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Forum: Other Places Today, 04:06 PM
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Posted By DSettahr
Campsites on the Elk Trail (PA Wilds)?

I'm planning a tentative 4 day/3 night backpacking trip for a group for this fall. For a variety of reasons, we're looking for something pretty easy. The Elk Trail seems to fit the bill- it has...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion Today, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By DSettahr
In a nutshell: You can expect pretty much no...

In a nutshell: You can expect pretty much no parking at all, whatsoever, at any of the northern trailheads for the High Peaks around mid-day or early afternoon, on any day of the week this year. ...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks Today, 10:29 AM
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Posted By DSettahr
There's a ton of old logging roads in that area-...

There's a ton of old logging roads in that area- I think there was a portion to the west of the Perkins Clearing Easement that was privately owned up until the Perkins Clearing Land Swap, which I...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks Today, 10:05 AM
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Posted By DSettahr
Yeah, Pharaoh Lake is suuuuuuuuper popular. I...

Yeah, Pharaoh Lake is suuuuuuuuper popular. I think it even gives Lake Colden and Marcy Dam a serious run for the money for the title of "most popular overnight backcountry destination in the...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks Yesterday, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By DSettahr
Santanoni Express doesn't have great options for...

Santanoni Express doesn't have great options for primitive camping. The forest is pretty thick in the vicinity.

IMO, the much better option is down low, just after the trail turns off of the...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks Yesterday, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By DSettahr
FYI: people poop right in the small streams...

FYI: people poop right in the small streams immediately adjacent to the designated tent sites on a somewhat regular basis. I'd travel upstream a bit to get water- definitely don't trust the sources...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 08-11-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By DSettahr
Pharaoh Lake has awesome swimming if you don't...

Pharaoh Lake has awesome swimming if you don't mind being nibbled on by sunfish.

Rock Pond definitely has leaches.

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Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 08-11-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By DSettahr
The new rules aren't yet in effect. The...

The new rules aren't yet in effect. The Santanoni Range is still part of the Western High Peaks, the Central and Outer High Peaks aren't yet a thing. Fires are permitted, bear canisters aren't yet...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 08-10-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By DSettahr
Bugs stay pretty bad in the Pharaoh Wilderness...

Bugs stay pretty bad in the Pharaoh Wilderness through Labor Day. The area is lower in elevation, so the cooler temps that kill bugs elsewhere in the Adirondacks come later. I've even seen...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 08-10-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,731
Posted By DSettahr
I would not be particularly enthusiastic about...

I would not be particularly enthusiastic about heading into Middle Settlement on a Friday night this summer, especially if the 150' thing was not really an option. The backcountry just about...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-07-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By DSettahr
Noon is better than late afternoon, as it gives...

Noon is better than late afternoon, as it gives you quite a bit of daylight to look around for an open site. My advice would be to grab the first open one you spot... Even if it's not the nicest. ...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-07-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By DSettahr
I planned on an extra night between Little Tupper...

I planned on an extra night between Little Tupper and Lila but ended up pushing through all the way to Lila... mainly because the few designated sites between Rock Pond and Lila weren't very nice...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 08-05-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 641
Posted By DSettahr
Week days this year have been seeing trailhead...

Week days this year have been seeing trailhead parking areas fill up super early as well. September might be a bit less crazy with school back in session for kids/college students (one way or...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 08-05-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By DSettahr
The east stretch of ponds (Rock Pond, Clear Pond,...

The east stretch of ponds (Rock Pond, Clear Pond, and Grizzle Ocean) get... relatively less use than the Pharaoh Lake/Pharaoh Mountain/Crane Pond side of the Wilderness Area. Treadway Mountain is...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-04-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By DSettahr
I did this route a month ago as part of a longer...

I did this route a month ago as part of a longer traverse from Little Tupper to the Oswegatchie.

The portage from Rock Pond to Hardigan Pond is definitely more along the lines of 1.75 miles. It...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-31-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By DSettahr
Another thought: From Rochester, you might also...

Another thought: From Rochester, you might also consider something in the PA Wilds. You'll likely still see other groups on any of the main designated state forest trails (Susquehannock Trail...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-31-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By DSettahr
Use levels just about everywhere are up this...

Use levels just about everywhere are up this year. Other areas are still seeing less use in direct comparison to the High Peaks- but keep in mind that other areas also don't have the same...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-31-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By DSettahr
I haven't had a chance to lay eyes on it myself,...

I haven't had a chance to lay eyes on it myself, but from what I understand- the DEC is not just ripping out the old culverts on the road, but tearing up the actual road bed itself. It sounds like...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-30-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By DSettahr
Sure. I will say that 5 days is still on the...

Sure. I will say that 5 days is still on the shorter end of the amount of time necessary to hike the STS. That's 17 miles per day... which is a pretty rugged pace for this trail. The STS is not...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-30-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By DSettahr
There's 3 designated tent sites at Oxshoe- all on...

There's 3 designated tent sites at Oxshoe- all on the west shore, north of the lean-to. From the lean-to, if you follow the marked path north along the shore, you'll pass through a couple of closed...
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