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Old 09-24-2018, 10:31 AM   #1
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Boreas Ponds Revisit

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Enjoyed a very fun return trip to Boreas Ponds this weekend with my good
buddies Russ, Bill, Jeff, & Bella. Bill (along with Bella) & I arrived early, and
prepared our canoes for the 3.5 mile portage along the rest of the road.




We would be meeting up with Russ & Jeff a little later in the day, and we
made pretty good time along the road arriving at LeBier Flow in just under
50 minutes.







New gravel walkways have been installed at the put-in & take-out at LeBier
Flow, but we opted to stick to the road rather than unload & reload everything.






15 minutes later we arrived at Boreas Ponds & headed out across the water
towards the amazing views of the high peaks.












After exploring around the ponds a bit, we noticed that people have been
busy improvising numerous campsites, some of which were right along the road, and right on the shore.













So far nothing is offically designated, but there is a new thunderbox behind
the clearing where the lodge once stood.




We opted to camp at a site that we found a couple years ago near the
remains of an old camp. Obviously others have been using the site also,
as the pile of split wood was not there on our last visit.




I was happy to see that the old woodstove is still there, along with some of
the old artifacts from the old camp.





We met up with Russ & Jeff in the early afternoon, and enjoyed the rest of the
day at camp with some cold beers & good conversation, until the sun began
to set. So I took the canoe out for another spin to snap some photos of one
of the most gorgeous sunsets I've ever witnessed! What colors! No filter was needed.













What a great trip!
On Sunday I counted 11 different paddle crafts out on the water, and 2 cars
parked at the dam, which was a little disheartening. One of which was an older
group that got out of the car to enjoy the view from the dam, only to leave 10 minutes later.
After saying hello to the Ranger who showed up as we were packing up,
we made our way down the road back to our vehicles & concluded a fantastic
weekend outing.

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Old 09-24-2018, 11:59 AM   #2
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Maybe it is my browser, but all of your pictures are little x-boxes. Boo Hoo, I've seen some of your other work, and you know how to use a camera!

Is there a difference between a pit privy and a "thunderbox?" There is a handicapped privey at one site in the MRP that is open air, is this the distinction, or is it just another name?
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Old 09-24-2018, 12:11 PM   #3
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Darn, sorry about the photos. They are showing fine on my iphone & my PC even when I’m not logged in. Not sure why that is, I did the same pain in the ass process that I’ve always done in the past. Oh well. I posted a few photos on Facebook as well. Much easier to do over there with less hassle.
Not sure of the difference but a thunderbox is just a small square poop box without any walls, roof, or doors.
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Old 09-24-2018, 12:25 PM   #4
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I don't see the images either.

The images are posted on Google Drive. I think the URLs may be failing (i.e. images are not displaying) because they ask for authentication.

If I try to view this photo, it asks me to identify myself first: Sample photo


Justin is already logged into his Google account so the images display for him.
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Old 09-24-2018, 02:15 PM   #5
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Thanks Taras, I guess google must have changed something since the last time I’ve shared photos on this website. Bummer. Looks like I wasted an hour and a half this morning emailing myself photos just so that I can upload them to my google photos so I can then copy & paste the URL image addresses here in order to share them on this website. I will see if I can fix it when I get home later, or just delete the thread all together. If anyone has any other suggestions I’m all ears. Geez what a hassle just to share a few photos!

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Old 09-24-2018, 02:54 PM   #6
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Not sure of the difference but a thunderbox is just a small square poop box without any walls, roof, or doors.
This sounds like the handicapped box, but that has rails on the sides and back to facilitate someone exiting a wheelchair or scooter after they push the lid up. I'm used to the old "mountain phone booth" design. From watching the MRP box, which is starting to age, it appears that the porcupines don't have any preference, they'll chew either!
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Old 09-24-2018, 06:05 PM   #7
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I tried to fix the photos & added a link to the photo album.
Hopefully you can see them now, please let me know, thanks.
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Old 09-24-2018, 06:10 PM   #8
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Looks good man!
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Old 09-24-2018, 06:37 PM   #9
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Could see the photos before logging in, thankfully they're still there after logging in. No harm in seeing those more than once. Spectacular. Thanks.
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Old 09-24-2018, 07:00 PM   #10
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Saw all the photos thanks,
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Old 09-24-2018, 07:07 PM   #12
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Ha...thanks guys!
Funny how posting a giphy is easier than posting a photo.
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Old 09-24-2018, 10:12 PM   #13
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Geez what a hassle just to share a few photos!
PEBKAC?



Glad to see you cleared up the permissions problem. Gorgeous sunset shots!


For future reference, just make sure the photos you upload to the cloud (Imgur, Google Drive, Flickr, MS OneDrive, Dropbox, etc) are visible to the public. Otherwise, no dice for everyone but you.


Took me a few seconds to post this pic. Easy peasy.

Boreas Ponds from North River Range.
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Old 09-25-2018, 12:33 AM   #14
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Another great trip report, and another batch of amazing photos. I've been thinking about Boreas Ponds for a while, now it's on my list for sure.
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Old 09-25-2018, 07:55 AM   #15
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Haha...perhaps. I haven’t even turned on my desktop in a while, let alone upload photos to Google. All of the photos above were taken with my iPhone, and I get spoiled with its ease of sharing photos on facebook, or sending via text or email. Just tap & post. None of this uploading, make sure it’s public, right click, left click copy URL address, go back to adkforum, click insert image, paste, preview to make sure it worked, oopse I accidentally deleted one of the [IMG] brackets while editing the caption, ok I think I fixed it nonsense. Not to mention I’m a computer idiot.

I wonder if posting photos here is any easier with the Tap-Talk app...?

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Old 09-25-2018, 08:52 AM   #16
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All those unofficial camp sites created by idiots make me sad. Especially the one in the woods that looks like it tried to spread and the one with the fire against the large boulder.
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All those unofficial camp sites created by idiots make me sad. Especially the one in the woods that looks like it tried to spread and the one with the fire against the large boulder.
Same here. The one in the woods is near the dam just behind the knoll to the right of the dam. The one with the large boulder is on Third Pond right side, and had lots of cut trees which were used for a makeshift table bench, which you can barely see in the photo. I have a close-up photo of the table as well but did not upload that one to google. At least our site was once an obvious old campsite, However I did notice someone had cut several branches along the shore in order to clear a landing spot, was not us.
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The pictures are great, especially the sunset ones. Thank you for taking the time to post them.
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Same here. The one in the woods is near the dam just behind the knoll to the right of the dam. The one with the large boulder is on Third Pond right side, and had lots of cut trees which were used for a makeshift table bench, which you can barely see in the photo. I have a close-up photo of the table as well but did not upload that one to google. At least our site was once an obvious old campsite, However I did notice someone had cut several branches along the shore in order to clear a landing spot, was not us.
Agreed- sad to see the area is already being mistreated. Wish the state could put a human in there to be sure this kind of thing does not happen, but fat chance at that. So much for LNT. Hopefully once they establish designated campsites (I see several on the UMP map) this will cut down on the idiots' exploits and limit the damage to a few spots.
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Justin, I can see the photos now; did you re post them, or just fix it some other way?
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