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Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 04-11-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By tgoodwin
That trail from Shattuck Clearing to Newcomb Lake...

That trail from Shattuck Clearing to Newcomb Lake and the one along the east side of the Cold River toward Duck Hole have not received much maintenance recently. Some have likened them to herd...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 04-10-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By tgoodwin
Yes, on weekends one can neither drive in nor use...

Yes, on weekends one can neither drive in nor use the trail. On weekdays, one must still park near the road, but the trail is open.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 04-10-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By tgoodwin
Owls head Mt. - Keene - Update

The landowners on the approach to Owls Head have apparently decided that last year's weekday only access was manageable and have decided to continue that policy this year.

We will continue to...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 04-07-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,516
Posted By tgoodwin
According to a post on another site (Adirondack...

According to a post on another site (Adirondack Almanack) the tailings pile is being used by local road crews and will actually slowly disappear. If the railroad were to start shipping a train a...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 01-22-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 107,040
Posted By tgoodwin
Yes, good old Woodsman's Fly Dope. When I was in...

Yes, good old Woodsman's Fly Dope. When I was in grade school, within a day or so of the end of school we were in Keene Valley in the height of black fly season with my father practically pouring...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-22-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 622
Posted By tgoodwin
Jay Mountain road is plowed to within 1/2 mile of...

Jay Mountain road is plowed to within 1/2 mile of the height of land or well beyond the current Jay Mt. trailhead.
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 01-10-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Posted By tgoodwin
I don't know of any reliable source for the...

I don't know of any reliable source for the thickness of the ice. That tour dropped out of the ADK Ski Touring guide because it was so rare that the ice was safe. At the time, I recommended calling...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 01-01-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By tgoodwin
In this cold, Toe-Heaters may be the only...

In this cold, Toe-Heaters may be the only solution for someone with chronically cold feet. That said, in my experience the Smart Wool socks are marginally better than Darn Tough. Don't know of any...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-12-2017, 08:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,198
Posted By tgoodwin
The lot was plowed in the early part of the...

The lot was plowed in the early part of the winter. I guess either the snow became too deep or there weren't enough people using it, so they just stopped plowing. Seems that with this promised $13...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 11-27-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 998
Posted By tgoodwin
Better conditions reporting

Over the years, many skiers came to rely on the ASTC/Jackrabbit Trail ski conditions page. In the transition to becoming the Bark Eater Trails Alliance (BETA) we apologize for letting that service...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 11-15-2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,223
Posted By tgoodwin
As I believe I have noted before, this infamous...

As I believe I have noted before, this infamous intersection was built in the early 1960s - well before the Olympics.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 11-13-2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,516
Posted By tgoodwin
Protect may have a case if Iowa Pacific accepts...

Protect may have a case if Iowa Pacific accepts so many cars for storage that they have to block the main line. They are close to that limit now. The forest preserve was taken by the Feds for the...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-24-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 433
Posted By tgoodwin
Found: Nike sneakers

Found hanging from the Fish Hawk Cliffs sign on the Elk Pass trail, a pair of "Dual Fusion" Nike sneakers - size 7.5, black with purple trim. Will be left at the AMR Gate House, or PM me and I will...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-18-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,329
Posted By tgoodwin
The two campsites on that trail are below the...

The two campsites on that trail are below the lean-to. When the lean-to was being moved, an initial plan was to have a campsite across the trail from the former lean-to site. That campsite was...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 10-17-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,962
Posted By tgoodwin
Tha canister on Iroquois may have been removed...

Tha canister on Iroquois may have been removed when, at the request of Ed Ketchledge I believe, a bypass trail was constructed around the bog located not far from the Algonquin trail. When I first...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-16-2017, 07:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 915
Posted By tgoodwin
I have tried all of the above suggestions...

I have tried all of the above suggestions already. Yes, probably the number of requested changes has increased since 2014, or because it was in such a "civilized area" your change got more...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-15-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 915
Posted By tgoodwin
Angry Google Map Driving Directions Problems

A few years ago, there was a post on one of these forums titled "All Online Maps Suck". And when it comes to the driving directions associated with a Google Map search for destinations such as...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-11-2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,535
Posted By tgoodwin
I will first of all weigh in with my opposition...

I will first of all weigh in with my opposition to handing out maps at trailheads. One there is the perception that such maps area available, any incentive to plan ahead will disappear.

I do like...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-11-2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,535
Posted By tgoodwin
Answering some of AP's specific questions: ...

Answering some of AP's specific questions:

The Pitchoff approach did use ski trails rather than the road as had been stated in the original DEC press release. Apparently the DEC learned that,...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-06-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,535
Posted By tgoodwin
I walked the route yesterday with a wheel and...

I walked the route yesterday with a wheel and came out only 0.1 mi. longer than the posted 4.3 mi., so no problem there. As for TB's map, there is now a new piece of trail that has been cut just off...
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