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  1. 25' of this https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07983FL43/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1 is enough to do most kayaks. My Valleys take the 3/16" diameter.
  2. It’s been >10 years since I posted an NSPN trip to Umbagog, one of my first trip postings. Lets return and enjoy northern Maine paddling amongst Mother Nature’s fall splendor, while staying at a group campsite (#13; http://www.nhstateparks.org/uploads/pdf/Umbagog-Remote_Campground-Map.pdf) on Lake Umbagog (um-BAY-gog). We’ll launch on the Androscoggin River, upstream from Errol, above the dam, and mosey to our campsite: https://www.gaiagps.com/datasummary/track/8a3cb6bf-fa8e-4314-bbe9-53e53646c52d/ 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”. Limit 12; carpooling encouraged for this long drive. Your paypal (gyorkattdsdotnet) payment of $30 guarantees your place fireside. RSVP on NSPN calendar AFTER submitting your payment please. gary
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    DO NOT RSVP FOR THIS EVENT BEFORE READING. It’s been >10 years since I posted an NSPN trip to Umbagog, one of my first trip postings. Lets return and enjoy northern Maine paddling amongst Mother Nature’s fall splendor, while staying at a group campsite (#13; http://www.nhstateparks.org/uploads/pdf/Umbagog-Remote_Campground-Map.pdf) on Lake Umbagog (um-BAY-gog). We’ll launch on the Androscoggin River, upstream from Errol, above the dam, and mosey to our campsite: https://www.gaiagps.com/datasummary/track/8a3cb6bf-fa8e-4314-bbe9-53e53646c52d/ 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”. Limit 12; carpooling encouraged for this long drive. Your paypal (gyorkattdsdotnet) payment of $30 guarantees your place fireside. RSVP on the calendar AFTER submitting your payment please.
  4. A disappointing last-minute mass mutiny has led to open enrollment for this weekend's Jewell I. trip. Pods launching from Th thru Saturday. Send me a PM if you'd like to join us. gary
  5. gyork

    Marine GPS App for Android phone?

    Pablo-You can check out GAIA on my phone(iOS) next week when we paddle to Jewell. g
  6. Let’s take this off-line (sorta) please, by starting a group message thread to include all those who have RSVP’d on the calendar listing, where we can sort out trip details. This Luddite will pass on that task, and open it to any of the remaining 19 to take a crack at. g
  7. Join us for a 3-night mid-summer retreat on Saddleback's MCHT cabin in the Stonington archipelago. Limit 8, with pod(s) launching from Old Quarry or Wooden Boat School. Past day trips have included IAH (with and without circumnav), Marshall I., Green I. quarry, and meandering/exploring the other numerous islands in this kayaker's paradise, including Saddleback. Pot luck is the routine, for those wishing to participate, with special recognition/praise for 3 that contribute the main supper course. Breakfasts/lunches on your own. $56 via paypal (gyorkattdsdotnet) or check (PM me) reserves your spot. Once you have sent payment, please RSVP here on calendar event. A waitlist will be started (send me a PM) when capacity is reached. http://www.mcht.org/saddleback/
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    Do not automatically RSVP for this event (read below). Join us for a 3-night mid-summer retreat on Saddleback's MCHT cabin in the Stonington archipelago. Limit 8, with pod(s) launching from Old Quarry or Wooden Boat School. Past day trips have included IAH (with and without circumnav), Marshall I., Green I. quarry, and meandering/exploring the other numerous islands in this kayaker's paradise, including Saddleback. Pot luck is the routine, for those wishing to participate, with special recognition/praise for 3 that contribute the main supper course. Breakfasts/lunches on your own. $56 via paypal (gyorkattdsdotnet) or check (PM me) reserves your spot. Once you have sent payment, please RSVP on calendar event. http://www.mcht.org/saddleback/
  9. I suspect your definition of sea-safari differs radically from that of Aleksander Doba, a 71-year-old casual kayaker? https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/03/22/magazine/voyages-kayaking-across-ocean-at-70.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=second-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news
  10. Level 3 trip that especially welcomes new kayak campers, and a reunion for those of us who don't see each other often enough. Here's a great opportunity for you paddlers who would like to try kayak-camping without the pesky bugs (beware of ticks!). This will be the 10th annual trip to Jewell, which has multiple campsite options and latrines. We typically have 10 or more (2016=record of 19!) paddlers. The trip is limited to the first 20 paddlers to RSVP on the calendar listing; beyond that a waitlist will be kept. Send me a PM please if you are a new RSVPer. The Common Adventure Model (CAM) will be adopted. The SUGGESTED itinerary is as follows: FRIDAY: Arrive at _____ (multiple launch site options, with each pod working out details privately or on NSPN Message Board under "trips") on Friday, May 18, in plenty of time for a ______am launch (LT-0756). If you are new to kayak camping, you may need extra time packing your boat, so plan on arriving no later than _______. Traditional pot-luck supper. SATURDAY: Agenda TBD-bring your ideas for a day paddle or island activities (HT-1509). Prior trips have included Whaleboat/Little Whaleboat, Potts Harbor, Greens, Eagle, Great Diamond, geocaching, Jewell's WW1 and WW2 military installations, Google satellite notoriety, and general camaraderie/gourmet foods around the camp fire. SUNDAY: Back to cars via ???? (LT-0947). If you would like to join this group of friendly paddlers, or have any questions about this trip or camping in general, Private Message (PM) me. Please PM the following information to your specific pod organizer: -Auto color, make, model, and tag#. -Contact info, including cell, Es, H,W phone, emergency contact, and permission to share with participants. gary
  11. gyork

    The Ice is Out!

    Kezar Lake in N. Sutton, NH. Attachment is a video to download. Sounds like a grand reunion this summer!
  12. gyork

    The Ice is Out!

    ...several layers of NEWSPAPER, that is!
  13. gyork

    Baffin Bay Skin on Frame Build

    Good on you Jim! You should be so proud.
  14. gyork

    On-line nautical NOAA charts

    Yes, thanks Ed. I had found this before but hadn't taken the time to figure out how to view charts-all set now.
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