Picnic Paddle Poker Run at Long Pond

Paddle at Long Pond.  Wednesday, July 25,2012  5:00PM  Special Event:

Poker Run  Leader: Sharon Canfield  “paddlebutt@frontier.com

This 117 acre one mile long pond is undeveloped and tree-lined with large swaths of lily pads. It is part of the DEC managed Long Pond State Forest.  The fishing is great and there are four miles of marked hiking trails. We will plan to meet at the east end of the pond at the small picnic area near the earthen dam. Then the paddlers will embark on a poker run in their boats. (Actually a quiet and casual paddle around the lake searching in the nooks and crannies for the cards to complete their poker hand.)  Upon returning to the launch site, the playing hands will be compared and a winner determined.  Dave will be on hand to cook the hotdogs.  We will supply the dogs, buns, and condiments.  Each padddler should supply a dish-to-pass which can range from a bag of chips to fruit to salads to desserts to vegys,etc.

As simple or complex as you want…   After the paddle and dogs, paddlers may choose to fish, paddle, hike, or depart for home.

Since the poker runs dictates that I position the cards throughout the pond, I will be at the pond for the entire day.  You might be able to reach me on my cell phone.  315-317-2878.  HOWEVER, YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THIS TRIP BY MONDAY EVENING AT THE E-MAIL ADDRESS ABOVE.  A couple of my supportive paddlers have conflicts this week and can’t make the trip.  I will not do this trip if the number of responders is too low.

Thanks to the paddlers that attended the Hiawatha Island trip.  Wasn’t that young eagle fantastic! Many thanks to Kent for acting as the river leader and the guide with the expertise on Hiawatha Island.

Kudos to all of you for your patience with the inexperienced paddler and her children.  Yes, it was R-E-A-L-L-Y slow going, but did you hear 10 year Jacob exclaim, “This is the best day of my life!”


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One Response to Picnic Paddle Poker Run at Long Pond

  1. Ron says:

    Sharon.. A huge Thank You for all the hard work and organization that went into making this Wed evening series so unique and so enjoyable. Please.. More of the same ..Ron

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