I've already posted this inquiry on the local paddling board, but I figured I'd check here too.
I'm doing an August trip down down the West Branch Penobscot River in August from Lobster Lake to Chesuncook Lake over 6 days and 5 nights (VERY slow pace). We've considered staying a couple nights on Lobster Lake, which we have done before, but this trip I was thinking of doing something different. My first choice would be to paddle a short ways up Caucomgomoc Stream where the river enters Chesuncook Lake and camping at one of the "Canvas Dam" campsites. And then doing some padding around either Brandy Pond or Black Pond. Anyone know what these campsites are like? Is this area worth the side trip?
Or would it be better to stay a couple nights at the Pine Stream campsite (a gorgeous campsite) and do some swimming off the rock and maybe a short day trip up Pine Stream?
I also thought of checking out Gero Island, but I've tasted the waves on Chesuncook during a howling northwest wind and would hate to get windbound out on Gero.
Any input welcome. Thanks!