I missed all the big camping trips this year, but I finally got out for a long weekend on the Connecticut River. We did the section of the Upper Connecticut from Bloomfield, VT (North Stratford, NH) to Lunenburg, VT (South Lancaster, NH) - about 41 miles. We had rain at least part of all three days, but the nights were dry. The foliage was nice even with the rain. Great trip - few pictures here:
The leaves were beautiful when the sun was out. Unfortunately, we had a lot of cloudy skies and rain during the day. The nights were dry, so I’ll take it.
Tommy and Mena packed light, and so did Bill, but I brought a lot of gear. I figured that it all fit in my solo boat, so it should easily fit in a tandem - not so much. I brought my dutch oven, though, and it was nice to have snacks at night.
I’d love to do the section above where we were sometime. Not sure how the campsites line up though.
I have a thin closed-cell foam pad and an old self inflating Therm-a-Rest pad that work fine for me. I can roll them up together and they don’t take up too much room. I’ve tried some of the newer pads, and they either pop after a couple of uses, or I roll off them in the night and end up on the ground. Never tried a cot.
What I would like to find is a chair that is small and sturdy enough to hold up to my 225 pounds. I have purchased and broken a bunch of them. I end up bringing a folding chair that folds up into a long bag, but they are not comfortable, and a pain to fit in the boat.
Nice. A multiple day kayak camping/fishing trip down the Ct River has been long on my outdoor to-do list. Have not found the time/energy to do the research on campsites on the river. Is there a resource guide you can point me to?
I was pleasantly surprised. It is not wilderness by any means (the second night we could see the farmer’s house on the other side of the field), but its an easy paddle, campsites are nice, portages (if any) are short, and the scenery where we were was great.
Looks like a nice trip. I’ve never considered it because I didn’t realize you could camp along the way. I usually do Adirondack riivers like the Oswegatchie or the Raquette. This looks like a nice change