The adventures of Nehasane: canoeing, kayaking, hiking, camping and cross country skiing in New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and more. Nehasane best translates as "beaver crossing river on a log".
Water levels above 2 feet at Burtonsville gauge recommended for skilled whitewater paddlers - flatwater paddlers may want to try Middleburgh downstream when Burtonsville gauge reads 1.5-2 feet.
May 3, 2020 - From Schoharie County Fire Wire: This is not a press release of the 2 rescues which did took place on Sunday May 3rd. But a PSA to help try and prevent someone from getting killed out on the Schoharie Creek south of the Middleburgh bridge/park.
This post is to help point out a current problem. For those that dont know Schoharie Creek runs north.
We have posted 3 pictures to point out the current location of this water hazard. Due to current water levels being high at this time. The current hazard is located at
42.5783211, -74.3544897 on the creek. In the photos the blue line represents the main channel, red line the hazard area and the green lines where the creek is flowing due to the high water levels.
As illustrated in photo #1 marks the GPS location of a hazard.
Sep 26, 2015 - OSWEGATCHIE RIVER upstream from the end of Inlet Rd in Fine. Five Ponds Wilderness Area. Water level low. Soon arrived at shallow rocky area, Bee Bee Rapid - best route close to shore on river L (on the R going upstream) then a breached beaver dam. Bear paw prints in the sand at Sam's Curve. Straight of the Woods. 3.6 miles to High Rock, nice view from 25' above the river. Griffin Rapids (not really rapids) in front of lean-to (site 38) - at top of rapids a shallow rocky section in front of site 37 was lined by some. Cage Lake Springhole (aka Buck Brook) Lean-to at 6.7 miles. Alders for a while then shores are high & treed - beautiful. Lined up Round Hill Rapids to footbridge (can also do a short carry on river L thru site 23). 10 miles & 6+! hours to campsite #22, the site of Walter Moore's (lumber) Camp, just past the footbridge. Sunny with temp in 60's.
Sep 27 - BIG SHALLOW POND hike, one of the 5 Ponds. The trail roughly parallels Wolf Creek…
I enjoy getting away from civilization and always look forward to visiting the wild areas of the Adirondacks. However, in most years, Adirondack waterways do not become ice-free until at least the middle of April and many ponds and lakes may not open up until the end of the month. There are several good options in the lowlands outside of the park though - the Kayaderosseras Creek in Saratoga County is one of them.
One can paddle the Kayaderosseras (most folks pronounce it Kay-duh-ross) as a one-way downstream trip or do an up and back trip from one launch spot. Spring water levels are usually good and there is some current – it may be a bit more work paddling upstream but you can be assured that the return downstream will be easier.
Before you paddle the “K”, check out the website of the Friends of the Kayaderosseras (https://kayadeross.org/) for any updates and information on their spring clean-up days on April 28 and May 4.
From Rock City Falls to Ballston Spa, the creek is…