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Forum: ADKHighpeaks Foundation 07-25-2021, 10:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,304
Posted By richard1726
I, very easily, persuaded General Dan, a good...

I, very easily, persuaded General Dan, a good friend, and an USNational Guard A-10 pilot to scout a trailless route up Allen from Elk Lake. My hiking partner and I reviewed his missile camera video...
Forum: Environmental Issues 06-29-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,068
Posted By richard1726
I just observed the cutting of several large ash...

I just observed the cutting of several large ash trees. These trees failed to leaf-out in 2019, were 81 years old and 38, 40, 42 inches in diameter. other than no leaves they looked ok. when they hit...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-26-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,622
Posted By richard1726
Bears and more bears.

Bears and more bears.
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 04-02-2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,762
Posted By richard1726
Long shadows, long Pike. And thin water, fat Pike.

Long shadows, long Pike. And thin water, fat Pike.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 03-13-2021, 09:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,775
Posted By richard1726
My brother-in-law fell into the water so many...

My brother-in-law fell into the water so many times getting in and out of his OldTown Pack canoe it made it easy for me to decide what to get him for Xmas one year. Thick polar fleece, top and...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 02-16-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,534
Posted By richard1726
In the late 1950s into the 60s my Dad had my...

In the late 1950s into the 60s my Dad had my younger brother carry his age in pounds till he was 10 then he upped his pack to slow him down to his pace. We hiked long distances 15+ miles in a day,...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-18-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,707
Posted By richard1726
Faster you go the less you see. We often have...

Faster you go the less you see. We often have exited I-90 at exit 33 and enjoy the NYS country side on our way to Newcomb at the slower relaxing pace of the secondary roads. We make our travels more...
Forum: Trip Reports 01-12-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,928
Posted By richard1726
Gots to know your limitations. Smart decisions...

Gots to know your limitations.
Smart decisions = fun!
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 11-14-2020, 11:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,424
Posted By richard1726
MTVhike, We headed Directly West from the 2840...

MTVhike,
We headed Directly West from the 2840 foot contour line towards Little Nipple Top from the Marcy brook trail. Going was slow but we did not have far to go to get to Allen. I know it was a...
Forum: Trip Reports 10-31-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,142
Posted By richard1726
The trail is lots wider than in 1963. Great...

The trail is lots wider than in 1963. Great pictures, they remind me of many memories.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-29-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,424
Posted By richard1726
Just for info. We parked at Elk Lake and used...

Just for info. We parked at Elk Lake and used trails to easily hike to the area directly East of Little Nipple top, 3714', then spent the night in the saddle Between Little N and McDonnel Mountain,...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-10-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,695
Posted By richard1726
Delightful route, while planing I always ask my...

Delightful route, while planing I always ask my self how deep will Marcy Swamp be. I bring one extra pair of sox on this route to change into after slogging through the swamp. It’s not bad and great...
Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 07-05-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 34,017
Posted By richard1726
Just a few years ago, we hopped out of our boat...

Just a few years ago, we hopped out of our boat to stretch in the Tongue Mountain area of Lake George. Within 2 min we saw 3. This was near some boat access cottages. They do like to be near water.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-02-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,041
Posted By richard1726
Hammock and tarp time.

Hammock and tarp time.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-13-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,301
Posted By richard1726
Big canoe cont. I’ve also dropped the seat down...

Big canoe cont.
I’ve also dropped the seat down several inches changed the Thwart positions And made my own carry thwart. The plastic is very slippery on beaver dams and rocks.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-13-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,301
Posted By richard1726
My take on your question, A different...

My take on your question, A different perspective.
I have had many fun solo trips with my 17 foot, 36 inch wide, 72 lb Roylex Mad River Explorer, 1991. It’s big enough to stand up in and pole up...
Forum: "By the Fireside" 03-29-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,108
Posted By richard1726
It’s one thing to evacuate if a hurricane is...

It’s one thing to evacuate if a hurricane is coming. For years people have been essentially programmed to "get when the getting is good." That time has long since past.
I hope those who violated the...
Forum: Trip Reports 03-19-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,380
Posted By richard1726
I’m glad that some one else can say they had a...

I’m glad that some one else can say they had a great time on a fishing trip even without catching any fish.
Thank you for posting. All trips are great.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-30-2019, 11:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,992
Posted By richard1726
From my calculations they start glowing brightly...

From my calculations they start glowing brightly at 70 miles up.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-15-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 26,374
Posted By richard1726
I’ll have to go through my slides, for my...

I’ll have to go through my slides, for my favorites, Snowbird and Lake Tear of the Clouds from the early 1960s.
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