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Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks Yesterday, 08:55 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By stripperguy
D, A trip up the Boreas to Boreas Ponds would...

D,
A trip up the Boreas to Boreas Ponds would be roughly 7.5 miles, with a gain of 260 ft or so...
That works out to be around 36 ft/mile average. Maybe going downstream with spring flows, but...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks Yesterday, 12:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,689
Posted By stripperguy
I was reviewing old photos and TR's the other...

I was reviewing old photos and TR's the other day, since the possibility of new trips is so uncertain...

I updated the obsolete link in post #12 and will also put it here:
...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 03-05-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,803
Posted By stripperguy
Wow, it's been 12 years since I paddled Squaw and...

Wow, it's been 12 years since I paddled Squaw and Indian...
Squaw shores were thick, other than the campsite near the trail, no evidence of any other camping activity (I circumnavigated the entire...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 03-04-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,803
Posted By stripperguy
I once stumbled upon a boomalum boat stashed on...

I once stumbled upon a boomalum boat stashed on the shores of Squaw Lake.
What struck me as odd was that the boat was at the far Western shore, on that little tongue (mini peninsula?).
There are no...
Forum: Forum News and Discussion 03-02-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,127
Posted By stripperguy
If you work your way back in the member list,...

If you work your way back in the member list, you'll see this all started (or seems to have) on 10-19-2019

It's not up to me, but if it were, I would delete every one of those new members and...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 02-27-2020, 11:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 634
Posted By stripperguy
Oak Mountain

I had a chance to ski Oak the other week, first time I've been back there since 1988!!

While the facilities have changed with the new lodge, 4 person chairlift, snowmaking, the vibe is just the...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 02-27-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,634
Posted By stripperguy
Uhmmmm, what would you call "some portaging"? ...

Uhmmmm, what would you call "some portaging"?

I suppose a water route exists, sort of...

Limekiln Lake to Limekiln Creek to the Moose, then upstream on the Moose to the Indian, up the Indian to...
Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 02-02-2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 20,809
Posted By stripperguy
We have fishers at my daughters house here in...

We have fishers at my daughters house here in Colonie (near Albany, NY)
Our backyard is 30 acres or so adjoining Pine Bush Preserve lands.
Neighbors have lost over 30 hens to them in the course of...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 01-31-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,189
Posted By stripperguy
1. Stillwater is big, as are the waves on most...

1. Stillwater is big, as are the waves on most days. Plan an extra day in case you get windbound. Lots of cool stuff in the Five Ponds wilderness, but you said just one carry...
I've been a handful...
Forum: "By the Fireside" 01-12-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,542
Posted By stripperguy
How about a quick phone call to authorities...

How about a quick phone call to authorities before leaving the drop off?
That may not have prevented the leap, but at least shortened the time before a rescue
Forum: "By the Fireside" 01-09-2020, 10:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,542
Posted By stripperguy
That particular individual had a history of...

That particular individual had a history of mental health issues, and did admit to trying to harm himself, this was no accident.
A person with enough determination will do themselves in...

The...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 11-15-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 971
Posted By stripperguy
I have several pairs of traction aiding slip ons ...

I have several pairs of traction aiding slip ons left by some of my former tenants
They are like a mini rubber overshoe with many embedded metal spikes
Don’t know the brand names but they work...
Forum: Trip Reports 11-08-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,080
Posted By stripperguy
I was lucky to have this one last trip with...

I was lucky to have this one last trip with hickoryskier (Dave)

He was my paddling, skiing, biking, hiking, camping buddy for over 40 years. We worked together on and off for 35 of those years....
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 10-20-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,826
Posted By stripperguy
Tioga Point on Raquette lake is a state...

Tioga Point on Raquette lake is a state campground with many reservable lean tos
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-17-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,820
Posted By stripperguy
Condolences to Judi and family Keith helped me...

Condolences to Judi and family
Keith helped me out numerous times with his lifetime of experiences
Very sorry to hear this
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-16-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,290
Posted By stripperguy
My nephew was married and had the reception at...

My nephew was married and had the reception at the Whiteface Lodge in November 2015.
It was extremely well catered and presented...no idea what the budget was.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-07-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,781
Posted By stripperguy
Exactly!! Many modern sailplanes have glide...

Exactly!! Many modern sailplanes have glide ratios around 45:1.
What's the distance from Marshall to the nearest landing zone? Placid airport is 10 miles, Lake Clear airport is 20 miles.
Dropping...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-07-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,781
Posted By stripperguy
I would hope that's an experienced, accomplished...

I would hope that's an experienced, accomplished pilot.
Unless they can find some upward moving thermals, those sailplanes lose elevation for every foot forward. Modern sailplanes have impressive...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 10-03-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,110
Posted By stripperguy
Rich, I have had that same cart for over 20...

Rich,
I have had that same cart for over 20 years, it performs great over rough ADK terrain.
I wheeled my solo into Cedar Lakes about 5 miles with it, no problems.
I have been recommending this...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-30-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,276
Posted By stripperguy
When in November? It might make a huge...

When in November? It might make a huge difference.
Here's a look at a paddle to Wolf Pond (Blue Ridge Rd, near the Boreas) in late November. Similar elevations, but LTL is farther north yet...Oh,...
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