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Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-29-2022, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 808
Posted By Wldrns
The Suspenz style cart is a derivative of what...

The Suspenz style cart is a derivative of what was once called the "Canadian Walker" from 20 or more years ago. I've used them over the years to transport heavy 30' voyageur and other canoes at a...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-20-2022, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By Wldrns
yes, i get a slew of them as well. Most get...

yes, i get a slew of them as well. Most get barely an overlook except for the ranger SAR reports which I read and study in detail every week.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-10-2022, 07:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,917
Posted By Wldrns
I can't tell you the condition of the waterway...

I can't tell you the condition of the waterway upstrream from the boardwalk, but Brown's Tract from there to Raquette is my favorite part of the enire 90 miler. There are usually up to four beaver...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 07-10-2022, 07:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,462
Posted By Wldrns
My parents grew up in the heart of the Tug Hill....

My parents grew up in the heart of the Tug Hill. My father said there were very few beavers at the time as they had mostly been trapped out in earilier years. Looking at the old edition topo maps,...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-01-2022, 08:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 704
Posted By Wldrns
The local DEC land manager determines the layout...

The local DEC land manager determines the layout for leanto sites. A Lean2Rescue team follows the resulting landscape plan. If there are diseased or otherwise dangerous trees in the immediate...
Forum: "By the Fireside" 06-27-2022, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,115
Posted By Wldrns
Clean up your mess: ...

Clean up your mess:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AShO_NeQ22k

Might be worth an info call to the local region 6 forest renger.
https://www.dec.ny.gov/about/667.html#Region_6

This incident...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 06-16-2022, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,838
Posted By Wldrns
Yesterday I visited the Tri-County Marker in a...

Yesterday I visited the Tri-County Marker in a bushwhack off the Oswegatchie traverse trail, west of Lows Lake. I came prepared with a tube of silicone cement because a number of years ago an old...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-16-2022, 09:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,914
Posted By Wldrns
After spending a few days on Lows this past week,...

After spending a few days on Lows this past week, the wind was very strong on Monday and Tuesday, so the bugs, while present and persistant, were not terribly troublesome in my chosen well exposed...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-11-2022, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,181
Posted By Wldrns
The principle certainly does apply. Self...

The principle certainly does apply. Self administered at this point in time. During the 90 mile canoe race there are spotters at the portages between watersheds checking inside and outside boats and...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-06-2022, 06:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,914
Posted By Wldrns
Old Tyme Woodsman. A friend and I were out on...

Old Tyme Woodsman. A friend and I were out on Little Tupper a few years ago, each in our solo canoes. I was trying to avoid the black cloud around my head by slathering with Ben's DEET, while my...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-05-2022, 07:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,914
Posted By Wldrns
Several years ago, on a beautiful Memorial Day...

Several years ago, on a beautiful Memorial Day camping weekend I was guiding a scout troop in what would otherwise be the height of black fly season, and we didn't have a single biting fly the entire...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-04-2022, 08:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,914
Posted By Wldrns
I don't believe it. it is far too early for...

I don't believe it. it is far too early for them to depart so soon. I was out working today (Saturday), in the SW Adirondacks (Woodgate area), temperature was very comfortable in the low 60's and...
Forum: "By the Fireside" 05-30-2022, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 617
Posted By Wldrns
i visited the Flanders Cemetery and Museum in...

i visited the Flanders Cemetery and Museum in Ypres, Belgium six years ago, as well as those in Verdun, Ardennes, Luxembourg, Brittany, and of course Normandy. Very emotional, all of them. What...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-23-2022, 03:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,914
Posted By Wldrns
southwestern Adirondacks, mosquitoes were...

southwestern Adirondacks, mosquitoes were especially vicious yesterday after the recent hot humid weather. Black flies were out the week prior. Earliest black flies tend to annoy rather than bite,...
Forum: ADK Forum Classifieds 05-21-2022, 12:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,152
Posted By Wldrns
oars??? I didn't see any oarlocks installed.

oars??? I didn't see any oarlocks installed.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-17-2022, 11:47 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,923
Posted By Wldrns
However, when the multi-million $ homeeowners...

However, when the multi-million $ homeeowners move in, they demand cityfied services of new water llines, sewers, well paved roads, city parks, pools, street lights (oh God no, please not that)...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-16-2022, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,625
Posted By Wldrns
I'll never forget hiking with my childhood buddy...

I'll never forget hiking with my childhood buddy up Kempshall from a LL paddling access point, probably 40+ years ago. It was this time of year and the black flies did not diappoint. I disstinctly...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-14-2022, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,425
Posted By Wldrns
https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/70572.html Town...

https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/70572.html

Town of Harrietstown Boat Launch is located on the southeast shore of Upper Saint Regis Lake off Saint Regis Carry Road. Paddlers must cross the lake and...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-10-2022, 04:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,842
Posted By Wldrns
No, although 13 seems nice, and I often see...

No, although 13 seems nice, and I often see campers there, I don't tend to stay at 13 or 14 in my more than 30 years of annual paddling on Lows and vicinity. I have a number of other very favorite...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-10-2022, 08:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,842
Posted By Wldrns
Black flies are out now. Site 18 has...

Black flies are out now. Site 18 has traditionally been the windiest site on the lake, best for avoiding the flying buzz saws.
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