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Forum: Northville Placid Trail 02-26-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By tenderfoot
NPT winter friendly trailheads

Considering a small winter out and back on a section of NPT. Not a thru hike, not even a full section hike. A very timid exploration - walk a few hours down the trail to a designated site or 150',...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 02-17-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,361
Posted By tenderfoot
I started getting my son and daughter out with...

I started getting my son and daughter out with Scouts. Older than yours. Have been weekend backpacking with my daughter since she was 12 and she yearns for it now that she is 18. Great times.

A...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-31-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,520
Posted By tenderfoot
After reading this through a few times I sort of...

After reading this through a few times I sort of have a good feeling for how I enjoy the ADKs now. Have decent equipment to let me enjoy back country or front country four seasons. Can see photos in...
Forum: Trip Reports 01-31-2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,882
Posted By tenderfoot
Thank you - very interesting trek. Nice loop.

Thank you - very interesting trek. Nice loop.
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 01-29-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,848
Posted By tenderfoot
electbc, nice to run into you again. Fond...

electbc, nice to run into you again. Fond memories of our outing on Cedar River Flow. So Google found that thread for me here (https://bladesandbushlore.com/index.php?topic=6865.50)without...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-27-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 943
Posted By tenderfoot
My avatar picture is from Phelps. We had an...

My avatar picture is from Phelps. We had an inverted day - cloudy at trailhead and we climbed up through the clouds and popped out into what you see.

If you haven't purchased microspikes yet...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-26-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,103
Posted By tenderfoot
So the only tips I can add is a wool sock serves...

So the only tips I can add is a wool sock serves as a cozi, if your feet are big enough not to have the bottle warp the sock. Usually a new sock, but hey you do what works (mental image of Justin...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-25-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,890
Posted By tenderfoot
My hiking companion says this is the reason I did...

My hiking companion says this is the reason I did not fully appreciate the view from Panther. :<) Summer day, 85F, third peak, sun two fingers above the horizon. THAT explains it...

arvinsmee - I...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-23-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,890
Posted By tenderfoot
duplicate post

duplicate post
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-23-2021, 09:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,890
Posted By tenderfoot
DSettahr, Thanks for the feedback :) We've...

DSettahr,

Thanks for the feedback :) We've learned a LOT from you over the years.

So yes the view was great from Panther but there are views as good or better that may be easier to get to in...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-23-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,890
Posted By tenderfoot
We hiked these this summer. Up express over,...

We hiked these this summer. Up express over, Couch, Panther and down to Bradley pond. I have the gear and maybe close to twenty nights winter camping in the ADK's - still consider myself a newb (took...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-21-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,520
Posted By tenderfoot
Wow. Some great feedback. Even if it...

Wow. Some great feedback.



Even if it fell out of the sky into my driveway free fuel usage would double or triple. So yes.


Super generous, thank you!
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-18-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,613
Posted By tenderfoot
I was just looking at Blue Mtn Lake Club and...

I was just looking at Blue Mtn Lake Club and although they offer "campsites" it seems these may be for RV's. Their bylaws seem to ban tents.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-18-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,520
Posted By tenderfoot
So yes, van was actually first choice....

So yes, van was actually first choice. Stealthiest, can tow boat, multiuse. Price limits would push me towards a well used one but Econoline/Express have been around for years and commercial grade.
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 01-18-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,848
Posted By tenderfoot
That looks amazing. Your canvas - treated for...

That looks amazing. Your canvas - treated for water repellency or fire? 1" conduit? remember wintertrekking.com well. Got some great tips off of that site.

I was aware of the breathing difference...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-18-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,520
Posted By tenderfoot
Thank you! I did not know about those guys...

Thank you! I did not know about those guys before.

I really like the height on what "Trailmarker (https://www.trailmarkeroutdoors.com/)" sells but there is a 12 month lead time plus they are...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-18-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,520
Posted By tenderfoot
All, agreed - our route appears bass backward. We...

All, agreed - our route appears bass backward. We have done the through the mountains route several times and although more scenic (only coyote sighting so far) the results personally don't work for...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-17-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,520
Posted By tenderfoot
DSettahr, I thought about the rest stops. The...

DSettahr, I thought about the rest stops. The High Peaks Welcome Center specifically - no gas so less visited. I think Walmart discontinued their hospitality to RVr's with Covid but that might have...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-17-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,520
Posted By tenderfoot
bed in a box

ADK's are six hours from where I live. Hiking usually involves an overnight or two. We are comfortable 4 season backpackers, also occasionally glamp at front country campgrounds (two weekends ago, 8F...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-15-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,613
Posted By tenderfoot
I can also share that one of my personal Covid...

I can also share that one of my personal Covid Coping mechanisms is scouring Craigslist for van campers, large sailboats, and property in the ADK's. Pure escapism! For the land plan, I am not in a...
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