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Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks Yesterday, 04:06 PM
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Posted By Neil
That's probably what 99.9% of the hiking...

That's probably what 99.9% of the hiking population does in the High Peaks. (I may have underestimated the percentage).
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks Yesterday, 01:41 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By Neil
Right, they were hiking trails, lost them and...

Right, they were hiking trails, lost them and found themselves bushwhacking "by mistake". Above treeline in a whiteout with no discernible track to follow there are 360 degrees worth of turns to...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks Yesterday, 08:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 560
Posted By Neil
Indeed. That's why I said "might be surprised". ...

Indeed. That's why I said "might be surprised". Last weekend I was part of a group of 4. We did Sawtooth 1-NE. The final .25 entailed 500 feet of elly gain. Took us 55 minutes to go up rotating...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks Yesterday, 08:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 560
Posted By Neil
You might be surprised at how difficult and slow...

You might be surprised at how difficult and slow winter bushwhacking can be. Last January it took me 2.5 hours of over-the-top effort to travel 400 yards on Avalanche Peak. And I was in really good...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-14-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 736
Posted By Neil
You took the long way home! I've bushwhacked...

You took the long way home! I've bushwhacked Emmons twice from the Cold River so I know what you describe must have been horrifficaly bad. You must have been a happy crew when you finally hit the...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-09-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 736
Posted By Neil
21 hours car to car, most of which was off-trail....

21 hours car to car, most of which was off-trail. Pretty much non-stop all day. I was extremely tired at the end of it and glad to see the Averyville parking area.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-18-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,733
Posted By Neil
What is it like for a Canadian citizen to cross...

What is it like for a Canadian citizen to cross the US border, especially if it’s on a daily/weekly basis?At the time of day I enter the US it's a very short wait (0-2 mins) and I get asked 2-3 quick...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-14-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,506
Posted By Neil
Yeah, if your hand-wear remains dry and your...

Yeah, if your hand-wear remains dry and your hands stay warm then you probably have no deed for VBL gloves.

Personally, I would benefit greatly from a VBL suit.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-14-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,506
Posted By Neil
VBL gloves are the greatest invention since the...

VBL gloves are the greatest invention since the wheel!
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 12-13-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,132
Posted By Neil
2 deer in the Adirondacks, one moose in New...

2 deer in the Adirondacks, one moose in New Hampshire.
Forum: Trip Reports 11-29-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,222
Posted By Neil
I've heard it can get pretty rough. I bought...

I've heard it can get pretty rough.

I bought a lot of new gear last winter and it all got pretty torn up.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 11-29-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 774
Posted By Neil
Or, back-track a short distance on the trail then...

Or, back-track a short distance on the trail then head due west.

I went up and down Esther from the road in winter once. I left the road at about 2450 feet and aimed more or less south. I hit...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 11-27-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,506
Posted By Neil
Winter camping and winter peakbagging do not make...

Winter camping and winter peakbagging do not make good bed-fellows. Of course it can be done but you would have to scale back the peakbagging goals in order to accommodate the camping. It depends...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 11-13-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,809
Posted By Neil
Haha! You got me!

Haha! You got me!
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 11-13-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,809
Posted By Neil
He needs to have a talk with Eric Schlimmer!

He needs to have a talk with Eric Schlimmer!
Forum: Trip Reports 11-06-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,522
Posted By Neil
I think once you have a thin film of water under...

I think once you have a thin film of water under the gloves you cease producing it.
Forum: Trip Reports 11-06-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,522
Posted By Neil
I started using vapor barrier gloves (nitrile...

I started using vapor barrier gloves (nitrile mechanics gloves purchased by the box) last winter. I wear wool mitts inside eVent shell mitts and especially in cold weather the wool mitts would take...
Forum: Trip Reports 11-05-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,096
Posted By Neil
In winter I usually put boiling water into a...

In winter I usually put boiling water into a nalgene (at home at 4:30 am.) and slip the nalgene into a water bottle cozy. The cozy goes into a cooler for the 2h30 m ride to the trail head. If it's...
Forum: Trip Reports 11-02-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,522
Posted By Neil
I love conditions like that. Great TR!

I love conditions like that. Great TR!
Forum: Forum News and Discussion 10-31-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,430
Posted By Neil
I'll hafta go to the back room and give the...

I'll hafta go to the back room and give the server a swift kick. Usually does the job.
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