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Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-08-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,053
Posted By wiiawiwb
Lot of SO users here. I had the SO 4-man tipi...

Lot of SO users here. I had the SO 4-man tipi with the LiteOutdoors 18" stove. Great combination. SO doesn't always post it on their website but if you call them there may be "blems" for sale which...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-22-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 577
Posted By wiiawiwb
:) I did notice there were still many...

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I did notice there were still many colored flagging tapes on the trail. Those who endeavored to grid search there deserve accolades. Kudos to them. It was very difficult walking. I felt I...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-22-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 577
Posted By wiiawiwb
Buttermilk Pond

Recently, a friend and I hiked to Buttermilk Pond from Lily Pond and lost the trail at a cedar swamp about 1/2 mile from Buttermilk Pond.

https://naturalatlas.com/map/@43.710323,-73.636379,14z
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Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 08-28-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 21,473
Posted By wiiawiwb
We use regular gaiters for lower-leg protection...

We use regular gaiters for lower-leg protection from rain or bushes. Snake gaiters are worn over the lower leg, just like regular gaiters, except they're built to be either bite resistant or bite...
Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 08-28-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 21,473
Posted By wiiawiwb
I always knew Timber Rattlers existed in the...

I always knew Timber Rattlers existed in the Tongue Mtn Range area and ran across one 3 years ago within a quarter mile from the Clay Meadows bridge. The two recent encounters were up close and...
Forum: Lost and Found 08-27-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 680
Posted By wiiawiwb
Lost - Oakley sunglasses

I lost them between Greenland Pond and Fishbrook. Black frame with a Trail Torch lens. If anyone happens upon them, I would sincerely appreciate contacting me. Thank you.
Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 07-26-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 21,473
Posted By wiiawiwb
For the second time in three weeks, I came across...

For the second time in three weeks, I came across a Timber rattler...up close and personal. For decades, I've hiked and backpacked in the Adirondacks. Why, suddenly, the recent encounters?

This...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-21-2020, 10:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,495
Posted By wiiawiwb
What about Uber?

What about Uber?
Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 07-07-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 21,473
Posted By wiiawiwb
The reason it would be valuable to know whether...

The reason it would be valuable to know whether GFH has antivenin is the ultimate cost to us if bitten. If GFH does not have antivenin, or would not fly it in, then you would have to be transported...
Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 07-03-2020, 05:55 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 21,473
Posted By wiiawiwb
Three years ago I almost stepped on a timber...

Three years ago I almost stepped on a timber rattler on a trail in the Tongue Mtn range. It wasn't large but had a nasty disposition.

Yesterday, on the trail from Lapland Pond back to the Black...
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 06-26-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 22,769
Posted By wiiawiwb
I will confess that I was a disbeliever and vowed...

I will confess that I was a disbeliever and vowed I would never use a fragile smartphone in place of a dedicated GPS unit. I've changed my tune.

A smartphone has a substantially larger and better...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-15-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,849
Posted By wiiawiwb
On Saturday, I got to the Crane Road parking lot...

On Saturday, I got to the Crane Road parking lot at 7:45am and there was still a dozen cards already there. Four pickups, all of which were lifted, made the journey successfully through the water....
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-10-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,849
Posted By wiiawiwb
That's great, many thanks to everyone. Normally,...

That's great, many thanks to everyone. Normally, I would do the hike during the week but have a friend who wants to join me and she can only go on the weekend.

Any idea what time in the morning...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-09-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,849
Posted By wiiawiwb
Pharaoh Mtn hike

It's been years since I've hiked Pharaoh Mtn and looking to do it again. I don't know what trailheads and roads are available any more.

Is Crane Pond Road the recommended place to park and begin...
Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 05-23-2020, 04:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,246
Posted By wiiawiwb
Milk Snake?

I ran across this snake on the trail near Bumps Pond. It was about 3" long. Is this a Milk Snake?
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 05-16-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,270
Posted By wiiawiwb
I have the Extreme 3 that I got maybe four years...

I have the Extreme 3 that I got maybe four years ago. The quality is not bad but the weight is on the high side. Mine is over 8 lbs.

It does provide a lot of room and I like the position of the...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-07-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,455
Posted By wiiawiwb
I'm glad we're all squared away. Thank you.

I'm glad we're all squared away. Thank you.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-04-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,455
Posted By wiiawiwb
Website security

When I visit this website, it shows that the "Connection is not secure". I don't see that message very often at other websites. What does that mean for users like us?
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 04-01-2020, 04:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,341
Posted By wiiawiwb
Timberghost, can you elaborate about the MVNO...

Timberghost, can you elaborate about the MVNO choices as I have no idea what they are. Also, does CDMA vs GSM play into the equation when selecting one of them?
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-30-2020, 06:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,341
Posted By wiiawiwb
I've got a really old smartphone and am getting a...

I've got a really old smartphone and am getting a new one. As technology evolves, you'd think that things would be easier. Every phone can connect with every carrier. Not so fast. There still the...
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