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Forum: Trip Reports 10-02-2021, 04:21 PM
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Posted By rbi99
Thanks Deb and Jack, means a lot to me. With so...

Thanks Deb and Jack, means a lot to me. With so many people on this forum capable of doing things I can't even or ever imagine being able to do, sometimes we need to hear from an "average" Joe!!!
Forum: Trip Reports 10-01-2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,364
Posted By rbi99
Thanks. After so many backpacking trips I was...

Thanks. After so many backpacking trips I was due one that really didn't go as planned. I didn't kick myself for not knowing about the lean-tos being moved, because I am always on the forums. I...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-24-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,639
Posted By rbi99
Backpacked into Colden last week and saw/felt...

Backpacked into Colden last week and saw/felt nary a flying bug. Got back to Upper Works and while putting my stuff back in the car a single black fly got into the car. Little bastard bit me three...
Forum: Trip Reports 09-18-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,364
Posted By rbi99
Been there five times and calling it Lake Colden...

Been there five times and calling it Lake Colden - my bad!!!
Forum: Trip Reports 09-18-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,364
Posted By rbi99
Cleaned out the fuel line and fuel valve under...

Cleaned out the fuel line and fuel valve under the burner after I got home and it is firing up just fine. Two lessons learned, remember how to do simple repairs in the wild, and check the stove out...
Forum: Trip Reports 09-18-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,364
Posted By rbi99
Colden Lake

Over my many years (43+) of coming up to the Adirondacks from Cleveland to backpack, climb and day hike, I have had my share of flawless adventures, and some that didn't go quite as planned. This...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-18-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,639
Posted By rbi99
Hiked into Colden from the Upper Works earlier...

Hiked into Colden from the Upper Works earlier this week and the only bugs were in the parking lot. No issues at all while on the trail to and from Colden, and I mean no mosquitoes, black flies,...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-08-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,049
Posted By rbi99
Packing into Lake Colden this coming Monday, and...

Packing into Lake Colden this coming Monday, and was just curious if there is any bear info regarding the area?
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-08-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 831
Posted By rbi99
Lake Colden

I know there is the one spot prior to the memorial on Calamity Brook Trail that was always a mud pit requiring walking across small downed trees to get across. I haven't been to Colden in several...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 08-19-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,639
Posted By rbi99
The little buggers are starting to quiet down...

The little buggers are starting to quiet down here around Cleveland, I sure hope the same is true for the Adirondacks.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 08-05-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,639
Posted By rbi99
What I find different this year over most, is...

What I find different this year over most, is that the bites I get all itch for days afterwards. Used to be some would itch, but most you would forget about because they didn't. I actually had two...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-27-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,639
Posted By rbi99
Mosquitos

Mosquitos here in Cleveland are getting really bad. Pretty much can't go out without getting bit multiple times. With the Adirondacks seeing more rain then usual, are they any worse then normal? ...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-27-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,049
Posted By rbi99
Now that we are knocking on August already, any...

Now that we are knocking on August already, any bear updates regarding the Colden Lake area?
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-27-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,696
Posted By rbi99
Not sure about the liner. His was white if that...

Not sure about the liner. His was white if that means anything. I do think he said he had had his for several years. It definitely wasn't new. He was pretty much up with what safety measures to...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-18-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,696
Posted By rbi99
I'm the unfortunate backpacker who had his...

I'm the unfortunate backpacker who had his redesigned Ursack bags ripped open while camping at Colden. Switched to the BearVault, which is itself now being scrutinized. Just finished watching a...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-10-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,049
Posted By rbi99
Thanks so much for that info. The Ursack bag was...

Thanks so much for that info. The Ursack bag was very many years ago. We were literally the only two people in the entire area (a very nice rarity). The Colden care taker later said something like...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-07-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,049
Posted By rbi99
Colden bears

While weather year-to-year can be all over the map, I was wondering if there is a normal or usual time to know how bear activity around Colden Lake is year-to-year? Didn't come up last year because...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-03-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,708
Posted By rbi99
Did both Branch and part of Hoffman Notch. ...

Did both Branch and part of Hoffman Notch. Though short, the creek was very nice and my dog definitely loved it. Hoffman was ok, only went a mile or so in though. That old car on its side...
Forum: Trip Reports 05-29-2021, 11:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,182
Posted By rbi99
Hopkins Mt

No need for a detailed trail report since this mountain has been climbed many times over, but a quick review of the trail conditions might be helpful. Climbed Hopkins via the Ranney trail this past...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 05-21-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,619
Posted By rbi99
Black Flies

I'm coming up tomorrow to Lake Placid to spend a week hiking and climbing with my dog. I have a mosquito netted hat for my protection. I'm more concerned for my dog regarding the flies. Will hike...
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