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Old 05-21-2006, 06:26 PM   #1
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Whitehouse Open

The Road to Whitehouse is open.
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Old 06-25-2006, 01:24 PM   #2
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and is now closed again

THe road to Whitehouse is closed as of june 25th. There is a bridge out and I wonder if they will even repair it since there has been so much controversy over this road. Bummer for me, since I drove up there hoping to do some fishing. I guess I'll have to come in from Piseco now.
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Old 06-27-2006, 04:35 PM   #3
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THe road to Whitehouse is closed as of june 25th. There is a bridge out and I wonder if they will even repair it since there has been so much controversy over this road. Bummer for me, since I drove up there hoping to do some fishing. I guess I'll have to come in from Piseco now.
The bridge over Jimmy Creek. I just spoke with the Town Supervisor and there is a temproray bridge coming up from Atlanta next week, unless this new round of rain delays that.

That road is amintained by the Town of Wells and since there are year round permanent residents beyond that, the bridge will be rebuilt.

I will post when the situation changes.
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Old 06-27-2006, 05:45 PM   #4
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What happened? Did the area get that much rain?
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Old 06-27-2006, 08:25 PM   #5
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What happened? Did the area get that much rain?
Yes we have had a very wet couple of months. And jummy creek is a main source of runoff.
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Old 06-28-2006, 01:15 PM   #6
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after the last few days "that much rain" is an understatement.


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Old 06-28-2006, 01:28 PM   #7
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Yeah this flooding right now in my area along the mohawk is ridiculous. Its worse than any spring thaw flood in the past 20 years.

It looks like speculator/wells got another 5 inches of rain since this past weekend when I was there.
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Old 06-28-2006, 09:59 PM   #8
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I rode around the sacandaga Lake and up past Redhawks house and the amount of water flow was just crazy.


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Old 06-29-2006, 10:35 PM   #9
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O yea, you did get alot of rain up there!!!!!!

Check out the gage in hope:

http://americanwhitewater.org/gauges/id/195/
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Old 07-19-2006, 09:55 PM   #10
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any news?

hopefully redhawk will chime in here. Is there any news about the bridge on west river road in wells? Is it fixed? Temp. Bridge in place?
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Old 07-20-2006, 02:51 PM   #11
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West River Road is still closed from Jimmy Creek to Whitehouse. I don't think the bailey bridge has arrived yet.
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Old 07-30-2006, 01:15 PM   #12
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Just joined the site. I wanted to say I talked with the ranger in Wells yesterday (7/29). The bridge at Jimmy Creek is still out. Too bad, cause I talked my husband into section hiking from Whitehouse to Piseco with me and we couldn't get there from Wells. I may try hiking in, wading across the creek, and then section hiking it. We did hike part of the Dunning Pond trail so the day wasn't wasted.
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Old 07-30-2006, 06:02 PM   #13
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Just joined the site. I wanted to say I talked with the ranger in Wells yesterday (7/29). The bridge at Jimmy Creek is still out. Too bad, cause I talked my husband into section hiking from Whitehouse to Piseco with me and we couldn't get there from Wells. I may try hiking in, wading across the creek, and then section hiking it. We did hike part of the Dunning Pond trail so the day wasn't wasted.
You could hike into Murphy Lake from Creek Road or around the back of Middle Lake which is beautiful.

Or Tkae the NPT from Piseco to the bridge that crosses the runoff creek from Buckhorn Lake and bushwhack around the lake. There is an osprey nest on the South dise and 11 Great Blue Heron nests viewable from the North side.
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The new bridge is on site and SHOULD be in place and useable by wednesday. 8/3.


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You could hike into Murphy Lake from Creek Road or around the back of Middle Lake which is beautiful.

Or Tkae the NPT from Piseco to the bridge that crosses the runoff creek from Buckhorn Lake and bushwhack around the lake. There is an osprey nest on the South dise and 11 Great Blue Heron nests viewable from the North side.
<Many thanks. I've done both the Murphy Lake and Middle Lake hikes and they are indeed beautiful. I see the new bridge will be in by 8/3 so I may not have to hike in from Piseco. Since I still feel pretty novice as a hiker, I tend to avoid bushwhacks if I can. But I'd love to see the nests.
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The Buckhorn lake bushwack is perfect for a novice, since its only a few hundred yards off the NPT and you can't miss it, its a big lake. Just follow the outlet up from the modern wooden bridge that the trail crosses. Plus its pretty close to the road, you'll probably be able to hear traffic if you listen closely enough. Plus the lake is surrounde by 3 mountains on 3 sides and the NPT on the other, fairly foolproof. I am glad to hear that the bridge will be in soon though, although I think its too warm to do any fishing now. I guess I will just be scouting.
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Old 08-01-2006, 01:17 PM   #17
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Thanks for the further description. Now that I put both descriptions together, I realize I hiked there this winter on a snowshoe hike. My husband and I met up with a group from Speculator for the hike, including 2 guides. We saw the osprey nests, stood right underneath them. Then had a little hot tea on a point of land and snowshoe'd back to Piseco. Crossed back over the beaver dam and generally had a great day out. At the end we all went back to Speculator and had lunch at a place in the village.
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Thanks for the further description. Now that I put both descriptions together, I realize I hiked there this winter on a snowshoe hike. My husband and I met up with a group from Speculator for the hike, including 2 guides. We saw the osprey nests, stood right underneath them. Then had a little hot tea on a point of land and snowshoe'd back to Piseco. Crossed back over the beaver dam and generally had a great day out. At the end we all went back to Speculator and had lunch at a place in the village.
I've showshoed in there also......In JUNE!!

It allows me to get out to the edge of the spaghum moss bog and close enough to get close up pictures of the herons and their young with a 300 meter lens. At the same time I am far enough away that I represent no threat to the herons.
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I've showshoed in there also......In JUNE!!

It allows me to get out to the edge of the spaghum moss bog
You sly old fox
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You sly old fox
nope.........

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