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Old 05-17-2018, 10:00 PM   #1
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Kibby Pond and Rte 8 Overnight - May 18

Did a quick overnight and hike to Kibby Pond last weekend off Rte 8 by the Sacandaga river. I had scouted these car camping roadside sites over the winter and luckily we got the one I wanted. Pretty quiet, road noise past 2100 isn't too bad. I think TickMagnet had done a TR on Kibby last year which inspired me to highlight it on my Nat Geo map. We got out to the pond around 0900 and a very nice couple was there fishing. I know many are opposed to lean-tos but I thought Kibby would have been a nice place for one as well. We searched for some of the campsites but really only found the main one at the end of the trail was distinguished. There should have been one to the right from a map I had printed out but we didn't find anything.

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Old 05-18-2018, 07:56 PM   #2
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Great trip to an absolutely beautiful place!

Awesome pictures as well.

Too bad you didn't find the campsite to the right of where the trail dumps you out on the pond. It's only about 200 yds from there. Oh well, next time, right?
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Old 05-18-2018, 08:18 PM   #3
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Nice photos! Looks like the creek is passable. I almost took a dunk last Spring when I went there.

I only found the one campsite that you mention at the end of the trail. I'll have to look harder for the other one next time as it would be a great place to camp.
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Old 05-19-2018, 09:04 PM   #4
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When I was there back in September 2017, I found Campsite #2 about 200 yds to the right of the main campsite. The path was kind of overgrown with some blowdown, but I was able to follow it without too much problem. The campsite sat on an elevated flat spot about 100' from the pond. It looked like a nice place to set up camp.

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Old 05-20-2018, 09:34 AM   #5
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Kibby Pond

There were some guy's camping to the left of the trail a couple of hundred yards hammock camping.
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