The Adirondack Park in upstate NY is a great resource for recreation activities. The day trip recorded in this photo diary is a nice one. I've done it two times now and enjoyed both runs. This trip starts out on the middle fork of the Moose River in the town of Old Forge. There you will find Tickner's Moose River Paddling where you make arrangements to take this trip. ( call ahead for reservations ) You paddle downstream for about six miles and meet the Leaf Peeper Train that will bring you and your boat back to Thendara where the Tickner's folks pick you and your boat up for a short ride back to thier place.
Paddle down past the orange leaf pile to see this trip.
You purchase your train tickets and pay for the use of the Whitewater train platform at Tickner's before you put in. Here is some info from a good AP Article
The canoe train was the idea of Dan and Beth Tickner, who own Tickner's Canoe Rentals, located along the Moose River in Old Forge.Here is where you put in
Paddlers can start off from Tickner's dock, head downstream on the Middle Branch of the Moose River on a six-mile, four-hour trip, and then take their boats out at a wooden train platform built by the Tickners. Canoeists waiting at the platform then catch the railroad back to the Thendara station nearest Tickner's, where they are picked up and driven back to the store. The train picks canoeists up twice a day.
Just before you get to the train platform about 3 miles below the dam there are small rapids. You can portage about 75 yards around them. I ran them the first time I did this 3 years ago and had wet pants in 50 degree weather waiting for the train. This time I played it safe.
A great time was had by all three of us on the river to rail trip that day.
Me and the elderly couple had the river to ourselves!
Here is a link to a slide show of these images and some more that I did not include in the diary.
Or you can just click on an image to go to where they are stored.
11:47 AM PT: I've got to run (2:45 PM EDT) and won't check back for several hours.
Hope you enjoy the pics and thanks for looking.
I forgot to say the camera used was a Panasonic / Lumix FZ 4 ( i think that is the model ) It's one I could handle getting dumped in the water with.
Kayak instability makes that a very real possibility.
4:43 PM PT: Thanks again to all for looking and posting the great comments. The Lumix Camera model is an FZ 5 ( for those that care ) I've gotta run now cause 3 AM rolls around way too soon.