Friday, July 18, 2014

Little Clear Pond And Little Green Pond

After I left the Adirondack Fish Hatchery (see yesterday's post), I continued on the fish hatchery road until I saw what I thought was a short hiking trail, saying that Little Clear Pond was only .2 miles and Little Green Pond was .4 miles. I asked someone and was told that I could drive in, that there were campsites in there. So in I went:

Indeed, it was a well kept road and driving was both easy and scenic:

I arrived at Little Clear Pond just in time to watch a couple launch their canoe. They said I could take pictures and that they were going to paddle from this lake to St. Regis Lake:

It was a fine day for canoeing and I kind of wished I was doing so. There were no designated campsites around Little Clear Pond that I saw, so I got back in my car and headed off to Little Green Pond:

My next stop was Little Green Pond and it was indeed a beauty:

I was fascinated with this sign, saying that there was no trespassing allowed from March 15 to June 15 because this was a "smelt spawning channel:"

And this was the channel they meant. There were steps on the other side of it, leading to campsites:

Little Green Pond was quiet, serene and lovely:

But I'd seen what I'd come to see, so I headed back to my car and headed back out to the main road:

The dirt road crossed railroad tracks back in the forest, and I stopped and looked left before crossing, as much to see the beauty of it as for safety:

And I looked to the right. It had all been beautiful, but it was time for me to begin the journey home:

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