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Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks Yesterday, 06:41 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By Wldrns
What do you mean "still affordable"? I grew up...

What do you mean "still affordable"? I grew up 10 miles from a local smallish downhill ski facility and also not far from Adirondack ski resorts. I left for some years but came back and now still...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 10-11-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 611
Posted By Wldrns
I don't know about "many" who have died but I do...

I don't know about "many" who have died but I do know one case in particular a week or so just after I had made the trip down river. I distinctly remember a narrow deep water section with...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 10-06-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 308
Posted By Wldrns
Not far away, A. A. Low had a thriving maple...

Not far away, A. A. Low had a thriving maple industry. you can still see the remains of the evaporator building with a white marble floor still intact, as well as other structures, somewhat removed...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 10-04-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,244
Posted By Wldrns
I often heard the bittern when growing up as a...

I often heard the bittern when growing up as a kid next to the wetland flats farm country of the Black River. My father likened the unmistakable clunking sound to the sound made by someone in the...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-28-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,244
Posted By Wldrns
Sure does sound like partridge, but the season is...

Sure does sound like partridge, but the season is wrong. Usually heard just during mating season in the spring.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-27-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,244
Posted By Wldrns
Was there any low rumble "booming" sound? If so...

Was there any low rumble "booming" sound? If so was there at all direction noted, such as coming from the northwestern direction? Often artillery training fire can be heard coming from Fort Drum,...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-22-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 955
Posted By Wldrns
it's a llittle late in the season, but wild...

it's a llittle late in the season, but wild parsnip is really nasty stuff when it is actively growing. Very common along roadsides and is a relative of giant hogweed. Most of it is dry now, but I...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 09-20-2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,782
Posted By Wldrns
Reminds me of my own heritage, Carpathian Lemko...

Reminds me of my own heritage, Carpathian Lemko folk of southern Poland where I was fortunate to have visited and found relatives living there before Covid hit. I discovered numerous such songs of...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 09-20-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,000
Posted By Wldrns
I recently erected a new camp on a small private...

I recently erected a new camp on a small private no-motors lake. A portion of the very small association fee goes to an annual stocking of brook trout. I was told it essentially was to feed the loon...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-20-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By Wldrns
Yes, the passsage from Lows (spelled "Lows" by...

Yes, the passsage from Lows (spelled "Lows" by the way, it is not a hardware store) is suprisingly different than you might expect from looking at the USGS topo map. More wild and enclosed including...
Forum: Trip Reports 09-19-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,023
Posted By Wldrns
Can be curiously frightening the first time you...

Can be curiously frightening the first time you hear this, but definitely beavers. Some say it is done as a warning sound to their kin when intruders are detected in their area. When awakened in the...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-18-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 23,803
Posted By Wldrns
DS: If anyone knows, it will be retired Ranger...

DS: If anyone knows, it will be retired Ranger Scott Van Laer. As you probably know, he has been compiling the history of Adirondack aircraft crash incidents for many years. He is the manager at...
Forum: Trip Reports 09-17-2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,023
Posted By Wldrns
:thumbs: Those were most likely F-35...

:thumbs:

Those were most likely F-35 fighters from the Vermont National Guard base in Burlington. Or possibly the F-15C out of Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport, MA. I also heard them during the...
Forum: Trip Reports 09-16-2021, 09:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,023
Posted By Wldrns
Great report in an area I truly love. I have...

Great report in an area I truly love. I have spent many solo times in the Pepperbox at Sunshine, Muskrat, and tramping the whole area with a small Hornbeck under me and overhead in times past. That...
Forum: ADK Forum Classifieds 09-05-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 754
Posted By Wldrns
I've already got one, first generation Hennessy...

I've already got one, first generation Hennessy that I have used each year for going on 15 years now. Love it for bushwhacks to undeveloped sites to set up my very comfortable sleeping bed over every...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 08-31-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 888
Posted By Wldrns
Just be sure to have a couple of good lights...

Just be sure to have a couple of good lights each, in case you have to hike after sundown due to late parking availability. Celll phone lights don't count.
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 08-30-2021, 10:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,213
Posted By Wldrns
I've carried my 16 pound 10.5' hybrid Hornbeck...

I've carried my 16 pound 10.5' hybrid Hornbeck into the remotest western Adirondack ponds, with full backpack (knupak) and canoe both mounted on my back without issue. Longer canoes would have...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-26-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,729
Posted By Wldrns
Stillwater Reservoir. Aim to portage and/or...

Stillwater Reservoir. Aim to portage and/or bushwhwack to several smaller lakes off the sometimes motorboat busy reservoir by heading to the north, such as on the Red Horse Trail to and through...
Forum: Forum News and Discussion 08-25-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,147
Posted By Wldrns
Safari works fine for everything I need to do,...

Safari works fine for everything I need to do, but it is on a Macbook.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-22-2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 935
Posted By Wldrns
Before any of the others became available and...

Before any of the others became available and "popular", the definitive Adirondack paddling bible was: "Adirondack Canoe Waters : North Flow" by legendary paddler and instructor Paul F. Jamieson

I...
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