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Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-15-2021, 10:50 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By rickhart
I seem to remember seeing lots of them along the...

I seem to remember seeing lots of them along the banks of the Oswegatchie (the branch between the Deer Pond carry & Inlet).
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-23-2021, 12:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,011
Posted By rickhart
Your days are all weekdays so you have a better...

Your days are all weekdays so you have a better chance of getting campsites.
The only difference I can see about direction is that the carry between Long & Nellie is a bit easier from North to South...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-09-2021, 12:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,637
Posted By rickhart
I only hiked Blue once, and didn't like it much. ...

I only hiked Blue once, and didn't like it much. I usually like rock ledge better than other footings, but Blue had more sections of slippery ledge than most other mountains (and it wasn't...
Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 04-29-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,138
Posted By rickhart
That's what happened the last time I saw one. I...

That's what happened the last time I saw one. I was on the south side of Algonquin, standing still & making little squeaky sounds to see if any birds responded -- very quickly a Marten popped up...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-13-2021, 01:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,147
Posted By rickhart
The one thing no one has mentioned, if you're...

The one thing no one has mentioned, if you're fairly new, is that Hoel can get surprisingly rough for a medium sized pond, if it's windy. My first loop was similar to yours, and that happened. I...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 04-06-2021, 10:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,776
Posted By rickhart
Beech is one of the natural climax species in NE...

Beech is one of the natural climax species in NE forests. It's only a problem in tracts managed for lumber harvest where the foresters want to encourage other species. In a wild forest it would be...
Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 03-25-2021, 11:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,138
Posted By rickhart
Fascinating -- thanks! The marten reliance on...

Fascinating -- thanks!
The marten reliance on lots of snow may be a problem if climate change continues. Ditto for mast crops.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 03-14-2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,068
Posted By rickhart
Very carefully! :-) Especially since I'm almost...

Very carefully! :-) Especially since I'm almost always solo. I paddle a Blackjack. Most often, I get one foot on firm footing outside, then lift myself onto the bank/dam with my hand steadying the...
Forum: Trip Reports 10-04-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,077
Posted By rickhart
Thanks - beautiful photos. I love it when the...

Thanks - beautiful photos. I love it when the trails are paved with colorful leaves.
Forum: Northville Placid Trail 09-26-2020, 10:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 18,503
Posted By rickhart
Boy, this thread takes me back. I'm not too...

Boy, this thread takes me back. I'm not too great at throwing, either. I wasted hours & hours of time trying to get lines up. Of course they tangle most times too.


After I had to get a bear...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-06-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,922
Posted By rickhart
Maria Popova on hiking

Maria Popova's latest blog entry is three meditations on walking: up & down mountains; in the woods; and in the city. If you haven't experienced her rich blend of cultural and literary references,...
Forum: Trip Reports 09-04-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,456
Posted By rickhart
I tried accessing the blog both times you...

I tried accessing the blog both times you mentioned it, and got the message:

Sorry, the blog you were looking for does not exist. However, the name banjoebob is available to register!

Cancel:...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-01-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,546
Posted By rickhart
Ditto the previous information. Especially the...

Ditto the previous information. Especially the ones on the Rock Pond outlet -- they're what I call "overflow sites"; mostly used when everything else is full, or if someone is running out of time...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-29-2020, 11:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,843
Posted By rickhart
Maybe he's still trying to find a parking...

Maybe he's still trying to find a parking space... :eek:
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-24-2020, 12:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,197
Posted By rickhart
Glad you did the trip. That stretch between Rock...

Glad you did the trip. That stretch between Rock & Lila is really nice *because* it's so much less traveled. Esp. the Salmon Lake Outlet & Little Salmon have a really remote feeling to them. It...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 08-17-2020, 11:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,562
Posted By rickhart
Maybe a few extra people will discover the beauty...

Maybe a few extra people will discover the beauty of Beaver Meadow Falls....
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-17-2020, 11:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,752
Posted By rickhart
I did that carry several years ago, from the site...

I did that carry several years ago, from the site near the bottom of Chair Rock Flow near the start of the carry, down to Grassy Pond. I don't remember it as very wheelable at all. It was long, with...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-17-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,843
Posted By rickhart
I was at Little Tupper from last Monday through...

I was at Little Tupper from last Monday through yesterday afternoon. Both were very crowded. I've never seen so many cars, esp. at Round (cars parked along the road in both directions in late...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-17-2020, 10:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,172
Posted By rickhart
I was also at LTL last week. It was indeed...

I was also at LTL last week. It was indeed crowded, though also everyone was pretty quiet. I often paddle out to watch the sunset. I was on Short Island this time, and one afternoon/evening I...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-07-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,000
Posted By rickhart
Ditto both Rich's comments. The Chair Rock/Grass...

Ditto both Rich's comments. The Chair Rock/Grass Pond carry is much longer & harder than the Big Deer to Oz one (or even Lows to Oz); and I was carrying a Hornbeck. Besides the carry, the upper...
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