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Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks Yesterday, 07:58 PM
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Posted By Wldrns
It seems to be a common misconception that island...

It seems to be a common misconception that island campsites are free from bears. This is not at all true. A few year ago on Lows (not far from Lila), there was a then famous swimming bear, that for...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 08-03-2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By Wldrns
Western Adirondacks..... I thought the worst was...

Western Adirondacks..... I thought the worst was over, as it usually is in the beginning of July. But nearly twice the avarage rainfall during the month (over 7" around here) means lots of ponding...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 08-02-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,385
Posted By Wldrns
be sure you have a good pair of long needle nose...

be sure you have a good pair of long needle nose pliers. And don't lift the fish with your fingers by the lower jaw as is typically done with bass.
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 08-01-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,385
Posted By Wldrns
Well, after catching literally hundreds of...

Well, after catching literally hundreds of northern pike (my buddies and I kept count each season) on the Black River while I was growing up, I quickly learned you never want to fish for pike...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 07-29-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,385
Posted By Wldrns
i grew up lliterally on the Black River near...

i grew up lliterally on the Black River near Lowville many years ago, where I spent my youth with a floating dock and small boat. A couple of buddies and I went fishing for pike, walleyes, and bass...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-18-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,398
Posted By Wldrns
I think the Yeti was the first cooler type...

I think the Yeti was the first cooler type container to pass the iGBC certifiication, but only if you lock it down with padlocks or bolts in the corners. The sales video of a Griz trying to open one...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-09-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 938
Posted By Wldrns
https://www.nystatemls.com/property/1-reeds-mill-r...

https://www.nystatemls.com/property/1-reeds-mill-rd-15-remsen-ny-13438/10540796/

Southern Adirondack Building Site
This beautiful wooded property features a perfect site for building a rural home...
Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 07-04-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 214,639
Posted By Wldrns
Escuse me, I do not assume or need to be told...

Escuse me, I do not assume or need to be told that you, or by anyone else here knows more than I because of some special experiences. Not in public or in private. We all have different experiences,...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-03-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 772
Posted By Wldrns
Honestly the Pepperbox, along with the adjacent...

Honestly the Pepperbox, along with the adjacent Five Ponds is practically my most favorite area of the entire Adirondacks, where I learned to love perfecting my skill in backcountry travel with map...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-03-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 772
Posted By Wldrns
Noooooo..... do not ever go into the Pepperbox...

Noooooo..... do not ever go into the Pepperbox Wilderness. It is a terrible place, nothing to see, full of nasty biting bugs, and nothing but swamps and you have to navigate off trail almost...
Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 07-02-2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 214,639
Posted By Wldrns
Who is to say what is the "truth"? Those who...

Who is to say what is the "truth"? Those who experience phenomena too easily claim they have "the truth". My father in his experience above could have easily without questioning claimed what he saw...
Forum: Trip Reports 07-02-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,248
Posted By Wldrns
Here are the portage (traditionally called...

Here are the portage (traditionally called "carries" when in the Adirondacks) distances:

5th Lake to 6th Lake: 0.58 mile

7th Lake to 8th lake (through a public campground): 0.91 mile
...
Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 07-02-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 214,639
Posted By Wldrns
Thank you, mmaute.

Thank you, mmaute.
Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 07-02-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 214,639
Posted By Wldrns
My father was once mystified (briefly) by a...

My father was once mystified (briefly) by a formation flight of bright shiny "UFOs". He was driving on a bright sunny day, descending a steep hill on a curve that he drove every day on the way to...
Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 07-02-2021, 07:09 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 214,639
Posted By Wldrns
UFOs/UAPs are exactly what the first letter...

UFOs/UAPs are exactly what the first letter indicates - "Unidentified", or "Unexplained", nothing more is implied, unless it is dreamed up. An airplane (or an insect) that I cannot specifically...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-23-2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,050
Posted By Wldrns
It would be difficult to not hear loons on most...

It would be difficult to not hear loons on most any reaslnably remote quiet water body in the region. Loon chicks are out and getting big on the small lake near me in the western Adirondacks, but I...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-21-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,051
Posted By Wldrns
I always figure that this time of the season is...

I always figure that this time of the season is the best time to go into the woods for peaceful solitude and to have my choice of favorite campsites. You learn how to deal with the annoyance of bugs...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-18-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 964
Posted By Wldrns
Yes, you arre allowed to hike that road from...

Yes, you arre allowed to hike that road from Horseshoe to the upper dam. When work was being done on the upper dam, scouts, staff, and visitors to the Sabattis BSA camp were allowed to drive that...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-18-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 964
Posted By Wldrns
No chance. If you are talking about the road from...

No chance. If you are talking about the road from Horseshoe passing to the north side of Hitchins then over the Upper dam, those roads are all gated/restricted and definitely not open for publlic...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-17-2021, 09:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,303
Posted By Wldrns
Black flies were present but relatively few. ...

Black flies were present but relatively few. Deer flies controlled the higher elevations and dryer areas. Mosquitoes were constant any time in the woods anywhere near lake level or wetter areas.
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