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Forum: General Adirondack Discussion Yesterday, 11:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 892
Posted By Wldrns
When I paddled the Yukon 1000 mile race a few...

When I paddled the Yukon 1000 mile race a few years ago, we did not carry a sat phone on board, but I rented one for my wife and her friend, for safety of our pit crew on their way to the finish line...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks Yesterday, 11:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,023
Posted By Wldrns
When I saw the notice a week or so ago that two...

When I saw the notice a week or so ago that two rangers were being sent south, I figured it was only a matter of time before one or both came down with the virus. And possibly brought it back north.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-30-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 892
Posted By Wldrns
I had a tracfone for several years. When I first...

I had a tracfone for several years. When I first got it, I knew from research that Verizon had the most consistently available signal in the Adirondacks.

At the time, when you signed up for...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 03-29-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,023
Posted By Wldrns
As of last night, Lewis County (my home county)...

As of last night, Lewis County (my home county) was one of only three counties in NYS to have zero cases so far. Just now I looked and found that it is showing two cases for the first time. I fear...
Forum: Forum News and Discussion 03-22-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,091
Posted By Wldrns
DS, I have noticed the same problem. It is...

DS, I have noticed the same problem. It is annoying to have posts that I do not have an interest in opening always appearing until I open, read, and close every one.
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 03-05-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,033
Posted By Wldrns
My dad had a camp on Lake Ontario since the...

My dad had a camp on Lake Ontario since the 1960's. The bottom bedrock there was mostly limestone, either smooth flat and/or broken in chunks. The water was always very much on the cloudy side at...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 03-05-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,778
Posted By Wldrns
Was it beached on the shore near the leanto on...

Was it beached on the shore near the leanto on the trail to Preston Pond? Could have been from someone hiking the trail toward Duck Hole, or, there has been lean2Rescue work in that direction at...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-04-2020, 12:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,822
Posted By Wldrns
Reminds me of the crash site of TWA Flight 260,...

Reminds me of the crash site of TWA Flight 260, which crashed near the crest of Sandia Peak, NM in 1955, killing all. I was certifying as an accident investigator at the Air Force Aircraft Accident...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 03-03-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,613
Posted By Wldrns
No, not at all, not anymore than any other...

No, not at all, not anymore than any other similar small lake. Balsam Lake, however, was quite heavily weed choked at the time in July with a soft mucky bottom and I can imagine that at times...
Forum: Forum News and Discussion 03-02-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,091
Posted By Wldrns
My reply post on the Limekiln thread kept saying...

My reply post on the Limekiln thread kept saying that I had a duplicate post, yet nothing was there at all when I then checked. Just a little while ago I saw that I indeed did have many multiple...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 03-02-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,613
Posted By Wldrns
Yes, and they are known to patrol their borders....

Yes, and they are known to patrol their borders. Especially after a couple of arson incidents a few years ago. ALC property exists northwest of North Lake, on a line from of Canachagala Mountain and...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 02-29-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,822
Posted By Wldrns
A few years ago, DEC thought it was being smart...

A few years ago, DEC thought it was being smart and moved dispatch operations to Albany and hired new reception agents to answer the phones. A few times of being told something like persons thought...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 02-29-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,778
Posted By Wldrns
one technicality with using a found woods boat is...

one technicality with using a found woods boat is you will never find a proper PFD with them. The law requires a serviceable PFD for each person in a boat. You could be fined if caught without one...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 02-28-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,613
Posted By Wldrns
I did it the other way, sort of, a few years ago...

I did it the other way, sort of, a few years ago with a Hornbeck, making my way 185 miles from Boonville to Plattsburgh.

From North Lake, I bushwhacked on a ghost trail toward Horn Lake, then...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 02-26-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,822
Posted By Wldrns
Calling 911 is great for general emergencies, and...

Calling 911 is great for general emergencies, and can never be said to be the wrong response. However, you ask about being lost in the wilderness. The NY DEC Forest Rangers would normally end up with...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-12-2020, 10:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,999
Posted By Wldrns
Dunning is more toward the left side as you...

Dunning is more toward the left side as you paddle toward the beautiful shallow white sand beach, up in and behind the trees as the carry trail begins. Not visible from the lake, but look for a...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-12-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,999
Posted By Wldrns
Montcalm, the double wide was not moved from its...

Montcalm, the double wide was not moved from its original location, but it had some major reconstruction done on it. Large dangerous trees to the rear were made safe.The island Lt was removed fro the...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 02-12-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,018
Posted By Wldrns
I heard a similar story with Camp Russell, which...

I heard a similar story with Camp Russell, which was also unfortunately for sale by the same BSA Council out of Utica [one council "official" was once heard to say: "those camps are way up in the...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-11-2020, 11:25 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,999
Posted By Wldrns
The island leanto on 8th lake was removed a...

The island leanto on 8th lake was removed a couple of years ago. Nearby on the west shore, the double wide leanto was completely (re)constructed by the Lean2Rescue crew. The "Dunning" leanto on the...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 02-02-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,017
Posted By Wldrns
We fought those for a long time, to no avail....

We fought those for a long time, to no avail. Can't win against big government even when it is only at the county level.

OTOH, the sound of multiple military aircraft overhead is the sound of...
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