We stashed a couple of mountain bikes at the takeout, and geared up outside the car (as always, click on the pictures for a photographic explosion):
It was a short drag to Axton Landing:
Matt, Kayaking JONG:
After putting in, though, everything was awesome. Totally peaceful, totally calm, and a "lazy river" pace to the water made paddling super easy. Here's some more pics:
Really cool reflections on the water:
We stopped a couple of times at the various campsites along the route for trail mix, water, and candy. If we had planned better, we would have brought a cooler of Guinness for St. Patrick's Day.
It's still a little early in the year for this, and we ran across a few icebergs.
Ice was also covering the stagnant water outside of the main channel:
It was still gorgeous, though:
After the paddle (which took a little under 3 hours), we stashed the kayaks behind some docking material:
Then we picked up the bikes we had stashed in the woods:
The plan was Old Wawbeek Road back to the car so we could avoid riding on the main road as much as possible. Unfortunately, it was a little too early for that too:
Eventually we made it back to the car, packed everything up, and cruised on home, ready to celebrate the holiday with a night out in Lake Placid. Like I said, it was pretty fun.