State Service; An Illustrated Monthly Magazine Devoted to the Government of the State of New York and Its Affairs Volume 4

State Service; An Illustrated Monthly Magazine Devoted to the Government of the State of New York and Its Affairs Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...indicated landing on the east shore of the stream. This carry is about one-half mile long and obviates rapids. It brings one back to the river about one-half mile above the head of Long Lake, whence navigation into the lake is unobstructed. The trip by water from Raquette Lake station to Long Lake is one of the finest in the mountains. Raquette Lake itself is a wonderfully beautiful body of water, and, although only about six miles long, has over forty miles of shore line. It is almost entirely surrounded by State land and its shores ani the slopes leading down to it are clad with a magnificent growth of virgin timber unmarred by fire scars. Forked Lake is a particularly attractive body of water, its irregular shape and many arms providing pleasant surprises for the traveler who seeks to explore it. Its shores are fringed with magnificent white pines, noble specimens of a tree whose representatives are becoming increasingly scarce in the Adirondacks. The trip down the Raquette Lake from the foot of Forked Lake to the head of Long Lake is a delightful one, in spite of the additional effort caused by the three carries. Although there are no hotels between Raquette Lake and Deerland at the head of Long Lake, the traveller may camp on State land on the shore of Raquette Lake, the lower end of Forked Lake and also along the Raquette River just below Forked Lake. West Mountain.--A fire observation station similar to the one on Rondaxe Mountain is maintained by the conservation commission on the top of West Mountain, which lies about two miles west of Stillman Bay near the north end of Raquette Lake, from which a trail leads to the top of the mountain. Another trail leads to the mountain from Raquette Lake station, following the telephone line. The...
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  • Paperback | 468 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 830g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236525787
  • 9781236525789