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Kayak trip on the Kayadeross Creek ~ Jun 15, 2017

Journal entry by Mary Knutson



This trip was neither organized or well advertised but two people showed up for the paddling the Kayadeross, myself being one of the participants and Susie the other. We met at the Saratoga Spgs launch site on Saratoga Lake and after introductions we push off for our trip up the Kayadeross.

A quick trip around Waters Edge and through lily pads we entered the creek. Several turtles of different sizes were spotted on logs and a large Blue Heron flew overhead as we paddled around some downed trees. Susie and I seemed to be the only kayaks on the creek so the trees were filled with numerous birds. A pair of Pileated Woodpeckers were hunting right next to the creek edge as we drifted by and further up a female Baltimore Oriole, maybe?? was spotted. Other birds were heard up in the large trees surrounding the creek but neither one of us knew enough about birds to identify them.

As usual there were several down trees across the creek but all of them were easily gotten around or over. Neither one of us could stay out long so we paddled only as far as the entrance to Lake Lonely which is badly blocked by several downed trees.

It was a lovely day on the creek and Susie made for a good paddling companion. I am only sorry I didn't plan the trip sooner so others could join us. 

 

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