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Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks Yesterday, 04:31 PM
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Posted By rbi99
I have a ton of pictures. The Yellow Lab was...

I have a ton of pictures. The Yellow Lab was Grin, we had four amazing years together before leukemia struck him down after a gallant battle. The black dog is my present companion Maggie. I was so...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-14-2022, 09:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 394
Posted By rbi99
Would love to hear others stories regarding their...

Would love to hear others stories regarding their dogs.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-13-2022, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 394
Posted By rbi99
My best hiking companion is my dog

I absolutely get more joy out of my near daily excursions with my 9 year old Maggie (mixed breed), then just about anything else I do. In our 7 years together now we have hiked upwards of 6000 miles...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-13-2022, 10:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,419
Posted By rbi99
Not only are you guys incredibly knowledgeable...

Not only are you guys incredibly knowledgeable about the various areas in the Adirondacks, but your willingness to share that knowledge is perhaps even more incredible. Will definitely keep wind...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-13-2022, 12:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,419
Posted By rbi99
Thanks. I will be up near Pharaoh either the...

Thanks. I will be up near Pharaoh either the week of April 18-22 or 25-29. Whichever week appears to have the least rain will be a major deciding factor. I like that the week of 18-22 has a lot of...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-11-2022, 08:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,419
Posted By rbi99
Hate to break away from the mystery creatures,...

Hate to break away from the mystery creatures, but a quick question regardless of area. If nighttime temps fall into the low 30's consistently, how does that affect black flies in spring?
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 12-19-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,419
Posted By rbi99
I backpacked in NH the fall before last. ...

I backpacked in NH the fall before last. Beautiful trip to Unknown Pond. NY was crazy busy and I practically had the area to myself, along with my trusted dog. Though I have studied up a lot on...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 12-17-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,419
Posted By rbi99
Wasn't aware of the permit thing. I just...

Wasn't aware of the permit thing. I just contacted them for the info I need to get one. As for which lean-to I stay at, with so many to choose from, the one I decide on could change.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 12-17-2021, 12:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,419
Posted By rbi99
Think I have it planned out already. My plan...

Think I have it planned out already. My plan right now is to head into Rock or Clear Pond on April 17. Average temps are high 50's and lows mid 30's. Will also have a near full moon during the...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 12-15-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,419
Posted By rbi99
I am always so grateful for the input you...

I am always so grateful for the input you guys/gals give when I ask. I have been on top of Pharaoh twice, so I will not be climbing it this time around. I am also planning on setting up camp in one...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 12-14-2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,419
Posted By rbi99
Indeed your knowledge base is always helpful. I...

Indeed your knowledge base is always helpful. I will definitely do a Mon-Fri so that I am leaving as the weekend crowd starts to show up. Several years back I think I was there in late May, my gosh...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 12-14-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,419
Posted By rbi99
Pharaoh Lake

Thinking of coming back to this area in May for a backpacking trip with my dog. Have been here several times, but never explored the area other than the lake, Grizzle Ocean and Pharaoh Mt itself. ...
Forum: Trip Reports 10-02-2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,574
Posted By rbi99
Thanks Deb and Jack, means a lot to me. With so...

Thanks Deb and Jack, means a lot to me. With so many people on this forum capable of doing things I can't even or ever imagine being able to do, sometimes we need to hear from an "average" Joe!!!
Forum: Trip Reports 10-01-2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,574
Posted By rbi99
Thanks. After so many backpacking trips I was...

Thanks. After so many backpacking trips I was due one that really didn't go as planned. I didn't kick myself for not knowing about the lean-tos being moved, because I am always on the forums. I...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-24-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,489
Posted By rbi99
Backpacked into Colden last week and saw/felt...

Backpacked into Colden last week and saw/felt nary a flying bug. Got back to Upper Works and while putting my stuff back in the car a single black fly got into the car. Little bastard bit me three...
Forum: Trip Reports 09-18-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,574
Posted By rbi99
Been there five times and calling it Lake Colden...

Been there five times and calling it Lake Colden - my bad!!!
Forum: Trip Reports 09-18-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,574
Posted By rbi99
Cleaned out the fuel line and fuel valve under...

Cleaned out the fuel line and fuel valve under the burner after I got home and it is firing up just fine. Two lessons learned, remember how to do simple repairs in the wild, and check the stove out...
Forum: Trip Reports 09-18-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,574
Posted By rbi99
Colden Lake

Over my many years (43+) of coming up to the Adirondacks from Cleveland to backpack, climb and day hike, I have had my share of flawless adventures, and some that didn't go quite as planned. This...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-18-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,489
Posted By rbi99
Hiked into Colden from the Upper Works earlier...

Hiked into Colden from the Upper Works earlier this week and the only bugs were in the parking lot. No issues at all while on the trail to and from Colden, and I mean no mosquitoes, black flies,...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-08-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,295
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?
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