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reindeergirl 10-05-2007 08:10 AM

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Originally Posted by redhawk (Post 2308)
Guess I'm the old fart here! 62 Years old on the 15th.

No worries. 62 is the new 42. Or 32. Or something like that. Which makes my 49 the new 29. Wait - do I really want to be 29 again? I think not.:confused:

reindeergirl 10-05-2007 08:24 AM

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Originally Posted by redhawk (Post 78164)
Welcome

For that welcome (for which I thank you very much), a gift to you, the view from my living room window (a mile out, we are new to this place, and it's a priority for me to paddle out there):

http://lighthouse.cc/egg/history.html

Not the mountains, just a little mountain in the sea, our little Mt. Olympus. I hope you enjoy the view.:)

redhawk 10-05-2007 08:58 AM

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Originally Posted by reindeergirl (Post 78578)
For that welcome (for which I thank you very much), a gift to you, the view from my living room window (a mile out, we are new to this place, and it's a priority for me to paddle out there):

http://lighthouse.cc/egg/history.html

Not the mountains, just a little mountain in the sea, our little Mt. Olympus. I hope you enjoy the view.:)

Nice view. I lived for a while along the Eastern Shore. Always loved the views, but never cared to spend time on the beach.

There is a place in Connecticut where I could walk in through a sassafras forest into a meadow and sleep under the stars, looking up into the sky and seeing them clearly. Just over a little rise the waves would be breaking on a beach and I could smell the salt air. I would often wake up in the morning with a whitetail or two grazing nearby. It was the last bit of undeveloped oceanfront in New England, other then some places along the Maine coast.

reindeergirl 10-05-2007 03:38 PM

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Originally Posted by redhawk (Post 78583)
Nice view. I lived for a while along the Eastern Shore. Always loved the views, but never cared to spend time on the beach.

There is a place in Connecticut where I could walk in through a sassafras forest into a meadow and sleep under the stars, looking up into the sky and seeing them clearly. Just over a little rise the waves would be breaking on a beach and I could smell the salt air. I would often wake up in the morning with a whitetail or two grazing nearby. It was the last bit of undeveloped oceanfront in New England, other then some places along the Maine coast.

Toward the NY end of Connecticut near, say, Greenwich? Babcock Preserve?

CT Tripper 10-12-2007 05:37 PM

Introduction New member
 
Hello All, I’m Jim from Northern CT. I’m married and have a son who just turned 13. I’ve been canoeing and backpacking since I was 18 (about 30years). Now adays more paddling / portaging than backpacking.
I bought my first canoe in 1982 an Old town Tripper and I am still using it for tripping hunting, whitewater up to class 3, fishing and just hanging out. I also owned a Mad River Explorer which I sold to a friend who is still using it.
My friends and I have canoed the Allagash 4 time, one 10 day Boundary water trip and somewhere around 13 or 14 trips to the Adirondacks. We’ve done the 9 carry, the 7 carry, Lake Lili, Indian Lake, Little Tupper, and the Bog River to Lows lake. Some of these more than others. The St Regis and Floodwood area is my farorite. Yes ever portage is with my 80 + lbs. Tripper on my head (I added skid plates years ago which pushed the wieght up) Maybe someday I will buy a lightweight Kevlar boat but I like the fact that rocks pose no problem when landing or banging down some skinny rivers. We take a trip every September and sometimes October too. I don’t think we’ve missed a year in the last 10. I plan on continuing this strek for as long as I can and my wife lets me. I trip with a core group of 3 guys and myself but have gone with up to 9.
I have enjoyed reading from this forum for a while and you all sound like the kind of people that I like meeting on the water or trail. That is saying a lot since we tend to keep to ourselves. Thanks for letting me share.

Rookie 10-15-2007 08:53 AM

Welcome CT Tripper !
You sound like a pretty serious canoeist....that's good stuff.
I used to be, then came kids, then I switched to hiking but will get the canoe tripping going again someday. For now, I'm after the 46.

CT Tripper 10-15-2007 12:52 PM

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Actually the only things I'm serious about is canoeing and vacations and I'm not that serious about them.;) I only get so much time, but thankfully my wife enjoys camping (the car type). So I am at least out.

redhawk 10-15-2007 06:28 PM

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Originally Posted by CT Tripper (Post 79082)
Hello All, I’m Jim from Northern CT.

Where???

Judgeh 10-15-2007 08:13 PM

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Originally Posted by reindeergirl (Post 78595)
Toward the NY end of Connecticut near, say, Greenwich? Babcock Preserve?

Hawk doesn't have a passport. :D

redhawk 10-15-2007 09:12 PM

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Originally Posted by reindeergirl (Post 78595)
Toward the NY end of Connecticut near, say, Greenwich? Babcock Preserve?

Nope, in Groton, a place called Bluff Point, bounded by the Poquonnock River and Long Island Sound.

reindeergirl 10-16-2007 12:41 PM

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Originally Posted by redhawk (Post 79274)
Nope, in Groton, a place called Bluff Point, bounded by the Poquonnock River and Long Island Sound.


Oh - beautiful!

CT Tripper 10-18-2007 07:58 AM

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Originally Posted by redhawk (Post 79256)
Where???

Northern Maine, Vermont State Parks, White mountain National forest in New Hampshire, and New York DEC campgrounds, (Rollins Pond, Lake Durant). We tend to stay away from Privite campgrounds with all the bull____ that go with them. My son and I have always managed to entertain ourself with fishing, hiking, canoeing, and kayaking, and just being out in the woods.

redhawk 10-18-2007 08:01 AM

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Originally Posted by CT Tripper (Post 79446)
Northern Maine, Vermont State Parks, White mountain National forest in New Hampshire, and New York DEC campgrounds, (Rollins Pond, Lake Durant). We tend to stay away from Privite campgrounds with all the bull____ that go with them. My son and I have always managed to entertain ourself with fishing, hiking, canoeing, and kayaking, and just being out in the woods.

