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Forum: Other Places 12-05-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By DSettahr
Nice photos. Looks like a pleasant place to...

Nice photos. Looks like a pleasant place to hike/stroll along the stream.

Is this part of your long-distance PA Wilds Trail?
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-04-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,396
Posted By DSettahr
The rules vary from campground to campground (and...

The rules vary from campground to campground (and year to year). The only way to find out for sure is to contact the DEC directly and ask about a specific campground. There is a list of which sites...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-04-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By DSettahr
Yeah, the Pharaoh area should be good that time...

Yeah, the Pharaoh area should be good that time of year. Much more likely to be snow-free (although likely also to still be wet/muddy, as with any area that early in the season). You likely will...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 12-04-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By DSettahr
Yes, there's open rock ledges on the summit with...

Yes, there's open rock ledges on the summit with nice views to the east and south that can be enjoyed without climbing the tower.

The Observer's Trail (the slightly longer route from the south)...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-03-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By DSettahr
I thought about recommending the Tongue Range...

I thought about recommending the Tongue Range also, since it will very likely be at least mostly snow-free by early May. Honestly though, it'd be a bit iffy undertaking this with a 10 year old with...
Forum: "By the Fireside" 12-03-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 795
Posted By DSettahr
I know this thread is a few months old but I...

I know this thread is a few months old but I wanted to chime in. In a nutshell: I agree with the other posters- tarps are the solution you're looking for.

I've found that even if I'm carrying a...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-03-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By DSettahr
Another possible alternative that comes to mind: ...

Another possible alternative that comes to mind:

Five Ponds Wilderness: With 4 days, the High Falls loop plus possible side trips out to Five Ponds and/or Cowhorn Pond could make for a nice,...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-03-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By DSettahr
Assuming you can get at least to the clearing...

Assuming you can get at least to the clearing where Old Military Road splits off the Perkins Clearing Road- this adds about 1 mile (1 way) of walking with some moderate uphill. It's actually not...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 12-03-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By DSettahr
As others have stated, Allen is a roughly 18+...

As others have stated, Allen is a roughly 18+ mile day trip. The best (and currently, still the easiest) means of access is from the combined Allen Mountain/Mount Adams Trailhead in Upper Works...
Forum: Trip Reports 11-24-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 816
Posted By DSettahr
No, the summit is on state land- totally fine to...

No, the summit is on state land- totally fine to bushwhack it from Crab Pond. I just meant that the herd path comes from private property and so is really only usable by those who have access to...
Forum: Trip Reports 11-24-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 816
Posted By DSettahr
It's a bushwhack from Crab Pond to Stevens. ...

It's a bushwhack from Crab Pond to Stevens. There is a herd path up the south side of Stevens, but it's accessible only from private property (the scout camp).
Forum: Trip Reports 11-24-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 816
Posted By DSettahr
Stevens is a gem. Most of the mountains that...

Stevens is a gem. Most of the mountains that ring the scout camp have stellar views (All 3 Brothers, Stevens, and Number 8 Mountain). One of my dream trails is a maintained trail that...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 11-21-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,405
Posted By DSettahr
I don't have mine on hand to easily measure, but...

I don't have mine on hand to easily measure, but I'd say about 70+ inches sounds right. That's about how tall I am and I know that my ropes aren't much longer than that (if they're any longer at...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 11-19-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 585
Posted By DSettahr
I'm not necessarily opposed to the idea but...

I'm not necessarily opposed to the idea but there's a few potential complications that I think any proposal along these lines should seek to address:

1. If the DEC's budget is in part tied...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 11-02-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,882
Posted By DSettahr
Electrofishing...

Electrofishing (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrofishing) is a fairly common survey technique used by fisheries managers for evaluating fish populations, particularly in larger bodies of water. ...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 11-02-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,292
Posted By DSettahr
I took a quick look through it the first time I...

I took a quick look through it the first time I saw it in a gas station. Immediately put it back on the shelf and have given zero consideration towards ever purchasing a copy since. It's...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-21-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 412
Posted By DSettahr
I wouldn't attempt the Trap Dyke this time of...

I wouldn't attempt the Trap Dyke this time of year without substantial experience in ice climbing, including knowledge of appropriate gear and protection. It doesn't take a lot of ice to make it a...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-21-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,254
Posted By DSettahr
Some DEC campgrounds revert to backcountry...

Some DEC campgrounds revert to backcountry regulations after they close for the season- but not all. Usually, the only campgrounds that permit off-season camping are those with sites with restroom...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 10-07-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,882
Posted By DSettahr
Just in time for this wonderful news: ...

Just in time for this wonderful news: https://www.adirondackcouncil.org/page/press-releases-16/news/midwest-pollution-up-adirondack-clouds-dirtier-following-trump-air-pollution-rollbacks-1247.html
Forum: Adirondack Firetowers 10-07-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,312
Posted By DSettahr
Excellent news! :)

Excellent news! :)
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