant breeze and an eternal fire, so we weren't impacted much at all. Happy Camping!
by d_s_144
Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: July 8-15 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 715

July 8-15 2017

Well, this year was more like the 'standard' Adirondack weather pattern. We arrived on the 8th at 12:30 PM in a total deluge. It was pouring! Great time when your gear starts out wet before it's even set up. Anyway, the weather cleared in the afternoon and it turned out to be a great evening. We set...
by d_s_144
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Upper Saranac Lake Wood Boat Parade 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 2258

Re: Upper Saranac Lake Wood Boat Parade 2017

Do you have a gimbal of some type to keep your camera so steady while in the wake of other boats? Or do you just have an immensely steady hand? Great video, thank Dave!

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