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Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-14-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,835
Posted By Festus
I noticed that the road from 4 corners to Trout...

I noticed that the road from 4 corners to Trout Pond looked recently worked on and there are no signs stopping bikers from going past that gate. I was tempted to bike that but had my dogs and didn't...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-14-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,835
Posted By Festus
The gravel has made mountain biking in no longer...

The gravel has made mountain biking in no longer any good...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-25-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,071
Posted By Festus
Old timers will remember this old Allen approach...

Old timers will remember this old Allen approach well. Per the excellent write up by DSettahr, I'll add a few comments. The site just after you cross Dudley Brook was known as the "trailer" site in...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-21-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,170
Posted By Festus
I hope so!

I hope so!
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-21-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,170
Posted By Festus
The Nature Conservancy doesn't always buy land...

The Nature Conservancy doesn't always buy land just to turn it over to the state. They protect sensitive sites that have unique plants, animal species or environmental conditions so not everything...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-21-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,170
Posted By Festus
http://www.adkforum.com/attachment.php?attachmenti...

http://www.adkforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=19390&stc=1&d=1563717567
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-21-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,170
Posted By Festus
Follensby Pond is not in state hands yet. No one...

Follensby Pond is not in state hands yet. No one knows where the philosophers camp ever was exactly as the previous owner that owned it since the 1950s and sold to the Nature Conservancy fairly...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-22-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,014
Posted By Festus
I greatly prefer the independence of kayaks -...

I greatly prefer the independence of kayaks - especially light weight kayaks (non-plastic). Rent a boat from one of the 3 outfitters around the village of Saranac Lake and have them shuttle you to...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 05-22-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,482
Posted By Festus
Hi 99 - This hike was much more open 40 years ago...

Hi 99 - This hike was much more open 40 years ago (closer to the fire date) but is still more open that the normal ADK hike and is still a classic. To me, an up and back sounds wiser in your case as...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 04-04-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,664
Posted By Festus
The town hopes to start in mid/late April. The...

The town hopes to start in mid/late April. The plan is to re-open early August and finish up by late August (goal is to be out of there before Labor Day - crazy season).
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-26-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,100
Posted By Festus
That leanto just south of the Palisades (Split...

That leanto just south of the Palisades (Split Rock Mountain Wild Forest) is on private land and used/owned by a camp across the lake in Vermont...
Forum: Rock/Ice Climbing in the Adirondacks 01-09-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,582
Posted By Festus
Chouinard slides

This year's Mountainfest is, as always, on Martin Luther King weekend (1/19/2019). It is put on by the Mountaineer and Adirondack Rock and River and is a festival celebrating winter activities such...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-05-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,104
Posted By Festus
Sewards Road driveable?

My kids want to hike Seymour tomorrow (Sunday). Is the gate open and the road driveable with a jeep? Any quick help would be great!!!
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 12-20-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,056
Posted By Festus
McIntyre Mines and village of Tahawus

https://adirondack.pastperfectonline.com/webobject/2064ECC3-9A12-419E-B662-478942134844

Borrowing Hear the Footsteps idea of linking to an Adirondack Experience photo/Diorama I thought I would do...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 12-19-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,614
Posted By Festus
Per old newspaper accounts Severence Camp was a...

Per old newspaper accounts Severence Camp was a girls camp on Paradox Lake from 1924 - 1974...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 12-19-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,614
Posted By Festus
That path is actually the road of 1865. Good luck...

That path is actually the road of 1865. Good luck getting a stage through that! It was taken about where the pullout is for viewing Roaring Brook Falls. The older road was above and to the right of...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 12-18-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,614
Posted By Festus
I'm gonna venture a guess that someone got lost...

I'm gonna venture a guess that someone got lost on Round Mountain in 1921 (maybe even a Club employee) when sections of the trail were hard to follow after the fires and subsequent logging operations...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 12-17-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,614
Posted By Festus
I hope she corrected the original books account...

I hope she corrected the original books account purporting that General Burgoyne built a road through Chapel Pond Pass for the surprise attack on Fort Ti (pages 35 and 36). That road was built in...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 12-06-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,886
Posted By Festus
an old photo or two...

Two photos from the 1920s or thereabouts. They are of interest in that they show the extent of the logging operations in the Johns Brook Valley. The first is of Big Slide from Gothics. It shows That...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 12-03-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,614
Posted By Festus
useless history - Chapel Pond area

Changes are coming to one of this regions most spectacular areas - the Chapel Pond Pass corridor. Soon there'll be (if current thought holds true) limited or no roadside parking, new parking lots and...
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