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Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-20-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By DSettahr
I did this route last summer from Lila to Lows as...

I did this route last summer from Lila to Lows as part of a longer, 50+ mile paddling trek from Little Tupper to the Oswegatchie (https://www.adkforum.com/showthread.php?t=27963).

Working north...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-18-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 23,220
Posted By DSettahr
I've been spending the odd day back in there...

I've been spending the odd day back in there every so often over the past few years. It's a bushwhacker's paradise... Open forest, interesting rocky/ledgey terrain, bald summits with amazing views,...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-17-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 23,220
Posted By DSettahr
I hope it's OK that I've revived this thread, but...

I hope it's OK that I've revived this thread, but it's relevant.

Does anyone know what the story is behind the plane crash on Old Far? I stumbled across it earlier today while climbing Old Far...
Forum: Forum News and Discussion 09-16-2021, 06:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 231
Posted By DSettahr
ADKForum uses an older version of vBulletin. That...

ADKForum uses an older version of vBulletin. That functionality may not have existed until a later version. It's also possible that on the forums you've used it that it was added as an add-on-...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-14-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,166
Posted By DSettahr
I'm a big fan of blunt umbrellas for backcountry...

I'm a big fan of blunt umbrellas for backcountry trips. They are pretty durably built and they come in a wide range of sizes: https://bluntumbrellas.com/

I bought a Metro XS about 4 years ago...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-13-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,868
Posted By DSettahr
The mosquitoes were absolutely horrendous last...

The mosquitoes were absolutely horrendous last week at the confluence of the Cold and Raquette Rivers. There were also a few spots on the Raquette below Raquette Falls were they were pretty bad.
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Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-13-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By DSettahr
Bear season will also be open. I wouldn't...

Bear season will also be open.

I wouldn't worry too much about hunting activity while you're on or near the river, as they'll mostly be up in the woods to the east of the river if they are...
Forum: "By the Fireside" 09-12-2021, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 735
Posted By DSettahr
Yeah, I'll ditto the supposition that TCD is...

Yeah, I'll ditto the supposition that TCD is correct. My first thought was "that looks much more like downstate NY than most of the ADKs or Catskills."
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-12-2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By DSettahr
Long Lake usually isn't too bad with wind, but...

Long Lake usually isn't too bad with wind, but every once in a while it can be tricky, especially if you're in a smaller canoe (solo canoes particularly). I've done this trip by solo canoe 3 times-...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-12-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 312
Posted By DSettahr
It's been a wet season. There's a number of wet...

It's been a wet season. There's a number of wet and muddy spots on the Calamity Brook trail at present, including the one you're referring to.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-05-2021, 06:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 368
Posted By DSettahr
If you took the ferry, there's spots on the south...

If you took the ferry, there's spots on the south side of the lake where you could park and access the lake. You could also hike from Twitchell Lake to Beaver River and launch near there, which would...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 08-31-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By DSettahr
Sunday afternoons are more of a question of when,...

Sunday afternoons are more of a question of when, not if, spots will be available. Day hikers and the weekend crowd will be coming out of the woods as the day wanes so spots will definitely open up...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-26-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,309
Posted By DSettahr
Yeah, I was planning also to mention that same...

Yeah, I was planning also to mention that same route- Little Tupper to the Oswegatchie. Over 8 full days, parts of it were fairly relaxed. Also a good mix of lakes and ponds combined with sections...
Forum: Adirondack Firetowers 08-25-2021, 10:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 26,711
Posted By DSettahr
I made it up Swede this afternoon. Short but...

I made it up Swede this afternoon. Short but nice hike. A few observations:

Most of the trail is well constructed but there's a few short stretches that either need more work or should've...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 08-23-2021, 11:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,868
Posted By DSettahr
I encountered a couple of black flies at Lake...

I encountered a couple of black flies at Lake Colden this past weekend, but otherwise it was completely bug free. However, mosquitoes are still out and about in Newcomb- they get pretty nasty at...
Forum: Biking in the Adirondacks 08-18-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,121
Posted By DSettahr
The Polaris Bridge was never publicly open to...

The Polaris Bridge was never publicly open to cars. There was a private hunting club (the Polaris Club) across the river at one point; club members had the ability to drive across.
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 08-17-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 944
Posted By DSettahr
More so the resources just don't exist to justify...

More so the resources just don't exist to justify an intensive, large-scaled search for someone who disappeared nearly 50 years ago. The Adirondacks see multiple search and rescue incidents every...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-17-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 761
Posted By DSettahr
At a glance, that appears to mostly be the same...

At a glance, that appears to mostly be the same info as what is contained on the DECInfo site.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-17-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 761
Posted By DSettahr
Most of the Nat Geo maps don't show tent sites. ...

Most of the Nat Geo maps don't show tent sites. There is one that does (for the NPT) but it's basically the same information as shown on the DECInfo site.

And Andy Arthur's maps all contain...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 08-17-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 944
Posted By DSettahr
If he perished in the woods, I think it's fairly...

If he perished in the woods, I think it's fairly unlikely that there is much left of the body at this point. Bones don't last forever in the woods- in particular, they are rife with some rare but...
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