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Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 02-27-2021, 09:13 PM
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Posted By Wldrns
Please do not forget that ski equipment and...

Please do not forget that ski equipment and snowshoes are also similarly available at The Boonville Search and Rescue facility, at the beginning of the Canal Tail, next to the shopping mall in...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 02-23-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 270
Posted By Wldrns
Yeah, I hiked through there a few years ago with...

Yeah, I hiked through there a few years ago with my Hornbeck. I actually bypassed Kettle Pond and White Pond, as I was on a long haul from Boonville to Plattsburgh at the time, from North Lake on...
Forum: Trip Reports 02-23-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,158
Posted By Wldrns
DSettahr's tandem portage plan is a good one,...

DSettahr's tandem portage plan is a good one, but it does have one disadvantage and a caution. Especially when solo and double (really triple) traversing an unfamiliar trail with a canoe overhead,...
Forum: Trip Reports 02-22-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,158
Posted By Wldrns
I understand that at one time, 1960's and 1970's...

I understand that at one time, 1960's and 1970's anyway, Grumman manufactured 17' canoes in 3 different weights, "lightweight", "standard", and "Camp" weights. Hull metal thickness of 0.040, 0.050,...
Forum: Trip Reports 02-22-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,158
Posted By Wldrns
Of course it is possilble, what kind of shape are...

Of course it is possilble, what kind of shape are you in, do you have wheels, and can you portage the Grumman without wheels? I showed pics in an earlier post of a trip I guided with Boy scouts and...
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 02-15-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By Wldrns
You can also get them from USGS, although through...

You can also get them from USGS, although through a slightly more complicated process....
Forum: Trip Reports 02-14-2021, 11:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,158
Posted By Wldrns
I've been through to the Os from Stillwater via...

I've been through to the Os from Stillwater via the Sand and Rock Lake routes a couple of times. That's a pretty easy way to go. I also made the trek from Lows to end up at Stillwater. And taken the...
Forum: Trip Reports 02-14-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,158
Posted By Wldrns
Great report of an area I have frequented many...

Great report of an area I have frequented many times over the years. Thanks for the memories.

You were there on the river in far better times than I was in the wake of the 1995 Derecho (see...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-12-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,222
Posted By Wldrns
Lean2Rescue work was shut down on several planned...

Lean2Rescue work was shut down on several planned leanto work projects a while back due to the above mentioned snowmobile trail lawsuit in the courts. We couldn't even legally cut small stuff of...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 02-11-2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,425
Posted By Wldrns
There is an unofficial landing on the north shore...

There is an unofficial landing on the north shore accessible by paddlers who would like to join the trail to climb Castle Rock, a very interesting different kind of experience in itself.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-11-2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,222
Posted By Wldrns
The Iroquois Chapter of ADK (based in Utica/New...

The Iroquois Chapter of ADK (based in Utica/New Hartford) is known to adopt trails in the SW Adirondack region. Are you a member?

My tastes run more toward fewer trails. Keep the remaining wild...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 02-10-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,425
Posted By Wldrns
If the 90 mile Adirondack canoe race goes off...

If the 90 mile Adirondack canoe race goes off this year in September, note that the first day ends at the BML beach with up to 275 paddlers in boats roaring to a finish (first Friday after Labor...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 02-07-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 979
Posted By Wldrns
Another giant white pine grove, a roadside trail...

Another giant white pine grove, a roadside trail with no bushwhack necessary, is Cathedral Pines, near the north end of Seventh Lake on Rte28. Thee's a very small sign, and it is easy to miss with...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 02-07-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 979
Posted By Wldrns
I have a couple of areas that will require a bit...

I have a couple of areas that will require a bit of walking and some bushwhack travel.

There are gigantic very deep kettle holes on a bushwhack to the east of Ledge Pond, south of Mountain Pond,...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 02-07-2021, 04:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 979
Posted By Wldrns
Trails near and around the south end of...

Trails near and around the south end of Massawepie Lake, through the edegs of the Massawepie Mire.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-04-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By Wldrns
The commonly accepted "danger" period is ...

The commonly accepted "danger" period is Mother's Day to Father's Day, but as Zach has said, it can be highly variable. The route to Queer may not be as dry as you may wish before early May. On the...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 02-01-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,722
Posted By Wldrns
When trail clearing with the permission of and...

When trail clearing with the permission of and even while being accompanied by a DEC officer in charge, I always thought it interesting that I am authorized to willfully kill hundreds of saplings and...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-25-2021, 11:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,102
Posted By Wldrns
If you use Nalgene bottles (I do), do not carry...

If you use Nalgene bottles (I do), do not carry them right side up. Water will freeze from the top down, so right side up will have ice under the lid when you unscrew it. Carry the bottle upside...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 01-25-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 976
Posted By Wldrns
I shaped my own yoke out of a piece of...

I shaped my own yoke out of a piece of lightweight aluminum tubing, flattened the ends to attach it at the balance point to the wood gunwales with thumb screws and bolts on my 10.5' hybrid Hornbeck....
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 01-02-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 447
Posted By Wldrns
Yeah, the boiler and small local pond dam are...

Yeah, the boiler and small local pond dam are still there. No buildings left standing.I have some photos somewhere from about 5 years ago. I'll try to find them later today.
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