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Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-25-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,585
Posted By rdl
Question for park residents

I'm from western New York and have been recreating in the Adirondack park for 30+ years. I've rented cabins at the end of June for many years now, ranging from Johnsburg to Newcomb to Saranac Lake...
Forum: Other Places 04-18-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 451
Posted By rdl
West Falls park is one of my local go-to places. ...

West Falls park is one of my local go-to places. Just 10 minutes away for me, my dogs just love playing in the creek.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-13-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,455
Posted By rdl
I bought a RapidFire a few years ago and have no...

I bought a RapidFire a few years ago and have no regrets. It was pricey but worth it. The boat tracked amazingly well on a windy day on Long Lake from the village north.

I had been looking at...
Forum: Food, Lodging, Parking, and Transportation 03-09-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,980
Posted By rdl
Bear canisters are not required in the Heart Lake...

Bear canisters are not required in the Heart Lake wilderness campground and no storage containers are provided. The recommendation is to leave all food in your vehicle.
Forum: Other Places 02-28-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,074
Posted By rdl
All great info, thanks!

All great info, thanks!
Forum: Other Places 02-22-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,074
Posted By rdl
Trip recommendations -- PA

I'm looking for a central destination for 2 guys in WNY, 1 in CNY and 1 in the DC area to meet in Pennsylvania and do maybe 30--35 mile backpack over a 4 day period in late April, early May. All...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 11-25-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,983
Posted By rdl
I'm looking forward to its completion! A new...

I'm looking forward to its completion! A new trail to hike is usually good news.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 10-02-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,560
Posted By rdl
I have an older version of the REI link that MF...

I have an older version of the REI link that MF posted. It works very well on smoother portages, and if everything is strapped on very tightly works well on bumpy/rooty portages. It fits fine...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-20-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,822
Posted By rdl
Not sure about availability in July, but I...

Not sure about availability in July, but I started my kids backpacking into the reservable lean-to's at JBL. Swimming in John's Brook is a blast, there are some nice easy hikes from JBL, if you...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-24-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,249
Posted By rdl
I bought a RapidFire 2 years ago after plenty of...

I bought a RapidFire 2 years ago after plenty of deliberation and research. My main use is tripping so was looking for something that could comfortably carry myself, a full pack and a dog for up to...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 04-09-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,177
Posted By rdl
The town is actively trying to find more drivers,...

The town is actively trying to find more drivers, so the shuttle schedule could change for the better.
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 11-28-2018, 11:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,534
Posted By rdl
x-country area near 90

I'm driving from Buffalo to Albany on Friday and will have a couple hours to hopefully find someplace for a short ski. I'm familiar with BREIA, but driving there and back will take half my available...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 08-20-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,938
Posted By rdl
Try Catamount, near Whiteface. Or Haystack...

Try Catamount, near Whiteface. Or Haystack and/or McKenzie near Lake Placid. Or Noonmark. Or Adams from Upper Works. A little further from the High Peaks, but Owls Head from Long Lake is very...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-20-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,447
Posted By rdl
I saw a 2 minute promotional video a couple days...

I saw a 2 minute promotional video a couple days ago of Camp Santanoni and mention was made of the canoes in the boat house available for public use. I don't remember where I saw it and tried to...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-15-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,854
Posted By rdl
Hikes near Johnsburg

I'll be renting a cabin in Johnsburg for several days next week and looking at outings in the area. Moxham and Peaked look like nice options for a bit of climbing. Any suggestions on flatter hikes...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-06-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,018
Posted By rdl
Most of the signs have been stolen over the years.

Most of the signs have been stolen over the years.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-03-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,780
Posted By rdl
dumb stick

Has anyone used this: https://www.dumb-stick.com/ and able to comment good or bad about it ? Any other similar products anyone has used ?
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 05-18-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 858
Posted By rdl
I'm torn now between the Hubba NX 1 and the...

I'm torn now between the Hubba NX 1 and the Copper Spur HV UL 1. Seems like there's plenty of sales going on now so the price is close enough to not be a factor.

The Hubba uses heavier...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 05-18-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 858
Posted By rdl
I'm in the market for a new solo tent and the...

I'm in the market for a new solo tent and the Hubba NX is on my list. Thanks for the heads up. Backcountry.com and Steep and Cheap have the solo on sale now for $261 which is about the same as...
Forum: Trip Reports 05-16-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,209
Posted By rdl
Very impressive ! And pictures are excellent !

Very impressive ! And pictures are excellent !
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