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Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 05-09-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By montcalm
Yeah I'd just do some Zappos testing to start. ...

Yeah I'd just do some Zappos testing to start. Order a few pairs of high cut boots and see what feels best. I know from recent purchases that Scarpa and Lowa make full high tops, and I think Crispi...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 05-06-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 828
Posted By montcalm
I looked at the sat image, there is a large sandy...

I looked at the sat image, there is a large sandy parking area there. I don't actually recall it being as big as it is... anyway, I *think* that's where I started.

If you ever get back and get to...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 05-05-2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 828
Posted By montcalm
Been a long time since I hiked this and maybe...

Been a long time since I hiked this and maybe it's changed but I recall a small parking area to the left right before or after the road you start hiking down to get to the trail. I recall gates, but...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 05-04-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,496
Posted By montcalm
Mother's Day this Sunday... seems like they are...

Mother's Day this Sunday... seems like they are right on time.
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 05-03-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,079
Posted By montcalm
This is great, thanks mgc!

This is great, thanks mgc!
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 05-02-2021, 09:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,079
Posted By montcalm
Does the DEC track turkey harvest data and is it...

Does the DEC track turkey harvest data and is it publicly accessible?
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-02-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,595
Posted By montcalm
Lots of things that will work for different...

Lots of things that will work for different folks.

I guess when I was figuring out my canoe outfitting it came down to two big things that were a PITA for me:

1 - Carrying my canoe with a pack....
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 05-02-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By montcalm
I have no idea on any of this, but I'm sure you...

I have no idea on any of this, but I'm sure you can convince yourself of anything you want!
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-01-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,595
Posted By montcalm
OK. Even so, for someone that makes canoe...

OK.

Even so, for someone that makes canoe wood bits they aren't hard to make. I've had Conk make me customs seats, mounts, and yokes. I don't know if he wants to do a lot of that, but he's...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-01-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,595
Posted By montcalm
I wouldn't recommend using those with a thwart. ...

I wouldn't recommend using those with a thwart. A yoke would be much better as it gives clearance for your head/neck and allows the suspension system to rest on your shoulders.

I also agree about...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 04-30-2021, 08:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 790
Posted By montcalm
An extensive history of Arietta: ...

An extensive history of Arietta:

https://www.hamiltoncountypeople.org/arietta-story
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-30-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,595
Posted By montcalm
Any of the stuff I mentioned will work. A flat...

Any of the stuff I mentioned will work. A flat Ash yoke with a contour foam pad will be the least expensive.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-30-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,595
Posted By montcalm
I'm really surprised those didn't take over. It...

I'm really surprised those didn't take over. It alleviates two of the biggest hassles of yoke carrying, that is -

1 - an enormous load on your shoulders
2 - the mess of having the yoke on top of...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-30-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,595
Posted By montcalm
I've seen this done before and it works great. ...

I've seen this done before and it works great.

There was a system that could be bought... I think it was called knu-pack?

https://photos.bwca.com/h/HANK-180118-092435.JPG
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-30-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,595
Posted By montcalm
Those seats will work and surely alleviate your...

Those seats will work and surely alleviate your current issue.




Really depends on your pack and if you will be carrying with one.

A contour yoke without a pad works well, but if it's not a...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-30-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,595
Posted By montcalm
So I've not had this issue in either my solo...

So I've not had this issue in either my solo canoe or tandem, and I often paddle in the bow on the tandem.

I have quite a wide, nylon webbed, double contoured seat in my tandem bow. No issues...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-30-2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,595
Posted By montcalm
Looking at this picture: ...

Looking at this picture:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/82763775@N00/51144447478/in/album-72157719046837114/

It looks as though the seat is installed upside down by the way the webbing is tied....
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-30-2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,595
Posted By montcalm
I had the same issue but I also wanted a...

I had the same issue but I also wanted a contoured seat. I had Conk make me a custom seat with wider spacing between the spar supports. Maybe he has adopted this design?

If you like to sit and...
Forum: "By the Fireside" 04-29-2021, 09:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 336
Posted By montcalm
Deciduous-Boreal Forest Ecotone

Download only:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/230531873_The_Deciduous_Forest_-_Boreal_Forest_Ecotone

A good portion of NY state, and all of the Adirondacks fall into this...
Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 04-29-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,855
Posted By montcalm
So what you're saying is I need to practice my...

So what you're saying is I need to practice my bird calls?
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