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Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 10-12-2021, 11:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,036
Posted By TrailBlaser
I spent a few days at the campsite furthest...

I spent a few days at the campsite furthest downriver on the Upper Osgood and had a great time. I put-in at Osgood Pond, paddled past White Pine Camp to the river. It was a great paddle up the river...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 10-09-2021, 09:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,036
Posted By TrailBlaser
What about Little Tupper? Spend a couple of...

What about Little Tupper? Spend a couple of nights at different campsites and maybe head up for a couple on Rock Pond (only a short carry). I did that last May and had a great time.

Also, I...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 10-05-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 801
Posted By TrailBlaser
Stony Creek Ponds

This summer I camped at site #3 on Stony Creek Ponds over Labor Day Weekend. The ponds are an attractive location - the Forest Preserve land (with the campsites) is on one end of the ponds and there...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-25-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,002
Posted By TrailBlaser
I stayed at campsite #2 on Sixth. That was a...

I stayed at campsite #2 on Sixth. That was a really nice site. Too bad the DEC doesn't allow camping on the island on Fourth.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-16-2021, 09:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,002
Posted By TrailBlaser
Essex Chain Lakes

Last month I spent five days there. I went in on a Thursday and came out the following Wednesday. I spent most of the time on Sixth Lake and some time on Third. With the exception of the Sixth Lake...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-28-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,842
Posted By TrailBlaser
I just did the Essex Chain Lakes last week. The...

I just did the Essex Chain Lakes last week. The Hornbeck was perfect for it, especially with the yoke the guys at Hornbeck set me up with. It is a great place, lots of loons, solitude and the...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-20-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,630
Posted By TrailBlaser
Did he have the aluminum liner in it?

Did he have the aluminum liner in it?
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-08-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,021
Posted By TrailBlaser
Thanks! I did some research too. It looks like a...

Thanks! I did some research too. It looks like a good destination.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-08-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,021
Posted By TrailBlaser
Looks like a nice location. What is the access...

Looks like a nice location. What is the access road like? Is there a carry to the put-in? Thanks.
Forum: Trip Reports 07-06-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,976
Posted By TrailBlaser
Yes, I walked from Sled Harbor to the Pillsbury...

Yes, I walked from Sled Harbor to the Pillsbury trail head both ways.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-06-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,630
Posted By TrailBlaser
For the past 3 years I have used an Ursack Major...

For the past 3 years I have used an Ursack Major with the aluminum liner and "odor-less" bag, both backpacking and canoe camping. No problems with critters large or small thus far. You do have to tie...
Forum: Trip Reports 07-06-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,976
Posted By TrailBlaser
I didn't have a problem with the extra walk from...

I didn't have a problem with the extra walk from Sled Harbor to the trail head on the way in. Probably the extra adrenaline that comes with the start of a hike. The extra walk at the end felt...
Forum: Trip Reports 07-05-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,976
Posted By TrailBlaser
Last year when I did the French Louie loop I took...

Last year when I did the French Louie loop I took my Kia Optima and parked at Sled Harbor and then walked the mile or so up the road to the Pillsbury trail head. That car has really low clearance, so...
Forum: Trip Reports 07-05-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,976
Posted By TrailBlaser
Thanks very much for your post about the road...

Thanks very much for your post about the road conditions, particularly to the Spruce Lake trail head. I am thinking about making the drive there (in my Ford Fusion) so knowing if that is even...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-19-2021, 12:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,798
Posted By TrailBlaser
Yes, when I did my stint as an AFR on Lows in the...

Yes, when I did my stint as an AFR on Lows in the early 90s, sometimes I drove my 4Runner in that way and parked near the gate at the upper dam.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-17-2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,972
Posted By TrailBlaser
Agreed, I feel fortunate to have camped there...

Agreed, I feel fortunate to have camped there that summer.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-17-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,972
Posted By TrailBlaser
Thanks very much. That's pretty much what I was...

Thanks very much. That's pretty much what I was expecting to hear about between the dams. I agree, #18 is my favorite anti-bug site. The other one I like in bug season is #21. Thanks again and happy...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-16-2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,331
Posted By TrailBlaser
I have found good swimming spots on Lake Lila,...

I have found good swimming spots on Lake Lila, Lows (not below the upper dam), Little Tupper and other canoe camping locations. The exception might be the Oswegtachie (with the exception of High...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-14-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,972
Posted By TrailBlaser
My thoughts exactly. I saw the trees marked last...

My thoughts exactly. I saw the trees marked last November and thought they may do the work this spring. More parking is nreded for sure. Thanks for the reply.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-13-2021, 10:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,972
Posted By TrailBlaser
Great shot from 18! I have seen some great...

Great shot from 18! I have seen some great sunsets from there too. One summer I worked as an ASF on Lows and was able to camp on top of Gooseneck Island - they were even better from up there. The bog...
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