I’m planning a trip on Lower Saranac Lake for mid October.
We’ll be camping on Eagle Island and launching from first pond.
Seems like the air temp will be 55 and water temp will be in the 40’s with some rain no thunderstorms.
I’ll be taking some novice paddlers.
I have self rescue skills and was waterfront lifeguard certified and performed many canoe rescues.
For this water temp (I know the only way to know is to test it but I won’t have the opportunity) will 3mm wet suits with booties, gloves and balaclava with fleece and rain gear on top be reasonable?
I will be providing cold water education - gasp reflex, hypothermia, anxiety, etc.
Dry suits would be cost prohibitive - would they be necessary for this?
Any other tips on this route would be helpful as well.
Thanks for the advice