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Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-07-2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 700
Posted By DSettahr
After reading the description in the guidebook...

After reading the description in the guidebook more closely as well as reading some of the responses, and given the low water levels this year, I may just skip the Lower Lows Dam to Round Lake...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-07-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 700
Posted By DSettahr
Thanks Aunt Pat. I think I'm all set on gear and...

Thanks Aunt Pat. I think I'm all set on gear and a shuttle but I appreciate it. :-)

Any comments on the Bog River section from Lows Lower Dam to Little Tupper? I have the time so I'm thinking...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-07-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By DSettahr
Plans are to replace some of the blown culverts...

Plans are to replace some of the blown culverts on the road with proper bridges (which tend to be more storm resistant in addition to being more environmentally friendly). It's going to take some...
Forum: Other Places 07-01-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 722
Posted By DSettahr
There's a guidebook and associated map set for...

There's a guidebook and associated map set for the STS. It's a must-have for hiking the entire trail in one go, or for doing any sections of it: ...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-01-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 700
Posted By DSettahr
Little Tupper to Inlet on the Oswegatchie River

I have a week off coming up, and I'm eyeing the Little Tupper Lake to Inlet on the Oswegatchie Traverse for my days off. I have both the Paddler's Map and the Adirondack Paddler's Guide which have...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-01-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 632
Posted By DSettahr
Backcountry use patterns are completely out of...

Backcountry use patterns are completely out of whack this year, which makes it tough to accurately predict how much use specific areas will get. Some areas seem to be getting use levels well in...
Forum: Trip Reports 06-30-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 917
Posted By DSettahr
FYI: The official interpretation of the...

FYI: The official interpretation of the regulations is that anyone camping at a lean-to site needs to be sleeping inside the lean-to. Tents, hammocks, etc., are not permitted adjacent to the...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-29-2020, 11:44 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,916
Posted By DSettahr
Yeah, the Constable Creek portion had recently...

Yeah, the Constable Creek portion had recently been cut out- and by cut out, I mean a 10 foot wide corridor had been cleared. The trail was super obvious and generally in great shape- but Montcalm...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-29-2020, 11:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 599
Posted By DSettahr
There's no overnight parking permitted at the...

There's no overnight parking permitted at the Tupper Lake Boat Launch.

Overnight parking is permitted at The Crusher. From what I understand, the paddle between The Crusher and Tupper Lake...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-18-2020, 11:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 601
Posted By DSettahr
The information you're looking for would likely...

The information you're looking for would likely be available via the county tax assessor's office. If you're lucky, the most recent sale date will be included in that county's online GIS database. ...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-18-2020, 11:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 847
Posted By DSettahr
My understanding is that the tower was removed...

My understanding is that the tower was removed due to vandalism that rendered it unsafe, not due to the wilderness classification. The state had decided to allow the tower to remain (even in spite...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-18-2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,916
Posted By DSettahr
I did this loop last week. Sorry to DuctTape and...

I did this loop last week. Sorry to DuctTape and Addwolanin- I wasn't intentionally excluding you guys but just as I predicted, the stars aligned with a few nights off and good weather, and I...
Forum: Other Places 06-18-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 722
Posted By DSettahr
Sorry about the Lyme. The STS is hands...

Sorry about the Lyme.

The STS is hands down one of my favorite backpacking trips that I've ever done. Easily top 5 and a serious contender for the #1 spot. It's a good mix of both physical...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-18-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By DSettahr
Hoffman is nice, and more or less guaranteed...

Hoffman is nice, and more or less guaranteed solitude. It's also not an overly physically demanding hike (although all the way through in a single day is somewhat on the longer side).

I would...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-27-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 837
Posted By DSettahr
My first "trail-less" High Peak was Seward, in...

My first "trail-less" High Peak was Seward, in August of 2005. At the time, the braided network of herd paths on that peak hadn't yet been consolidated into a single, well-worn path (with side paths...
Forum: Trip Reports 05-27-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By DSettahr
I assume there's still no designated tent sites...

I assume there's still no designated tent sites near the start of the Calkins Brook herd path?
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-25-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,119
Posted By DSettahr
Here's the regulation on that: So...

Here's the regulation on that:



So technically... if it's a hot, bug-free day and you're not cooking... you can't have a fire on state land in the Adirondacks (or on state land in the...
Forum: Trip Reports 05-25-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,646
Posted By DSettahr
I considered that, but I think it's just the...

I considered that, but I think it's just the slightly different angle that the two photos were taken at. I would guess that the large peak in the background of the older image is Seymour, where as...
Forum: Trip Reports 05-24-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,646
Posted By DSettahr
I did go through my photos and found the album...

I did go through my photos and found the album from when I found and followed the Petty Cutoff a few years ago. I did take a picture of the ford, but it appears to be at a different angle than...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-24-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,119
Posted By DSettahr
The firewood regulation reads as follows: ...

The firewood regulation reads as follows:



So the "dead and down" rule applies only to wood fuel specifically.

However, there is an additional regulation that prohibits the "defacing,...
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