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Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks Today, 07:57 AM
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Posted By DSettahr
The "mine" was actually a drainage tunnel dug to...

The "mine" was actually a drainage tunnel dug to keep the quarry up the hill dry. I'm not sure if they never finished the tunnel, or if there was a cave-in that blocked it up, but if you do climb up...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 08-20-2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 385
Posted By DSettahr
Provided that fires are allowed generally, you...

Provided that fires are allowed generally, you can have campfires at non-designated sites that are otherwise in accordance with the 150 foot rule. However, in order to legally do so, you still must...
Forum: "By the Fireside" 08-20-2019, 11:49 AM
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Posted By DSettahr
Any regulation or law is going to have...

Any regulation or law is going to have "reasonable" exceptions if we start picking it apart in excruciating detail. From the governmental stand point, it's impossible to write regulations/laws that...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 08-20-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 893
Posted By DSettahr
My experience in interacting with scout troops is...

My experience in interacting with scout troops is that it depends on the extent to which the leadership (the scoutmaster and other involved adults) takes advantage of the resources that the BSA...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 08-20-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 893
Posted By DSettahr
On the subject of some sort of mandatory training...

On the subject of some sort of mandatory training program for hikers on backcountry safety, akin to what is necessary for a hunting license: I don't think that you'd ever realistically be able to...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 08-20-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 893
Posted By DSettahr
I can't speak definitively for the DEC or Global...

I can't speak definitively for the DEC or Global Rescue on the subject of what relationship (if any) exists between the two, but again generally speaking: I'm not aware of Global Rescue ever having...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 08-20-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 276
Posted By DSettahr
Mid-week will definitely see less use, but...

Mid-week will definitely see less use, but remember that if you go before Labor Day that mid-week is also the domain of youth groups- whether they be from summer camps, college freshmen orientation...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 08-20-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 893
Posted By DSettahr
NY State does not charge for helicopter...

NY State does not charge for helicopter evacuations. To some extent, these are written off as "training exercises," as well as the cost of business in simply having a helicopter available. The DEC...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 08-20-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 276
Posted By DSettahr
If you don't already have it, get the newest...

If you don't already have it, get the newest (2019) version of the ADK High Peaks map. Among other numerous updates, it now more accurately shows the locations of the designated tent sites located...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 08-16-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 782
Posted By DSettahr
Agree 100% on both points. There's a difference...

Agree 100% on both points. There's a difference between a bear that is a nuisance and a bear that is an actual threat. And I don't trust a good number of High Peaks users to be able to...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 08-16-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 556
Posted By DSettahr
Alternatively, the DEC map for the PLWA (PDF...

Alternatively, the DEC map for the PLWA (PDF link) (https://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/lands_forests_pdf/mappharaohlk.pdf) at least shows all the trails in generally the right spots, even if it is missing...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 08-16-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 556
Posted By DSettahr
There's a trail between Crab/Horseshoe and...

There's a trail between Crab/Horseshoe and Lilypad, that for some reason is completely absent in that interface. Also, that trail through Tubmill Marsh doesn't exist (and had never existed).
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Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 08-16-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 782
Posted By DSettahr
I'd be super careful about carrying/using bear...

I'd be super careful about carrying/using bear spray. It will make remaining in your campsite uncomfortable for the bears, yes- and for you, too. Speaking from the experience of having used bear...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 08-15-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 556
Posted By DSettahr
Ok, yeah- that's definitely a bug somewhere and...

Ok, yeah- that's definitely a bug somewhere and not indicative of anything meaningful regarding those trails. Could be a rendering error given that you're using a browser (Safari) that they may not...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 08-15-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 556
Posted By DSettahr
Every site I listed in that post is an officially...

Every site I listed in that post is an officially designated site, complete with a "Camp Here" disc- and therefore legal to use regardless of whatever setback they have from trails and/or water. In...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 08-15-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 556
Posted By DSettahr
Yeah, in response to Lucky13's comment... even...

Yeah, in response to Lucky13's comment... even the DEC webpage is lacking in accurate info. Which unfortunately is also not that atypical.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 08-15-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 556
Posted By DSettahr
Yeah, the green lines are the administrative...

Yeah, the green lines are the administrative boundaries- like TCD says, in this case they denote the boundary between the intensive use area (the campground) and the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness. You...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 08-14-2019, 11:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 849
Posted By DSettahr
I'd rank Hurricane as a little bit harder than...

I'd rank Hurricane as a little bit harder than average for the fire tower peaks, but it's definitely not the hardest.

Snowy is higher than Hurricane (it misses being a High Peak by a mere 100...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 08-14-2019, 11:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 782
Posted By DSettahr
It's been an active bear season, with nuisance...

It's been an active bear season, with nuisance bear behavior frequently occurring at both Lake Colden and Marcy Dam.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 08-12-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 813
Posted By DSettahr
I hiked it in July 2016. At the time, the trail...

I hiked it in July 2016. At the time, the trail was in decent shape- a bit brushy in spots, but generally easy to follow and with minimal blowdown. I do recall that the trail was a bit hard to find...
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