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Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-08-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 889
Posted By mpn702
Indian Lake Hand Launch

Howdy!

My father and I are heading up for a 1-2 night camping and paddling trip on Indian Lake this weekend. We have campsite #9 reserved, but wondering where best to launch from. The State DEC...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-19-2020, 12:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,073
Posted By mpn702
For what it's worth, my GPS track from this...

For what it's worth, my GPS track from this summer did not follow the trail route on the 30+ yo topo map for the first half a mile. Instead of going straight up the right kind it first veered further...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-26-2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,541
Posted By mpn702
I visited the Carry Lean-To on Monday. Water...

I visited the Carry Lean-To on Monday. Water levels were fine and many open campsites on the Flow. Good luck finding the main entrance to the river. :)
Forum: Northville Placid Trail 08-25-2020, 11:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,110
Posted By mpn702
Having visited it yesterday after a paddle to the...

Having visited it yesterday after a paddle to the Carry Lean-To, can confirm that the Colvin Brook Lean-To is on a lovely location on the Cedar River, but the structure is not in the best shape....
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 08-18-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,722
Posted By mpn702
Thanks for the advice and insights! We ended up...

Thanks for the advice and insights! We ended up backpacking into to Cascade Lake in the Pigeon Lake Wilderness and found an open spot there. (4 of 6 campsites were taken on a Friday night.) My fiance...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-11-2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,350
Posted By mpn702
Definitely not campers. Just early morning...

Definitely not campers. Just early morning fishermen enjoying the day. Probably the most annoying event was the pontoon boat pulling a kid tubing around Black Duck Hole.

Agreed that the lake and...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 08-11-2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,722
Posted By mpn702
Thanks for the feedback and insights! My other...

Thanks for the feedback and insights! My other consideration for this weekend in the Finger Lakes National Forest where there are a couple of primitive sites along the N.C.T.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 08-09-2020, 11:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,722
Posted By mpn702
Out of curiosity, do folks know off-hand how many...

Out of curiosity, do folks know off-hand how many tent sites there are at Middle Settlement and/or Middle Branch? Thinking of trying to do an overnight backpacking trip from Buffalo this coming...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-09-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,350
Posted By mpn702
So my fiance and I kayaked into #31 in Black Duck...

So my fiance and I kayaked into #31 in Black Duck Hole and used it from July 2 - 4 of this year. Interesting to compare notes. There was some very minor trash I picked up at the time (maybe one...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-04-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,595
Posted By mpn702
And accurate a decade later. Still a beautiful...

And accurate a decade later. Still a beautiful part of the park, noise notwithstanding. I'd want to go back after Labor Day.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-04-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,200
Posted By mpn702
Thought I would make an update to this thread...

Thought I would make an update to this thread given that I just returned from Black Duck Hole on the 4th of July weekend.

#29 is very small and has a large fallen tree dividing the site into two,...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-28-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,595
Posted By mpn702
Thanks for all of the feedback and suggestions!...

Thanks for all of the feedback and suggestions! Looks like we're going to try Dead Creek Flow this Thursday, trying to get in ahead of the holiday crowds. And if all the sites are taken we'll likely...
Forum: Food, Lodging, Parking, and Transportation 01-22-2020, 01:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,840
Posted By mpn702
ADK Wilderness Camp

Planning on staying at the ADK Loj Wilderness Camp this summer as a base for some high peaks hiking. Any recommendations for particularly nice/quiet campsite numbers?
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-24-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,595
Posted By mpn702
Suggestions for Next Paddling Trip

Howdy --

Just got back from a great trip to the Bog River/Low's Lake where my father and I stayed at #12, marking our 10th Adirondack trip paddling together. Wondering where we should head next,...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-08-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,573
Posted By mpn702
Thanks for the advice. We ended up renting wheels...

Thanks for the advice. We ended up renting wheels and were able to use them for all but the first and last 50 yards of the carry. Debated carrying on to Green Pond and back to Little Clear, but that...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-30-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,573
Posted By mpn702
Planning on doing this carry on July 5th... seems...

Planning on doing this carry on July 5th... seems like the verdict is to not cart it?
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 03-26-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,200
Posted By mpn702
Mud Conditions Around Lake George

Hi! I'm going to hijack this thread to ask about spring conditions in the Lake George area... if I was to plan a hiking trip to the Lake George area in mid-April, what trails do you thinking would be...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-29-2018, 11:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,836
Posted By mpn702
ADK Paddle and Climb

Hi!

I'm trying to make a list of 'Paddle and Climb' peaks for Peakbagger.com, these would be peaks that would allow a paddle, then subsequent climb to get to the top of. Note that the paddle would...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-09-2016, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,860
Posted By mpn702
Thanks for the great pictures Keith! Out of...

Thanks for the great pictures Keith! Out of curiosity, would you happen to have any campsite recommendations for the Essex Chain? I'm eyeing #4 on Third Lake or #1 on Fourth Lake...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-09-2016, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,160
Posted By mpn702
Thanks to everybody for the kind and thoughtful...

Thanks to everybody for the kind and thoughtful responses, and I apologize for my absence on the thread. At this point I think I'm going to try to reserve two nights on the Essex Chain of Lakes to...
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