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  1. 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
  2. The Ice is Out!

    Kezar Lake in N. Sutton, NH. Attachment is a video to download. Sounds like a grand reunion this summer!
  3. The Ice is Out!

    ...several layers of NEWSPAPER, that is!
  4. Baffin Bay Skin on Frame Build

    Good on you Jim! You should be so proud.
  5. 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.
  6. My former link to nautical charts does not work ( http://www.charts.noaa.gov/OnLineViewer/AtlanticCoastViewerTable.shtml ) I have this ( http://earthnc.com/chartviewer/ ) which is good for GPS waypoints, but prefer the NOAA format. Can someone guide me to a working link please? Thank you. gary
  7. The Ice is Out!

    The Farm Museum on this day harvested an area of approximately only 30' X 30', trucked to their storage shed, and intended as an exhibit only for Museum visitors. I'm a novice ice sawyer, but it took me ~4min to slice through one long side of a single block!
  8. The Ice is Out!

    ..on Kezar Lake, NH, and trucked to its storage shed at Musterfield Farm http://www.musterfieldfarm.com The resultant defect is probably insufficient to hold a pool session, but the ice harvesting process is such fun to watch. IMG_1237.m4v Each block weighs between 200-220 lbs. Brings back memories of my childhood, helping my uncle deliver blocks to each of his rental vacation cabins on Eskutasis Pond, in Lowell, ME. Yes, sawdust is an incredibly good insulator. If you doubt it, on your next kayaking trip, try wrapping your container of frozen _______ in several layers (one at a time), and be surprised how long it stays frozen/cold! Hang in there, lots of adventures coming up for NSPN! gary
  9. Baffin Bay Skin on Frame Build

    https://forums.paddling.com/discussion/2936670/any-opinion-on-who-sells-a-nice-reflective-deck-line
  10. Winter reading

    Where You'll Find Me-Ty Gagne A quick read of a fit, young woman with an overzealous plan to hike the Northern Presidentials on Valentine's weekend. The back-story of the numerous search-and-rescue personnel involved in the perilous search is a reminder of how bad decisions can place so many others at risk. An article from Business Week is a still shorter version of the story: Matrosovva.pdf
  11. 65" Thule rectangular load bars(2)-$30 Located in Hopkinton, NH gyorkattdsdotnet
  12. Muscle Ridge

    Come out and camp/paddle during the most pleasant season! Home Base will be Lobster Buoy Campsites in S. Thomaston, Maine, gathered at the Group Site ($8/head and $5/car per nite). Arrive Friday, leave Sunday. Paddling options abound: NE to Owls Head, SE to Muscle Ridge, or SW to Port Clyde. These trips are not appropriate for beginners. Minimal skills to participate include wet exit, self and assisted rescue, and previous experience in ocean paddling with conditions of wind up to 10K, waves to 2 feet, and crossings up to 1.5M. Typical pot-luck Friday evening buffet (proper attire please) for those so inclined to participate. Saturday is often a “go into Town” for supper, for those inclined. This trip is cross-posted to NSPN/MITA/SMSKN/and NSK to encourage participation from friendly paddlers from all these groups. Rather than limit numbers from each group, I will set the limit to 15 FOR THE GROUP SITE ONLY. Your spot will be secured when I receive payment via paypal (gyorkattdsdotnet) or check (private message me). PLEASE DO NOT RSVP ON CALENDAR UNTIL YOU HAVE SENT YOUR PAYMENT. There are plenty of private sites (2 adults, 1 tent, 1 vehicle and 2 children under 12; $28/nite plus tax) available if you prefer, or if the group site fills to capacity. Please make arrangements directly with Lobster Buoy Campsites @ 207.594.7546, and PM me that you plan to participate.
  13. Muscle Ridge

    Come out and camp/paddle during the most pleasant season! Home Base will be Lobster Buoy Campsites in S. Thomaston, Maine, gathered at the Group Site ($8/head and $5/car per nite). Arrive Friday, leave Sunday. Paddling options abound: NE to Owls Head, SE to Muscle Ridge, or SW to Port Clyde. These trips are not appropriate for beginners. Minimal skills to participate include wet exit, self and assisted rescue, and previous experience in ocean paddling with conditions of wind up to 10K, waves to 2 feet, and crossings up to 1.5M. Typical pot-luck Friday evening buffet (proper attire please) for those so inclined to participate. Saturday is often a “go into Town” for supper, for those inclined. This trip is cross-posted to NSPN/MITA/SMSKN/and NSK to encourage participation from friendly paddlers from all these groups. Rather than limit numbers from each group, I will set the limit to 15 FOR THE GROUP SITE ONLY. Your spot will be secured when I receive payment via paypal (gyorkattdsdotnet) or check (private message me). PLEASE DO NOT RSVP ON CALENDAR UNTIL YOU HAVE SENT YOUR PAYMENT. There are plenty of private sites (2 adults, 1 tent, 1 vehicle and 2 children under 12; $28/nite plus tax) available if you prefer, or if the group site fills to capacity. Please make arrangements directly with Lobster Buoy Campsites @ 207.594.7546, and PM me that you plan to participate.
  14. Come out and camp/paddle during the most pleasant season! Home Base will be Lobster Buoy Campsites in S. Thomaston, Maine, gathered at the Group Site ($8/head and $5/car per nite). Arrive Friday, leave Sunday. Paddling options abound: NE to Owls Head, SE to Muscle Ridge, or SW to Port Clyde. These trips are not appropriate for beginners. Minimal skills to participate include wet exit, self and assisted rescue, and previous experience in ocean paddling with conditions of wind up to 10K, waves to 2 feet, and crossings up to 1.5M. Typical pot-luck Friday evening buffet (proper attire please) for those so inclined to participate. Saturday is often a “go into Town” for supper, for those inclined. This trip is cross-posted to NSPN/MITA/SMSKN/and NSK to encourage participation from friendly paddlers from all these groups. Rather than limit numbers from each group, I will set the limit to 15 FOR THE GROUP SITE ONLY. Your spot will be secured when I receive payment via paypal (gyorkattdsdotnet) or check (private message me). PLEASE DO NOT RSVP ON CALENDAR UNTIL YOU HAVE SENT YOUR PAYMENT. There are plenty of private sites (2 adults, 1 tent, 1 vehicle and 2 children under 12; $28/nite plus tax) available if you prefer, or if the group site fills to capacity. Please make arrangements directly with Lobster Buoy Campsites @ 207.594.7546, and PM me that you plan to participate.
  15. Lake Umbagog

    2 nearby campsites in the remote NE corner of the Lake will serve as base camp for early fall hiking and paddling adventures, Friday to Monday. We'll launch from Errol above the dam. Carpooling strongly encouraged. Further details to follow.
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