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Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-22-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 661
Posted By Wldrns
it's a llittle late in the season, but wild...

it's a llittle late in the season, but wild parsnip is really nasty stuff when it is actively growing. Very common along roadsides and is a relative of giant hogweed. Most of it is dry now, but I...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 09-20-2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,040
Posted By Wldrns
Reminds me of my own heritage, Carpathian Lemko...

Reminds me of my own heritage, Carpathian Lemko folk of southern Poland where I was fortunate to have visited and found relatives living there before Covid hit. I discovered numerous such songs of...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 09-20-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 750
Posted By Wldrns
I recently erected a new camp on a small private...

I recently erected a new camp on a small private no-motors lake. A portion of the very small association fee goes to an annual stocking of brook trout. I was told it essentially was to feed the loon...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-20-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By Wldrns
Yes, the passsage from Lows (spelled "Lows" by...

Yes, the passsage from Lows (spelled "Lows" by the way, it is not a hardware store) is suprisingly different than you might expect from looking at the USGS topo map. More wild and enclosed including...
Forum: Trip Reports 09-19-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 736
Posted By Wldrns
Can be curiously frightening the first time you...

Can be curiously frightening the first time you hear this, but definitely beavers. Some say it is done as a warning sound to their kin when intruders are detected in their area. When awakened in the...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-18-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 23,339
Posted By Wldrns
DS: If anyone knows, it will be retired Ranger...

DS: If anyone knows, it will be retired Ranger Scott Van Laer. As you probably know, he has been compiling the history of Adirondack aircraft crash incidents for many years. He is the manager at...
Forum: Trip Reports 09-17-2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 736
Posted By Wldrns
:thumbs: Those were most likely F-35...

:thumbs:

Those were most likely F-35 fighters from the Vermont National Guard base in Burlington. Or possibly the F-15C out of Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport, MA. I also heard them during the...
Forum: Trip Reports 09-16-2021, 09:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 736
Posted By Wldrns
Great report in an area I truly love. I have...

Great report in an area I truly love. I have spent many solo times in the Pepperbox at Sunshine, Muskrat, and tramping the whole area with a small Hornbeck under me and overhead in times past. That...
Forum: ADK Forum Classifieds 09-05-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By Wldrns
I've already got one, first generation Hennessy...

I've already got one, first generation Hennessy that I have used each year for going on 15 years now. Love it for bushwhacks to undeveloped sites to set up my very comfortable sleeping bed over every...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 08-31-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Posted By Wldrns
Just be sure to have a couple of good lights...

Just be sure to have a couple of good lights each, in case you have to hike after sundown due to late parking availability. Celll phone lights don't count.
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 08-30-2021, 10:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,000
Posted By Wldrns
I've carried my 16 pound 10.5' hybrid Hornbeck...

I've carried my 16 pound 10.5' hybrid Hornbeck into the remotest western Adirondack ponds, with full backpack (knupak) and canoe both mounted on my back without issue. Longer canoes would have...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-26-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,372
Posted By Wldrns
Stillwater Reservoir. Aim to portage and/or...

Stillwater Reservoir. Aim to portage and/or bushwhwack to several smaller lakes off the sometimes motorboat busy reservoir by heading to the north, such as on the Red Horse Trail to and through...
Forum: Forum News and Discussion 08-25-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 909
Posted By Wldrns
Safari works fine for everything I need to do,...

Safari works fine for everything I need to do, but it is on a Macbook.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-22-2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 709
Posted By Wldrns
Before any of the others became available and...

Before any of the others became available and "popular", the definitive Adirondack paddling bible was: "Adirondack Canoe Waters : North Flow" by legendary paddler and instructor Paul F. Jamieson

I...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 08-19-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,014
Posted By Wldrns
I am sure that AMR, LASAR, or any other SAR team...

I am sure that AMR, LASAR, or any other SAR team organization would welcome any new members.
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 08-18-2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,014
Posted By Wldrns
The DEC Rangers offer a one day "Basic Wildlands...

The DEC Rangers offer a one day "Basic Wildlands Search Course", available as a requirement (although most times unenforced) for SAR, fire, and EMS team members who may become involved with...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 08-17-2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,014
Posted By Wldrns
When the DEC (or other official law enforcement...

When the DEC (or other official law enforcement agency) places a search incident into the classification of "limited continuing operations", it encourages trained search teams in what they would...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 08-17-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,014
Posted By Wldrns
Thomas is not the only one lost on Marcy. Young...

Thomas is not the only one lost on Marcy. Young Wesley Wamsganz went up there for unknown reasons the day before Thanksgiving in 2010. I spent 3 days on the search with DEC Rangers. We know he was...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-05-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,819
Posted By Wldrns
The leanto on the island was removed 3 or 4 years...

The leanto on the island was removed 3 or 4 years ago. Since then, a newly refurbished double wide leanto sits behind the island not far away.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-04-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,211
Posted By Wldrns
It seems to be a common misconception that island...

It seems to be a common misconception that island campsites are free from bears. This is not at all true. A few year ago on Lows (not far from Lila), there was a then famous swimming bear, that for...
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