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Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-08-2021, 04:48 PM
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Posted By rbi99
Packing into Lake Colden this coming Monday, and...

Packing into Lake Colden this coming Monday, and was just curious if there is any bear info regarding the area?
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-08-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 256
Posted By rbi99
Lake Colden

I know there is the one spot prior to the memorial on Calamity Brook Trail that was always a mud pit requiring walking across small downed trees to get across. I haven't been to Colden in several...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 08-19-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,242
Posted By rbi99
The little buggers are starting to quiet down...

The little buggers are starting to quiet down here around Cleveland, I sure hope the same is true for the Adirondacks.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 08-05-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,242
Posted By rbi99
What I find different this year over most, is...

What I find different this year over most, is that the bites I get all itch for days afterwards. Used to be some would itch, but most you would forget about because they didn't. I actually had two...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-27-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,242
Posted By rbi99
Mosquitos

Mosquitos here in Cleveland are getting really bad. Pretty much can't go out without getting bit multiple times. With the Adirondacks seeing more rain then usual, are they any worse then normal? ...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-27-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,031
Posted By rbi99
Now that we are knocking on August already, any...

Now that we are knocking on August already, any bear updates regarding the Colden Lake area?
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-27-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,891
Posted By rbi99
Not sure about the liner. His was white if that...

Not sure about the liner. His was white if that means anything. I do think he said he had had his for several years. It definitely wasn't new. He was pretty much up with what safety measures to...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-18-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,891
Posted By rbi99
I'm the unfortunate backpacker who had his...

I'm the unfortunate backpacker who had his redesigned Ursack bags ripped open while camping at Colden. Switched to the BearVault, which is itself now being scrutinized. Just finished watching a...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-10-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,031
Posted By rbi99
Thanks so much for that info. The Ursack bag was...

Thanks so much for that info. The Ursack bag was very many years ago. We were literally the only two people in the entire area (a very nice rarity). The Colden care taker later said something like...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-07-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,031
Posted By rbi99
Colden bears

While weather year-to-year can be all over the map, I was wondering if there is a normal or usual time to know how bear activity around Colden Lake is year-to-year? Didn't come up last year because...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-03-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,242
Posted By rbi99
Did both Branch and part of Hoffman Notch. ...

Did both Branch and part of Hoffman Notch. Though short, the creek was very nice and my dog definitely loved it. Hoffman was ok, only went a mile or so in though. That old car on its side...
Forum: Trip Reports 05-29-2021, 11:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,077
Posted By rbi99
Hopkins Mt

No need for a detailed trail report since this mountain has been climbed many times over, but a quick review of the trail conditions might be helpful. Climbed Hopkins via the Ranney trail this past...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 05-21-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,115
Posted By rbi99
Black Flies

I'm coming up tomorrow to Lake Placid to spend a week hiking and climbing with my dog. I have a mosquito netted hat for my protection. I'm more concerned for my dog regarding the flies. Will hike...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 05-18-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,242
Posted By rbi99
Stoney Creek looks interesting, thanks.

Stoney Creek looks interesting, thanks.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 05-14-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,242
Posted By rbi99
DS, are you suggesting heading up Branch or...

DS, are you suggesting heading up Branch or crossing the road and taking Hoffman Notch?
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 05-14-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,242
Posted By rbi99
River Walk

Coming up late next week for six nights. Already plan on doing Hopkins along the Ranney Trail and perhaps a second peak later in the week. Would really appreciate any suggestions for a walk along a...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 05-10-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 928
Posted By rbi99
I mentioned leashing her while near the road. ...

I mentioned leashing her while near the road. Parking at Rooster Comb requires crossing the road, and if I did a loop I would be walking alongside 73 which I didn't want to do even with her leashed....
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 05-09-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 928
Posted By rbi99
Hopkins Mt

Am I allowed to drive onto Ranney Rd and park at the trailhead to Hopkins? Do people have a preference regarding going to Hopkins via Ranney or Mossy in regards to views along the trails? Also, all...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 05-03-2021, 11:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,296
Posted By rbi99
Still coming up the last week of May, but instead...

Still coming up the last week of May, but instead of backpacking I am taking the easy way out by staying up at Art Devlin's for six nights. My dog and I plan on getting in a climb or two and lots of...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-04-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,296
Posted By rbi99
Queer Lake

Two springs ago I hiked into Queer Lake the last week of May. Big mistake!!! The black flies were so brutal that my permethrin sprayed clothes and DEET did absolutely nothing to deter them. My dog...
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