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Forum: General Adirondack Discussion Yesterday, 07:09 PM
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Posted By DSettahr
A strict interpretation of the regulations would...

A strict interpretation of the regulations would seem to imply that no, they are not permitted- at least not without a permit.

The relevant reg would be as follows:



There is no...
Forum: Trip Reports 10-20-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,166
Posted By DSettahr
Yeah, generally speaking- the horse trails are in...

Yeah, generally speaking- the horse trails are in rough shape and you need to be prepared accordingly. Blowdown, dense growth, etc. For the most part they follow old logging roads so the tread is...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-20-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,091
Posted By DSettahr
I have the Blunt Metro, which is 37 inches...

I have the Blunt Metro, which is 37 inches across. Works well enough that I'm in no rush to replace it, but I do have to admit that if I was to purchase it again, I'd consider opting for the Blunt...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-08-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,091
Posted By DSettahr
Have you thought about working with the DEC on a...

Have you thought about working with the DEC on a program to install wooden pegs in the lean-tos? I think if there were a decent alternative, fewer nails would show up on a regular basis.

I also...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-08-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,091
Posted By DSettahr
I have an umbrella strapped to my pack on many...

I have an umbrella strapped to my pack on many trips. They're really nice to have in and around camp when it's pouring rain for those various activities that require you to leave shelter- bathroom...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-06-2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,091
Posted By DSettahr
Yes. Shelves in lean-tos is a horrible, horrible...

Yes. Shelves in lean-tos is a horrible, horrible idea. They inevitably collect food and trash. And the food quickly turns into trash once the local wildlife gets to it.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-29-2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By DSettahr
The cedar swamp I remember being on the loop part...

The cedar swamp I remember being on the loop part of the trail network, rather than on the side trail that connects the loop to Buttermilk Pond. It was between Round Pond and the junction with the...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-29-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By DSettahr
All of the above being said, the area is...

All of the above being said, the area is absolutely amazingly beautiful and well worth the visit (provided that effort is placed into proper preparedness). The views from the summits of nearby peaks...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-29-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By DSettahr
Since it will be your first trip into the area, a...

Since it will be your first trip into the area, a bit of unsolicited yet necessary added advice (also posting this for the benefit of anyone else stumbling across this thread while researching for...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-29-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By DSettahr
There are 3 designated tent sites at Flowed Lands...

There are 3 designated tent sites at Flowed Lands (1 at Livingston Point, 2 near the Calamity Lean-to). 4 if you also count the site near the Herbert Brook Lean-to as being part of "Flowed Lands."
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-29-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By DSettahr
Well, this post ended up becoming a lot more info...

Well, this post ended up becoming a lot more info than the OP asked for. But it's good information generally so I've decided not to pare it down. Jeremiah Cloudhead, the answers to your questions...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-23-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 714
Posted By DSettahr
There was no shortage of ice at higher elevations...

There was no shortage of ice at higher elevations this past weekend. Overnight lows were in the mid to upper teens in some spots. That being said, it melted quickly with the sun in the morning. ...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-23-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 579
Posted By DSettahr
There's plans in the Vanderwhacker UMP for a...

There's plans in the Vanderwhacker UMP for a network of mountain bike trails near The Branch, north of where it crosses Blue Ridge Road. However, none have been built yet (and if I were to guess, it...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-22-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By DSettahr
I day hiked there once from Grassville Rd, in...

I day hiked there once from Grassville Rd, in 2013. I remember that the trails to Buttermilk were not well maintained then- sounds like there hasn't been much (if any) upkeep in the seven years...
Forum: Other Places 09-18-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 864
Posted By DSettahr
Or the Twin Lakes Trail, even further south?

Or the Twin Lakes Trail, even further south?
Forum: Other Places 09-18-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 864
Posted By DSettahr
Also, do you have any familiarity with the...

Also, do you have any familiarity with the Morrison Trail, a bit further south? That's also been on my radar for a while now...
Forum: Other Places 09-18-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 864
Posted By DSettahr
Nice. Do you have any knowledge/experience with...

Nice. Do you have any knowledge/experience with the campgrounds on the reservoir? Does it get rowdy there or is it generally pretty quiet? The regulations don't provide much alternative, since...
Forum: Other Places 09-17-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 864
Posted By DSettahr
Interesting that the park website itself makes...

Interesting that the park website itself makes the claim that Allegany (65,000 acres) is the largest of NY's State Parks... apparently ignoring the Catskill State Park (700,000+ acres) and the...
Forum: Food, Lodging, Parking, and Transportation 09-16-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,385
Posted By DSettahr
The Newcomb House closed. The Lake Harris House...

The Newcomb House closed. The Lake Harris House opened recently, I've not eaten there I've heard it's good but a bit pricey. There is also a new cafe open in Newcomb for breakfast and lunch, I have...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-16-2020, 04:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By DSettahr
I could be wrong on this, but as I understand it,...

I could be wrong on this, but as I understand it, Fish Creek is one of the few campgrounds that actually generates net revenue for the state. Most state campgrounds are operated at a significant...
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