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Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-30-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 929
Posted By rdl
I used Gaia with predownloaded maps for a 100...

I used Gaia with predownloaded maps for a 100 mile, 2 week trip to the Wind River Range about 75% off trail. Turned off cellular service, powered the phone up every hour or so to verify our...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-29-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 929
Posted By rdl
I generally agree with the theme of the last few...

I generally agree with the theme of the last few posts, however every situation is different: I hesitate to travel for too long out of cell range these days with 93 and 94 year old parents.
Forum: Other Places 07-01-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,820
Posted By rdl
Any recommendations on trail/guide book or maps...

Any recommendations on trail/guide book or maps for the STS and Hammersly Wild Area ?
Forum: Other Places 06-11-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 799
Posted By rdl
Looks very nice, I'm thinking of doing a long...

Looks very nice, I'm thinking of doing a long weekend trip there next month. How many and how big are the car camping spots ?
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-25-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,043
Posted By rdl
Question for park residents

I'm from western New York and have been recreating in the Adirondack park for 30+ years. I've rented cabins at the end of June for many years now, ranging from Johnsburg to Newcomb to Saranac Lake...
Forum: Other Places 04-18-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,065
Posted By rdl
West Falls park is one of my local go-to places. ...

West Falls park is one of my local go-to places. Just 10 minutes away for me, my dogs just love playing in the creek.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-13-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,514
Posted By rdl
I bought a RapidFire a few years ago and have no...

I bought a RapidFire a few years ago and have no regrets. It was pricey but worth it. The boat tracked amazingly well on a windy day on Long Lake from the village north.

I had been looking at...
Forum: Food, Lodging, Parking, and Transportation 03-09-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,779
Posted By rdl
Bear canisters are not required in the Heart Lake...

Bear canisters are not required in the Heart Lake wilderness campground and no storage containers are provided. The recommendation is to leave all food in your vehicle.
Forum: Other Places 02-28-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,581
Posted By rdl
All great info, thanks!

All great info, thanks!
Forum: Other Places 02-22-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,581
Posted By rdl
Trip recommendations -- PA

I'm looking for a central destination for 2 guys in WNY, 1 in CNY and 1 in the DC area to meet in Pennsylvania and do maybe 30--35 mile backpack over a 4 day period in late April, early May. All...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 11-25-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,642
Posted By rdl
I'm looking forward to its completion! A new...

I'm looking forward to its completion! A new trail to hike is usually good news.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 10-02-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,535
Posted By rdl
I have an older version of the REI link that MF...

I have an older version of the REI link that MF posted. It works very well on smoother portages, and if everything is strapped on very tightly works well on bumpy/rooty portages. It fits fine...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-20-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,658
Posted By rdl
Not sure about availability in July, but I...

Not sure about availability in July, but I started my kids backpacking into the reservable lean-to's at JBL. Swimming in John's Brook is a blast, there are some nice easy hikes from JBL, if you...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-24-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,015
Posted By rdl
I bought a RapidFire 2 years ago after plenty of...

I bought a RapidFire 2 years ago after plenty of deliberation and research. My main use is tripping so was looking for something that could comfortably carry myself, a full pack and a dog for up to...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 04-09-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,581
Posted By rdl
The town is actively trying to find more drivers,...

The town is actively trying to find more drivers, so the shuttle schedule could change for the better.
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 11-28-2018, 11:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,077
Posted By rdl
x-country area near 90

I'm driving from Buffalo to Albany on Friday and will have a couple hours to hopefully find someplace for a short ski. I'm familiar with BREIA, but driving there and back will take half my available...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 08-20-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,197
Posted By rdl
Try Catamount, near Whiteface. Or Haystack...

Try Catamount, near Whiteface. Or Haystack and/or McKenzie near Lake Placid. Or Noonmark. Or Adams from Upper Works. A little further from the High Peaks, but Owls Head from Long Lake is very...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-20-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,759
Posted By rdl
I saw a 2 minute promotional video a couple days...

I saw a 2 minute promotional video a couple days ago of Camp Santanoni and mention was made of the canoes in the boat house available for public use. I don't remember where I saw it and tried to...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-15-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,091
Posted By rdl
Hikes near Johnsburg

I'll be renting a cabin in Johnsburg for several days next week and looking at outings in the area. Moxham and Peaked look like nice options for a bit of climbing. Any suggestions on flatter hikes...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-06-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,234
Posted By rdl
Most of the signs have been stolen over the years.

Most of the signs have been stolen over the years.
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