John Photo Page
Year 2009
"Leave only footprints, take only memories"
(...and maybe some pictures)
 
                                                                                                              Photos of:
                                                                                       Waterfall in Elizaville, NY
                                                                                         Waterfall in Ancram, NY
                                              Red-tailed Hawk & Wild Turkey it was feeding from
                                                                                                    January 19, 2009
                                                                                            Bald Eagle Watching
                                                    
   Peekskill, Montrose & Croton on Hudson, NY
                                                     
Pictures of Bald Eagles, Mergansers & Swans
                                                                                                   
February 8, 2009
                                                                                                         Tom Turkeys
                                    Early in the morning I hear the gobble of turkeys close by.
                                                                I open a window and take these pictures
                                                                                                          May 23, 2009
                                                                          Berkshire Lakes, Pittsfield, MA
                                             
Pontoosuc Lake, Cheshire Reservoir & Onota Lake
 
Walked / drove around the area to check out the lakes for birding and kayaking
                                 
Pretty area.  Nice parks and open water near Pittsfield, MA
                                                                                                         
May 24, 2009
                          Stissing Mountain & Thompson Pond Hike, Pine Plains, NY
                               
Bob (coworker) & I hike to the fire tower and around a pond.
                                                                   
Beautiful day for a walk in the woods.
                                                                                                         
May 30, 2009
                                                                    Cheshire Reservoir, Pittsfield, MA
                                                     
Paddled the edge of two parts of the reservoir.
                                                                                                    
Very pretty area.
                                                                                                          
June 6, 2009
                                                              Wappinger Lake, Wappinger Falls, NY
                           
Mike hadn't paddled in a while and borrowed one of my kayaks
                                              
We expored the lake and creek up to the waterfalls
                                                                                                        
June 28, 2009
                     Catskill Creek, Ramshorn Creek & Hudson River, Catskill, NY
  
Art from 'Kingston Paddle Pals' (Yahoo Group) and I paddle from near the high
school on the Catskill Creek into the Hudson River and up the Ramshorn Creek.
                                                                                     
Calm day on calm waters.
                                                                                                           
July 4, 2009
http://www.kayaktrippics.us/2009/2009-06-28-Wappinger_Lake/
                                    Hang Gliding Lesson, Mountain Wings, Ellenville, NY
    Bob & Mike (co-workers) & me, plus Jessica (who reserved w/friends but they
                                                                                                          didn't make it)
        First day of lessons.  Up and down the hill.  Many belly flops.  Little air time.
                                                                                                          July 12, 2009
                                             Wappingers Creek & Lake, Wappingers Fall, NY
   
Mike and I paddle Wappingers Creek from the Hudson River to the dam (falls)
             
then we load up the kayaks and put in on Wappingers Lake and paddle
                                                                                     
the lake up the small falls.
                                                                                  
Saw some turtles and birds.
                                                
Special sighting was a Black-capped Night Heron
                                                                                                         
July 19, 2009
                                                Rondout Creek (above waterfall), Kingston, NY
                      
Paddled an area of the Rondout Creek I had never been on before.
                                                                                   
Saw a good number of birds
                                                                                                      
August 14, 2009
http://www.kayaktrippics.us/2009/2009-08-14-Rondout_Creek/
                                                                          Moosehead Lake Area Vacation
                                                                                 
Spent a week with friend, Bob
                  
Saw one Moose and a lot of other wildlife and some beautiful country
                                                                                               
August 22 - 29, 2009
                                                                 Hudson River Paddle, Coxsackie, NY
                          
Looking for Bald Eagles.  Saw 1 immature and many other birds.
                                                                            
Very enjoyable paddle by myself.
                                                                                                  
September 6, 2009
                                                                                     Adirondack Camping Trip
                                                                   
Kayak / camping on Little Tupper Lake
                                                                                                             
Bob and me
                                                                                         
September 24 - 26, 2009
                                                     ADK Hike - AT @ Nuclear Lake, Pawling, NY
                                             
Property was owned by UNC (United Nuclear Corp.)
                                         
Was uranium & plutonium research facility 1955 - 1974
                                               
Two radioactive spills shut the facility down in 1974
                                               
All information from the internet (could be all wrong)
                                                                                              
Hiked about 2.6 miles
                                                                                                     
October 10, 2009
                                                                                                     Florida Vacation
                                                                             
Stayed in Port Charlotte, Florida
                        
Visited Myakka River State Park, JN 'Ding' Darling NWR & others.
                                                   
Paddled Peace River, Telegraph Creek & others
                                                                                           
Novermber 1 - 14, 2009
                                               ADK Hike - High Tor State Park, Haverstraw, NY
                                                                              
7 People hiked the 6.5 mile hike
                                               
We hiked to Hight Tor (~800') and Little Tor (~660')
                                                                                                 
December 12, 2009