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Forum: Trip Reports Today, 09:03 PM
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Posted By Wldrns
Got good beautiful colorful photos here.

Got good beautiful colorful photos here.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion Today, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 135
Posted By Wldrns
I know why you were there. I was there (as you...

I know why you were there. I was there (as you know) in the fall of 2015 during a large unsuccessful SAR incident. One of my assignments was to sweep my team along the ridge to the NE from Duck...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks Yesterday, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By Wldrns
The only travesty is people who have lost the...

The only travesty is people who have lost the ability to properly plan a trip and travel in the wilderness without outside electronic aid. I wonder how everyone survived and did this before the age...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks Yesterday, 09:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By Wldrns
I was part of a L2R crew on Middle Saranac Lake...

I was part of a L2R crew on Middle Saranac Lake last weekend, beginning work Friday morning. We were to launch via canoe from the South Creek site. Having driven by there recently noting many cars, I...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-16-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,500
Posted By Wldrns
Granted, but I just don't like to hear multiple...

Granted, but I just don't like to hear multiple times that "no one was hurt, a victimless crime, here's my lame excuse to the court" when a law is broken.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-16-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,500
Posted By Wldrns
What you did hurt is others who obey the law, and...

What you did hurt is others who obey the law, and the "reputation" of not only yourself but also of other users of the wild places we frequent in out of the way locations, both in the eyes of the DEC...
Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 09-16-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 656
Posted By Wldrns
I see and hear loons quite often at my new camp...

I see and hear loons quite often at my new camp on a small no-motors allowed lake in the western Adirondacks. We have a nesting family each year. Lake residents respect and know not to chase or...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-13-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,035
Posted By Wldrns
I have never really hesitated to explore...

I have never really hesitated to explore Stillwater Reservoir. The bad windy reputation is not always the case. Granted it can and does get windy, but not every day and if you have decent paddling...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-11-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By Wldrns
Stillwater itself does offer a number...

Stillwater itself does offer a number opportunities, especially if you are inclined to dayhike to remote sites. although it tends to get a bit windy, particularly even in good clear weather...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-11-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By Wldrns
Can you carry or wheel your Spitfire and gear for...

Can you carry or wheel your Spitfire and gear for a mile? You might try Stillwater, but not necessarily the reservoir itself. Take the old logging road across the bridge below the dam. Get into...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-09-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 450
Posted By Wldrns
It is called the Five Ponds "Wilderness" for a...

It is called the Five Ponds "Wilderness" for a reason. There are numerous interesting and highly desirable destinations in the area with no trail whatsoever.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-07-2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By Wldrns
From the Carry Falls Reservoir, find the Jordan...

From the Carry Falls Reservoir, find the Jordan River on the east side. Locate the old truck road to the north of the mouth, carry to the bridge for access to good paddleable water. You will...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-06-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By Wldrns
Of course at first no one knew exactly what was...

Of course at first no one knew exactly what was his exact location or condition. Initial search was down the face from the summit into a boulder field. Trained SAR climbers were brought in by chopper...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-06-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By Wldrns
Yup, I was there. Rangers found the guy way down...

Yup, I was there. Rangers found the guy way down on the back side in the woods, along the search track I was on before my team got to the location. Crazy unprepared dude.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-04-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By Wldrns
Being practically on top of the launch, it is...

Being practically on top of the launch, it is probably the least sought after site on the entire flow. I would be surprised if anyone stops there on first pass through (unless they come in very late).
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-04-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 727
Posted By Wldrns
TB: it has been a few years since I have been in...

TB: it has been a few years since I have been in there, but the last time I was, there was a beaver created pond on the trail to Bessie. I actually had to put my hornbeck in and paddle across it to...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-03-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 727
Posted By Wldrns
if you haven't already you might want to review...

if you haven't already you might want to review the NYSDEC website for tips, regulations, rules, and guidelines. Especially the camping, primitive camping, paddling, campground, and land use pages....
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-03-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,868
Posted By Wldrns
Its a good and enjoyable hike from the river to...

Its a good and enjoyable hike from the river to Sand Lake. First half is easy, some bushwhack on the second half. Please do not make the "trail" any more evident than it already is as a remote...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-03-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,868
Posted By Wldrns
This is a very old thread. Unfortunately,...

This is a very old thread. Unfortunately, Pondhopper passed away some years ago.

I have been all around in this area quite a lot, all the way from Stillwater and Croghan to Wanakena, but not...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-03-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By Wldrns
If you haven't experienced Brown's Tract, IMO it...

If you haven't experienced Brown's Tract, IMO it is quite a nice and unique place to paddle. I've paddled through nearly 50 times. It is by far my most favorite segment of the Adirondack 90 mile...
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