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Old 08-23-2012, 07:39 PM   #1
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Dirt/road/trail touring

First, I'm glad there is now a biking forum here.
Second, here is a link to a report about touring in the ADKs:

http://www.bikepacking.net/triprepor...ny-adirondaks/

Third, I'm consider a trip to the ADKs this September, if anyone has any suggestions for single track suitable for touring or otherwise, I'm all ears.

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Old 08-24-2012, 03:49 PM   #2
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Moose River Plains, Black River Wild Forest, Perkins Clearing area (you can get creative here and wind up in Hope Falls without riding on maintained pvement) .. there's a bunch of stuff that hasn't even been thought of...
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Old 08-26-2012, 11:01 AM   #3
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Also further south in Warren County, lots of big Wild Forest areas criss crossed by numerous old roads.
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:12 AM   #4
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Anyone know how the road into Santanoni Great Camp is for biking? Would a hybrid bike handle it OK? I haven't been there in a few years, and the last couple times I went were in the winter. Thanks for any info.
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Old 08-27-2012, 12:36 PM   #5
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That road could almost be ridden with a skinny tired road bike. Nearly anything with a tire wider than 25 should work just fine...
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Old 08-27-2012, 02:24 PM   #6
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Anyone know how the road into Santanoni Great Camp is for biking?
...Fun!

Biking along the road to Camp Santanoni:
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Old 08-27-2012, 03:52 PM   #7
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Thanks. I have some friends that want to try it. Should be a hoot since I don't think their bikes ever get out of the garage. Justin, I definitely won't be riding with a pack that big on.
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:46 PM   #8
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Justin, I definitely won't be riding with a pack that big on.
Neither will I again.
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:04 PM   #9
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Moose river plains is beautiful in September, but I would still have to say the Adirondack High Peaks for fall foilage is tough to beat. Looking to do a weekend ride as soon as my panniers get here from Ortlieb. (EBAY DEALS)

Try the moose river trail southwest of Old Forge for scenic beauty as well, tons of trails from Inlet, Fern Park all the way to Old forge. Watch out for the black bears this year, seem to be more then usual. Make sure if you go; take South Shore road from Inlet to Old Forge, Rt. 28 can be heavy with traffic this time of year, besides South Shore Rd. is a much better ride.
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:28 PM   #10
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Trip Report Link

Thanks for the suggested areas. Perkins clearing was an area I wasn't aware of... I checked the map and it didn't fit into my plans... maybe next time.

Before traveling, I caught wind of the activity to convert the old RR grade from Old Forge to Placid to a multi-use trail. I support that effort.

I normally plan my routes by using the USGS maps as basis for what is availlable.... in the ADKs case, I also overlay the land use classes data from the park agency to ensure a route that avoids wilderness areas. The roads through private land are sometimes a wildcard... and in this trip, I ended up utilizing the railroad rightaway to avoid some posted land, and in another case had to make a paved road detour. No big deal in either case.

A trip report with linked Google Map is here:
http://www.bikepacking.net/triprepor...ondacks-again/

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Old 10-08-2012, 08:31 AM   #11
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Awesome photos JHL!
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