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Old 07-22-2017, 09:25 PM   #1
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Yoo-Hooing at Fish Creek Ponds

Call me an old Fuddy-Duddy but I find the tradition of campers yelling out "Yoooo- hoooooo" across the lake to other campers every evening around sunset, before it is quiet time....... it is very annoying! I was at FCP this past week car camping...and while I accept I will not find silent solitude there.....this tradition is worn out. Very annoying and some people just don't know when to just quit. Is it just me or do others dislike it as much as I do?
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Old 07-22-2017, 09:53 PM   #2
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I don't recall hearing that when I stayed there. I would find that to be very annoying if I did. These campers are inebriated?
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Old 07-23-2017, 08:32 PM   #3
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Tucca.... yes, some of them appeared to have imbibed a bit of grampa's cough medicine.
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Old 07-23-2017, 08:34 PM   #4
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Been going on for years.
Not as bad as the loud mouths on one side and the smart ass kids clanking poles together on the other side of our site until 11pm last night at Ausable Point. First and last time I'll camp there.
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Old 07-23-2017, 09:12 PM   #5
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Some people have no concept of how sound travels across water. Others just like to hear themselves make noise....very annoying. I wish people would just shut the hell up. Most of the time, no matter where they are.
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Old 07-23-2017, 10:28 PM   #6
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I ran into this at Moss Lake years ago when I used to stop there on my last night as I was heading home. Some people are intoxicated, and some people can be annoying without needing any extra help (I can too, but not in that particular way).
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Old 07-24-2017, 09:18 AM   #7
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http://lite987.com/yoo-hoos-at-fish-creek-pond/

Time old tradition or annoying idiots?

The article is supportive but the video paints it in the worst possible light.
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Old 07-24-2017, 10:15 AM   #8
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I'll be sure to never visit that place again. Are there any other campgrounds in the Adirondacks where this nonsense takes place. It could be spreading like a plague. Do I have to go to somewhere like Stillwater for peace and quiet? Avoid the campgrounds entirely? Don't these idiots realize they're ruining normal people's camping experience? I want to hear the loons, fish jumping at night, fire crackling, etc!
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Old 07-24-2017, 04:22 PM   #9
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"I want to hear the loons, fish jumping at night, fire crackling, etc!"

You have to go where people ain't.
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Old 07-24-2017, 04:31 PM   #10
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Agree well beyond campgrounds anywhere people camp. Last week, camped in Moose River Plains. Evening filled with fireworks and yelling from a large camping party with ten cars. They did get a permit and go every year there. Near the T intersection. I guess camping means different things to different people. But if you enjoy solitude with sounds only of loons, coyotes, and owls and not human partying, you almost need to avoid any overnight camping spots. Even remote since unsupervised often means more craziness.
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Old 07-24-2017, 04:32 PM   #11
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Call me an old Fuddy-Duddy..
You got it.

Heaven forbid people having a few minutes of fun with other fellow campers around the lake during the happy hour. If it was hooting & hollering that lasted for hours into the night I could see getting annoyed, but this? Big deal... lighten up a little folks or camp where others don't.
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Old 07-24-2017, 08:04 PM   #12
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You got it.

Heaven forbid people having a few minutes of fun with other fellow campers around the lake during the happy hour. If it was hooting & hollering that lasted for hours into the night I could see getting annoyed, but this? Big deal... lighten up a little folks or camp where others don't.
Solid. +1

Don't complain about lack of solitude when you go to a popular place. Plenty of solitude available if you are willing to do the work. It's big out there.
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Old 07-24-2017, 09:23 PM   #13
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Is it just me or do others dislike it as much as I do?
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Old 07-24-2017, 09:49 PM   #14
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If it lasted all night that would be one thing. But some kids having some fun for 15 minutes is quite all right. You have to expect this, at the least, if you choose Fish Creek as your destination.
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You got it.

Heaven forbid people having a few minutes of fun with other fellow campers around the lake during the happy hour. If it was hooting & hollering that lasted for hours into the night I could see getting annoyed, but this? Big deal... lighten up a little folks or camp where others don't.
I've never camped there -- if it's only for a few minutes, it wouldn't bother me that much. I am talkinga bout when the party across the lake goes on until 3am, and you get to enjoy it because of the way sound travels over the water on a still night. I am a little spoiled because where I live is pretty quiet. I hate when I hike 10 miles and it's louder than my back yard.
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Old 07-25-2017, 08:20 AM   #16
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I've never camped there -- if it's only for a few minutes, it wouldn't bother me that much. I am talkinga bout when the party across the lake goes on until 3am, and you get to enjoy it because of the way sound travels over the water on a still night. I am a little spoiled because where I live is pretty quiet. I hate when I hike 10 miles and it's louder than my back yard.
Who's up for a Cedar River Flow party?

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Who's up for a Cedar River Flow party?
Holy crap, that made me laugh. No, I don't go there on the weekends anymore if I can help it. Just during the week with my wife. Unfortunately she can't hike too far these days. I've run into the same thing at Lila. The next day saw a bunch of guys coming out with 2 black hefty bags full of empty beer cans strapped to the top of a kayak. Talk about extra flotation! But at least they brought them out...

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Old 07-25-2017, 04:45 PM   #18
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It was longer than 15-20 mins but next time I'll take a chill pill in the form of an adult beverage. thanks for the input.
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So, this is what we've come to????
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I'll be sure to never visit that place again. Are there any other campgrounds in the Adirondacks where this nonsense takes place. It could be spreading like a plague. Do I have to go to somewhere like Stillwater for peace and quiet? Avoid the campgrounds entirely? Don't these idiots realize they're ruining normal people's camping experience? I want to hear the loons, fish jumping at night, fire crackling, etc!
Rollins Pond (the campground you have to drive through Fish Creek to access) has a reputation for being relatively quiet, as well as a ton of waterfront campsites. The added drive to access the campground, plus the HP limit for motorboats on the lake, tends to keep the rowdiest groups at Fish Creek, which is more accessible and doesn't restrict motorboats.
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