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Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-30-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,848
Posted By groundhog
The road in to the Flow is not that bad at all....

The road in to the Flow is not that bad at all. You can paddle up the flow to the inlet, negotiate a beaver dam, and continue upstream to a lean-to near the head of navigation. The tricky part is...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 08-03-2016, 10:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,475
Posted By groundhog
I've successfully used jewel weed to mitigate the...

I've successfully used jewel weed to mitigate the effects of stinging nettle.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-27-2016, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,717
Posted By groundhog
Don't use silicone caulk. If you ever have to...

Don't use silicone caulk. If you ever have to re-seal the bulkheads it will be practically impossible, and silicone will get nasty over time. Use Lexcel. Comes in clear squeeze tubes. If it is indeed...
Forum: ADK Forum Classifieds 05-20-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,071
Posted By groundhog
And the price is? I might be interested in...

And the price is? I might be interested in replacing mine - its getting a bit worn.
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 05-20-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,735
Posted By groundhog
I have a pair of 'em and love 'em, when the...

I have a pair of 'em and love 'em, when the conditions are right. Clean the bases thoroughly, then as you said pine tar with a cold hard wax over that, kick/grip wax underfoot. In my experience a...
Forum: Other Places 05-06-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,772
Posted By groundhog
Re: The Sods

Weather can be highly variable, but expect it to be on the cool side. You will be on a high plateau; many trails tend to follow old railroad grades and are not that steep. Steep sections of trails...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-23-2009, 12:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 22,040
Posted By groundhog
A word of caution... bow/stern tiedowns are...

A word of caution... bow/stern tiedowns are important with these, and if you are using a plastic kayak it can be easy to deform it. As was noted, they have a tendency to wander as hiway speeds,...
Forum: ADK Forum Classifieds 12-17-2008, 12:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,949
Posted By groundhog
Scarpa Alpha Boots - sz 11

Excellent condition; basically used only 1 season. Asking $125.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-30-2008, 01:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,828
Posted By groundhog
You can also download every usgs quad direct from...

You can also download every usgs quad direct from usgs for free. They come as geo-referenced pdf files, which they seem to be replacing the tiff images with. You can view, print, & crop in acrobat...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 04-07-2008, 09:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,712
Posted By groundhog
You are reading it wrong... in-season, all huts...

You are reading it wrong... in-season, all huts full service at 81 pp adult, 49 child for a member. More for nonmember or Sat only.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 04-07-2008, 03:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,712
Posted By groundhog
Compared to what it would cost to stay at an AMC...

Compared to what it would cost to stay at an AMC hut, those prices are great! All things considered, I think the ACC hut system offers incredible value... unfortunately, it does add up for a family.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-08-2008, 08:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,687
Posted By groundhog
But they are hard to fit crampons to!

But they are hard to fit crampons to!
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-08-2008, 04:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,687
Posted By groundhog
Ditto what Alex Lombard said, and once more for...

Ditto what Alex Lombard said, and once more for good measure. You really need to focus on what will work best for what you want to do, and not what may work with what you happen to have on hand.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-08-2008, 09:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,687
Posted By groundhog
You will probably find that DH boots are...

You will probably find that DH boots are relatively uncomfortable for a long approach - most AT style boots have a much more flexible "walk" mode than anything found on a DH boot. Unfortunately, they...
Forum: ADK Forum Classifieds 02-04-2008, 04:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,544
Posted By groundhog
AT binding & skis for sale

Selling a pair of Fritsche diamir 3 bindings with brakes, size large (fits mens 10+ boot) mounted on Atomic TourLite skis. Used only 2 seasons, good condition, although the skis are nothing special. ...
Forum: ADK Forum Classifieds 01-02-2008, 04:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,837
Posted By groundhog
No more climbing for me...

After two years of nursing an injured knee, I'm calling it quits on rock and ice climbing. On the bright side, I'll have more time for skiing & kayaking!

As a result of this, I have a full trad...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-06-2007, 09:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,429
Posted By groundhog
I have an old Grumman outfitted for sailing. Twin...

I have an old Grumman outfitted for sailing. Twin dagger boards, rudder. Never had an outrigger, & never felt the need for it. Had a lateen rig sail - basically hinged at the bow end, with the main...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-25-2007, 09:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,346
Posted By groundhog
Great pics of the guideboats in the photo...

Great pics of the guideboats in the photo section. I had my first exposure to them early this summer when I had a chance to stay at the Ausable Club. Returning from a day of climbing / hiking, I...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 01-30-2007, 10:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,593
Posted By groundhog
Don't forget - with a SOT the leeches can get to...

Don't forget - with a SOT the leeches can get to you easier!
(just kidding... some folks have phobias about spiders or dark, tight places in the earth, I have one about leeches!)

SOT will expose...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-05-2006, 08:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,742
Posted By groundhog
Well here's your chance to start your own...

Well here's your chance to start your own "exclusive" club, curtesy of FP:

http://www.finchpaper.com/html/Forestry/Available-Parcels.cfm

I think the real reason FP prohibits access is the fact...
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