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Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-10-2013, 04:10 AM
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Posted By Thunderball
Nope... I never found the place. Not that I was...

Nope... I never found the place. Not that I was gonna wander off the trail in that grid square. In the col between Indian Head and FH Cliffs, a jaunt off to one side must end in a matter of feet with...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 06-16-2010, 11:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,481
Posted By Thunderball
Man of the Woods book

Yup: this book has the dirt on the Oswegetchie. Or least that part of the River above Wanakena. Its been out of print for years. I still see it in used bookstores. In it are curious tales of the...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-16-2010, 11:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,943
Posted By Thunderball
Information requested on Wizard's Wash-Bowl

In my copy of McMartin's "Discover the Adirondack High Peaks" (3rd printing, 1993) she refers briefly to a small pool or pond I've yet to read of elsewhere.
Concerning the trail from Indian Head...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-23-2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,279
Posted By Thunderball
My Acme Sarcasm meter calibrates your ct at a 8.5

My Acme Sarcasm meter calibrates your ct at a 8.5
Forum: Trip Reports 05-23-2010, 08:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,019
Posted By Thunderball
...yeah a decline in number. Yet some sites were...

...yeah a decline in number. Yet some sites were getting rather shop-worn, their pine duff worn down to hard pan.
Forum: Trip Reports 05-22-2010, 10:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,019
Posted By Thunderball
White Hill Area proposals

From the DEC's website: the planned reworking of the primitive camping sites and surrounding trails at Clear Pond, the site of my old boy scout camp, Vigor-of-the-Woods, defunct (sp?) since 1983.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-22-2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,279
Posted By Thunderball
The southernmost point of the Island of Montreal...

The southernmost point of the Island of Montreal is 74 miles from Whiteface according to WikiMapia's measuring tool. 80 miles to the City's centre. Still, a damn impressive distance.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-21-2010, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,279
Posted By Thunderball
Your furthest distance sighted?

One of my hobbyhorses: what is the furthest discernible landform you've seen from within the Blue Line? My greatest distance would be Whiteface from Tooley Pond Mountain (Just a hillock really, under...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-19-2010, 01:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,678
Posted By Thunderball
...possibly the old line to the former fire tower...

...possibly the old line to the former fire tower atop Cat Mtn? Maybe a private connection 'tween the large tourist retreat/hunting camp at Ash Pond and their more spartan advance camp at High Falls?
Forum: Adirondack Firetowers 05-18-2010, 01:15 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 47,073
Posted By Thunderball
....Azure. 'Cause its located so close to...

....Azure.

'Cause its located so close to the peak's precipitous south side.
Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 05-18-2010, 01:00 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 36,470
Posted By Thunderball
Not another Mtn Lion post!

Consider this: there's an itty bitty population of Panthers in the Everglades, roughly 35. Just two major highways crosses this sea of grass. Despite their near-lightning quickness, one of these...
Forum: Environmental Issues 05-17-2010, 11:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,763
Posted By Thunderball
I hunt down the inventor of the leaf blower and...

I hunt down the inventor of the leaf blower and slowly strangle him over several hours. Smiling all the time.
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