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Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-16-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,378
Posted By Rich Lockwood
Round lake

My wife and I have camped on round several times. the best thing about it is that it's real easy with a short paddle to a campsite. My favorite site was on the east side most of the way down on a...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-07-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By Rich Lockwood
a safer option

For those concerned about leaving your car at the inlet launch, Pack Basket lodge in wannakina will shuttle your car back to their lodge and bring it back to the launch on the day you plan to return....
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-07-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By Rich Lockwood
loop

I have done that loop with a lightweight canoe and can't imagine doing it with heavy kayaks. you made a good choice not doing it. I found the chair rock carry harder than the headwaters.
...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-03-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,547
Posted By Rich Lockwood
my experience

I was once camping 150' back from the water not in a designated site when a ranger visited me. He mentioned the 150' rule and I pulled out my 150' spool of fishing line I carry for this and explained...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-10-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,233
Posted By Rich Lockwood
route

this used to be a canoe in the old days wasn't it?
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-25-2020, 04:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,647
Posted By Rich Lockwood
I believe adk regulations say something about...

I believe
adk regulations say something about fires being allowed for cooking or smudge.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-23-2020, 05:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,647
Posted By Rich Lockwood
smudge fire?

I know that having a smudge fire to keep bugs away was universal in the adks in the past. I have found that smoke is very effective bug repellant especially for blackflys. Any tips on the best way ...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-16-2020, 06:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,470
Posted By Rich Lockwood
Don't you have trouble with blackflys crawling...

Don't you have trouble with blackflys crawling under the sides at the ground? I did on a bugnet riged over my sleeping bag under a tarp
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-03-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,169
Posted By Rich Lockwood
Sorry I can't help, but your post tasked me to...

Sorry I can't help, but your post tasked me to revisit rock pond. I camped on the island on my way to the carry route to lila, but explored it not at all. need to go back there. Actually, I need to...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-03-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,522
Posted By Rich Lockwood
In my quest for an ultra lite kneeling canoe, I...

In my quest for an ultra lite kneeling canoe, I tried paddling in a spitfire while kneeling on and improvised high seat. I found it just too tender for tripping. I ended up buying a 16# savage river...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-29-2020, 05:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,522
Posted By Rich Lockwood
I prefer shorter canoes. I find, that at my...

I prefer shorter canoes. I find, that at my slower paddling speed, lower skin friction largely offsets the superior hydrodymic efficiency of a longer hull. Shorter canoes are also lighter and easier...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-27-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,522
Posted By Rich Lockwood
Flashfire

I have a wonderful 25# Colden flashfire that I have tripped with in the ADKs for years. I am your size and weight and carry a little more camp stuff. it has worked wonderfully for the trips I like....
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-27-2020, 04:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,684
Posted By Rich Lockwood
I can also confirm the seaworthiness of the...

I can also confirm the seaworthiness of the classic Hornbeck hull. I paddled a classic 10 for several years, and got caught in some big waves several times. Even though I am 180# and was carrying my...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-16-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,684
Posted By Rich Lockwood
to clarify, I mean a hung seat so I can kneel....

to clarify, I mean a hung seat so I can kneel. Peoples back issues vary, but for me and many others, the kneeling position is the most comfortable.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-15-2020, 06:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,684
Posted By Rich Lockwood
NTV, many lightweight canoes are made for high...

NTV,
many lightweight canoes are made for high or low seats. Slipstream, swift, and my 16# savage wee lassie have high seats. Like you, my back won't take sitting on the floor. I have tried some...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-14-2020, 05:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,684
Posted By Rich Lockwood
Your trip

I did a portion of the trip you're considering--lake Lila to inlet. a wonderful trip. I used my 16# savage river wee lassie. It took some hard knocks with no damage and was a joy to carry and paddle...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-13-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,684
Posted By Rich Lockwood
Pack boat?

it sounds like your only looking at pack (sit on the bottom)canoes. Is that right? Are you looking at paddling lakes, windy streams, Or moving water. that would narrow it down. I have experience with...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 03-03-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 909
Posted By Rich Lockwood
Best adk weather app/

What do you use for a smartphone weather app to get adk addling weather forecasts please?
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 11-01-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,620
Posted By Rich Lockwood
wind advise for Stilwater please

Hi, I would like to paddle the length of the reservoir in a small canoe and am concerned about wind and waves and being able to get back to the launch.. Is one shore better protected?
...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 10-09-2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,225
Posted By Rich Lockwood
The Lila carry should be a real test for the...

The Lila carry should be a real test for the cart. let us know how it works.
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