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Old 09-27-2019, 07:32 PM   #1
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Cooper Kiln Leanto.

Quick question. Wood floor or dirt floor?

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Old 09-27-2019, 08:51 PM   #2
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Wood, and a very, very cold place on a windy winter day.
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Old 09-27-2019, 09:32 PM   #3
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Thanks. No cold winter nights, maybe just an overnight next week.
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Old 09-27-2019, 09:34 PM   #4
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the lean-to sits about 20 feet from the edge of the pond. Small fire ring is almost on the edge of the pond. The lean-to adopter appears to visit the area frequently & tries to keep things fairly neat & tidy.
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Old 09-27-2019, 10:35 PM   #5
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It's (edit) one of the highest elevation lean-tos in the Adirondacks, so expect that any night there will be noticeably colder than the forecast might indicate. Like Woodly and kwc also mention, it's super close to the water and accordingly very exposed to the wind.

EDIT: For some reason I thought it was the highest, but I double checked and Slant Rock, Feldspar, and Uphill are all just a tad bit higher. You'll still want to expect a chilly night at Cooper Kiln nonetheless.

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Old 09-27-2019, 10:55 PM   #6
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Often one can wade across the pond, which ain't much of a pond, without getting their hips wet. Its rock solid come freeze up. And did I mention cold and windy
Nice trail in from near the Whiteface Road. The other trail up from Blow Street [old locals called it that] is a long uphill walk but at the turn around [you'll see it, the trail was a jeep road long time ago] the new [a few years old]slide isn't far off on your right and is very cool to examine and affords nice views.

Blow St=Wilmington Dump Road=BonnieView Road.

The 'Bonnieview' was from the old and gone[business wise] Bonnieview Inn and Cottages and golf course.
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Old 09-28-2019, 12:19 AM   #7
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If you hear a creepy intermittent tapping during the night, it's the loose thermometer that's nailed to the side catching the wind. First lean-to I ever spent the night in and still one of my favorites. If you are lucky, the kettle will be completely filled with fog when you wake up.
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Old 09-28-2019, 08:03 PM   #8
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Thanks for the great information. If things work out I'll post a photo of the "kettle fog"
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