Mongaup Pond camping

We went up to Mongaup Pond for Memorial day weekend.  All the new systems in the RV worked well, except for a propane leak in the connection for the new catalytic heater.  Once I tightened it up, it was fine.

Trish relaxing in camp:

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On Sunday we went kayaking on the pond:

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Followed by a ride around the campground:

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After lunch, I went for a mountain bike ride.  The climb out of the Mongaup basin was tough, with grades exceeding 20% in spots:

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Hodge Pond:

 

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Old wagon wheels:

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At one point the trail suddenly enters a thick, canopied forest:

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Frick Pond:

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This grave marker is a bit off the trail near Frick pond:

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Here’s the newspaper article from 1933:

 

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M and B at the beach on Mongaup pond:

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On Monday we went fishing on the Willowemoc, but we didn’t catch anything:

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We decided to test thenew SUV on the same “road” we rode last summer:

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At one point we saw a fawn struggling to get across the road.  Trish moved it to the shoulder and we cut open a water bottle for it.  It was pretty weak, so it probably didn’t survive:

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Here we are breaking camp:

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What a great weekend!

Searching for the perfect campsite
2010 Summer Vacation, Day 1

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