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Forum: Rock/Ice Climbing in the Adirondacks 07-08-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,979
Posted By Dave B
After the publication of Mellor's first book, the...

After the publication of Mellor's first book, the blue one with the screw-post binding, A friend and I hiked in and climbed a couple of exploratory pitches. This was probably 1985, and we were...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-09-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,304
Posted By Dave B
Trail Markers...

I need a few trail markers for a project I'm working on. While not a 46er, I have climbed 29 or 30 peaks, and have rock climbed extensively and caught some trout and smallmouth in the Adirondacks. ...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 10-25-2009, 10:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,275
Posted By Dave B
A handful of fresh birch twigs (picked on private...

A handful of fresh birch twigs (picked on private land of course:)) in a pot of boiling water yields a delicious tea
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-12-2009, 10:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,443
Posted By Dave B
Indian Pass is different. Giant, house-sized...

Indian Pass is different. Giant, house-sized boulders, no lake. I think it has a bit "wilder" feel to it. Worthwhile to me.

For another high peak, Giant via the ridge trail is great, but quite...
Forum: Food, Lodging, Parking, and Transportation 05-28-2009, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 13,425
Posted By Dave B
Chucky, I've stayed there many times. It is...

Chucky, I've stayed there many times. It is "officially" a single site, but very often its used by 2 or 3 carloads. It's unimproved, but there is usually a privy halfway up the hill. If you have a...
Forum: Rock/Ice Climbing in the Adirondacks 04-27-2009, 10:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,458
Posted By Dave B
BUT...could you drive in to the sites, or did you...

BUT...could you drive in to the sites, or did you have to park on the road and walk in? It SHOULD be legal to walk in. It's state land, after all, and it's better to keep campers in a concentrated...
Forum: Rock/Ice Climbing in the Adirondacks 04-16-2009, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,817
Posted By Dave B
yeah, I did multiplication gully probably 25...

yeah, I did multiplication gully probably 25 years ago...we had it all to ourselves.

Also, scariest ice was Gothics North Face...about 300+ feet of simul-climbing 1/4 inch verglas, with maybe 3-4...
Forum: Rock/Ice Climbing in the Adirondacks 04-14-2009, 10:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,817
Posted By Dave B
Hey, I'm a PT in Buffalo, and I sometimes post on...

Hey, I'm a PT in Buffalo, and I sometimes post on a couple climbing forums, helping with climbing injuries. If you have any specific questions regarding your rehab, feel free to ask.

To answer...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-15-2009, 11:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,331
Posted By Dave B
Campgrounds closing?

I've heard a rumor that some state campgrounds are closing. Apparently, some campgrounds have been at low capacity for years.

In particular, Poko-moonshine, and Sharp Bridge. Both of these are...
Forum: Other Places 02-28-2009, 11:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,111
Posted By Dave B
Spend an hour at "World Wide Sportsman" , in...

Spend an hour at "World Wide Sportsman" , in Islamorada. There is also a restaurant there, with a small lagoon behind it, where two manatees swam in while we were eating dinner. Big Thrill!

If...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-25-2009, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,494
Posted By Dave B
I third the hiking poles. Old X-C ski poles will...

I third the hiking poles. Old X-C ski poles will do. I favor aluminum over fiberglass.

Think super-minimalist. One t-shirt. (you'll be equally stinky). two man tent, split up the poles to...
Forum: Rock/Ice Climbing in the Adirondacks 12-31-2008, 10:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,173
Posted By Dave B
Umm, OK guys, I kind of feel left out. ...

Umm, OK guys, I kind of feel left out. What/where is alpine dreams?
Forum: Rock/Ice Climbing in the Adirondacks 12-29-2008, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,433
Posted By Dave B
I agree, you need more experience. I've climbed...

I agree, you need more experience. I've climbed much steeper ice, but have never been more scared than on Gothics. 300' of simul-climbing, on 1/4" thick verglas, over rock that would be 5.8...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 11-18-2008, 08:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,219
Posted By Dave B
Question for the learned masses... I recall...

Question for the learned masses...

I recall hearing years ago that super-premium unleaded (92+octane) is, in fact, white gas, and is OK for use in white-gas stoves.

Has anybody tried this? Any...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-26-2008, 12:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,315
Posted By Dave B
Colden via the trap dike.

Colden via the trap dike.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-26-2008, 12:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,533
Posted By Dave B
That is what's called a false dichotomy. There ...

That is what's called a false dichotomy. There is a charge to ski at whiteface, but there is no charge to turn off the highway into the whiteface driveway.

There is no charge to pull into a...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-25-2008, 06:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,533
Posted By Dave B
We "out-of-towners" already pay the hotel fees in...

We "out-of-towners" already pay the hotel fees in placid, and the parking fees at the Loj.

Is it your contention that the $9. fee (+)profit from the store and Loj are insufficient to maintain...
Forum: Rock/Ice Climbing in the Adirondacks 10-15-2008, 06:21 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 30,300
Posted By Dave B
Hi Kevin and Val, Sorry about the accident. ...

Hi Kevin and Val,

Sorry about the accident. I am a physical therapist/climber who occasionally posts here. Val, you have months of rehab ahead of you.

So, regarding the surgery, what was...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 08-25-2008, 11:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,940
Posted By Dave B
Well, if you are very fit, consider Gothics,...

Well, if you are very fit, consider Gothics, Saddleback, Basin, Haystack, and Marcy from JBL. Up Orebed brook, and back on the trail past Slant Rock. (Hopkins Trail?)

If you are feeling...
Forum: Rock/Ice Climbing in the Adirondacks 08-04-2008, 04:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,775
Posted By Dave B
Anita...the false arrow is OK. It has an...

Anita...the false arrow is OK. It has an interesting summit, with a fixed piece of static line tied off to the summit block, as a fixed anchor. It looked good, I backed it up with webbing, though....
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