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Forum: General Adirondack Discussion Yesterday, 11:26 AM
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Posted By DSettahr
That's the site. The unfortunate reality is that...

That's the site. The unfortunate reality is that there is often a delay (sometimes a fairly lengthy delay) between when a site might be officially "designated" and when someone actually gets around...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-17-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By DSettahr
Off the top of my head: as per the Hoffman Notch...

Off the top of my head: as per the Hoffman Notch Wilderness Area UMP, there's a designated tent site at Big Pond, and another designated tent site at (if my memory is correct) Bailey Pond.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-16-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 832
Posted By DSettahr
In my experience doing steward-related work: if...

In my experience doing steward-related work: if it's still relatively early in the day and there's plenty of time for someone to rectify the shortcomings in their preparedness (go get a map,...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-16-2020, 12:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By DSettahr
If you're going based on the listings of...

If you're going based on the listings of designated tent sites in each unit from the web pages for those units on the DEC website- those lists were compiled from the DEC's infamous inventory of...
Forum: Trip Reports 01-13-2020, 11:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By DSettahr
There is one designated tent site at Preston...

There is one designated tent site at Preston Ponds, located on the southeast end of Upper Pond, just off the trail from Henderson Lake. If hiking towards Duck Hole, you'll see Preston Ponds first...
Forum: Trip Reports 01-13-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By DSettahr
There's currently 3 designated tent sites, all on...

There's currently 3 designated tent sites, all on the south end of the lake. They're OK- all of them are set back off the water some distance, and as Sinite mentions there's some minor drainage...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-13-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 832
Posted By DSettahr
FWIW, while I've no doubt that the shuttle buses...

FWIW, while I've no doubt that the shuttle buses in parks like Glacier and Zion are heavily subsidized, those parks do also have access fees that I'm sure cover at least part of the costs.

I do...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 01-13-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 608
Posted By DSettahr
That is strange and interesting. Glad to hear it...

That is strange and interesting. Glad to hear it wasn't a complete fabrication of faulty memory even if I had the details wrong.

FWIW, I'm almost positive that it wasn't Carson's book that I read...
Forum: Trip Reports 01-12-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By DSettahr
Nice video. It's funny that you talk about...

Nice video.

It's funny that you talk about soil compaction in the campsites. My master's thesis work was in monitoring of impacts at backcountry sites. One of the things that I did was time...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-12-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,254
Posted By DSettahr
Most of that album isn't the Pine Point trail,...

Most of that album isn't the Pine Point trail, but rather the broader Cold River Loop accessed from Coreys. It's definitely a trip worth doing if you ever get the chance- about a 30 mile itinerary...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 01-12-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 608
Posted By DSettahr
This is super interesting. Kudos for you for...

This is super interesting. Kudos for you for compiling all of this information, and for also completing a rather "unique" challenge that I doubt anyone else is likely to similarly accomplish.

I...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 01-12-2020, 12:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By DSettahr
Odds are pretty good the ice will be out by then....

Odds are pretty good the ice will be out by then. Whether the access road to the launch is open by then will be a bit more iffy (assuming it actually is seasonal, I don't know 100% for sure on this).
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-11-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,254
Posted By DSettahr
I stumbled across this thread while looking for...

I stumbled across this thread while looking for something else- and thought I'd provide an update.

Time definitely flies. This past September (more than 5 years after I'd originally made this...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 01-11-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 608
Posted By DSettahr
Dix and South Dix are named for the same person.

Dix and South Dix are named for the same person.
Forum: Other Places 01-11-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 168
Posted By DSettahr
Looks like a neat area. It's on State Game...

Looks like a neat area. It's on State Game Lands? Would make a potentially interesting backpacking destination otherwise...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 01-11-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By DSettahr
I would agree that this is probably the shortest...

I would agree that this is probably the shortest way to Clamshell. I think the last stretch of the road to the hand launch on Hoel is seasonal though- so depending on the timing of your trip,...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-03-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 822
Posted By DSettahr
This is funny. Upon seeing hikingandwildex's...

This is funny. Upon seeing hikingandwildex's post, I was sorely tempted to make a snide remark about the lack of originality in naming this peak (even if unofficially) "West Wright Peak," and was...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 12-31-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By DSettahr
I haven't been up there recently myself- but with...

I haven't been up there recently myself- but with all of the recent fluctuations in temperatures, I would expect to encounter a decent amount of ice on any High Peak, at least until more snowfall has...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 12-30-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By DSettahr
Looking at the Clinton County tax maps...

Looking at the Clinton County tax maps (https://clinco.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html), the lake is surrounded by large parcels of state land. This would seem to preclude any chance...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 12-29-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,488
Posted By DSettahr
Somewhat tangentially related- given that...

Somewhat tangentially related- given that scouring is a natural process and nearly all Adirondack rivers are subjected to it at least occasionally:

In some (rare) instances, entire ecosystems have...
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