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Umbagog Lake Trip 2019


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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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