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Forum: "By the Fireside" 11-28-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 524
Posted By DSettahr
Some more info was posted to Live Leak. I'm not...

Some more info was posted to Live Leak. I'm not linking directly because Live Leak isn't exactly known for being a work safe site, but I've copied and pasted the story below.
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 11-27-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 672
Posted By DSettahr
Obviously Avalanche Lake. Was there ever a...

Obviously Avalanche Lake. Was there ever a lean-to there? If not, I would surmise that it was the Caribou Lean-to, which was formerly located at the north end of Lake Colden.
Forum: "By the Fireside" 11-27-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,258
Posted By DSettahr
The NFCT has established campsites along the...

The NFCT has established campsites along the Mississquoi all the way up into Quebec. If you're interested in the possibility of a longer thru-trip along the navigable length of the river, I'd...
Forum: "By the Fireside" 11-27-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 524
Posted By DSettahr
"Gender reveal explosion" ignites 47,000 acre wildfire in Airzona

This one definitely takes the cake. A gender-reveal party for an expectant couple was responsible for igniting a 47,000 acre wildfire when the "gender reveal explosion" quickly spread to dry grass...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 11-27-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 672
Posted By DSettahr
I want to say it's the Cedar Point Lean-to, which...

I want to say it's the Cedar Point Lean-to, which was relocated across the lake this summer. But it also looks like there is a huge boulder in front of the lean-to, which doesn't match Cedar Point. ...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 11-27-2018, 05:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 843
Posted By DSettahr
(For reference regarding my background on the...

(For reference regarding my background on the subject, I finished my Winter 46 in 2012. Additionally, I've section hiked the entire Northville-Placid Trail in winter, including some sections that...
Forum: Other Places 11-26-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,261
Posted By DSettahr
If you have any input on how these shelters are...

If you have any input on how these shelters are being managed, one message that I would definitely pass along is that the shelters all really need to have a maintained outhouse or box toilet in the...
Forum: Other Places 11-26-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By DSettahr
Any particular reason you chose to have it turn...

Any particular reason you chose to have it turn east rather than continue north along the West Rim Trail? As it is, it does include Pine Creek Gorge but only a small section of it. I haven't hiked...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 11-26-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By DSettahr
I use Granite Gear Zipp Sacks...

I use Granite Gear Zipp Sacks (https://www.moosejaw.com/product/granite-gear-zipp-sack_10021230?) for a lot of gear organization. For expedition or large group trips, my first aid kit is in a small...
Forum: Other Places 11-26-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,261
Posted By DSettahr
I will admit to having mixed feelings especially...

I will admit to having mixed feelings especially about the push that has been made in the past few years to construct backcountry shelters along several of the official State Forest Hiking Trails. ...
Forum: Other Places 11-26-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By DSettahr
Interesting and tempting. The PA Wilds are...

Interesting and tempting. The PA Wilds are definitely a hidden gem in the northeast when it comes to long distance backpacking options ranging from 20 to 100+ miles.

Are you familiar with the...
Forum: "By the Fireside" 11-24-2018, 01:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,258
Posted By DSettahr
It was one of the designated tent sites on the...

It was one of the designated tent sites on the Northern Forest Canoe Trail (https://www.northernforestcanoetrail.org/). I spent 2 summers working for the NFCT- one on their trail crew, and a second...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-09-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,181
Posted By DSettahr
Sometimes, you just get lucky and you pick a spot...

Sometimes, you just get lucky and you pick a spot that is nothing but soft sand- and the hole just ends up looking perfect like that. :)

Other times, it takes 3 or 4 false starts before you're...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-09-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,181
Posted By DSettahr
Just a quick aside- outhouses are permitted in...

Just a quick aside- outhouses are permitted in Wilderness Areas, and the switch to the thunder boxes has very little to do with trying to make campsites more primitive in character. Logistically,...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-08-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,234
Posted By DSettahr
I agree with the other posters- it was likely...

I agree with the other posters- it was likely barred owls. They are quite common in the Pharaoh Lake region. I've heard (and even seen) them frequently throughout that area. They're also one of...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-20-2018, 12:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,595
Posted By DSettahr
I'd be a bit wary about taking a Subaru all the...

I'd be a bit wary about taking a Subaru all the way down to Cheney Pond. It's probably doable but you'll definitely want to go real slow- the road gets pretty rough.

I'll also second the...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-15-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,203
Posted By DSettahr
Conversely, on Columbus Day weekend, the...

Conversely, on Columbus Day weekend, the Cranberry Lake area will likely be moderately busy but in relative terms it will likely be a lot quieter than the High Peaks. Something to consider.

Also,...
Forum: Trip Reports 09-14-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 968
Posted By DSettahr
Well, it was either that or go back the long way...

Well, it was either that or go back the long way back around through Long and Rock Ponds. Plus, I'm pretty sure that by the time I figured out the water was waist deep I'd already gotten wet up to...
Forum: Trip Reports 09-14-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 968
Posted By DSettahr
That is a beautiful area. I was back there a...

That is a beautiful area. I was back there a couple of times in 2008 and 2009- haven't been back since.

I am glad to hear that the is a reroute around that epic flooding along the Kunjamuk. I...
Forum: Trip Reports 09-14-2018, 12:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 733
Posted By DSettahr
Yeah, Sand Lake looks enticingly remote on the...

Yeah, Sand Lake looks enticingly remote on the map, but it's actually more readily accessed from the southwest than by way of the Five Ponds. Accordingly, it also gets more use than many expect...
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