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Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore Today, 10:53 AM
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Posted By montcalm
Bibliomania

For any Adirondack history nerds out there, I stumbled upon this shop yesterday while searching for a specific title.

http://www.rare-books.com/adirondacks

I ordered a book from them, and we'll...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks Today, 10:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,736
Posted By montcalm
Not to be degrading to the efforts above, but...

Not to be degrading to the efforts above, but people have quite successfully both removed portions of the base and added scale patterns and machined patterns. Part of being successful with either is...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks Today, 10:00 AM
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Posted By montcalm
I was able to find and purchase McMartin's book...

I was able to find and purchase McMartin's book for a fair price. MB Davis' "Eastern Old Growth Forests" can be found and purchased online for about $40. I decided to pass on that one for now. ...
Forum: Environmental Issues Yesterday, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By montcalm
I found this article on forest succession after...

I found this article on forest succession after fire in the Adirondacks:

https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/A173290283/AONE?u=nysl_oweb&sid=googleScholar&xid=4fb62e2f

Interesting read.
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks Yesterday, 07:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,736
Posted By montcalm
Well I guess that explains it, I'm not nearly the...

Well I guess that explains it, I'm not nearly the level of skier you guys are. I'm an intermediate all-around skier, but I ski everything. These days I much prefer XC BC touring and XCD lapping on...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks Yesterday, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By montcalm
I read through Ms. Davis' book above on the...

I read through Ms. Davis' book above on the Adirondack section (I highly recommend clicking that link above). It's not a primary source though, but rather a list of other reports. Some hers, from...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks Yesterday, 03:31 PM
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Views: 279
Posted By montcalm
Davis, Mary Byrd. Old Growth in the East: A...

Davis, Mary Byrd. Old Growth in the East: A Survey. Revised edition. APSI, 2003. (https://www.friendsofmountsunapee.org/wp-content/uploads/Old-Growth-in-the-East_rev-ed-2003.pdf)
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks Yesterday, 03:11 PM
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Views: 279
Posted By montcalm
A couple primary sources I personally want to...

A couple primary sources I personally want to read, and I'd recommend you look for Bunchberry:

Davis, Mary Byrd. Eastern Old Growth Forests - Prospects for Rediscovery and Recovery. Island Press,...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks Yesterday, 01:24 PM
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Posted By montcalm
https://courses.hamilton.edu/forests-of-the-adiron...

https://courses.hamilton.edu/forests-of-the-adirondack-park/location-of-old-growth-forests

I've been to a few. The smaller, fragmented sections of big white pines are nice, but they don't...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks Yesterday, 12:24 PM
Replies: 34
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Posted By montcalm
Just to elaborate on some of my telebabble and...

Just to elaborate on some of my telebabble and relate it to Alpine resort skiing.

These are my old Tua Heliums:
...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks Yesterday, 10:48 AM
Replies: 34
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Posted By montcalm
1 - I'll agree with you there. 20 degrees is a...

1 - I'll agree with you there. 20 degrees is a pretty typical NY black run at a DH resort. I don't tend to climb straight up that - but I have, even steeper actually - not 100% by choice, but...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 01-21-2022, 10:23 PM
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Views: 2,736
Posted By montcalm
Some more info SG: ...

Some more info SG:

https://blisterreview.com/gear-reviews/2013-2014-voile-charger-bc

That guy claims he can get up 201 degrees with those Chargers, depending on conditions (still need to carry...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 01-21-2022, 09:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,736
Posted By montcalm
Hope this helps: 1 - No. The S Bounds will...

Hope this helps:

1 - No. The S Bounds will not handle 20 degrees. Maybe 10-12 before you need to use the edge. The Objectives might be able to get up over 15. These are really rough guesses, I...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 01-21-2022, 08:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,736
Posted By montcalm
I also tried the S Bounds with a couple different...

I also tried the S Bounds with a couple different binding setups.

I started off with 3 pins just flat mounted on the ski. That was fine.

I then got curious about how these might be with NNN-BC...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 01-21-2022, 08:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,736
Posted By montcalm
Some more experiences from the S Bounds: - I...

Some more experiences from the S Bounds:

- I used these on some pretty long XC tours when I was breaking trail. They were great for this, plus any hill I descended I could make pretty reliable...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 01-21-2022, 07:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,736
Posted By montcalm
Those skis actually climb and glide pretty good...

Those skis actually climb and glide pretty good as far as waxless skis go. There are better ones (like the ones in the OP) but they suffer from (lack of) glide. Those feel like XC race skis...
Forum: Environmental Issues 01-21-2022, 05:04 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 8,816
Posted By montcalm
That's one thing I'm always looking for even with...

That's one thing I'm always looking for even with a seasonal place. If I can't use it to go ski during the winter, I might as well just use a hotel and forget the whole deal. I also don't want to...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-21-2022, 02:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 738
Posted By montcalm
Yeah - our influence has changed their...

Yeah - our influence has changed their perspective as well, although someplace like Japan where they have very little land able to be developed, the situations tend to be extreme to us.

I'm not...
Forum: Environmental Issues 01-21-2022, 02:04 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 8,816
Posted By montcalm
During the winter, I'd bet that's the case, but I...

During the winter, I'd bet that's the case, but I was thinking about summer use and I bet it's the opposite. It may force you to run your AC more to dry the air more inside.
Forum: Environmental Issues 01-21-2022, 01:57 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 8,816
Posted By montcalm
TCD - care to share any details on your ~20yr old...

TCD - care to share any details on your ~20yr old build? Foundation, heat sources, insulation, climate, costs?

I know you don't have good solar prospects, but the other stuff matters too.
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