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Forum: Other Places Yesterday, 01:41 PM
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Posted By DSettahr
Nice campsites on the Chuck Keiper West Loop in PA?

Calling Jeff Mitchell!

Last year, a few friends and I hiked the Chuck Keiper East Loop (http://midatlantichikes.com/ckt-e.htm) (trip report available here...
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering Yesterday, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 85
Posted By DSettahr
This is pretty cool, and it looks like you put a...

This is pretty cool, and it looks like you put a lot of hard work and effort into making it happen... but I would question whether it is legal to share the files publicly. They are copyrighted,...
Forum: Trip Reports 02-09-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By DSettahr
As Scouter says, the trail in question is not...

As Scouter says, the trail in question is not part of the CL50. There's a bunch of factors that contribute to the problems here, and it's not exactly equivalent to parts of the NPT that have become...
Forum: Adirondack Firetowers 02-06-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,607
Posted By DSettahr
I had thought that the county owned the entirety...

I had thought that the county owned the entirety of the old trail, but that article indicates that this is not the case. I took a quick look at the tax information for Warren County, and the county...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 02-05-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 869
Posted By DSettahr
In addition to the information shared above- if...

In addition to the information shared above- if you're able to stop by the Norridgewock for dinner, you should definitely do so. Plus it's neat spending an hour or so walking around an Adirondack...
Forum: Environmental Issues 02-02-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By DSettahr
The cost of driving 55 mph in snow and ice: Professor details effect of road salting

http://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/news/local-news/2019/02/the-cost-of-driving-55-mph-in-snow-and-ice/?fbclid=IwAR0dwmr9lzeWP8Xw-QxKErmLM4Nmb6-LR4eOoVOUO5gF8sYCUDvBkmlF42I

This article was...
Forum: Trip Reports 02-01-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 736
Posted By DSettahr
Yeah, with the proper setup, sleds can be used...

Yeah, with the proper setup, sleds can be used with skis. The key is to make sure that you run the rope through PVC pipe so that the sled doesn't catch up with you, and to cross the PVC pipes before...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-01-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By DSettahr
Yeah, Mt. Jo or Marcy Dam were the first two...

Yeah, Mt. Jo or Marcy Dam were the first two options that came to my mind.

Possibly Mt. Baker over in Saranac Lake- it's steep but relatively short and the views are good.

Owen and Copperas...
Forum: "By the Fireside" 01-31-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 749
Posted By DSettahr
A few do exist. With carefully placed rocks,...

A few do exist. With carefully placed rocks, trees, etc. :)
Forum: "By the Fireside" 01-23-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 677
Posted By DSettahr
If you liked "At the Mercy of the Mountains," I...

If you liked "At the Mercy of the Mountains," I highly recommend the White Mountain's equivalent- Not Without Peril...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 01-23-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,092
Posted By DSettahr
I have a similar bug net made by MSR (almost the...

I have a similar bug net made by MSR (almost the exact same design). I will say that for sleeping, when paired with an appropriately sized tarp, it's great- super roomy, and it is well ventilated and...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 01-22-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,092
Posted By DSettahr
Yeah, I have to admit that I'm also a little...

Yeah, I have to admit that I'm also a little bummed that the NoBugZone shelters weren't yet a thing when I purchased my VCS. I sort of wished that I'd waited the extra 2 years- hindsight is 20/20,...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-17-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,197
Posted By DSettahr
Yeah, it's definitely doable with a good crew of...

Yeah, it's definitely doable with a good crew of hikers, the right levels of endurance, and appropriate gear. But also yes- if you can get even a quarter of the way up the mountain on the first day...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-15-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,197
Posted By DSettahr
Higher risk, sure. Not necessarily foolish, if- ...

Higher risk, sure. Not necessarily foolish, if-

If you're properly prepared with the right gear
If you've got the experience to keep yourselves safe and comfortable
If you're willing and...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-13-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 468
Posted By DSettahr
Yeah, either of these peaks are not unreasonable...

Yeah, either of these peaks are not unreasonable for a first time winter ascent of a High Peak, especially given that you've already climbed both in the Summer and therefore have previous familiarity...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-09-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,584
Posted By DSettahr
It sounds like they used the classic trick of...

It sounds like they used the classic trick of maintaining all but the first few hundred feet of a herd path, to intentionally make it hard for others to find/follow. :evil:
Forum: Other Places 01-09-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 468
Posted By DSettahr
Thanks, that is good to know. Like I...

Thanks, that is good to know.

Like I posted above, I do have my eyes on the Mullica River/Batsto River Loop as a possible future backpacking trip with a few friends who would be interested in...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-09-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,266
Posted By DSettahr
I don't remember exactly how long it took us...

I don't remember exactly how long it took us time-wise (I want to say maybe 16-18 hours?), but my longest day distance-wise was 40 miles on foot. In college, my roommate and I day hiked the...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-09-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By DSettahr
IMO- pulks work best when used to supplement (and...

IMO- pulks work best when used to supplement (and lessen) pack weight, rather then when used to replace pack weight entirely. A small pulk with maybe a third of your personal gear (and the rest in...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-09-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,584
Posted By DSettahr
It's not exactly like those trails are a big...

It's not exactly like those trails are a big secret- they're shown on the USGS map, on the National Geographic Trails Illustrated map, and on the official DEC map for the West Canada Lakes...
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