444 Miles.......Coopertown, NY to the Chesapeake Bay. got my maps and guides and am going to do this 6/13/12 to ?. does anyone know of journals or blogs on parts or all of this trip. any info would be appreciated. read this one
i have hiked long distance (two 500mi AT trips)so i have the light weight gear. food is not a problem. kayak is a perception carolina 14. i am more concerned about where to camp and violating game land and private property rules. any advice on long distance paddling would be great.
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Posted by: booztalkin on Mar-18-12 11:35 PM (EST)
There is something called the Susq. River Trail that includes camp sites for part of your trip. I suggest you call Blue Mountain Outfitters in Marysville, Pa and ask them about the trail. I'm pretty sure you can buy a map of it from BMO.
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Posted by: alpalmer on Mar-23-12 9:14 PM (EST)
I've traveled a few places in somewhat civilized areas and got by with following the simple practice of not pulling into shore until dusk and NEVER building a fire or using lights to give away my presence. I read the trip report that you linked to your post. It sounds like these guys traveled in a similar manner and did just fine. fore sure, planning ahead so that you can be certain of where you can and cannot camp is a good idea, but "things happen" and you may need to pull in some where.
Posted by: sapien on Mar-24-12 2:14 PM (EST)
I would love to do the upper section of that river, from Cooperstown perhaps to Binghamton. if it weren't for my son's graduation that week I would offer to join you. Good luck!
Posted by: pa_paddler on Apr-07-12 8:46 PM (EST)
Hi Karl, I've done this trip and have collected all the info you are looking for. I will send you a message.
Posted by: old_user on Apr-09-12 9:22 AM (EST)