[NYCkayaker] Full Moon Paddle at Monksville Reservoir Tues. Aug. 20th

Moses Fridlich mofrid@optonline.net
Thu Aug 22 21:17:01 EDT 2013

Great weather and a beautiful evening at Monksville:


On Mon, Aug 12, 2013 at 7:00 PM, Lee Reiser/Leona Fontaine <
lee060@earthlink.net> wrote:

> Hi all,
> As a result of Storm Sandy, we have no electric at the Club and
> subsequently cannot host Full Moon Paddles. So, Betty Wiest(new YPRC
> Member) and I are organizing this paddle for you on the CALENDAR Full Moon.
> August's full moon is known as the Sturgeon Moon.
> Monksville Reservoir is a great place to paddle day or night and we could
> all use another beautiful place to paddle!
> Some of it's features include many upright tree trunks that support wild
> life, cliffs and rock formations, islands, waterfalls & streams and an
> historic iron forge & waterwheel which once powered the bellows for the
> forge.
> It has a huge parking area & launch (just one of three!) and Kayaking is
> allowed at night if boats are lit. It is not that far from Yonkers and just
> a little further than going to Lake Sebago, but in the opposite direction
> off Rt. 17.
> I've seen many Ospreys & Bald Eagles and Bears there and once I even saw a
> Bear swim across the lake!
> Rain date most probable/check the night before.
> See Betty's note below this for times.
> Lee Reiser
> Take I-87/287 over the Chimpanzee Bridge.
> Exit 15A for Suffern/Sloatsburg.
> Left onto Rt. 17 North.
> Take 1st jughandle exit on right for Sterling/Ringwood (Sterling Mine Rd.)
> Stay left at the stop light.
> Right at the Little League field onto Margaret King Dr.
> At end, turn left onto Greenwood Lk. Tpke.(Rt 511) for just a few hundred
> feet.
> Turn right into gate (You should see the lake & dam in front of you at
> this point.
> Procede to the launch & lot.
> ................................................................................................................
> Okay, Lee. We'll stick with Tuesday. Please put it out to anyone you want.
> Meet at the South launch (by the dam) at Monksville Reservoir in Ringwood
> at 7:30
> and put in the water by 8 p.m.
> Paddle for 2 hours and load vehicles around 10 p.m.
> Bring beverage, snack.
> PFD's and a headlamp or a 360 degree white light a must(red & green helps
> if you got'em).
> Betty Wiest
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