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There are likely to be vacancies on this trip. If you'd like to go, please PM me and Gary York (username gyork) and we'll pass it along.
This trip offers scenic northern Maine/New Hampshire paddling amongst Mother Nature’s fall splendor, while staying at a group campsite at Lake Umbagog State Park (pronounced (um-BAY-gog).  The site is #18, which is a beauty (much nicer than last year's): see https://www.nhstateparks.org/getmedia/3687d037-5185-44a8-b58b-81118eaff851/Umbagog-Remote_Campground-Map.pdf.  We’ll launch on the Androscoggin River, upstream from Errol, above the dam, and mosey to our campsite. Details provided later.
Umbagog is a large, many-armed lake surrounded by foliage covered peaks in all directions. There is lots of shoreline to explore, including the lower Rapid River.  Some may wish to hike along the Rapid River all the way to Lower Richardson Lake, passing Pond in the River, the setting of Louise Dickinson Rich's classic book “We took to the Woods”. See last year's trip report at https://www.nspn.org/forum/topic/12399-nspn-lake-umbagog-2-oct-5-8-2018/ if you're curious.
It will be October. In the mountains. In Northern New England. It's almost certainly frosty at night, but days might be warm and sunny. Or cold and rainy. You know.
A variety of paddles or hikes are organized each day. It's very low key. You can go long distances on the lake. Or not. And the nearby Rapid River offers a change in scene and a bit of fun with current.
Carpooling is definitely encouraged for this long drive. 
 

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This year's Squam Lake camping trip will be held over Columbus Day weekend, to allow campers who have regular work schedules to join us. Since this is one of only a few trips we run that doesn't require taking a day off of work, some preference will be given to those with real jobs who normally wouldn't be able to join us without calling in sick. Stay tuned for details.
We have our usual spot reserved on Moon Island in Squam Lake for Saturday and Sunday nights. The group will meet at Squam Lakes Association headquarters in Holderness, NH on Saturday morning in time for a late-morning launch, and will return to the cars after lunch on Monday. There is typically a paddle-and-hike (surf and turf?) option on Sunday as well as an option for a longer paddle without any hiking. While there is not much of a tidal range on Squam Lake, there's a good chance of wind on the water and along our shoreline campsite, and temperatures can dip into the 30s in mid-October. The foliage, food, and friendship is always spectacular.
We are limited to a maximum of 10 tents in our group campsite. The cost to reserve a spot on the trip is $25, and includes two nights of camping on raised wooden tent platforms, firewood, and defrays our annual membership in the Squam Lakes Association.
To register, send $25 by PayPal to [email protected] and include
your "Paid Member" NSPN username, or send a
check by mail to Dan Foster, 24 Kirkland Dr, Stow, MA 01775
Refund policy: Your spot on the trip is not reserved until I receive
your payment. Your payment is not refundable. However, if you decide
not to attend, you can try to find someone to pay you for your spot on
the trip.
 
Trip details and discussion here:
 

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This will be a repeat of two successful autumn trips to Lake George in 2016 and 2017. The goal will be to paddle and explore the islands in the middle of the lake amidst peak autumn foliage, camp at one of the many island campsites (uninhabited at this time of year), and hike to some peaks and ledges overlooking the lake in the area of the Lake George Narrows, the  Mother Bunch Islands , or on the shores of Tongue Mountain. 
 
Launch midday on Friday Oct 18, return to the put- in  midday Sunday Oct 20. 
 The put-in will be from a small village and marina  on the remote Eastern side of the Lake
This will be about an L3 paddling trip: Mileage per day is flexible, probably 12miles or fewer.   
Paddling will be moderate, ambling and relaxed, focused on exploration and stops to explore and walk on foot.  
 We will likely tour the Narrows islands and stop to hike to an overlook , either on Tongue Mountain or Shelving Rock.  
 For more details, see the Posting  in the trips forum 
 If you are interested , please RSVP here in the calendar posting   (I’m going)    contact PeterB  PM on the message board for more information if needed  and we will plan details  by group PM .

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