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Forum: Adirondack Firetowers 06-21-2022, 08:34 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 35,301
Posted By DSettahr
I'd say it was a bit easier of a hike than...

I'd say it was a bit easier of a hike than Goodnow, with somewhat less impressive views. Which is not to say that the views from Swede are bad by any measure, it just doesn't have that same 360...
Forum: Adirondack Firetowers 06-14-2022, 08:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 35,301
Posted By DSettahr
I finally got around to uploading photos from my...

I finally got around to uploading photos from my day hike up Swede last summer: https://photos.app.goo.gl/Zf3vHZbCwb9NFPn28
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-14-2022, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 684
Posted By DSettahr
It can be done as a day hike but be aware that...

It can be done as a day hike but be aware that it's a bit longer of a hike- I'd get an early start for sure.

Note that you do end up having to ford the Opalescent River twice- once at the...
Forum: Other Places 06-14-2022, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 776
Posted By DSettahr
I've heard from others since this trip that...

I've heard from others since this trip that despite the apparent decent condition that the shelter is in, the roof is a bit leaky and will probably need a replacement in the not-too-distant future. ...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-14-2022, 03:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,825
Posted By DSettahr
Much of this particular route is not legally open...

Much of this particular route is not legally open to mountain bikes, as it is located within the boundaries of the High Peaks Wilderness. Bikes can be ridden up to the dam at the outlet of Boreas...
Forum: Other Places 06-14-2022, 03:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,986
Posted By DSettahr
It was in decent shape. You could tell it gets...

It was in decent shape. You could tell it gets less use now that it is no longer part of the official QT but it was still well marked and easy to follow. There was also some decent camping options...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-08-2022, 10:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,825
Posted By DSettahr
FWIW... To make it to the AMR boundary via the...

FWIW... To make it to the AMR boundary via the Boreas tract demands some level of advanced planning and research with regards to the route, as the logging road network on the Boreas tract itself is...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-08-2022, 07:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,825
Posted By DSettahr
To make this connection entirely "on trail"...

To make this connection entirely "on trail" necessitates passing into the private AMR trail network on their property- which is not open to the public. A few hikers have already gotten into trouble...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-18-2022, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,024
Posted By DSettahr
According to the Podskoch books (which are...

According to the Podskoch books (which are excellent volumes on the history of the Fire Towers if you've never read them), it was closed in 1971, and dismantled and removed in 1977. Apparently the...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-17-2022, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 882
Posted By DSettahr
St. Regis Pond is more easily accessed from...

St. Regis Pond is more easily accessed from Little Clear Pond to the south, with a put in at the hand launch on the south end of that body of water, just off of Fish Hatchery Road.

Little Long...
Forum: Other Places 05-16-2022, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 776
Posted By DSettahr
Yeah, as use in the eastern Catskills has...

Yeah, as use in the eastern Catskills has skyrocketed in recent years, the western Castkills has remained a good refuge for those seeking solitude. Again, I was especially amazed by how the Pelnor...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-16-2022, 03:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,024
Posted By DSettahr
In addition to the 2 lean-tos there, there is a...

In addition to the 2 lean-tos there, there is a decent designated tent site at Kelly Point- it's the big clearing beneath the pine trees just north of the lean-tos.

During the day at least,...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-16-2022, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,024
Posted By DSettahr
That is part of the Township 20 easement. ...

That is part of the Township 20 easement. Unfortunately for you, this easement is not fully open to the public for recreational access anywhere and everywhere like some are. I believe that the...
Forum: Other Places 05-15-2022, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 776
Posted By DSettahr
Mary Smith Road Campsites My final...

Mary Smith Road Campsites

My final destination for the day was a quick and easy one- ever since noticing that the DECInfo database shows a couple of designated tent sites near the height of land...
Forum: Other Places 05-15-2022, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 776
Posted By DSettahr
Huggins Lake https://i.imgur.com/MZUWr7L.jpg ...

Huggins Lake
https://i.imgur.com/MZUWr7L.jpg

Click Here For More Photos (https://photos.app.goo.gl/q7sa75qJYwApeFbc9)

The next stop was Huggins Lake, a short day hike that lies just down...
Forum: Other Places 05-15-2022, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 776
Posted By DSettahr
Catskills: Pelnor Hollow, Huggins Lake, and Mary Smith Rd campsites 05/12 - 05/13/22

(Author's note: I'm posting this Catskills trip report here instead of in the Catskill forum at ADKHighPeaks.com because I for some reason, I keep getting errors when I try to post it there.)
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Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-10-2022, 08:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,651
Posted By DSettahr
As stated in the article, the entire renaming...

As stated in the article, the entire renaming effort is being led by a Native American. Emphasis on the relative quote below is mine:
Forum: Trip Reports 05-10-2022, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,459
Posted By DSettahr
Yeah, Berrymill is a gem. And as with the other...

Yeah, Berrymill is a gem. And as with the other lean-tos on the eastern stretch of the PLWA, the fee to park at the campground when it is open helps to keep the use down to lower levels than you...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-10-2022, 08:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,957
Posted By DSettahr
Do you mean the Portage from Lilypad Pond to...

Do you mean the Portage from Lilypad Pond to Shingle Shanty? Mud Pond is further downstream from the upstream end of the portage.

The downstream end of the portage is roughly around where the...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-04-2022, 07:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,262
Posted By DSettahr
While possible, it's unlikely that there is a...

While possible, it's unlikely that there is a single wire that feeds only the campground. More likely it's part of a longer network of single and possibly even three phase that feeds any number of...
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