No, I meant where in Northern CT.

CT Tripper 10-18-2007 12:39 PM

:o Enfield, top dead center.

redhawk 10-18-2007 01:12 PM

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Originally Posted by CT Tripper (Post 79462)
:o Enfield, top dead center.

I used to live in Ellington

Judgeh 10-19-2007 07:08 AM

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Originally Posted by CT Tripper (Post 79462)
:o Enfield, top dead center.

I'm from Old Greenwich, but in my former career I've had reason to visit Enfield many times.

CT Tripper 10-25-2007 06:40 PM

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Originally Posted by redhawk (Post 79465)
I used to live in Ellington

Ellington is right down the road. Spent some time at the Old Country Squire (Good Bands). :boozing: Somehow you lookfamiliar.

redhawk 10-25-2007 07:10 PM

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Originally Posted by CT Tripper (Post 79913)
Somehow you lookfamiliar.

Did you get to any Powwows down there?

I also gave some seminars at Uconn.

Hawk

Hitched Hiker 11-02-2007 11:15 PM

my neice was born at UCONN. My brother lived in Torrington for several years. We did some great hiking up that way. You ever been to the devil's kitchen? Some beautiful land up there.

redhawk 11-02-2007 11:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Hitched Hiker (Post 80590)
my neice was born at UCONN. My brother lived in Torrington for several years. We did some great hiking up that way. You ever been to the devil's kitchen? Some beautiful land up there.

Didn't do much hiking in CT. To flat and to populated. Been to Devils hopyard.

Hawk

Judgeh 11-03-2007 06:28 AM

The Appalachian Trail in Litchfield County and Sleeping Giant Park in Hamden are the most challenging Connecticut has to offer if you're in a mood to stretch the legs.

Otherwise, there's a legitimate reason why we're called "flatlanders".

fingerlakeshiker 11-03-2007 06:57 PM

I am a firefighter for 28 years. Have always liked to be outside, live in central N.Y. I am 54 and have just got back to backpacking this year. I climbed Marcy in 1978 and 1981 and have camped at eighth lake in 2001, sorry to say I have not been back since but hope to, when?Right now my dog and I dayhike and backpack in my area. The Fingerlakes National Forest has been my "home" turf for wandering as of late. Stumbled upon this forum just a couple of days ago.

Judgeh 11-04-2007 01:09 PM

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Originally Posted by fingerlakeshiker (Post 80639)
I am a firefighter for 28 years. Have always liked to be outside, live in central N.Y. I am 54 and have just got back to backpacking this year. I climbed Marcy in 1978 and 1981 and have camped at eighth lake in 2001, sorry to say I have not been back since but hope to, when?Right now my dog and I dayhike and backpack in my area. The Fingerlakes National Forest has been my "home" turf for wandering as of late. Stumbled upon this forum just a couple of days ago.

Great to see one in our age category still in public service! Now it's time to start climbing the remaining 45.

Welcome aboard.

DuctTape 11-04-2007 10:58 PM

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Originally Posted by fingerlakeshiker (Post 80639)
I am a firefighter for 28 years. Have always liked to be outside, live in central N.Y. I am 54 and have just got back to backpacking this year. I climbed Marcy in 1978 and 1981 and have camped at eighth lake in 2001, sorry to say I have not been back since but hope to, when?Right now my dog and I dayhike and backpack in my area. The Fingerlakes National Forest has been my "home" turf for wandering as of late. Stumbled upon this forum just a couple of days ago.


Welcome to the forum.

I stumbled upon the FLNF a few years back. I often wander around there myself.

Little Rickie 11-09-2007 03:18 PM

53 & 54 :thumbs:! Welcome to the neighborhood.

fingerlakeshiker 11-11-2007 10:21 PM

I plan on retiring in two years,undoubtably this will lead to more outdoor time

fingerlakeshiker 11-12-2007 06:51 AM

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Originally Posted by DuctTape (Post 80711)
Welcome to the forum.

I stumbled upon the FLNF a few years back. I often wander around there myself.

I have seen your name in the book at the trail shelter.

DuctTape 11-12-2007 08:32 AM

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Originally Posted by fingerlakeshiker (Post 81228)
I have seen your name in the book at the trail shelter.

Trail shelter journals are a fun read.

I haven't been the FLNF in winter, do you recommend it? I was worried most about road access.

fingerlakeshiker 11-13-2007 06:49 AM

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Originally Posted by DuctTape (Post 81234)
Trail shelter journals are a fun read.

I haven't been the FLNF in winter, do you recommend it? I was worried most about road access.

I hike in the FLNF throughout the winter. Burnthill road and mathews road are not plowed and become impassible when the snow is deep, but Potomac road and Pic Nic Area road which runs past Blueberry Patch Campground ( co. rt.2-I believe) are plowed. County rt. 1Searsburg road is also a good access point you can go south onto Potomac road from there.Winter is in fact one of my favorite times to go to FLNF.The gates to the camp are closed to cars in the winter, but the parking area is plowed. I winter camped last winter for the first time and stayed in the campground. I used a sled to haul in firewood and had the whole place to my self.

fingerlakeshiker 11-13-2007 07:09 AM

I am planning two trips to FLNF this week, wed. and fri..Gun season begins sat. so reluctantly me and my dog(with white fur) are staying away until Dec.10- after that I will be going all winter. I am hoping to do my first Dec. camping around 15-17, thinking about staying at the shelter, some trees were cut down there and a nice supply of firewood is available.


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