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Forum: General Adirondack Discussion Yesterday, 12:05 PM
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Posted By DSettahr
I went through here last weekend- new bridge is...

I went through here last weekend- new bridge is definitely looking pretty solid. Good job to the crew that built it.
Forum: Trip Reports 08-03-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,990
Posted By DSettahr
I know some DEC rangers have given up on posting...

I know some DEC rangers have given up on posting the "NPT" trail markers on the Northville-Placid Trail because they just get stolen too quickly by hikers looking to keep souvenirs. Instead, those...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 08-03-2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By DSettahr
Yeah, the occasional black fly is still out in...

Yeah, the occasional black fly is still out in Newcomb also. By far the latest I've ever seen them out and about.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 08-03-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By DSettahr
This year has seemed super variable depending on...

This year has seemed super variable depending on where you are. Right now there's mosquitoes in some parts of the ADKs so vicious you don't dare wander outside after sunset. Meanwhile in another...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-27-2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By DSettahr
It's pretty high right now but 3 weeks is a long...

It's pretty high right now but 3 weeks is a long time. Hard to say for sure what will happen before your trip; it really depends on the weather. Most likely the water levels will drop before you...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-06-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,108
Posted By DSettahr
I heard somewhere also that they were planning to...

I heard somewhere also that they were planning to run a big magnet over the tracks to grab anything with iron in it out of the gravel... No idea how accurate this statement is, but it might not be a...
Forum: Other Places 07-05-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 987
Posted By DSettahr
Nice photos. I've been wanting to visit Zoar...

Nice photos. I've been wanting to visit Zoar Valley for a while. At one point I had a tentative trip planned this spring but it fell through.

I've done some poking around in gorges elsewhere...
Forum: Trip Reports 07-05-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,114
Posted By DSettahr
During my visit to the Beaver Narrows lean-to, I...

During my visit to the Beaver Narrows lean-to, I found myself speculating that most folks probably visit it by boat. The trail was easy to follow until the first body of water, and then it got...
Forum: Trip Reports 07-01-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,114
Posted By DSettahr
Nice. Yeah, I'd say Beaver Narrows is probably...

Nice. Yeah, I'd say Beaver Narrows is probably the least used one of the bunch, based on the condition of the trail to it. But maybe folks just drag a canoe to the first body of water and paddle the...
Forum: Trip Reports 07-01-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,114
Posted By DSettahr
Yeah, it's not a very big area- and it certainly...

Yeah, it's not a very big area- and it certainly could be explored in full (at least as far as trails go) via a moderately-intense day hike. Would certainly be a worthwhile endeavor for someone...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-01-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 772
Posted By DSettahr
The CL50 has definitely increased awareness of...

The CL50 has definitely increased awareness of and interest in the Five Ponds area. It's 50 miles but the full trail is so flat that the average backpacker in decent shape can do it without much...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-01-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 863
Posted By DSettahr
Last year was a bad mouse year across the entire...

Last year was a bad mouse year across the entire Adirondack Park. We were catching 4 or 5 a day in my house easily, all summer long. I had mice get into my bear hang at the Island House Lean-to...
Forum: Trip Reports 06-29-2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,114
Posted By DSettahr
Thanks, I was quite pleased with how they photo...

Thanks, I was quite pleased with how they photo turned out given the limited equipment I was working with.

Also, unrelated aside: I realized after the fact that the Huckleberry Lake lean-to was...
Forum: Trip Reports 06-29-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,114
Posted By DSettahr
Third Visit: 6/22 - 6/23/21 Link to full photo...

Third Visit: 6/22 - 6/23/21
Link to full photo album (https://photos.app.goo.gl/umMX79CKm2YBNUCK7)

My most recent visit to Wolf Lake State Forest was another solo mid-week trip just this past...
Forum: Trip Reports 06-29-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,114
Posted By DSettahr
Second Visit: 8/14 - 8/16/17 Link to full...

Second Visit: 8/14 - 8/16/17
Link to full photo album (https://photos.app.goo.gl/UJx5yqiw1CRKrO092)

My first return visit to Wolf Lake State Forest came several summers later, in the form of an...
Forum: Trip Reports 06-29-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,114
Posted By DSettahr
Explorations in Wolf Lake State Forest

I wanted to share a few writeups of several trips I've taken over the past few years into a neat area. Wolf Lake State Forest (https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/7995.html) is a relatively small (~4,000...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 06-26-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 955
Posted By DSettahr
I'll second Buttermilk Falls- it's just a nice...

I'll second Buttermilk Falls- it's just a nice spot in general to hang out. There's also a couple of picnic tables there if you wanted to bring a picnic lunch.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-26-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 702
Posted By DSettahr
Have you considered the interpretive trails at...

Have you considered the interpretive trails at the visitors centers in Newcomb and Paul Smiths? Both areas have shorter loop trails that could be good for particularly young hikers.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-26-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 924
Posted By DSettahr
The non-campground portions of Limekiln Lake fall...

The non-campground portions of Limekiln Lake fall within the boundaries of the Moose River Plains Wild Forest. The DEC map for the Moose River Plains north area (PDF link)...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-23-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 994
Posted By DSettahr
This map shows the campground boundary (courtesy...

This map shows the campground boundary (courtesy of the DECInfo site):

https://i.imgur.com/c7jlLfZ.png

As you can see, the entirety of Lower Pond, plus the east shoreline (the fairly popular...
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