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Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 02-15-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 916
Posted By Bob K
Good tips above & I'll add one more. With a...

Good tips above & I'll add one more. With a slippery surface in our Royalex canoe, some traction mat on the floor helps. What helped even more was a "travel bed" we use only when camping & boating...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 02-11-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,268
Posted By Bob K
Yup. I used boot sealer every year or 2. I have...

Yup. I used boot sealer every year or 2. I have no idea of brand & tags long gone.
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 02-09-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,268
Posted By Bob K
I use to use Dachstein boiled wool mittens over...

I use to use Dachstein boiled wool mittens over poly or wool liners. Perhaps 15 years ago I bought cowhide leather mittens with thinsulite lining. I've stuck with that since. I have larger size than...
Forum: "By the Fireside" 12-28-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 969
Posted By Bob K
I did a December trip to Rocky Falls leanto years...

I did a December trip to Rocky Falls leanto years ago. This required crossing Indian pass brook that was running at the time ( wet feet). My Brother-in-law invited a first time camper for 2 nights....
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 12-22-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,818
Posted By Bob K
Traverse ruling reasonable after being there

The recent ruling is disappointing but not unreasonable for this specific passage in my opinion. I did the LTL to Lila traverse in August 2017, including the disputed section of Shingle Shanty Brook...
Forum: ADK Forum Classifieds 12-18-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 566
Posted By Bob K
Lowe Alpine attack 40 winter pack (old style)

Excellent condition, red & black top load solid duty pack used for only a few winter high peaks day trips a year. This is a climbing/summit style pack with no side pockets great for trekking thru...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 11-29-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 818
Posted By Bob K
If the Albany area has snow, you might consider...

If the Albany area has snow, you might consider John Boyd Thacher state park. Being elevated it does get more snow and there are many trails. Not typically groomed but often skied. The park office...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 11-27-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,141
Posted By Bob K
Stuff sacks - easy to make

If you can operate a sewing machine, you can make stuff sacks. Make up many at once and you get fast at it. Function matters, not appearance. Different colors allow you to help finding things.
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Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-24-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,044
Posted By Bob K
Essex chain - bridges

I believe the work referred to is along the access road from the N (Newcomb). This road has been closed for that work.

As of 3 weeks ago, there was flagging on trees on both the N and S side of...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 10-05-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,233
Posted By Bob K
Stillwater options

Stillwater Res has many places to go, however weather (wind in particular) can severely limit travel there if bad. Check other threads on this forum for more specifics.

Some years ago I hired a...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 10-01-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,095
Posted By Bob K
Try a few lengths of foam "pool noodle" on front...

Try a few lengths of foam "pool noodle" on front and/or rear the angled supports. That helped mine fit better. If you have a straight (vs curved) yoke, you may need more tweaking, including to...
Forum: Biking in the Adirondacks 09-15-2018, 12:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,142
Posted By Bob K
Bike & tire selection

The surface you ride on i.e. rough trail, hardpacked dirt or stone, or paved should dictate whether you pick mtn bike (typ 2"+ tire width), "hybrid" 1"+ or skinny road bike.

The gearing range...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-10-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,733
Posted By Bob K
I have visited Crane (usually overnight)...

I have visited Crane (usually overnight) periodically for years and have had some limited negatives with people camping near the parking access. I think the loud groups have been fewer over the past...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 08-31-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,941
Posted By Bob K
Gulf brook Rd update from 8/29/18

Drove into the parking lot (at 3.2 miles). Road newly surfaced with large gravel & drainage upgrades should last a while, but is a bumpy car ride for now. The 3.5 miles from the interior parking to...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-17-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,611
Posted By Bob K
What makes my yoke more comfortable for routine...

What makes my yoke more comfortable for routine portages is some closed cell foam (portion of sleeping pad) I permanently taped around it. For long portages I bolt on homemade pads with several...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-25-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,639
Posted By Bob K
FYI - biking between or adjacent to the rails is...

FYI - biking between or adjacent to the rails is no fun either, even with a fat bike at low tire pressures. A ranger I know tried numerous biking options too without success.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-21-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,760
Posted By Bob K
A positive story about DEC dispatch - not involving a rescue (happily).

Im a long time ADK hiker, paddler & backcountry skier often solo, and happy to say that I have yet to have an emergency in the woods.

Two years ago I was playing golf in March while doing my...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-20-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,537
Posted By Bob K
I believe that the boats at camp Santanoni are...

I believe that the boats at camp Santanoni are available for day use only. First come etc. Its a beautiful place to paddle. They looked OK to me, though I trailered in my own by bike.

Have been...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-18-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,512
Posted By Bob K
A quirk on this subject, fr om memory I believe...

A quirk on this subject, fr
om memory I believe Snowy mtn (at 3899) is higher than several of the "46".
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-18-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,187
Posted By Bob K
In addition to the Hudson river, there are trips...

In addition to the Hudson river, there are trips on the Sacandaga river ending near the Hudson by Lake Luzerne NY. Shorter and not as challenging as the Hudson I understand, but good for families. I...
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