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Old 07-23-2009, 07:31 AM
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Swimming to an island

This was a novel trip for me. I had often kayaked to Rogers Island in the Hudson River to explore and camp. It's a three mile trip from either Hudson or Catskill. But in fact Rogers Island is actually only a 10 minute walk from where I live - if I could walk on water, that is. The last 80 feet is in Hallenbeck Creek, a side channel of the Hudson. The water runs deep and fast here when the tide changes.

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Old 07-23-2009, 10:05 AM
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What a neat idea. I am afraid of snappers too. I had a tug of war with one on our last trip. At leas NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 07-23-2009, 10:42 AM
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Yes, everything stayed dry in the dry bag, which is one of those extra heavy-duty ones that seal wit NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 07-24-2009, 07:27 AM
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This thread reminded me that I've been carrying this fear of snapping turtles around too long. So I NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 07-31-2009, 05:10 PM
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I'm definitely not a strong enough swimmer to do that. I'd get a kayak or canoe down the banks howe NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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