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Forum: Forum News and Discussion 02-26-2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By DSettahr
Posting via a web browser, not Taptalk. ...

Posting via a web browser, not Taptalk.

EDIT: It just happened again, when I submitted this post.
Forum: Forum News and Discussion 02-26-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 267
Posted By DSettahr
I'm still getting some database errors. ...

I'm still getting some database errors. Sometimes when I post, I get the "Database Error" page, but then when I re-fresh the page I see my post was successful.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 02-26-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 314
Posted By DSettahr
I agree with this 100%, especially since by...

I agree with this 100%, especially since by calling the DEC directly you'll usually get more professional and better equipped resources headed in your direction more quickly. The one caveat I would...
Forum: Other Places 02-26-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 90
Posted By DSettahr
One other tid-bit I forgot to mention: You can...

One other tid-bit I forgot to mention: You can get free visitor-use maps for each state forest sent to you in the mail by contacting that state forest's headquarters office. The maps show the...
Forum: Other Places 02-26-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 90
Posted By DSettahr
Oh, also, if you're into patches, check out the...

Oh, also, if you're into patches, check out the State Forest Trails Award (https://www.kta-hike.org/hiking-awards.html), which is co-sponsored by the Keystone Trails Association and DCNR. To earn...
Forum: Other Places 02-26-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 90
Posted By DSettahr
Most important things to be aware of off the bat:...

Most important things to be aware of off the bat:

PA has a seasonal fire ban every spring, from March 1 through May 25. The ban applies to all State Forest Lands under the jurisdiction of DCNR-...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-18-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By DSettahr
Given the ease of access, I would be surprised if...

Given the ease of access, I would be surprised if there weren't any thunderboxes at any of the sites at all. But I honestly don't know.

With that being said, good luck finding them under the...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-16-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By DSettahr
I believe it is usually plowed. I parked there...

I believe it is usually plowed. I parked there when I did a winter overnight at the lean-to a few years ago.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-14-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By DSettahr
Right. My point is that there already were...

Right. My point is that there already were public hearings and a public comment period for the proposed regulation changes- it was one of the topics covered under the public hearings for the UMP...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-14-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,919
Posted By DSettahr
I've found that I've had a lot of success with...

I've found that I've had a lot of success with this and other similar situations by both inviting the group to share the shelter and laying down the law in the same breath. I address them directly-...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-14-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By DSettahr
Whoops, sorry for the typo in the title. Should...

Whoops, sorry for the typo in the title. Should read "Changes," not "Changing."
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-14-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,919
Posted By DSettahr
On the occasional time it has happened, I've felt...

On the occasional time it has happened, I've felt sort of bad moving in a lean-to with a couple that was obviously expecting to have it to themselves. I sort of get it, they probably weren't...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-14-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By DSettahr
Changes to High Peaks Zoning and Regulations delayed until 2021

This was posted to reddit earlier today: https://www.adk.org/changes-to-high-peaks-regulations-coming-in-2020/

Sounds like the expanded bear canister regulation, as well as the requirement to...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-13-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By DSettahr
@matt4um: The single best bit of information that...

@matt4um: The single best bit of information that you can provide that will help us to help you is some knowledge of your prior experience with winter camping. Are you new to winter backpacking and...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-11-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,919
Posted By DSettahr
@Lucky13 - do you know what the condition of the...

@Lucky13 - do you know what the condition of the trail is between the north shore of Eighth Lake and Bug Lake? I'm sort of assuming it's a snowmobile trail and is probably less than ideal for hiking...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-11-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By DSettahr
Well, apparently my reading comprehension skills...

Well, apparently my reading comprehension skills are failing me. I blame the lower case "m" in "May." :) (In reality it was probably posting after a long day at work.)

Depending on when in...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-10-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By DSettahr
There's no established tent sites (designated or...

There's no established tent sites (designated or otherwise) anywhere near the lean-to. You might see an old fire pit or two down near the shore of the marsh, but this would be an illegal spot to...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-08-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,919
Posted By DSettahr
Maybe I'll start/end on the other side (near...

Maybe I'll start/end on the other side (near Brown's Tract) so that I can take advantage of some cold draft beer in the middle of the trip...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 02-07-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 807
Posted By DSettahr
Yeah, Norway maples can be super invasive in the...

Yeah, Norway maples can be super invasive in the right conditions- it's a big problem downstate and on Long Island. I believe they are no longer legal to sell at tree nurseries in New York State,...
Forum: Northville Placid Trail 02-05-2020, 01:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 934
Posted By DSettahr
I can definitely empathize with the struggles...

I can definitely empathize with the struggles faced by this group. I believe that the 4 mentioned in the article as having section hiked the NPT in winter are my friends and I- over 2 consecutive...
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