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Forum: Adirondack Firetowers 11-23-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 29,749
Posted By TCD
Excellent. Good for them. Very well done.

Excellent. Good for them. Very well done.
Forum: Adirondack Firetowers 11-23-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 29,749
Posted By TCD
Wow, that's really nice looking work. Those are...

Wow, that's really nice looking work. Those are the kind of steps hikers will use, rather than going around. (I hope the wood is pressure treated, so it will last.)

Who did the work, if I can...
Forum: Environmental Issues 11-21-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,253
Posted By TCD
Antifreeze is Ethylene Glycol; that's probably...

Antifreeze is Ethylene Glycol; that's probably what they used. (Note, very different chemical from Ethanol!)

I like all these ideas. My location is challenging (High Peaks region, north facing...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 11-07-2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,219
Posted By TCD
Our interests are similar! I also clear places...

Our interests are similar! I also clear places to ski.

But my main avocation is looking for "new" rock climbing cliffs. That leads me to a lot of bushwhacking.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 11-07-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,219
Posted By TCD
Agree with the above. I don't hunt, but I hike...

Agree with the above. I don't hunt, but I hike and bushwhack a lot, all year round.

Much of my travel is in the High Peaks region, which makes it easy. In the High Peaks, there are areas where...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-28-2021, 09:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,793
Posted By TCD
I don't really want to do any desk work on this. ...

I don't really want to do any desk work on this. Also, there have been changes on the ground; some of the original book is out of date. In a "e" format, people may mistakenly assume that everything...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-27-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,793
Posted By TCD
The book has been out of print for a few years...

The book has been out of print for a few years now. I doubt there are very many, if any copies remaining at the couple retail outlets that carried it. Only 200 copies were printed. Most were sold...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 09-29-2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,658
Posted By TCD
My wife and I are 35 years on Ski Patrol. ...

My wife and I are 35 years on Ski Patrol.

Consider it. Serve the skiing public.
Forum: Environmental Issues 09-29-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,253
Posted By TCD
This is a good run down of various options. ...

This is a good run down of various options.

I love the Adirondacks, but it's REALLY tough here to try to live off-grid, just based on the latitude and the weather. If I really wanted to live...
Forum: Current and Historical Affairs 09-29-2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,655
Posted By TCD
Good discussion by all. Lots of common sense...

Good discussion by all. Lots of common sense here.

Taking into account the range of ability is important! I used to be a "middle-of-the-pack" trail runner (9 hour Great Range) and as such, I...
Forum: Current and Historical Affairs 09-28-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,655
Posted By TCD
This is interesting. I do not see anything wrong...

This is interesting. I do not see anything wrong with that stone staircase. Remember, there are many features in the woods, that are not on the trail, and retain 100% of their natural appeal. ...
Forum: Environmental Issues 09-28-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,253
Posted By TCD
You are right that the Thorium cycle is way...

You are right that the Thorium cycle is way behind the Uranium cycle in technological development. Thorium was abandoned by the US Government during the cold war because it could not be used to make...
Forum: Environmental Issues 09-27-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,253
Posted By TCD
That's only because they are depicted as...

That's only because they are depicted as crackpots by the powers that be, that support the status quo.

The Thorium cycle was demonstrated successfully in the 1940s by the US Government. It was...
Forum: Environmental Issues 09-27-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,253
Posted By TCD
"...we need to change the grid power or it's all...

"...we need to change the grid power or it's all for naught."

Yes.

Now: Fracking Natural Gas. (Next 100 years.)

Next: Thorium Nuclear. (Next 1000 years.)

Eventually: Solar Photovoltaic...
Forum: Environmental Issues 09-27-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,253
Posted By TCD
You might be able to, if you have exactly the...

You might be able to, if you have exactly the right location.

You need a south facing location with deep soil, and an all-year running stream. Such locations are hard to find!

Then you can...
Forum: Current and Historical Affairs 09-27-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,655
Posted By TCD
Lots of good thinking here. Ski Trails and...

Lots of good thinking here.

Ski Trails and Bike Trails are definitely different animals, and specific to the equipment.

But I think the article was trying to be about hiking trails.

A key...
Forum: Current and Historical Affairs 09-27-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,655
Posted By TCD
Good basic information, but not at all new. (And...

Good basic information, but not at all new. (And despite a brief mention, the discussion undervalues using solid rocky areas, and infrastructure such as man-made stairs. The "prescription" of LONG,...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-24-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,414
Posted By TCD
"My guess is we're actually reaching our...

"My guess is we're actually reaching our saturation point of public land - I doubt we'll go over 50/50 public private."

It's hard to get accurate numbers; everyone wants to play with the numbers...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-24-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,414
Posted By TCD
Montcalm, to the point of your original post, I...

Montcalm, to the point of your original post, I think a well thought out system such as you describe would make a lot of sense. Actually thinking about ecological value, recreational value, and...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-24-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,419
Posted By TCD
Glad you figured out the mystery! It's...

Glad you figured out the mystery!

It's actually a known phenomenon to be affected by PI as a result of burning it. (I didn't know from the OP that a campfire had been part of the day.)

My...
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