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Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 10-21-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,828
Posted By TCD
At my house in Keene, there was a half inch on...

At my house in Keene, there was a half inch on the ground on Thursday. It stayed all day - daytime high temp was 32F.

30F and light snow right now here. We are off to a cold start, I hope we...
Forum: Trip Reports 10-21-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By TCD
Neat! Nice work. The Elizabethtown 5er...

Neat! Nice work.

The Elizabethtown 5er certainly is obscure. I just did a diligent search, and it's actually not published anywhere, and not on any of the many "lists of Adirondack hiking...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-18-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,465
Posted By TCD
Thanks, Neil.

Thanks, Neil.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-17-2018, 11:46 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,465
Posted By TCD
Maybe all of us are tougher, or more experienced,...

Maybe all of us are tougher, or more experienced, or more "in tune with the challenges of the Adirondacks" than the OP....but this thread is becoming unseemly. I get the impression of people "piling...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-15-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,465
Posted By TCD
Montcalm, you misread my comment. I'm not...

Montcalm, you misread my comment.

I'm not saying the trails have to be perfectly maintained.

I'm saying that if we have CHOSEN to not maintain the trails in an area, then we have to advertise...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-15-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,465
Posted By TCD
I look at it a little differently; not in terms...

I look at it a little differently; not in terms of my goals, but in terms of what we have decided to create and advertise as a "resource."

If we have decided to create a "trail", and we advertise...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-15-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 348
Posted By TCD
Did Baxter yesterday afternoon. About the same...

Did Baxter yesterday afternoon. About the same number of cars / people. Everyone was very pleasant.

Parking for Baxter (at the easiest approach trailhead on 9N) is unlimited due to lots of broad...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-12-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 545
Posted By TCD
Now don't diss the fast hiker... I was a...

Now don't diss the fast hiker...

I was a trail runner or years until a knee acted up. You see everything - it unrolls like a video under your feet; it's amazing.

I'm slow now in trail running...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-11-2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 545
Posted By TCD
Also, you don't say where you are starting from -...

Also, you don't say where you are starting from - there are at least a couple options.

And is there a reason for the order? It would involve some backtracking...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-10-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,465
Posted By TCD
No resources. The "resources" are all busy...

No resources. The "resources" are all busy destroying perfectly good trails in the High Peaks, in the name of "wilderness."

I experienced the same thing on the NP in 2007. Several areas were...
Forum: Trip Reports 10-04-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,802
Posted By TCD
Forgive my ignorance, but what is that thing? ...

Forgive my ignorance, but what is that thing?



The mountain arc that surrounds Boreas is the Great Range, and then the ridge that runs south through Allen to the North River Mountains.

All...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 10-04-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 687
Posted By TCD
I'm not a paddler, but I agree with other posters...

I'm not a paddler, but I agree with other posters - you need to cut the weight. Honestly, I would say that is the only thing you need to do differently.

I weigh only 140; I can't imagine...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-02-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 828
Posted By TCD
Nice photos! I've heard them, and seen one once...

Nice photos! I've heard them, and seen one once in North Hudson. Very cool little bird!
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-01-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,089
Posted By TCD
Lucky, I agree with a lot of this, but not all of...

Lucky, I agree with a lot of this, but not all of it. Thanks for the opportunity to think about this.

The biggest problem is that this being incompetently "managed" by the state.

I agree that...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-01-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,089
Posted By TCD
Adequate safe parking is only one part of...

Adequate safe parking is only one part of sustainable tourism. The other parts are adequate bathrooms, more rangers, full time trailhead educators, and redesigned and better maintained trails.

I...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-01-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,089
Posted By TCD
And the shame of it is, there is a perfectly good...

And the shame of it is, there is a perfectly good parking area on the trail side of the road that has deteriorated to the point that most cars would have trouble getting to it. It would be easy to...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-25-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By TCD
If we had any sense at all, several of the...

If we had any sense at all, several of the remaining tower like features would be used for co-located cell antennae. If you put antennae for all the major providers on the tower on Hurricane and on...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-25-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,089
Posted By TCD
It's noticeably worse. I live here, and I drive...

It's noticeably worse. I live here, and I drive through there all the time. This weekend featured BY FAR the largest number of hazardous walking and highway crossing situations I have ever seen...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-23-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,862
Posted By TCD
If you're looking at ponds nearest to 29, also...

If you're looking at ponds nearest to 29, also consider Johnson Pond (roadside, a corner of state land provides access) and Hammond Pond (3/4 mile easily wheeled trail). These are scenic and...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-23-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,033
Posted By TCD
Years ago an coworker had posted on his office...

Years ago an coworker had posted on his office wall this little doggerel:

"Put a worm in water, it will swim.
Put a worm in whiskey, it will drown.
Drink whiskey and you won't get worms."
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