Getting ready to launch our canoes at Stillwater Reservoir in the Adirondacks, we survey the area. It is calm and quiet water here in this bay in the Western part of the Adirondacks. The shoreline is sandy and clear of most rocks and the fall color is starting to show. The air and water temperatures are in the 40-50’s and it has been raining but we go out and really enjoy it anyway. Our group of paddlers is the Chapter One segment of the WCHA (Wooden Canoe Heritage Association). There are about 20 of us out paddling canoes, kayaks and two Adirondack Guideboats.