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Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-26-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 955
Posted By DSettahr
Yeah, it's a pain in the butt trying to figure...

Yeah, it's a pain in the butt trying to figure out where designated tent sites are (or aren't) located across much of the ADKs. Even the "official" source (the DECInfo interactive mapper) is...
Forum: Northville Placid Trail 02-26-2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 132
Posted By DSettahr
It's been years so I'm not 100% sure on the...

It's been years so I'm not 100% sure on the specifics but I know that we left cars for extended periods at the following trailheads during our section hikes to complete the entire NPT in winter:

...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-26-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 955
Posted By DSettahr
That's the sportman's atlas? It was published...

That's the sportman's atlas? It was published within the last decade I think, but it's known for being rife with errors. Many of the campsites shown are not legal (and some just plain don't seem to...
Forum: Trip Reports 02-23-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,086
Posted By DSettahr
I think if nothing else, with a canoe that heavy,...

I think if nothing else, with a canoe that heavy, I would anticipate likely doing most of the portages twice- once with the canoe, and once with gear. In practicality, this has the effect of...
Forum: Trip Reports 02-22-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,086
Posted By DSettahr
A few questions: Would you be paddling...

A few questions:

Would you be paddling with another person?
Is it a beefier portage cart with mountain bike-like tires that can handle rougher terrain?
Can the portage cart strap on at...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 02-19-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,324
Posted By DSettahr
Eureka makes a bug house that can be set up...

Eureka makes a bug house that can be set up without using a frame- rather you pitch it over a ridgeline and stake out the corners. It's not the lightest thing ever but I've found it to be worth the...
Forum: Trip Reports 02-19-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,086
Posted By DSettahr
I was definitely feeling it by the end of the two...

I was definitely feeling it by the end of the two longer portages (Rock Pond to Hardigan Pond and the Headwaters Carry).

I would agree that the route is easily doable in 5-6 days by someone with...
Forum: Trip Reports 02-19-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,086
Posted By DSettahr
Yeah, I knew about the Harrington Pond takeout...

Yeah, I knew about the Harrington Pond takeout from advice solicited here prior to my trip, but based on info about it not being worthwhile except at higher water levels I elected to skip it.

A...
Forum: Trip Reports 02-19-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,086
Posted By DSettahr
Ah, yeah, I misread your post. My...

Ah, yeah, I misread your post.

My assumption would be that since the line would presumably still only be used for scenic sight-seeing trips, that train traffic would probably still be infrequent...
Forum: Trip Reports 02-18-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,086
Posted By DSettahr
That rail corridor is owned by the state, I...

That rail corridor is owned by the state, I believe, rather than a private entity. Also, it is used as an active snowmobile trail in the winter. And furthermore, it's not really "active" with regards...
Forum: Trip Reports 02-18-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,086
Posted By DSettahr
Yeah, I checked out both sides of the railroad...

Yeah, I checked out both sides of the railroad tracks before getting out. Neither was great for an easy boat exit.

There's also some sunken wooden pylons directly under the bridge that are good...
Forum: Trip Reports 02-18-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,086
Posted By DSettahr
Yeah, it's a somewhat well known route. If you...

Yeah, it's a somewhat well known route. If you get the paddler's map, the full route is shown on that. It's also described in detail in the paddler's guide (albeit in different sections).
...
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 02-15-2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By DSettahr
ESRI has old topo maps for the entire US...

ESRI has old topo maps for the entire US accessible via an interactive map. They also have a much greater selection of years than the UNH site had. You can also pull up multiple years at once and...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 02-15-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,324
Posted By DSettahr
A close friend of mine started with her son when...

A close friend of mine started with her son when he was about 1. She carried him in a backpack carrier- and front-loaded her overnight pack. She also had a few other folks to help carry gear as...
Forum: Trip Reports 02-15-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,086
Posted By DSettahr
With 46 sites, some of them little used, I don't...

With 46 sites, some of them little used, I don't doubt that it's been an ongoing effort to keep them all marked. In addition to signs falling down on their own as they age (and the tree grows out...
Forum: Trip Reports 02-15-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,086
Posted By DSettahr
Crocs admittedly aren't the best water shoe, but...

Crocs admittedly aren't the best water shoe, but they also have the advantage of being a comfortable (and light) camp shoe. As I was already carrying a pair of trail runners for the portages, I was...
Forum: Trip Reports 02-14-2021, 11:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,086
Posted By DSettahr
Well, now I can't show this trip report to one...

Well, now I can't show this trip report to one friend in particular. She will see your crocs comment and use it as further evidence that I have bad taste when it comes to proper footwear. :D

No...
Forum: Trip Reports 02-14-2021, 11:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,086
Posted By DSettahr
I was finally able to undertake the western...

I was finally able to undertake the western (bushwhack) approach to the Five Ponds from Watson's East Triangle (https://photos.app.goo.gl/3UErmKshu8wkzqu97) last year- it was on that same trip where...
Forum: Trip Reports 02-14-2021, 10:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,086
Posted By DSettahr
A few of those places I've visited. I caught...

A few of those places I've visited. I caught some glimpses of Nehasane on a backpacking trip to Lake Lila a few years back (https://photos.app.goo.gl/uyX0zdKt1JqeebA03). Fishpole and Darning Needle...
Forum: Trip Reports 02-14-2021, 10:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,086
Posted By DSettahr
Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed it. Yes, I am...

Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed it. Yes, I am certainly glad that I was lucky enough to be able to avoid most of the beaver dams- and that the high water held for the 4 days that I spent casually...
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