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Forum: Food, Lodging, Parking, and Transportation Yesterday, 09:28 PM
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Posted By Trail Boss
I surveyed the sites last September and counted 5...

I surveyed the sites last September and counted 5 designated campsites. Three are next to the interior access road (with room to park a car) whereas the remaining two are a short walk up the hill and...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-03-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,136
Posted By Trail Boss
Relevant to this topic. Dr. Joe Schwarcz...

Relevant to this topic. Dr. Joe Schwarcz (Professor of Chemistry at McGill University and debunker of fads) throws sunlight on the fad of drinking "raw water".
...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-02-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,136
Posted By Trail Boss
... this is based on what peer-reviewed study? ...

... this is based on what peer-reviewed study?


A "craze"? What, like the Emerald Ash Borers craze? ;)

Like many so-called "new" things, they're just old things but from somewhere else on the...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-02-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,136
Posted By Trail Boss
This. +1 In a survival situation, you need...

This. +1

In a survival situation, you need to stay hydrated. Three days without water and you'll be in dire straits. Stay hydrated to survive and worry about the consequences of drinking untreated...
Forum: Trip Reports 01-28-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 825
Posted By Trail Boss
That don't currently require some form of...

That don't currently require some form of traction? Sorry, can't think of any. It's mid-winter so snowshoes and microspikes are the order of the day.

Sometimes even the 3.5-mile Lake Road can be a...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-27-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,152
Posted By Trail Boss
It occurred to me that the state of Gulf Brook...

It occurred to me that the state of Gulf Brook Road may also influence the quantity of visitors to Boreas Ponds.

In its current state (up to the northernmost parking area), your speed and comfort...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-26-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,152
Posted By Trail Boss
@Montcalm I fumbled in presenting my point...

@Montcalm

I fumbled in presenting my point which was that 2B offers the *potential* for other activities, like mountain-biking. From a mountain-bikers perspective, 2B provides room for hope...
Forum: Trip Reports 01-26-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 825
Posted By Trail Boss
Doable? It's highly inadvisable. The conditions...

Doable? It's highly inadvisable. The conditions demand you bring some form of traction.

What will your spikeless friends do when faced with slippery ramps of sheer ice? Attempt to post-hole around...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-26-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,152
Posted By Trail Boss
100% in agreement. Like all compromises, it's...

100% in agreement. Like all compromises, it's 'not all good but not all bad either'. Just over 50% of the land becomes Wilderness and it encompasses all the water frontage and adjoins the High Peaks...
Forum: Environmental Issues 01-01-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,657
Posted By Trail Boss
It's not required. It's voluntary. Even says so...

It's not required. It's voluntary. Even says so in the link you provided. "Buy your voluntary Hike Safe card ..."
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 12-21-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 648
Posted By Trail Boss
Benefits include no ads and many useful functions...

Benefits include no ads and many useful functions (disabled in the free version) become enabled.
...
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 12-17-2017, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 648
Posted By Trail Boss
Locus Map Pro is on sale until the end of December.

If you have an Android phone and are looking for a top-notch backcountry navigation app, I highly recommended Locus Map Pro. It's on sale for US$3.49 until the end of December. It is also eligible...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-05-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,103
Posted By Trail Boss
I honestly can't recall any time in my life when...

I honestly can't recall any time in my life when I memorized *hundreds* of phone numbers!

There's a very specific line of work that demands nothing be written down and only committed to memory ......
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 12-04-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 940
Posted By Trail Boss
FWIW, the two front teeth of the Hillsound Trail...

FWIW, the two front teeth of the Hillsound Trail Crampon are slightly longer than its other teeth. Every little bit helps when you're ascending.


Front teeth: Trail Crampon vs Microspikes....
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 11-28-2017, 10:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,649
Posted By Trail Boss
Please let us know how it works out.

Please let us know how it works out.
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 11-28-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,649
Posted By Trail Boss
@Connecticut Yankee If you want to find the...

@Connecticut Yankee

If you want to find the owner, try this:
Contact Garmin and give them the GPS's serial number. Allow them to forward your email to the GPS's owner (if there's one on record)...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 11-27-2017, 04:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,649
Posted By Trail Boss
Hey, I want a part of this creative silliness: ...

Hey, I want a part of this creative silliness:

S'mores get on the map and glue it together into a sticky unusable mess.

Dog uses your GPS as a chew-toy.
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 11-27-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,649
Posted By Trail Boss
If this is a gift-giving idea, I suggest giving...

If this is a gift-giving idea, I suggest giving the skill and not just the tools: provide enrollment in a wilderness navigation course.

Having the 'older gentleman' learn how to navigate is more...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 11-20-2017, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 701
Posted By Trail Boss
You can see the extent of the new-growth forest...

You can see the extent of the new-growth forest in this satellite image:

https://caltopo.com/map.html#ll=44.12374,-73.78622&z=17&b=sat&a=mba

My guess is you could descend into the saddle,...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 11-15-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,649
Posted By Trail Boss
This whole "noise" angle is a bit of a red...

This whole "noise" angle is a bit of a red herring. The "no motorized equipment" regulation isn't exclusively about inappropriate decibels but equipment that doesn't jibe with the goals of a...
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