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Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-17-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 630
Posted By DSettahr
Yes, skis are permitted when the road is "foot...

Yes, skis are permitted when the road is "foot access only."
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-13-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 630
Posted By DSettahr
I thought I read this carefully but it turns out...

I thought I read this carefully but it turns out I didn't... and I was confused. So point of even further clarification for those lacking reading comprehension skills such as myself:

Between...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 10-11-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 621
Posted By DSettahr
The Oswegatchie from Inlet up river offers...

The Oswegatchie from Inlet up river offers probably the most solitude while river paddling in the ADKs. There is one portage, a short, maybe one-tenth of a mile portage around High Falls if you make...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-11-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 936
Posted By DSettahr
The current regulation reads as such: ...

The current regulation reads as such:



The DEC has never announced that it has "completed its designation of such campsites within such corridor," and accordingly, the regulation is not yet...
Forum: Other Places 10-07-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By DSettahr
Thanks, Jeff- glad you enjoyed it. I hiked...

Thanks, Jeff- glad you enjoyed it.

I hiked the Quehanna Trail about a month after this but I'm still working on getting the photos sorted and edited... at some point I'll (hopefully) have a trip...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 10-05-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By DSettahr
Yeah, in NY State you can get a camping permit...

Yeah, in NY State you can get a camping permit from the DEC to maintain a campsite for the full duration of hunting season- which in the ADKs runs from mid-September to early December. So what often...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 10-05-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By DSettahr
I've never paddled Stony Creek and don't have any...

I've never paddled Stony Creek and don't have any familiarity with the sites there.

But I will say that the campsites between Axton and the Crusher all tend to be pretty nice. A couple of...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 10-04-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 374
Posted By DSettahr
I believe that the "short way" requires going...

I believe that the "short way" requires going through private property, which means getting permission from the owner.

The easiest public access that I'm aware of is via the Jackrabbit Trail,...
Forum: Other Places 10-03-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By DSettahr
One last treat lay in store for us- an excellent...

One last treat lay in store for us- an excellent dinner (and beers) at a local restaurant (the Forksville Inn and Tavern) on the way back to the eastern terminus to reunite everyone with their...
Forum: Other Places 10-03-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By DSettahr
All too soon, we were deviating away from Painter...

All too soon, we were deviating away from Painter Run to start the climb up Rock Ridge and Smith Knob beyond. The Painter Run trail continues down along Painter Run itself, and I be that trail is a...
Forum: Other Places 10-03-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By DSettahr
Beyond the homestead, we started an easy descent...

Beyond the homestead, we started an easy descent into the Hessler Branch drainage. As we made the gentle descent, the hemlock canopy overhead got thicker and thicker, and soon we were hiking through...
Forum: Other Places 10-03-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By DSettahr
Back in camp, my companions were busy cooking...

Back in camp, my companions were busy cooking dinner. It had been a long day, and exhaustion was clearly starting to set in.

https://i.imgur.com/JQl8U8P.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/CFfFj2A.jpg
...
Forum: Other Places 10-03-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By DSettahr
Not far beyond Dry Run we crossed the...

Not far beyond Dry Run we crossed the appropriately-named Dry Run Road. From here, the trail side cut across the grade, generally staying high above the valley carved below by Dry Run. Before long,...
Forum: Other Places 10-03-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By DSettahr
Some further poking around before dinner also...

Some further poking around before dinner also revealed the existence of a couple of other nice campsites, located in pleasant hemlock stands upstream of our splash dam site on Ketchum Run. Clearly...
Forum: Other Places 10-03-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By DSettahr
For the next half mile or so, the LT descended...

For the next half mile or so, the LT descended gently along the east branch of Double Run. This was another scenic stretch of trail with more beautiful cascades.

https://i.imgur.com/waEJ5mg.jpg...
Forum: Other Places 10-03-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By DSettahr
It wasn't long before mixed drinks (a staple of...

It wasn't long before mixed drinks (a staple of our backpacking trips) made an appearance. It was also someone's birthday, and a surprise birthday cake was soon revealed.
...
Forum: Other Places 10-03-2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By DSettahr
Loyalsock Trail (PA's Loyalsock State Forest) 4/4 - 4/9/21

https://i.imgur.com/66cwNNl.jpg

Click Here For Full Photo Album (https://photos.app.goo.gl/AcZitTXD3rUTCWsR9)

This past spring, I finally had the opportunity to hike a longer trail that I've...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-03-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 16,245
Posted By DSettahr
This is even closer to pure speculation on my...

This is even closer to pure speculation on my part: I wonder if chestnut roots are like poplar roots, in that they can spread over surprisingly wide areas and share resources- including above-ground...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-03-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 16,245
Posted By DSettahr
I have wondered the same thing myself- there are...

I have wondered the same thing myself- there are portions of MA where the forest understory is ubiquitously filled with young chestnuts, yet you rarely see even a single chestnut across much of NY. ...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-03-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 936
Posted By DSettahr
There hasn't been a bridge over the outlet of...

There hasn't been a bridge over the outlet of Flowed Lands at least since the old dam there was dynamited decades ago- probably why the lack of one is not mentioned on the DEC's trail conditions...
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