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Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 03-10-2022, 08:55 AM
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Posted By tenderfoot
TCD, thank you for the navigation assist! ...

TCD, thank you for the navigation assist!

John
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 03-07-2022, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,735
Posted By tenderfoot
Colden with dry knees

The Lake Arnold section of the trail to Mt Colden that is notoriously wet. How is it in winter, or anyone care to speculate how it is now with these thawing temps. Heading up next week, hope to try...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-07-2022, 05:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,675
Posted By tenderfoot
Never met the gentlemen, but enjoyed his vittles...

Never met the gentlemen, but enjoyed his vittles around the campfire more than a few times.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 02-03-2022, 01:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,179
Posted By tenderfoot
In my fuzzy mind in between stick-built and kits,...

In my fuzzy mind in between stick-built and kits, where you may need a crane to erect a whole wall, is SIP (Structurally Insulated Panels). A lot of design flexibility and some companies...
Forum: Trip Reports 02-03-2022, 01:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,437
Posted By tenderfoot
Group Trips I attended a paddle event organized...

Group Trips
I attended a paddle event organized on this site a few years back. Set up months in advance, Many people expressed interest. Come that weekend only me and one other gentleman - an I was...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-05-2022, 02:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,698
Posted By tenderfoot
Ahhh, Christmas 2021 is now complete

Ahhh, Christmas 2021 is now complete
Forum: Trip Reports 12-28-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,526
Posted By tenderfoot
Thank you for this. I have family in...

Thank you for this.

I have family in Plattsburgh, was familiar with Valcour in name only. Great to see your detailed tour.

John
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-22-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,306
Posted By tenderfoot
A few thoughts: If you hike in AMR's lake...

A few thoughts:

If you hike in AMR's lake road to Gil Brooks camps site you have the option of checking out Indian Head and Fish Hawks Cliff - they offer some iconic viewpoints. The hike in on...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-14-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,328
Posted By tenderfoot
Thank you. Yes, even if current regs are...

Thank you.

Yes, even if current regs are less than clear the intent certainly is. All went well - designated campsite in avalanche camp area, had the reserved ADK Loj Lean-To for the second...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-08-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,945
Posted By tenderfoot
DSettahr thank you for the details. Our only two...

DSettahr thank you for the details. Our only two known bear encounters were both in Massasauga in Ontario. As you said we messed up with the rules. Had all food and toiletries in the bear canister...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-08-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,328
Posted By tenderfoot
So I have heard that as well. Something with the...

So I have heard that as well. Something with the consolidation of the area designated as "High Peaks." But the DEC High Peaks information site with an Oct 7 date on it...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-04-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,328
Posted By tenderfoot
Yes, which is an interesting conundrum - avoid...

Yes, which is an interesting conundrum - avoid parking crowds but need large inventory of camping options. The Marcy Dam / Avalanch lake / lake Colden / Flowed Lands corridor has a large number of...
Forum: Trip Reports 10-04-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,832
Posted By tenderfoot
rbi, thank you for sharing. I had to chuckle with...

rbi, thank you for sharing. I had to chuckle with 1mph because that is the number we use for trip planning. And often is the actual speed for uphill work for me. I also cherish my alky stove for its...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-03-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,328
Posted By tenderfoot
Thank you, after posting I was digging into the...

Thank you, after posting I was digging into the DEC update site and spotted one bridge out, Two bridges out would probably make that a non-starter. May try Meadows first, then Loj, then Noonmark...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-02-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,328
Posted By tenderfoot
Avalanche Lake

Daughter wishes to try for Avalanche Lake Columbus Day weekend. Arriving Sunday. We may make other plan because I am intimidated by what I expect will be a crowded forest. But we've actually done...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-01-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,210
Posted By tenderfoot
Also, our last time we were shut out and the...

Also, our last time we were shut out and the shuttle was an option that was GREAT!

https://www.townofkeeneny.com/hiker-shuttle-information/
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-01-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,210
Posted By tenderfoot
One option would be the Klondike Notch trail....

One option would be the Klondike Notch trail. Park at the Meadows (not exactly uncrowded either). It is a longer hike, has more elevation and I have this as a backup plan on paper - never hiked it. ...
Forum: Trip Reports 06-29-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 993
Posted By tenderfoot
Great Trip report. We have been staying away from...

Great Trip report. We have been staying away from the High Peak area due to over use, but this is a nice trail-less-traveled approach.

Thank you
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-04-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,754
Posted By tenderfoot
So this is speculative... Indian Pass Trail...

So this is speculative...

Indian Pass Trail available from either Upper Works or Heart Lake. I have only hiked a mile or so of this trail but found it pleasant enough. You are surrounded by...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 04-01-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,512
Posted By tenderfoot
4/1 News Updates

Hey, it's the first of April...

Hazard to Navigation Updates
Albany - The State Department of Transportation reminds property owners that it is their responsibility to mark hazards to navigation...
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