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Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks Yesterday, 06:27 PM
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Posted By montcalm
I'm sorry I don't know the specific trail you're...

I'm sorry I don't know the specific trail you're talking about, but I have been to the museum a few times and with young kids.

As far as Castle Rock, you know your kid the best. But if you don't...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks Yesterday, 12:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 496
Posted By montcalm
I’ve done both - while esker is a cool side hike,...

I’ve done both - while esker is a cool side hike, I’d much rather deal with that short stretch of mud
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks Yesterday, 11:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 496
Posted By montcalm
I believe it - that Mud is SERIOUS! I had a...

I believe it - that Mud is SERIOUS! I had a canoe on my head when I got stuck LOL!
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks Yesterday, 11:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 496
Posted By montcalm
The west side of Ochre and Mud are both...

The west side of Ochre and Mud are both particularly mucky with deep, boot-sucking mud. I don't recommend wearing flip-flops or sandals as you'll never see them again. I nearly lost a whole ankle...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion Yesterday, 10:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,518
Posted By montcalm
Back to the Beech. Good presentation on...

Back to the Beech.

Good presentation on managing Beech trees to promote healthy, mast producing trees for wildlife.

https://youtu.be/3UiUvHsZEtU


I've been thinking about how this might...
Forum: Environmental Issues Yesterday, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By montcalm
We're also having a bad gypsy moth year. They...

We're also having a bad gypsy moth year. They seem to prefer maples from what I can see.
Forum: Environmental Issues 06-23-2021, 10:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By montcalm
https://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/lands_forests_pdf/ashd...

https://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/lands_forests_pdf/ashdistribution.pdf

Good map here of Ash distribution. Actually much higher than I thought it was, especially in LO floodplain.

Other than the...
Forum: Environmental Issues 06-23-2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By montcalm
Emerald Ash Borer

I didn't see a specific thread to this, so here goes.


Rochester area is absolutely decimated. Last year was bad, but I see so many dead trees this year, all Ash, all have holes related to the...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-23-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 496
Posted By montcalm
You'll definitely hear loons, and probably owls. ...

You'll definitely hear loons, and probably owls.

Since Bald Eagles have made a big come back, loons are not as sedentary as they used to be. I see them flying a lot these days and they are...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-23-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 496
Posted By montcalm
For 3 nights I'd aim to stay: One on St...

For 3 nights I'd aim to stay:

One on St Regis - or close (little Long or Ochre)

Second on Fish or close ponds.

Third on Long

That's plenty of time to do the trip and the long carries are...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-22-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 496
Posted By montcalm
Yeah that’s St Regis pond - st Regis mountain in...

Yeah that’s St Regis pond - st Regis mountain in the back drop. No idea what number it is. It’s impossible to miss as it’s out on a big point and it’s very large, open site that is close to the...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-22-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 496
Posted By montcalm
Campsite on St. Regis ...

Campsite on St. Regis
...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-22-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 496
Posted By montcalm
Both ways are fine. I can't recall wind...

Both ways are fine.

I can't recall wind being a problem any of those ponds.

I've always found great campsites when doing this trip. I generally aim to stay at Fish Pond or right around there...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-21-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By montcalm
Easiest way to get to Cat Mtn is to take a boat...

Easiest way to get to Cat Mtn is to take a boat to Janack's Landing and hike from there. It's not all that far really and the trail was really good when I did it, it's part of the CL50.

There is...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-18-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By montcalm
I thought this was the case as well. I had...

I thought this was the case as well. I had talked to and seen people hike out to Hitchens Overlook when camping out there. I also recall seeing the DEC trail sign pointing along the road near the...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-15-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 734
Posted By montcalm
Hmm, on the DEC map the 230 acres to the north is...

Hmm, on the DEC map the 230 acres to the north is an easement called Camp Togus. According to the tax record, the person that owns that, owns the other two inholdings on the south shore.

And...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-14-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 734
Posted By montcalm
He also seems to have 230+ acres on both Plumley...

He also seems to have 230+ acres on both Plumley Pond and the north shore of FL.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-14-2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 734
Posted By montcalm
According to the data TCD posted a gentleman...

According to the data TCD posted a gentleman named William S Gross owns a few acres on the south shore of Forked Lake. There are two separate plots, one is a long sliver of lake frontage that is...
Forum: Other Places 06-13-2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By montcalm
Also I think you are right about the Herons. I...

Also I think you are right about the Herons. I saw one residing in a small duck pond at a housing development, so they must be running out of real estate.
Forum: Other Places 06-13-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By montcalm
I've nearly went off the road many times...

I've nearly went off the road many times (probably shouldn't admit this) because of red tailed hawks! They are so bright and easy to recognize that they distract me, and of course they hunt almost...
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