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by d_s_144
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: July 8-16 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 133

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: 185

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: 2
Views: 343

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: 1934

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: 2408

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: 1314

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: 1934

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: 1314

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: 1314

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: 8
Views: 1314

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: 8
Views: 1314

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: 672

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: 764

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: 764

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: 984

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...

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