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Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 01-22-2020, 10:17 AM
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Posted By Neil
The best gear is usually dependent on the...

The best gear is usually dependent on the conditions, which never seem to be the same from one day to the next. Years ago I went up it and down it in the dark in skinny waxless skis with no...
Forum: Trip Reports 01-07-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,101
Posted By Neil
Thanks! Took the marked trail all the way.

Thanks! Took the marked trail all the way.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-03-2020, 10:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 876
Posted By Neil
The outcrop known as Rong Peak is the one beside...

The outcrop known as Rong Peak is the one beside the trail just below the Wright Junction. It is a sub-summit of Wright.

The 4k sub-summit which is the subject of this thread is unofficially...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-03-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 876
Posted By Neil
Indeed, been there, done that. Definitely worth...

Indeed, been there, done that. Definitely worth the views.
I did it in 2011 as an add-on to an Iroquois bushwhack. Here are the pics.
...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 12-22-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,370
Posted By Neil
I did it by that route one winter although I was...

I did it by that route one winter although I was more over to the east and hit the ridge at around 1050 meters. 4 hours up in deep snow and 1 down in my tracks.

Recently I did E directly from...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 12-16-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,223
Posted By Neil
Back in Feb. of 2014 I did the 46 in 10 days. ...

Back in Feb. of 2014 I did the 46 in 10 days. You can see from my peak groupings how you might want to move peaks around to do it in X days. You will be 40. I was 59. I trained hard for 6 months...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-15-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,239
Posted By Neil
Agreed. But at least they are all trailed and...

Agreed. But at least they are all trailed and serve to concentrate impact. I began a slide climbing guide book only to abandon the project for the same reasons.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-15-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,239
Posted By Neil
Just photos would be fairly repetitious. Besides...

Just photos would be fairly repetitious. Besides what you suggest I think trail maps to each LT and perhaps several interesting hikes in the vicinity of each would be of great interest. Huge...
Forum: Trip Reports 12-15-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 583
Posted By Neil
There was once a big sign (in English and in...

There was once a big sign (in English and in French) on Gray that stated that the trail was closed. One week after I pointed it out to someone in the ADK Club that the sign was an excellent...
Forum: Trip Reports 12-15-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 583
Posted By Neil
There is a faint, gnarly and illegal path that...

There is a faint, gnarly and illegal path that leads from the top of Gray towards Marcy but I've never followed it for more than 5 minutes before bushwhacking north off of Gray. I have no idea how...
Forum: Trip Reports 12-15-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 583
Posted By Neil
Skylight (plus Marcy and Gray) on Friday the 13th.

Pictures (https://www.flickr.com/photos/82763775@N00/albums/72157712210818216)
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 12-12-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,223
Posted By Neil
You will need to begin your specific training in...

You will need to begin your specific training in January. 4 weeks to transition from whatever you do now and then 6 months of progressive work. I recommend, even in winter, hiking at least 2 days a...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 12-12-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,223
Posted By Neil
https://www.adkhighpeaks.com/forums/forum/hiking/a...

https://www.adkhighpeaks.com/forums/forum/hiking/adirondack-mountain-hiking/493588-supported-speed-round-record-attempt-later-this-year

The discussion in this thread relates to a speed record...
Forum: Trip Reports 12-10-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,101
Posted By Neil
It's a Marmot Baffin. Very warm indeed but...

It's a Marmot Baffin. Very warm indeed but sitting around at 0F with a wet base layer shirt I got chilly.


We were there on Saturday. Now with this thaw-freeze the trail will be rock solid. I...
Forum: Trip Reports 12-09-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,101
Posted By Neil
Algonquin never ceases to deliver.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/82763775@N00/albums/72157712138295658
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 11-20-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,175
Posted By Neil
With climate change are deer exposed to new...

With climate change are deer exposed to new parasites and diseases for which they haven't evolved resistance?

I see a lot of deer roadside near Jay and Keene. I see so many that when it's dark I...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-27-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,683
Posted By Neil
Great story Justin. We hiked into the LT Sat....

Great story Justin.
We hiked into the LT Sat. morning and quickly took off for LD Pond Mtn., T-Lake, Scotch Pond and White Birch peaks. A very full day it was with some extremely steep...
Forum: Trip Reports 10-22-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 917
Posted By Neil
Rocky Peak Ridge bushwhack from Rte 73.

This hike was inspired by Gregory Karl, who is an intrepid student of the wonders of the Adirondacks, as long as the wonders in question are off-trail. Greg posted a trip report on the forum many...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-21-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,283
Posted By Neil
You might want to take a look at this forum. ...

You might want to take a look at this forum.
https://www.wintertrekking.com/community/
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-16-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,683
Posted By Neil
T-Lake Lean-to?

I was planning on spending a couple of nights in the T-Lake Lean-to near Piseco Lake. October 25-26. What should I expect? Busy? Rowdy? Empty?

I plan on bringing alternative shelter but was...
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