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Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-18-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 900
Posted By tenderfoot
I was just looking at Blue Mtn Lake Club and...

I was just looking at Blue Mtn Lake Club and although they offer "campsites" it seems these may be for RV's. Their bylaws seem to ban tents.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-18-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 848
Posted By tenderfoot
So yes, van was actually first choice....

So yes, van was actually first choice. Stealthiest, can tow boat, multiuse. Price limits would push me towards a well used one but Econoline/Express have been around for years and commercial grade.
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 01-18-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 677
Posted By tenderfoot
That looks amazing. Your canvas - treated for...

That looks amazing. Your canvas - treated for water repellency or fire? 1" conduit? remember wintertrekking.com well. Got some great tips off of that site.

I was aware of the breathing difference...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-18-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 848
Posted By tenderfoot
Thank you! I did not know about those guys...

Thank you! I did not know about those guys before.

I really like the height on what "Trailmarker (https://www.trailmarkeroutdoors.com/)" sells but there is a 12 month lead time plus they are...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-18-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 848
Posted By tenderfoot
All, agreed - our route appears bass backward. We...

All, agreed - our route appears bass backward. We have done the through the mountains route several times and although more scenic (only coyote sighting so far) the results personally don't work for...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-17-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 848
Posted By tenderfoot
DSettahr, I thought about the rest stops. The...

DSettahr, I thought about the rest stops. The High Peaks Welcome Center specifically - no gas so less visited. I think Walmart discontinued their hospitality to RVr's with Covid but that might have...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-17-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 848
Posted By tenderfoot
bed in a box

ADK's are six hours from where I live. Hiking usually involves an overnight or two. We are comfortable 4 season backpackers, also occasionally glamp at front country campgrounds (two weekends ago, 8F...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-15-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 900
Posted By tenderfoot
I can also share that one of my personal Covid...

I can also share that one of my personal Covid Coping mechanisms is scouring Craigslist for van campers, large sailboats, and property in the ADK's. Pure escapism! For the land plan, I am not in a...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-14-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 900
Posted By tenderfoot
Streamfish, Sorry for your experiences. ...

Streamfish,

Sorry for your experiences.

Two quick thoughts: we switched to hammocks so we could camp off trail with ease and skip some of the "crowds." We pass people on trail but you'd be...
Forum: Trip Reports 01-11-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 861
Posted By tenderfoot
Yes, the "river" was Indian Pass Brook. There is...

Yes, the "river" was Indian Pass Brook. There is a junction very early on in the trail, right after registration. We took the Indian Pass Trail instead of the Street & Nye Trail. We saw it, but I...
Forum: Trip Reports 01-11-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 861
Posted By tenderfoot
Street & Nye via Indian Pass Trail

No, you can't get to Street & Nye from Indian Pass trail.

Luckily our goal, as always, was to enjoy the outdoors and be safe. We took a wrong turn at a junction, ambled down the Indian Pass Trail...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 01-10-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 677
Posted By tenderfoot
Results

Took wisdom from this question and skipped trying to insulated top of tent. If it works I'm thinking someone would have done it by now. Focused instead on insulating bottom of tent - 2 cargo...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 01-03-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 677
Posted By tenderfoot
Thank you - very much appreciate the tips and you...

Thank you - very much appreciate the tips and you sharing your experience.
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 01-03-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 677
Posted By tenderfoot
DuctTape - re A-Frame. I just recently parted...

DuctTape - re A-Frame. I just recently parted ways with my 30 year old two man Timberline. Would have made a wonderful experimental subject.

Timberghost:

And that is what I am looking for....
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 01-02-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 677
Posted By tenderfoot
Tent cozee

So there was not a subforum for whacky ideas... maybe this fits here.

Happy hammock camper but in the winter months I would enjoy a space out of the weather slightly warmer than the ambient...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 11-30-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,427
Posted By tenderfoot
So +2 on the High Peaks Adirondack Trail Map. ...

So +2 on the High Peaks Adirondack Trail Map.

We both use it and have given it to friends and family when they ask "what do I need before I hit the backcountry"

On trail, it lives in the bottom...
Forum: Trip Reports 11-16-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,410
Posted By tenderfoot
+ 1 on having a compass. My hiking partner and I...

+ 1 on having a compass. My hiking partner and I carry 3 maps. Really just prints of the area we are hiking with zoomed out enough to show surrounding peaks. So basically a single sheet of printer...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 11-06-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,684
Posted By tenderfoot
I understand DEC does not permit campfires in...

I understand DEC does not permit campfires in high peaks - usually not an inconvenience for us. Hot tenting though. Yes, I get that a wood stove may contribute less to fie hazard but I think part of...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-29-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,142
Posted By tenderfoot
I am often called "Dear", occasionally "Turkey",...

I am often called "Dear", occasionally "Turkey", rarely "Squirrel." So we take precautions in big game season. A BIG thanks to all the hunters - as mentioned above we recognize the importance of...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-18-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,684
Posted By tenderfoot
thank you all for the pooled wisdom!

thank you all for the pooled wisdom!
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