Moose Fest 2008
by Blair Winans
Another Moose Fest has come and gone which usually means it’s all most time to put away the kayak and get your snowboard or skis ready for winter. The Fest starts Friday night at Slickers Pub in Old Forge, NY which is a great time. You have to be careful not to party too hard.
I paddled the Lower Moose on Saturday with Jeff my husband and some friends. The Lower Moose is a class III/IV section. The Lower offers Beautiful scenery and some really fun drops. After we paddled we ate at an awesome restaurant in Old Forge. This year was a little different there was no event at the usual festival site. The party continued at Slickers Pub Saturday night. Sunday I paddled the Bottom Moose which is the class V section of the Moose River. I paddled with my brother Mark and some friends on the Bottom Moose. The Bottom always offers great scenery, great drops, and some good entertainment of paddlers making really good lines or really bad lines. We saw some carnage on Sunday, for sure! It was a great weekend of paddling and socializing with friends. I’m excited for next year’s Moose Fest!
We are home in Readsboro, VT and getting ready for winter. We have been spending lots of time splitting wood. Hopefully we’ll get some rain soon to get some paddling in before it’s too cold.
Enjoy the photos!