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Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 10-09-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,991
Posted By OntarioSkiBum
This is from the NOAA... The prevailing wind is...

This is from the NOAA... The prevailing wind is generally from the west in New York State. A southwest component
becomes evident in winds during the warmer months while a northwest component is ...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 10-08-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,991
Posted By OntarioSkiBum
Ontario eliminated coal based generation about 5...

Ontario eliminated coal based generation about 5 years back. I would think that would have as much (or more) of a beneficial impact on the Adirondacks then the Midwest.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-27-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,732
Posted By OntarioSkiBum
Some of the descriptions of these fires have me...

Some of the descriptions of these fires have me curious. Does the non decomposed soil actually burn and smolder underground somewhat where it's unreachable or does it flare up at the surface level so...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 08-27-2019, 11:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,175
Posted By OntarioSkiBum
I pulled out a 4lb largemouth bass in the deep...

I pulled out a 4lb largemouth bass in the deep section on a plastic worm. I was at about 20ft of water near the dropoff to 40ft. I've never caught a largemouth that deep before or since.
...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 08-25-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,296
Posted By OntarioSkiBum
What about somewhere in the Silver Lake...

What about somewhere in the Silver Lake Wilderness. Big Eddy?
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 08-24-2019, 11:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,296
Posted By OntarioSkiBum
Where are you coming from and how far do you want...

Where are you coming from and how far do you want to go hiking wise.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 08-04-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,852
Posted By OntarioSkiBum
Try this one... I have an inflatable boat that I...

Try this one... I have an inflatable boat that I used to use with a small gas motor. In NYS, the law is that for short stays, the out of state licensing applies. Problem is in Ontario, we don't...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-07-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,797
Posted By OntarioSkiBum
Is there a list of all the challenges somewhere? ...

Is there a list of all the challenges somewhere?

Besides this one, the ones I'm aware of are:

-46ers
-Saranac 6
-Firetower Challenge
-Hamilton County Waterfall Challenge
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-26-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,514
Posted By OntarioSkiBum
I kind of thought things escalated a bit from the...

I kind of thought things escalated a bit from the initial 1-2 day 5 mile max the OP initially quoted.

I think a lot depends on the kid. My 12yo son prefers campgrounds to the backcountry, even...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-23-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,514
Posted By OntarioSkiBum
Some ideas from places I've been to... A...

Some ideas from places I've been to...

A loop in the Sargent Pond area could be nice. There's a loop in the Upper and Lower area. You might be able to push it all the way out to Tioga Point and...
Forum: Biking in the Adirondacks 06-22-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,103
Posted By OntarioSkiBum
These are all really good options! We have a...

These are all really good options! We have a planning meeting coming up (aka excuse to drink :boozing: ) so we'll discuss all then.
Forum: Biking in the Adirondacks 06-21-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,103
Posted By OntarioSkiBum
Bike camping like Santanoni

Is there anywhere in the park similar to the Camp Santanoni area where you can bike in a fair distance and camp overnight on designated sites?

We're already planning on staying at Santanoni for up...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 02-05-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 12,117
Posted By OntarioSkiBum
I almost went to Oak Mountain Friday, but due to...

I almost went to Oak Mountain Friday, but due to a last minute route change to Lake Placid (I had to pick up a buddy in Toronto), I ended up snowshoeing instead.

Would Oak be similar to Royal?...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-02-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,409
Posted By OntarioSkiBum
Thanks guys. We ended up doing Copperas Pond. The...

Thanks guys. We ended up doing Copperas Pond. The trail was broken out pretty good to the lake.

Once at the lake the trail to the lean to was untouched. We started hiking out that way but it was...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-31-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,409
Posted By OntarioSkiBum
Suggestions for a quick snowshoe in the LP tomorrow

Tomorrow I'll be bringing and Adirondack rookie into the Lake Placid tomorrow to ski Whiteface this weekend. We're going to roll into town around 12 to 1 and going to go for a quick snowshoe.

Any...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 01-03-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,714
Posted By OntarioSkiBum
In the same area, my memory seems to think Rocky...

In the same area, my memory seems to think Rocky Mt would be a better candidate... This is based on a single hike 3 years ago, but I seem to recall more open woods and zero scrambles.
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 12-27-2018, 10:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,630
Posted By OntarioSkiBum
Ok... Thanks for the heads up. To answer...

Ok... Thanks for the heads up.

To answer the question about ice fishing on Eighth Lake, I don't think it is. It's not on this list.

https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/32354.html
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 12-27-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,630
Posted By OntarioSkiBum
On paper, parking at the campground and hiking...

On paper, parking at the campground and hiking the north shore of 7th lake might be somewhat wilderness like. Would 7th lake see a lot of snowmobile traffic on a Friday afternoon (that might deter...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 12-24-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,630
Posted By OntarioSkiBum
Cool video. Something like Big Pond is what we're...

Cool video. Something like Big Pond is what we're after. Raquette Lake and Seventh Lake don't give is the same walk in the woods and wilderness feel. North Pond could be good too. Did you notice a...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 12-24-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,630
Posted By OntarioSkiBum
Ok... People aren't looking to give up their...

Ok... People aren't looking to give up their honey holes... I get it. To be honest we're more looking to take a nice walk in the woods to a scenic destination.

There's no lean to, but I've got my...
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