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Old 08-14-2017, 01:31 AM   #1
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Follensby Clear Weekend

I talked my wife into a weekend with her two daughters. We put in on Follensby Clear and made camp on the west side big island straight out the upper put in. My wife likes canoeing but doesn't like the whole paddle, set up, take down paddle... thing. So I planned a two night basecamp. Her younger daughter has gone a few trips with me, her oldest loves the outdoors but hasn't paddled.
After setting up camp we did the short loop up to P-wog, Little P-wog, Horseshoe and home.
That went well so Saturday we did a much longer paddle, up to P-wog again over to Middle, Floodwood, all the way down Fish Creek, into Fish Creek Ponds and back up to Follensby thru the culvert under Rt 30.
Cook up some Bannock to go with THIER vegetarian meal.
Mother and daughters returned friends, I only had to throw a couple penalty flags for Unsportswomenly conduct (Ganging up on Mom). but it was a great weekend.

Pics to follow as soon as I get them uploaded. Which would have been done but the Sox v. Yanks were on.

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Old 08-14-2017, 03:23 PM   #2
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Since we were basecamping I brought the big tent, youngest daughter took to the trees.

P1250217 by Kevin French, on Flickr

Little P-wog to Horseshoe Pd

P1250222 by Kevin French, on Flickr

Paddling under Rt30

P1250229 by Kevin French, on Flickr

Back on Follensby

P1250224 by Kevin French, on Flickr

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Old 08-14-2017, 07:44 PM   #3
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Nice!
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Old 08-15-2017, 09:58 PM   #4
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Nice area

Glad you were able to get family there. It's a fun area to pond hop when it's not too busy.
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Old 08-15-2017, 10:25 PM   #5
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I was at Follensby Clear last Wednesday with my two grandsons. Nice place to do the base camp thing being close to the road you can bring lots of comfort items like coolers and chairs and don't have to drag them over a carry.
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Old 08-15-2017, 10:37 PM   #6
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Beautiful boats you have there.
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Old 08-15-2017, 11:44 PM   #7
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What's cooking in the 6th photo? Looks like giant cookies. What was the bug situation like?
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Old 08-16-2017, 08:16 AM   #8
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Turtle I was worried about finding a site on a Friday, but we found at least 1/2 the sites empty.

The ladies really liked the short trip to camp and then paddle empty.

Thanks JV

Bannock using a gluten free, locally grown, non-GMO, Palio grain that I had high hopes for, but forget the name of it.

The recipe needs work.

No Bugs, we camped on the West side of the island, wind blowing straight in on us.
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Old 08-16-2017, 05:56 PM   #9
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Nice pics, we were at the upper end of Rollins Pond over the weekend. Our friends joined us two of the three nights and he brews gluten free beer (for me). We did the Rollins-Floodwood-Fish Creek-Copperas-Whey loop on Sunday, and also Osgood on Saturday. Weather was nice for what was supposed to be a somewhat rainy weekend. Nice canoe, we have Swift kayaks.
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