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Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-13-2020, 10:02 AM
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Posted By Wldrns
oh... the stories I could tell about socially...

oh... the stories I could tell about socially dealing with incompetent and disruptive homesick scouter "Bobby" and with mean non-LNT believing and biased scoutmaster "Mr. Finkelstein" when they...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-13-2020, 08:56 AM
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Posted By Wldrns
Massive Thread Drift, but since you asked..... ...

Massive Thread Drift, but since you asked.....
BSA National Camping School training dates are determined by BSA National per region. The Northeast Regional NCS in New York is always the very last...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-12-2020, 09:02 PM
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Posted By Wldrns
We would love to get teachers trained as BSA...

We would love to get teachers trained as BSA summer trek leader guides. The problem is, at least in NY, school does not get out until late June, which is too late to attend NCS and reliably train and...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-12-2020, 08:45 PM
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Posted By Wldrns
You do realize that AFRs have no real enforcement...

You do realize that AFRs have no real enforcement powers in the field, right? They can advise and attempt to educate, but cannot force a violator to do anything or change their activity. They can...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-12-2020, 10:18 AM
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Posted By Wldrns
I detest twitter and facebook, am not and will...

I detest twitter and facebook, am not and will not join either. I don't even participate in texting and request from friends that any communication with me is through email or actual voice instead.
...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-12-2020, 09:29 AM
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Posted By Wldrns
https://twitter.com/ScottvanLaer "Postings...

https://twitter.com/ScottvanLaer
"Postings related to NYS Forest Rangers are in my capacity as a union delegate for PBA of NYS and do not represent the position, strategy or opinion of NYS DEC."
...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-12-2020, 07:05 AM
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Posted By Wldrns
Rangers have long complained openly to me that...

Rangers have long complained openly to me that their job has morphed to not what they originally signed up for. With more and more administrative duties and paperwork requirements piled upon them,...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-11-2020, 08:15 PM
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Posted By Wldrns
You can certainly add those plus ATVs along with...

You can certainly add those plus ATVs along with jet skis to my own hate list. But again, as with emergency rescue boats (which I just certified in as an emergency operator during this past week), I...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-11-2020, 11:38 AM
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Posted By Wldrns
I do not understand that statement. There were...

I do not understand that statement. There were plenty of practically unoccupied trailheads and other access points this summer in other sectors of the park (albeit not in the high peaks) where...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-11-2020, 10:23 AM
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Posted By Wldrns
So why does 100% of the population have to take...

So why does 100% of the population have to take the boat operator's certification course before 2025 if they want to operate a motor boat, regardless of age and years of experience? I don't know what...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-11-2020, 09:26 AM
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Posted By Wldrns
I don't necessarily agree with any wide scope...

I don't necessarily agree with any wide scope proposed land use/hiking permit system, although something clearly needs to be done in the High Peaks area to protect both the environment and the...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-09-2020, 05:33 PM
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Posted By Wldrns
Motorboats on Stillwater, if they are smart, are...

Motorboats on Stillwater, if they are smart, are confined to the "safe" well known channels away from shoreline shoals and ancient tree stumps. Paddlers can easily negotiate these "hazardous" waters....
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-09-2020, 02:29 PM
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Posted By Wldrns
Not at all, absolutely not, I only mention that I...

Not at all, absolutely not, I only mention that I happen to personally know many rangers, through many years of operating with them in my personal hikes in the regions, and through SAR. They have...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-09-2020, 12:54 PM
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Posted By Wldrns
Places like the Pepperbox and five Ponds and...

Places like the Pepperbox and five Ponds and other western wilderness areas that I frequent would be quite impossible to monitor with their multiple access points from many directions. I believe I...
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