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Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-13-2020, 09:42 AM
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Posted By montcalm
I'm more interested in what it would take for...

I'm more interested in what it would take for teachers to team up with the DEC and become gainfully employed over summer break as Stewards or AFRs.

Obviously people who work in education (and love...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-13-2020, 08:25 AM
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Views: 4,802
Posted By montcalm
That's unfortunate, but if they were serious...

That's unfortunate, but if they were serious about recruiting they could change the date to a time of school vacation. I assume once you are trained, you'll be eligible each year?
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-12-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,802
Posted By montcalm
Smartphone really makes it easy to capture a...

Smartphone really makes it easy to capture a picture of someone and relay it to the ECO.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-12-2020, 08:49 PM
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Posted By montcalm
Yes I know stewards and afrs cannot enforce. ...

Yes I know stewards and afrs cannot enforce. They can however detain or acquire info that can be relayed to an eco. Read my previous post.

That would be my suggestion on how to handle that

...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-12-2020, 07:59 PM
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Views: 4,802
Posted By montcalm
OK I watched this. All I get is they are...

OK I watched this.

All I get is they are asking for more Rangers.

I get that, to some degree, but I also think perhaps the job of Ranger should be a higher level job and they should have more...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-12-2020, 05:31 PM
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Views: 4,802
Posted By montcalm
A couple things I can think of: LEOs are not...

A couple things I can think of:

LEOs are not widespread in the Adirondacks, but technically, if it's a town road, the town should enforce parking issues.

Just anecdotally last time I went to...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-12-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,802
Posted By montcalm
I don’t use and will not use Twitter. I’ve read...

I don’t use and will not use Twitter. I’ve read a number his articles but t none in my past experience were related to administrative changes. His articles used to be adventure related on the...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-12-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 49
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Posted By montcalm
What is Ranger Van Lear's solution for those of...

What is Ranger Van Lear's solution for those of us not in the know?


Unfortunately it's not the state's job to listen to just one person. It the state's job to listen to the public or for the...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-11-2020, 10:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,802
Posted By montcalm
Yes - the system would cost some money, but in...

Yes - the system would cost some money, but in the grand scheme of NYS spending, not much IMO.

Perhaps rangers and stewards would see it different, but a permit would be no different than any...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-11-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,802
Posted By montcalm
Yeah - I mean I feel the same about snow...

Yeah - I mean I feel the same about snow machines.

I've been down the road of mechanical recreation. It certainly attracts certain individuals (I won't stereotype all...) and it's a lot of...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-11-2020, 06:56 PM
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Views: 4,802
Posted By montcalm
Because people will do anything to drive those...

Because people will do anything to drive those loud, disgusting machines. Just think about the rest of the hassle they are. They're expensive, not all that reliable, need to be towed around and/or...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-11-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,802
Posted By montcalm
I finally actually agree with you too. As...

I finally actually agree with you too.

As far as I know the Adirondacks were a bit of a mess, recreationally speaking before the DEC started issuing UMP and designating areas by usage, etc..

In...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-11-2020, 10:02 AM
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Views: 4,802
Posted By montcalm
I think a certification is a pipe dream both from...

I think a certification is a pipe dream both from a resource and user standpoint. Who is going to take the time to do this? Who is going to do all the training? Then when it does become enforced,...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-11-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,802
Posted By montcalm
Say what? This could be done with absolutely...

Say what?

This could be done with absolutely no change in resources. It could be done online and enforcement done the same as is enforcement of anything is done.

99% of people will honor the...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-10-2020, 03:52 PM
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Views: 4,802
Posted By montcalm
I finally agree with you on something Ron.

I finally agree with you on something Ron.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-09-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,802
Posted By montcalm
Five ponds doesn't have the same issues as EHP,...

Five ponds doesn't have the same issues as EHP, but it has its own issues.

Lows, Stillwater and sometimes Inlet suffer from overuse/crowding. Much of Cranberry shore is heavily used, especially...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-09-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,802
Posted By montcalm
I think they should also start requiring permits...

I think they should also start requiring permits for lean to and roadside site use as well, in all of the forest preserve. Perhaps this will tie some accountability to people using these facilities....
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-09-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,802
Posted By montcalm
I've seen a few headlines for this but neglected...

I've seen a few headlines for this but neglected to read. No idea what they will do but my guess is it will be regulated like anything is: the Rangers and Stewards on duty will patrol and ask to...
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