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Forum: General Adirondack Discussion Yesterday, 07:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 706
Posted By Wldrns
Most of the trees on my property are maple, birch...

Most of the trees on my property are maple, birch (some with chaga), and cherry. Looking for another -20's night tonight. Never got above +5 today, now at -4 and heading down fast. A walk on the lake...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion Yesterday, 01:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 706
Posted By Wldrns
I did in fact last spring remove four what I...

I did in fact last spring remove four what I considered "danger trees" next to my camp that I had not taken down when clearing my camp plot footprint prior to construction. Today, as I now sit here...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-20-2022, 11:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 706
Posted By Wldrns
I choose stick built rather than a distant...

I choose stick built rather than a distant factory prefab segmented build (pieces that would be bolted together on site) because prefab requies a rather large crane to assemble the segments. The...
Forum: Trip Reports 01-16-2022, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 579
Posted By Wldrns
Anyone in the area should keep a lookout for the...

Anyone in the area should keep a lookout for the remains of Colin Gillis, the then 18 yr old who disappeared in the area in the spring of 2012. I was part of the massive SAR event that followed. A...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-15-2022, 08:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 706
Posted By Wldrns
I recently put up a large custom cabin and...

I recently put up a large custom cabin and storage shed from North Country Storage Barns, out of Philadelphia, NY (near Fort Drum). A family run company with many local contacts. You can visit their...
Forum: Environmental Issues 01-06-2022, 11:50 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 8,770
Posted By Wldrns
As an aside regarding roof insulation... My...

As an aside regarding roof insulation...

My 30 year old home has a very thick layer of original blown in insulation above the second floor ceiling and good soffit ventilation above. I live in...
Forum: Environmental Issues 01-05-2022, 08:51 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 8,770
Posted By Wldrns
I built a new 'seasonal camp" on the western edge...

I built a new 'seasonal camp" on the western edge of the Adirondacks in 2019 (https://ncsbarns.com/homes-garages/custom-homes/). When I changed the design from a simple two story design camp to a...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 01-02-2022, 01:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 626
Posted By Wldrns
I was amazed when not many years ago the first...

I was amazed when not many years ago the first paddleboarder entered the Adirondack 90 mile canoe race. He was the last to cross the finish line in Saranac Lake with a rousing cheer from the crowd ...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-25-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,450
Posted By Wldrns
The "old man" as we call it, is still standing, I...

The "old man" as we call it, is still standing, I believe, was once a contender for the largest, but it lost its top many feet after the 1995 derecho. it was in a once large grove of its nearly...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-24-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 965
Posted By Wldrns
I did that a few years ago in the spring during a...

I did that a few years ago in the spring during a spectactular flood as I was paddling the Cannonball-90 with my team. The flood covered every turn in the river so much that, except for the riverbank...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-24-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 965
Posted By Wldrns
Nice aerial video with interesting geologic...

Nice aerial video with interesting geologic historical information narration I had not heard before.

I have made several trips from Lows to paddle down the Oswegatchie. The beautiful overflight...
Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 12-17-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 41,704
Posted By Wldrns
you obviously do not belive the last line in my...

you obviously do not belive the last line in my post above:"Some stories were frightening and ghastly, but have rational explanations if true facts were known."

At the risk of serious thread drift...
Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 12-15-2021, 11:26 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 41,704
Posted By Wldrns
So my grandfather, who came to this country...

So my grandfather, who came to this country around 1900, would tell tales of beliefs of wolves/werewolves, vampires and other creatures from his village. His homeland was in southeastern Poland, on...
Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 12-14-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 41,704
Posted By Wldrns
So if I know that if drive my car off a bridge...

So if I know that if drive my car off a bridge into the river, that is real and (if I survive or not) it has real long term consequences that can be measured and documented then and forever after...
Forum: Environmental Issues 12-11-2021, 07:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 999
Posted By Wldrns
I took a free volunteer education and...

I took a free volunteer education and identification course put on by the ADK a couple of years ago. I was assigned to investigate and monitor hemlock stands near where I live in the western...
Forum: Environmental Issues 12-07-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,741
Posted By Wldrns
I had forgotten about an encounter regarding...

I had forgotten about an encounter regarding easments I had a couple of years ago

BSA Cedarlands camp, near Long Lake, had extensive property with an easement agreement, allowing the public access...
Forum: Environmental Issues 12-07-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,741
Posted By Wldrns
Sections were occasionally closed to public...

Sections were occasionally closed to public access by DEC notification where active logging was taking place, most recently a month or so ago.
Forum: Environmental Issues 12-07-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,741
Posted By Wldrns
I've spent a lot of time in the open easement...

I've spent a lot of time in the open easement properties there over the years, sure would hate to see it go totally private. Ice Cave Mountain, the headwaters of the Black River, Horn Lake, etc. It...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 10-24-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,755
Posted By Wldrns
The DEC has those plaques, don't worry about...

The DEC has those plaques, don't worry about them. The old leanto was sitting on 4 rotting chunks of wood as corner support bases and the roof needed major repair/replacement. The new leanto is...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 10-23-2021, 07:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,755
Posted By Wldrns
No, I canoed into the leanto site at site #63 by...

No, I canoed into the leanto site at site #63 by the lake outlet on Thursday. Several L2R regulars spent the day dismantling the old leanto and excavating and moving large boulders to use as corner...
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