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Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks Yesterday, 09:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 345
Posted By TCD
Yes, it's the season in some areas. In...

Yes, it's the season in some areas.

In Keene, there are zero black flies as of yet.

But in North Creek on Sunday, they were in the "swarming but not yet biting" mode.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-01-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,221
Posted By TCD
Disclaimer: I do very little paddling. But...

Disclaimer: I do very little paddling.

But my brief experience with those types of yokes is that they do not have enough "curvature offset" to put the weight of the boat on your shoulders. You...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 04-21-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By TCD
If it says to use "Paint Thinner" I would stick...

If it says to use "Paint Thinner" I would stick to that.

"Paint Thinner" from the hardware store is almost always "Low Odor Mineral Spirits":

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paint_thinner
...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 04-18-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,980
Posted By TCD
I have seen examples of all these things as well,...

I have seen examples of all these things as well, and I don't even work outdoors; I'm an occasional backcountry visitor and I have volunteered for several roadside cleanups. There is a lot of this...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 04-01-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,224
Posted By TCD
1. Read the announcement. The state is taking...

1. Read the announcement. The state is taking the credit, and "DEC" is giving itself "top billing" over "AMR" every time they are both mentioned. So yeah, AMR is doing all the work, but if the...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-30-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,224
Posted By TCD
Well it certainly has no effect on my hiking; I...

Well it certainly has no effect on my hiking; I have not hiked from the AMR lot in quite a while.

But you cannot look at all this from just your own perspective. You have to recognize the reality...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-30-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,224
Posted By TCD
Being discussed over here: ...

Being discussed over here:

https://www.adkhighpeaks.com/forums/forum/hiking/adirondack-mountain-hiking/511417-and-a-permit-system-was-implemented

Peru Gazette sub-headline is disingenuous, just...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 03-29-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,480
Posted By TCD
Thanks, Dave. As you probably know, I had...

Thanks, Dave.

As you probably know, I had approached ADK early in the development of this book, and they declined the concept. I think this was because the potential market was too small. And...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 03-25-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,480
Posted By TCD
No worries, DS! I know there have been a...

No worries, DS!

I know there have been a couple changes in a couple areas, especially around Dirgylot Hill parking, and on the old roads that lead to the Schroon crossing at Wyman and Squaw.

I...
Forum: Current and Historical Affairs 03-24-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 827
Posted By TCD
Pretty obvious: ...

Pretty obvious:

https://www.newyork-demographics.com/counties_by_population
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 03-24-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,480
Posted By TCD
Hey DS, if you know something new about that...

Hey DS, if you know something new about that culvert, please let us all know!

FYI, the book required hundreds of hours of time, and ended up costing me money (not quite breakeven). So it was fun,...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 03-24-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,480
Posted By TCD
If you consider Shingletree Pond, check in...

If you consider Shingletree Pond, check in advance for any claustrophobia among the group. The Shingletree culvert is the longest and narrowest of the Northway "walking culverts." It's walkable...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 03-23-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,480
Posted By TCD
Loops are always more fun; I recommend looping. ...

Loops are always more fun; I recommend looping.

If your friends want the shorter version, where they will turn back part way and you will continue, definitely go to First Brother. That way they...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 03-18-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 647
Posted By TCD
Wilderness Medical Certification Courses

For those who might be interested, a local provider near Lake Placid is offering Wilderness Medical Certification Courses in June 2021. See attached.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-04-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,966
Posted By TCD
We lived in Glens Falls for 30 years, now retired...

We lived in Glens Falls for 30 years, now retired in Keene for 8. Albany is a pretty big city with opportunity for all kinds of work. Depending on what your line of work is, you might be able to...
Forum: Northville Placid Trail 02-26-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 988
Posted By TCD
It's not a terrible walk from Long Lake village...

It's not a terrible walk from Long Lake village to the Tarbell trailhead.

Admittedly, it was a summer trip, but when we did our through trip years ago, we used Hoss's Store in LL as one of our...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 02-15-2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,125
Posted By TCD
Even though it's not really specific to...

Even though it's not really specific to backpacking, there is probably some good info in here:

https://www.adk.org/product/kids-on-the-trail/
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 02-05-2021, 09:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,283
Posted By TCD
"Following the science" has become a popular...

"Following the science" has become a popular meme. Certainly, many activities impact the forest. So why then is this thread about just one type of "trail development?"

As Wldrns points out,...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 02-03-2021, 09:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,283
Posted By TCD
I only occasionally hike on trails. Most of my...

I only occasionally hike on trails. Most of my travel is off trail bushwhacking.

So lets get rid of all the trails. 99% of the public hikers had better brush up on land navigation; and we'd...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-25-2021, 09:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,639
Posted By TCD
I put the water bottle in my pack, close to my...

I put the water bottle in my pack, close to my body. For really extreme, you could put in a coozie with a chemical heater, inside your pack.
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