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Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 01-02-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By Wldrns
Yeah, the boiler and small local pond dam are...

Yeah, the boiler and small local pond dam are still there. No buildings left standing.I have some photos somewhere from about 5 years ago. I'll try to find them later today.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-30-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,037
Posted By Wldrns
https://www.ottercreekstable.com Western...

https://www.ottercreekstable.com
Western Adirondacks, outside of Lowville.
Lowville has a large horse lovers community.
Good paddling not far away.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-30-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,504
Posted By Wldrns
Also "rare" because those particular elements...

Also "rare" because those particular elements making up the minerals do not tend to clump in one location very extensively. They as individual elements are difficult to isolate from one another...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 12-26-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,107
Posted By Wldrns
I have three models of Hornbeck as part of my...

I have three models of Hornbeck as part of my fleet hanging in my garage. I'll never forget the day I first met him. I was planning on a making a diagonal across-Adirondacks canoe trip back in 2005....
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 12-26-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,416
Posted By Wldrns
Google earth says the large high peak to the left...

Google earth says the large high peak to the left is Marshall
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 12-20-2020, 11:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,416
Posted By Wldrns
Longevity is not the real problem. I think strips...

Longevity is not the real problem. I think strips of cotton fabric would present a problem with writing upon it and readabliity, especially if it is in the rain. There is a lot of information that...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 12-20-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,416
Posted By Wldrns
unfortunately a lot of colored flagging usually...

unfortunately a lot of colored flagging usually gets left behind after a wildlands search incident. A line of flags is sometimes left by rangers delineating the geographical boundaries of...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 12-14-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,416
Posted By Wldrns
https://www.adirondackexplorer.org/stories/hiker-d...

https://www.adirondackexplorer.org/stories/hiker-dies-wallface

The morning I arrived there were two choppers scheduled to be on scene and I was to be flown in for the search. However, another...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-03-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,440
Posted By Wldrns
Lack of loop trails has not much concerned me...

Lack of loop trails has not much concerned me over the years, as very many of my explorations have included off trail bushwhack travel as a necessary portion of the goal. I use trails as a "means to...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 11-24-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,273
Posted By Wldrns
I had visited Forest Lodge at Lila via the...

I had visited Forest Lodge at Lila via the railroad access corridor when it was still a working lodge in the early 1970's. When my wife learned that the state had taken over the land, she wanted to...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 11-16-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,139
Posted By Wldrns
Those are all described in Bill Ingersoll"s...

Those are all described in Bill Ingersoll"s fourth edition of "Discover the Southwestern Adirondacks".

https://www.amazon.com/Discover-Southwestern-Adirondacks-Bill-Ingersoll/dp/1888374322
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 11-07-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 148,444
Posted By Wldrns
My understanding is that many of the SAR...

My understanding is that many of the SAR procedures and techniques that we do as normal practice today were developed during the Legg search. Type I, II, and III field formations of searchers and the...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 11-01-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,571
Posted By Wldrns
During the past year I completed the NYS Swift...

During the past year I completed the NYS Swift water/flood rescue training, the ice/cold water rescue training, and the Emergency boat operator's rescue training. Students were given drysuits for the...
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 11-01-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 26,379
Posted By Wldrns
Sorry, a telephone just does not work for...

Sorry, a telephone just does not work for dedicated needs when a real GPS is needed. I couldn't possibly hand anything but a real GPS to a ranger at the end of a day of SAR so they can download my...
Forum: ADK Forum Classifieds 10-31-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,481
Posted By Wldrns
I've got 3 of those shorty orange thermarests. I...

I've got 3 of those shorty orange thermarests. I bought them only because they roll up smaller than a full size pad. But used alone with my legs hanging off at even the one inch lower level to...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-31-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,081
Posted By Wldrns
My father always cautioned against wearing white...

My father always cautioned against wearing white and brown, and especially not ever to flip out a white handkerchief, as it looks very much like the tail of a departing white tail deer. blaze orange...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-29-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,081
Posted By Wldrns
Ironically (but not seriously) they may have had...

Ironically (but not seriously) they may have had better luck finding bears if they camped like too many hikers do with unprotected open food containers.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-27-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,237
Posted By Wldrns
Sites # 14 and 41 (easy to remember for the...

Sites # 14 and 41 (easy to remember for the dyslexic) are on the Schedule next to receive a leanto package, hopefully next spring.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-27-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,237
Posted By Wldrns
It was an interesting operation with Lean2Rescue...

It was an interesting operation with Lean2Rescue at Indian Lake recently. The lake itself allows motors, but the adjacent wilderness does not. So we were allowed to use a chainsaw to cut logs and...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-26-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,237
Posted By Wldrns
Although i come from a career that involved a lot...

Although i come from a career that involved a lot of flying and reconnaissance, and my son is a fighter pilot who has a drone phototography business (in another state), and having a drone would be...
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