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Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-05-2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,128
Posted By Trail Boss
I honestly can't recall any time in my life when...

I honestly can't recall any time in my life when I memorized *hundreds* of phone numbers!

There's a very specific line of work that demands nothing be written down and only committed to memory ......
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 12-04-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By Trail Boss
FWIW, the two front teeth of the Hillsound Trail...

FWIW, the two front teeth of the Hillsound Trail Crampon are slightly longer than its other teeth. Every little bit helps when you're ascending.


Front teeth: Trail Crampon vs Microspikes....
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 11-28-2017, 11:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,121
Posted By Trail Boss
Please let us know how it works out.

Please let us know how it works out.
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 11-28-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,121
Posted By Trail Boss
@Connecticut Yankee If you want to find the...

@Connecticut Yankee

If you want to find the owner, try this:
Contact Garmin and give them the GPS's serial number. Allow them to forward your email to the GPS's owner (if there's one on record)...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 11-27-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,121
Posted By Trail Boss
Hey, I want a part of this creative silliness: ...

Hey, I want a part of this creative silliness:

S'mores get on the map and glue it together into a sticky unusable mess.

Dog uses your GPS as a chew-toy.
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 11-27-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,121
Posted By Trail Boss
If this is a gift-giving idea, I suggest giving...

If this is a gift-giving idea, I suggest giving the skill and not just the tools: provide enrollment in a wilderness navigation course.

Having the 'older gentleman' learn how to navigate is more...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 11-20-2017, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By Trail Boss
You can see the extent of the new-growth forest...

You can see the extent of the new-growth forest in this satellite image:

https://caltopo.com/map.html#ll=44.12374,-73.78622&z=17&b=sat&a=mba

My guess is you could descend into the saddle,...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 11-15-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,705
Posted By Trail Boss
This whole "noise" angle is a bit of a red...

This whole "noise" angle is a bit of a red herring. The "no motorized equipment" regulation isn't exclusively about inappropriate decibels but equipment that doesn't jibe with the goals of a...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 11-15-2017, 04:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,705
Posted By Trail Boss
There you go. It doesn't bother you. However, it...

There you go. It doesn't bother you. However, it bothers others. Your choice of words "get all bent out of shape" suggests insensitivity to the views of others. It's like calling people who don't...
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 11-14-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,240
Posted By Trail Boss
I have both. It's still hard to beat AlpineQuest...

I have both. It's still hard to beat AlpineQuest for sheer speed and the ability to quickly layer multiple maps.

Locus Map only allows for one overlay layer whereas Alpinequest lets you stack many...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 11-13-2017, 11:22 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,192
Posted By Trail Boss
I imagine the graffiti was applied using...

I imagine the graffiti was applied using store-bought spray paint (Krylon, Rust-Oleum, etc) which is typically oil-based but can also be latex. In other words, fairly common stuff everyone uses...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 11-13-2017, 05:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,192
Posted By Trail Boss
Is it an eyesore? Sure. Is it illegal? Now that's...

Is it an eyesore? Sure. Is it illegal? Now that's the key question, isn't it?

If the rights they purchased didn't forbid using the tracks for storing railcars then they've simply exploited this...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 11-08-2017, 11:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,705
Posted By Trail Boss
mmaute, Justin, Nailed it! :thumbs: ...

mmaute, Justin,

Nailed it! :thumbs:

Contravenes both a DEC regulation and the spirit of a Wilderness zone.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 11-07-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By Trail Boss
Expect a veneer of ice in places so don't forget...

Expect a veneer of ice in places so don't forget your microspikes. Keep a close eye on Marcy's summit weather forecast, on Thursday, to avoid surprises:...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 11-06-2017, 10:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,705
Posted By Trail Boss
I can confirm that submitting a regulatory...

I can confirm that submitting a regulatory violation via the online form will get attention. I recently reported a violation involving the use of a drone within the HPWA (documented in a video). A...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 11-06-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,705
Posted By Trail Boss
Aircraft operate in FAA-controlled airspace which...

Aircraft operate in FAA-controlled airspace which isn't in the DEC's jurisdiction. However, what happens on the ground in the HPWA is in their jurisdiction. Which is why, in the HPWA, the general...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 11-05-2017, 09:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,705
Posted By Trail Boss
The title of this thread, "Motorized vehicles",...

The title of this thread, "Motorized vehicles", is misleading/incorrect. The DEC regulation forbids the operation of Motorized EQUIPMENT in the High Peaks Wilderness.


Regulation: 190.13.f.3.iv
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 11-02-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 701
Posted By Trail Boss
FWIW, GPS use/misuse is not responsible for...

FWIW, GPS use/misuse is not responsible for Google Map's inaccuracies or foot-dragging.

Delorme publishes the NYS Atlas & Gazetteer and also offers their maps in digital format (Delorme Street...
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 11-01-2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,240
Posted By Trail Boss
Not bad. This thread managed to stay on topic for...

Not bad. This thread managed to stay on topic for umpteen posts before it pivoted to the recurring holy war of "GPS vs map & compass".

FWIW, if it takes someone, using a navigation app, more than...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 11-01-2017, 12:45 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,128
Posted By Trail Boss
Who said anything about getting rid of maps and...

Who said anything about getting rid of maps and compasses? Not me.

Like all technological advances, there are pros and cons. My commentary was simply a rebuttal to your alleged cons. What I...
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