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Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 08-18-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 958
Posted By Viking
I will no doubt be off in left field with this...

I will no doubt be off in left field with this one but I like external frame packs for heavy loads.

I still have - and use - my 70's era Kelty Tioga. Wasn't a whole bunch of internals to choose...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 08-12-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 460
Posted By Viking
I will throw a couple of my thoughts on this...

I will throw a couple of my thoughts on this subject.

Using a musical reference, on any given nite any band can be the best band in the world. I think the same thing can be applied to...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-03-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 479
Posted By Viking
Thank you Msample! Very helpful.

Thank you Msample! Very helpful.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-31-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,131
Posted By Viking
Bob's reply reminded me of a similar situation. ...

Bob's reply reminded me of a similar situation. My father in law bought a Holsclaw (sp?) trailer kit back in the early 70's in Michigan. Since it was a kit there wasn't any paperwork for it, plus...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-31-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,131
Posted By Viking
I have been down that road, although it was a few...

I have been down that road, although it was a few years ago.

Bought a canoe at a garage sale with no papers. Went to the DMV with the hull numbers and explained the situation. Paid the tax on...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-29-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 479
Posted By Viking
Cart on the 9 Carries Route

Hello all,

I know this has been discussed previously, however I am hoping to add a bit of context for my fall trip. Looking at a solo of the 9 and going back and forth on the cart thing.

As...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-17-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,014
Posted By Viking
Back home in Northern Michigan, where practical,...

Back home in Northern Michigan, where practical, people would keep some Guinea Fowl.

Sucked 'em down like M&M's.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-10-2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,360
Posted By Viking
Just did Thursday-Sunday at Little Tupper. Flies...

Just did Thursday-Sunday at Little Tupper. Flies were gawdawfull. Had #18 so breezes periodically, but the island was not the save haven as it has been in the past.

Pulled into the parking lot...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 05-16-2019, 05:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 839
Posted By Viking
I like a larger pack for day hikes - people use...

I like a larger pack for day hikes - people use one like mine for 3 day trips. It is a Kelty Redwing (2900 volume?) but I am a big guy rain gear etc. takes up space and on longer hikes i will bring...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-11-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,072
Posted By Viking
I had done the trip solo when you could paddle...

I had done the trip solo when you could paddle the entire loop. It was in May some years ago. I like to get our early before the black flies come calling and had a pretty good track record of...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-08-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,124
Posted By Viking
What do the ADK's mean to me? Insignificance. ...

What do the ADK's mean to me? Insignificance. Allow me to explain.

Many years ago, Chick and I were taking a late fall canoe trip across the Boundary Waters into Quetico. We had not seen...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 04-15-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,196
Posted By Viking
I have an earlier version of this one. ...

I have an earlier version of this one.

https://humminbird.johnsonoutdoors.com/fish-finders/fishin-buddy/fishin-buddy-max-di

Hauled it all over the 'dak's - even on my trip from LTL to Low's. ...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 04-06-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,001
Posted By Viking
Hanging Spear Falls

Good evening!

In the process of making out the fall series of hikes and paddles and looking for a bit of insight on Hanging Spear Falls.

Burnside's book spoke of how fantastic hiking Rocky...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-26-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 630
Posted By Viking
For many years, while on that 15 year journey to...

For many years, while on that 15 year journey to capture the 46, I began hiking a great deal at nite. It started with my drives from Rochester after work. Pull in to where ever at about 10:30 or so...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 02-12-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,752
Posted By Viking
I have a nervous dog that I couldn't bear to put...

I have a nervous dog that I couldn't bear to put in a kennel again. Tried it once and he sat and barked for the first 2 days, and then they finally brought him in the office with them. I still feel...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 01-21-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,661
Posted By Viking
I found a couple of solutions. For many...

I found a couple of solutions.

For many years I used a home grown system of tarp and netting. Take a small tarp (I use a 10' x 10' number I got at Campmor) and sew some D rings on it. I...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 01-13-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,293
Posted By Viking
Thanks to everyone for the info. I am thinking...

Thanks to everyone for the info. I am thinking about this trip for the spring.

As you get further upstream are fly rods viable or do you think ultra lights are the better option?

Thanks again...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 01-10-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,293
Posted By Viking
I have been to the falls before but not above. ...

I have been to the falls before but not above. This is something I have always wanted to do and this thread got me thinking again. My thought was to go as far above as makes sense.

Hard to...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-09-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,329
Posted By Viking
Very timely - my wife and I were just talking...

Very timely - my wife and I were just talking about ours.

My best (worst?) was when we completed Ha-Ba-Sa for my 46. I am old and I hike slowly so put in 22 hours. Left the Garden Friday...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-21-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,696
Posted By Viking
Been doing it for years and is usually pretty...

Been doing it for years and is usually pretty seamless. I used to travel back to Michigan for steelhead fishing and I would always end up going into Michigan about midnite. Was asked about my...
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