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Good afternoon. Currently 64 degrees and mostly clear. Evening shadows hang low over the city. 6:30 sunset this evening. Waning Crescent Moon rising around 12:51 AM. 51 degrees and mostly clear at 9 PM.

Days seem to be getting shorter much too quickly. The warm late summer has delayed the changes in the color of the leaves but the sunset at 6:30 seems much too early. I guess it’s October and to be expected.

I smelled something burning getting onto the CDTA Route 719 bus and I figured that wasn’t a good sign. Smelled like burning brakes, like a dragging brake shoe. As soon as we got on the Interstate 787 I heard the low air pressure buzzer, and looking out the back window I saw prestigious amounts of smoke coming from the brakes. Being there no shoulder for breakdowns on the road, the driver limped it along until a quarter mile before 9W. While I’m sure that the brake was glowing by the time we stopped, we made it safely through the congestion. Apparently not hot enough to start a fire. This time, CDTA was able to find another bus within five minutes and it looks like I will be home only 10 minutes late. It’s been a while since a bus has broken on the Route 719 — better maintenance and a newer fleet has reduced the formerly regular breakdown on the express bus home.

Good morning, Happy Monday. Currently 41 degrees and mostly cloudy with a few breaks of blue skies. Looking for 64 degrees and more sun later. This evening is expected to be in the 50s and clear with a low of 43. Looking at 6:30 for the sunset and if you’re up early tomorrow morning, you’ll see the Waxing Crescent Moon.

This morning on break I will call around about getting my tires rotated and hopefully I can get that done on Tuesday or Wednesday so I can check that off my list. I keep working on packing and preparing for next week’s adventure.

Because I’m driving all the way out to the southern portion of the Allegheny National Forest on the first day, I need to get an early of a start as possible, which for me means shooting for leaving at 8 AM and being on the road no later than 9 AM. This gives time for occasional stops along the road but still be at camp no later than 5 PM. Sunday’s trip to West Virginia is somewhat shorter but that is good because I don’t know the area and with the best of maps and GPS I’m prone to get lost or the campsites not working out as expected.

Map: Brant Lake

Map: Brant Lake

Elevation: 800 feet. Area: 1,376 acres. Length: 5 miles. Shoreline Length: 15.3 miles. Max Depth: 65 feet. Mean Depth: 30 feet. Town: Horicon

Access:
Hard surface ramp and gravel parking area off of Route 8 approximately 1 mile northeast of the Hamlet of Brant Lake. Parking for 11 cars and trailers.

Fish Species:
Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Brown Bullhead, Yellow Perch, Rock Bass and Pumpkinseed.

Fishing:
Brant Lake is stocked annually with both brown and rainbow trout. There is a healthy population of large and smallmouth bass and the lake is a popular pan fishing destination.

Fishing Regulations:
Special Fishing Regulations apply. Ice fishing is permitted.

http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/89488.html