Adirondack Canoe Classic 2009: getting ready...................
It's that time of year again: time for the event that has marked the end of summer for us for the last 5 years; The Adirondack Canoe Classic. It consists of a 3 day, 90 mile canoe race from Old Forge, NY to Saranac Lake, NY.
The photo shows Leigh and I at the finish of last year's race. We are the canoe with 2 paddlers in the photo's center.
This year is going to be different, but I hope satisfying and without mishap. First off, neither Leigh nor I have trained for this race this year. I'm not sure we can count the mountain hiking we did in NM in July. For various reasons on both of our accounts, we just never found the time to get any amount of paddle time in.
Secondly, last night D. talked to K., Leigh's wife, and she will only be able to be with us for Friday. She has a BSA conference that she can't get out of starting Saturday morning. That will leave D. as our one person pit crew to transport us from put in to take out on days 2 and 3. Too late now to find a fill in person.
Third; As of this writing I've been unable to get in contact with Leigh to sure up plans for today's departure.
All in all I'm seeing a SNAFU shaping up here, but will reserve judgement until Sunday.
C'est la vie!
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