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Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 10-24-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,980
Posted By Wldrns
The DEC has those plaques, don't worry about...

The DEC has those plaques, don't worry about them. The old leanto was sitting on 4 rotting chunks of wood as corner support bases and the roof needed major repair/replacement. The new leanto is...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 10-23-2021, 07:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,980
Posted By Wldrns
No, I canoed into the leanto site at site #63 by...

No, I canoed into the leanto site at site #63 by the lake outlet on Thursday. Several L2R regulars spent the day dismantling the old leanto and excavating and moving large boulders to use as corner...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 10-22-2021, 10:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,980
Posted By Wldrns
You are not going to be able to void motorboats...

You are not going to be able to void motorboats on the Saranacs until ice over. As you probably know there are a number of waters and canoe routes in the Adiondacks that are absolutely motor free....
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 10-22-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,980
Posted By Wldrns
I was on Middle Saranac last weekend buiding a...

I was on Middle Saranac last weekend buiding a new leanto (replacing an old one) near the outlet. The one Sinite mentioned with the noisy occupants was probably one we built 2 years ago. There were...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 10-22-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,505
Posted By Wldrns
Prior to my father building it, which makes it...

Prior to my father building it, which makes it very sentimental, the small plot of land was owned by my Uncle, my mother's brother, a well known hermit and character in the area, "Running George"...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 10-22-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,505
Posted By Wldrns
I would have no faith in the effort and expense...

I would have no faith in the effort and expense in that option. I have another newer larger two story place elsewhere with considerably more pitch and a brand new smooth metal roof. Two winters ago...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 10-22-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,505
Posted By Wldrns
Really? These are photos of my father's hunting...

Really? These are photos of my father's hunting camp that I have inherited. I backcountry ski the two miles in to it as often as three times each winter, depending on recent snowfalls, to shovel...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 10-22-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,505
Posted By Wldrns
Not being a downhill skier, ever, but am very...

Not being a downhill skier, ever, but am very active in SAR. In Feb 2018 I was called to a missing persons incident on Whiteface Mtn. Lucky me, searchers were giiven lift passes so we could get to...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 10-18-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,505
Posted By Wldrns
What do you mean "still affordable"? I grew up...

What do you mean "still affordable"? I grew up 10 miles from a local smallish downhill ski facility and also not far from Adirondack ski resorts. I left for some years but came back and now still...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 10-11-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,980
Posted By Wldrns
I don't know about "many" who have died but I do...

I don't know about "many" who have died but I do know one case in particular a week or so just after I had made the trip down river. I distinctly remember a narrow deep water section with...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 10-06-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,006
Posted By Wldrns
Not far away, A. A. Low had a thriving maple...

Not far away, A. A. Low had a thriving maple industry. you can still see the remains of the evaporator building with a white marble floor still intact, as well as other structures, somewhat removed...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 10-04-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,746
Posted By Wldrns
I often heard the bittern when growing up as a...

I often heard the bittern when growing up as a kid next to the wetland flats farm country of the Black River. My father likened the unmistakable clunking sound to the sound made by someone in the...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-28-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,746
Posted By Wldrns
Sure does sound like partridge, but the season is...

Sure does sound like partridge, but the season is wrong. Usually heard just during mating season in the spring.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-27-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,746
Posted By Wldrns
Was there any low rumble "booming" sound? If so...

Was there any low rumble "booming" sound? If so was there at all direction noted, such as coming from the northwestern direction? Often artillery training fire can be heard coming from Fort Drum,...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-22-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,326
Posted By Wldrns
it's a llittle late in the season, but wild...

it's a llittle late in the season, but wild parsnip is really nasty stuff when it is actively growing. Very common along roadsides and is a relative of giant hogweed. Most of it is dry now, but I...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 09-20-2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,486
Posted By Wldrns
Reminds me of my own heritage, Carpathian Lemko...

Reminds me of my own heritage, Carpathian Lemko folk of southern Poland where I was fortunate to have visited and found relatives living there before Covid hit. I discovered numerous such songs of...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 09-20-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,264
Posted By Wldrns
I recently erected a new camp on a small private...

I recently erected a new camp on a small private no-motors lake. A portion of the very small association fee goes to an annual stocking of brook trout. I was told it essentially was to feed the loon...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-20-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 698
Posted By Wldrns
Yes, the passsage from Lows (spelled "Lows" by...

Yes, the passsage from Lows (spelled "Lows" by the way, it is not a hardware store) is suprisingly different than you might expect from looking at the USGS topo map. More wild and enclosed including...
Forum: Trip Reports 09-19-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,206
Posted By Wldrns
Can be curiously frightening the first time you...

Can be curiously frightening the first time you hear this, but definitely beavers. Some say it is done as a warning sound to their kin when intruders are detected in their area. When awakened in the...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-18-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 24,272
Posted By Wldrns
DS: If anyone knows, it will be retired Ranger...

DS: If anyone knows, it will be retired Ranger Scott Van Laer. As you probably know, he has been compiling the history of Adirondack aircraft crash incidents for many years. He is the manager at...
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