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Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-07-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 991
Posted By Trail Boss
1) The trail running along the south side of the...

1) The trail running along the south side of the river is far more visible than the one on the north side. Both are unmarked but the south-side one is the most popular and the beaten-out path is...
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 04-22-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,164
Posted By Trail Boss
Exclusively for the High Peaks area,...

Exclusively for the High Peaks area, OpenStreetMap (OSM) is reasonably up to date.

There are many maps derived from OSM including Gaia's Topo maps, ThunderForest Outdoors, Suunto's maps, and many...
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 04-19-2019, 11:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,164
Posted By Trail Boss
The 'stupendous resource' displays lean-to data...

The 'stupendous resource' displays lean-to data that is undoubtedly sourced from the DEC which happens to be terribly out of date.

Focusing on just the High Peaks area, Bear Brook Lean-to is gone,...
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 04-06-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,072
Posted By Trail Boss
Do you have an *old* GPS receiver?

Do you have an old model of GPS receiver, possibly sitting in a drawer, waiting to be used on your next trip? You may be in a for a little surprise.

On April 6th, GPS clocks came to an end of the...
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 02-09-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 23,662
Posted By Trail Boss
Based on what evidence?

Based on what evidence?
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-20-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,696
Posted By Trail Boss
Over the last 8 years I've traveled to the US at...

Over the last 8 years I've traveled to the US at least twice a month so my responses to your questions are based on many border-crossings. However, to be clear, I've only traveled to the US twice in...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-14-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,847
Posted By Trail Boss
I think you meant to say "nitrile". Make...

I think you meant to say "nitrile".

Make sure they're not snug else they can constrict blood-flow.

I've used food-service gloves as vapor-barriers. They're made of polyethylene and are...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 12-03-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,248
Posted By Trail Boss
Thank you! Fascinating! A whole lot of activity...

Thank you! Fascinating! A whole lot of activity packed into a small area!
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 11-29-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,684
Posted By Trail Boss
You might want to plot a course that avoids the...

You might want to plot a course that avoids the cliffy parts.

https://caltopo.com/map.html#ll=44.38838,-73.88873&z=16&b=sat&a=c%2Cmba%2Csf

330 (True) to Esther's northern sub-summit then 310...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 11-14-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,116
Posted By Trail Boss
Haha! Good one! Both a poster-child for...

Haha! Good one! Both a poster-child for obliviousness and candidate for the Darwin Award.

I honestly try to be generous and understanding, given that I've made my fair share of newbie errors in...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 11-14-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,116
Posted By Trail Boss
@Justin This particular rescue incident...

@Justin

This particular rescue incident stood out for me. It was caused by obvious incompetence and the rescue involved a non-trivial expenditure of time and effort. Basically, ten thousand...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 11-12-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,116
Posted By Trail Boss
JEEBUS, not Lecco Morris again! What a shameless...

JEEBUS, not Lecco Morris again! What a shameless self-promoter of utter incompetence!

Long story short, the guy got "lost" 150 yards off trail, less than a mile from the highway, and a few hundred...
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 11-06-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,421
Posted By Trail Boss
@ndoggac Many thanks for the detailed...

@ndoggac

Many thanks for the detailed response! I must admit I'm still digesting the material because it exceeds my current grasp of the subject matter .. but I'm learning fast!

FWIW, Locus...
Forum: Trip Reports 11-04-2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,206
Posted By Trail Boss
Tip: Never leave water in the hose. Always purge...

Tip: Never leave water in the hose. Always purge it after use.

After taking a sip, either:


Raise the hose above your head and pinch/open the bite-valve to let the water drain back into the...
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 10-13-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,421
Posted By Trail Boss
@ndoggnac If RTK base stations need to be no...

@ndoggnac

If RTK base stations need to be no more than 20-30 km away for proper operation, is there a similar max distance for WAAS base stations?

In other words, if there's no WAAS base...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-13-2018, 01:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,594
Posted By Trail Boss
Using BRouter, I created a loop-route that's 22.2...

Using BRouter, I created a loop-route that's 22.2 miles long with 7400+ feet ascent...
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 09-25-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,421
Posted By Trail Boss
Re: WAAS...

Re: WAAS (https://www8.garmin.com/aboutGPS/waas.html)

I have no idea if there are any ground-based stations within range of the High Peaks for it to make a difference.


My phone receives both...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-25-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,259
Posted By Trail Boss
Be advised that you'll only get GSM service, from...

Be advised that you'll only get GSM service, from AT&T, in the Lake Placid area. Practically speaking, it means you'll get (spotty) coverage from the summits of peaks (line-of-sight with Lake...
Forum: Trip Reports 09-24-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,512
Posted By Trail Boss
PEBKAC? Glad to see you cleared up the...

PEBKAC?



Glad to see you cleared up the permissions problem. Gorgeous sunset shots!


For future reference, just make sure the photos you upload to the cloud (Imgur, Google Drive, Flickr,...
Forum: Trip Reports 09-24-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,512
Posted By Trail Boss
I don't see the images either. The images...

I don't see the images either.

The images are posted on Google Drive. I think the URLs may be failing (i.e. images are not displaying) because they ask for authentication.

If I try to view this...
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