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Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-09-2016, 09:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 18,839
Posted By BorealThrush
no, it was NOT aimed at you. Please do not think...

no, it was NOT aimed at you. Please do not think it was.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-08-2016, 09:53 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 34,388
Posted By BorealThrush
hiking Blake from Elk Lake (the Panther Gorge...

hiking Blake from Elk Lake (the Panther Gorge part). I turned around once I hit Blake peak, and observed the largest porcupine ever. He stood up and looked even larger! I knew he wasn't capable of...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-08-2016, 09:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 18,839
Posted By BorealThrush
What I don't get is some people will gladly spend...

What I don't get is some people will gladly spend $129 on a "cheap" hotel room, and not spend the good money to be comfortable in the woods? For the price of three nights in a hotel, you can get...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-08-2016, 08:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 18,839
Posted By BorealThrush
look up the MSR two person Hubba Hubba tent. ...

look up the MSR two person Hubba Hubba tent. Funny name, I know. But that is the next tent I am going to buy.
...
Forum: Adirondack Firetowers 10-06-2016, 08:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,615
Posted By BorealThrush
I think after 5-6 miles in, technically. That's...

I think after 5-6 miles in, technically. That's where the DOT stops plowing.

Certainly would make for a nice cross country ski from the 5-6 mile mark, though. Then the fire tower.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-01-2016, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,680
Posted By BorealThrush
Try the Pharoah Lake Wilderness. It's really...

Try the Pharoah Lake Wilderness. It's really beautiful. Also, try the Tongue Mountain range near Lake George.
Forum: Adirondack Firetowers 09-30-2016, 09:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,615
Posted By BorealThrush
Wakely is one heckuva nice tower. Be sure to...

Wakely is one heckuva nice tower. Be sure to climb it before the snow starts; I got my car sandwiched in a snowbank ten miles in on County Route 12 in Feb. this year; some awesome snowmobilers...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-30-2016, 09:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,753
Posted By BorealThrush
Crane Mountain is one special little mountain. ...

Crane Mountain is one special little mountain. It is relentless on the uphill, has numerous ponds along the other side of the mountain, a steep descent, and that infamous 75 rung ladder (not sure,...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-28-2016, 11:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,753
Posted By BorealThrush
my current fave: Pitchoff Mountain--the traverse...

my current fave: Pitchoff Mountain--the traverse from West to East.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-12-2016, 06:42 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 14,184
Posted By BorealThrush
put magic stars (that glow in the dark) on top of...

put magic stars (that glow in the dark) on top of the tent ceiling. Laser Pink Floyd.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-12-2016, 06:41 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 14,184
Posted By BorealThrush
yup, away from the "loud muffler kids (hey ma I...

yup, away from the "loud muffler kids (hey ma I got a honda civic with a coffee can muffler on it)" at 2 am on my street that really make me pine for the forest all year round.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-12-2016, 06:38 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 14,184
Posted By BorealThrush
the soft vocal crooning of Ella Fitzgerald and...

the soft vocal crooning of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong rocks me to sleep with some good headphones. Either that, or a 60 minute recording of waterfalls.
Forum: Adirondack Firetowers 09-09-2016, 09:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,503
Posted By BorealThrush
Snowy was perhaps the hardest firetower in my...

Snowy was perhaps the hardest firetower in my firetower patch quest. Crossing that first stream (Beaver brook?), is a doozy. Got soaked and wet and had to change socks immediately. Took me a while...
Forum: Adirondack Firetowers 08-31-2016, 11:18 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 45,585
Posted By BorealThrush
without a doubt, Mount Adams.

without a doubt, Mount Adams.
Forum: Trip Reports 08-29-2016, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,629
Posted By BorealThrush
nice trip report. I did the loop on Saturday...

nice trip report. I did the loop on Saturday starting at Pitchoff East parking lot. Yes, there was a rock that gave me trouble. Nowhere to amply place my hands and feet securely, so I threw my...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 04-21-2016, 01:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,439
Posted By BorealThrush
conditions are excellent, although, it is a bit...

conditions are excellent, although, it is a bit dry. Please be careful with fires, and bring plenty of water to drink, if you are doing the entire loop in two days. I did the loop and then some in...
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