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Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-25-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,450
Posted By Festus
I second camping at Round Pond. The site near the...

I second camping at Round Pond. The site near the Pond's outlet now has a full outhouse (since 2017) compliments of my son's Keene High School Senior Project! A short bushwack from the middle/end of...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 11-30-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,626
Posted By Festus
Was there recently. The river is low as of today...

Was there recently. The river is low as of today (before the rain comes today and tonight - Monday) and is fordable in a car, high clearance vehicles are always better here. The only ruts are the...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-01-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,869
Posted By Festus
I think any new trail from the Deadwater area to...

I think any new trail from the Deadwater area to the Northway should follow the old Sharp roadbed which Abraham Sharp made to sell veggies to the workers at Deadwater. It goes from the old village of...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 08-28-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,971
Posted By Festus
Weekdays (especially Monday - Wednesday) - good...

Weekdays (especially Monday - Wednesday) - good chance
Weekends - Very unlikely
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 08-13-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,368
Posted By Festus
If it were me, I'd enter from the Upper Works...

If it were me, I'd enter from the Upper Works (near Newcomb - take exit 26) where you can find someplace to park along the quiet road and head into Flowed Lands and check out the leantos/sites all...
Forum: ADK Forum Classifieds 07-31-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,168
Posted By Festus
I'm interested...I'm at 576-2041

I'm interested...I'm at 576-2041
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-25-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,852
Posted By Festus
Crowded parking on rt.73!

I took and exact count today of the number of cars parked along rt. 73 from Rooster Comb to Round Pond lots at around 10:00 today. It rivaled a crowded October weekend (and the Canadians are absent)....
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-23-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,543
Posted By Festus
I live in Keene, NY. We run a two lodge operation...

I live in Keene, NY. We run a two lodge operation and are only renting to self-contained "pods/families" this year. We just had to cancel both families/bookings this whole week due to the rare fact...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 07-17-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,814
Posted By Festus
Well, too late, you asked for it! Here's some...

Well, too late, you asked for it! Here's some history and beta on following this section of the original Chapel Pond Pass Road cut through this area in 1812 by the state of New York. It would make...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-23-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,010
Posted By Festus
It is about 6 miles from the parking lot just off...

It is about 6 miles from the parking lot just off the Blue Ridge highway to Labier Flow (this is the first dam you encounter). This walk in follows the road which is normally open now for driving but...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-25-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,401
Posted By Festus
I'm a year round resident and I own a lodge in...

I'm a year round resident and I own a lodge in Keene. Like everywhere else, there are some locals that don't want visitors to come and a majority that do. The key is of course to be considerate,...
Forum: Trip Reports 05-15-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,465
Posted By Festus
No Bob, he wasn't Mike. This was 30 years ago...

No Bob, he wasn't Mike. This was 30 years ago...
Forum: Trip Reports 05-14-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,465
Posted By Festus
A friend of mine paddled it from Duck Hole out....

A friend of mine paddled it from Duck Hole out. He dragged his white water kayak in on skis in the winter and paddled it in Spring at high water. He had a blast and said it was great...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 05-04-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,933
Posted By Festus
So far only 1 trail exists to my knowledge. Park...

So far only 1 trail exists to my knowledge. Park in the large public parking lot with the year-round bathroom facilities and walk out to the Frontiertown Road and walk left a minute. The trail is on...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-01-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,889
Posted By Festus
I haven't been to that alluring sub-peak (not to...

I haven't been to that alluring sub-peak (not to be confused with the lower rock climbing knob that is very close to the hiking trail 20 minutes before the Wright/Algonquin junction) but I have...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-14-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,421
Posted By Festus
I noticed that the road from 4 corners to Trout...

I noticed that the road from 4 corners to Trout Pond looked recently worked on and there are no signs stopping bikers from going past that gate. I was tempted to bike that but had my dogs and didn't...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-14-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,421
Posted By Festus
The gravel has made mountain biking in no longer...

The gravel has made mountain biking in no longer any good...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-25-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,443
Posted By Festus
Old timers will remember this old Allen approach...

Old timers will remember this old Allen approach well. Per the excellent write up by DSettahr, I'll add a few comments. The site just after you cross Dudley Brook was known as the "trailer" site in...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-21-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,091
Posted By Festus
I hope so!

I hope so!
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-21-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,091
Posted By Festus
The Nature Conservancy doesn't always buy land...

The Nature Conservancy doesn't always buy land just to turn it over to the state. They protect sensitive sites that have unique plants, animal species or environmental conditions so not everything...
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