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Forum: Forum News and Discussion 03-22-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,025
Posted By Wldrns
DS, I have noticed the same problem. It is...

DS, I have noticed the same problem. It is annoying to have posts that I do not have an interest in opening always appearing until I open, read, and close every one.
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 03-05-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,006
Posted By Wldrns
My dad had a camp on Lake Ontario since the...

My dad had a camp on Lake Ontario since the 1960's. The bottom bedrock there was mostly limestone, either smooth flat and/or broken in chunks. The water was always very much on the cloudy side at...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 03-05-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,724
Posted By Wldrns
Was it beached on the shore near the leanto on...

Was it beached on the shore near the leanto on the trail to Preston Pond? Could have been from someone hiking the trail toward Duck Hole, or, there has been lean2Rescue work in that direction at...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-04-2020, 12:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,778
Posted By Wldrns
Reminds me of the crash site of TWA Flight 260,...

Reminds me of the crash site of TWA Flight 260, which crashed near the crest of Sandia Peak, NM in 1955, killing all. I was certifying as an accident investigator at the Air Force Aircraft Accident...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 03-03-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,576
Posted By Wldrns
No, not at all, not anymore than any other...

No, not at all, not anymore than any other similar small lake. Balsam Lake, however, was quite heavily weed choked at the time in July with a soft mucky bottom and I can imagine that at times...
Forum: Forum News and Discussion 03-02-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,025
Posted By Wldrns
My reply post on the Limekiln thread kept saying...

My reply post on the Limekiln thread kept saying that I had a duplicate post, yet nothing was there at all when I then checked. Just a little while ago I saw that I indeed did have many multiple...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 03-02-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,576
Posted By Wldrns
Yes, and they are known to patrol their borders....

Yes, and they are known to patrol their borders. Especially after a couple of arson incidents a few years ago. ALC property exists northwest of North Lake, on a line from of Canachagala Mountain and...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 02-29-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,778
Posted By Wldrns
A few years ago, DEC thought it was being smart...

A few years ago, DEC thought it was being smart and moved dispatch operations to Albany and hired new reception agents to answer the phones. A few times of being told something like persons thought...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 02-29-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,724
Posted By Wldrns
one technicality with using a found woods boat is...

one technicality with using a found woods boat is you will never find a proper PFD with them. The law requires a serviceable PFD for each person in a boat. You could be fined if caught without one...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 02-28-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,576
Posted By Wldrns
I did it the other way, sort of, a few years ago...

I did it the other way, sort of, a few years ago with a Hornbeck, making my way 185 miles from Boonville to Plattsburgh.

From North Lake, I bushwhacked on a ghost trail toward Horn Lake, then...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 02-26-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,778
Posted By Wldrns
Calling 911 is great for general emergencies, and...

Calling 911 is great for general emergencies, and can never be said to be the wrong response. However, you ask about being lost in the wilderness. The NY DEC Forest Rangers would normally end up with...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-12-2020, 10:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,949
Posted By Wldrns
Dunning is more toward the left side as you...

Dunning is more toward the left side as you paddle toward the beautiful shallow white sand beach, up in and behind the trees as the carry trail begins. Not visible from the lake, but look for a...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-12-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,949
Posted By Wldrns
Montcalm, the double wide was not moved from its...

Montcalm, the double wide was not moved from its original location, but it had some major reconstruction done on it. Large dangerous trees to the rear were made safe.The island Lt was removed fro the...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 02-12-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,001
Posted By Wldrns
I heard a similar story with Camp Russell, which...

I heard a similar story with Camp Russell, which was also unfortunately for sale by the same BSA Council out of Utica [one council "official" was once heard to say: "those camps are way up in the...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-11-2020, 11:25 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,949
Posted By Wldrns
The island leanto on 8th lake was removed a...

The island leanto on 8th lake was removed a couple of years ago. Nearby on the west shore, the double wide leanto was completely (re)constructed by the Lean2Rescue crew. The "Dunning" leanto on the...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 02-02-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,006
Posted By Wldrns
We fought those for a long time, to no avail....

We fought those for a long time, to no avail. Can't win against big government even when it is only at the county level.

OTOH, the sound of multiple military aircraft overhead is the sound of...
Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 02-01-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 20,712
Posted By Wldrns
I stumbled upon a family of several fishers while...

I stumbled upon a family of several fishers while skiing in farmland woods along a creek near Boonville. They traveled from tree to tree to log like ghosts on the edge of my visual field. Lots of...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-29-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,006
Posted By Wldrns
You are using the wrong map to determine shortest...

You are using the wrong map to determine shortest distance. Flat Mercator maps are deceiving with distortion if you try to draw a straight line from NY to Europe. If you stretch a string on a round...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 01-25-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 913
Posted By Wldrns
Brian and Grace are dear friends of me and my...

Brian and Grace are dear friends of me and my wife. Brian was my paddling partner during the first Yukon 1000 mile canoe race. This sad announcement has been coming for several years, as Brian has...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 01-24-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 19,584
Posted By Wldrns
I have it here: ...

I have it here:
https://web.archive.org/web/20191009142746/http://docs.unh.edu/nhtopos/nhtopos.htm
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