By Seth JonesWhen I read Phil Brown's article on paddling the upper Hudson and Opalescent Rivers, part of the new state land acquisition called the MacIntryre East Tract, I knew I had to check it out. The trip did not disappoint me and is one that I would recommend to any paddle enthusiast. I followed Phil's suggested itinerary that you can find in this Adirondack Almanack article. The upstream paddle on the Opalescent River was a challenge at times but the float down was worth all the effort to get upstream. At lower water levels it might be a challenge to make it all the way to the railroad bridge that crosses over the Opalescent which is where I decided to turn around.
If you get a chance this summer you should check out this beautiful new piece of state land. Here are a few photos from the trip: