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Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks Yesterday, 08:39 PM
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Posted By DSettahr
Nice report and photos. I've done a few day...

Nice report and photos. I've done a few day paddle trips through the SRCA, and overnighted in there once on foot (via the truck trail) but have yet to do an overnight paddling trip there. It was on...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks Yesterday, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By DSettahr
With snowshoes your speed really depends on the...

With snowshoes your speed really depends on the conditions- in particular, how many other snowshoers have passed through since the most recent significantly accumulation of snow. If you're breaking...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-17-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 999
Posted By DSettahr
Have you thought about trying options closer to...

Have you thought about trying options closer to home? The northern edge of the PA Wilds is a mere 2 hours from Rochester. Less than 3 hours of driving gets you to the Susquehannock Trail System,...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-17-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,186
Posted By DSettahr
I've been on most of those roads- without...

I've been on most of those roads- without maintenance many of them were very rapidly becoming overgrown, rocky and rutted, etc. Also, with the Wilderness designation, a lot of those roads that were...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-17-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 944
Posted By DSettahr
With the MacIntyre east purchase they also don't...

With the MacIntyre east purchase they also don't have nearly as easy access to Allen these days. The boundary line is much further south, and the old road has been "naturalized" and is not the...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-17-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 999
Posted By DSettahr
Yeah, sleeping in cars/RVs/campers at a trailhead...

Yeah, sleeping in cars/RVs/campers at a trailhead is technically verboten- it is camping within 150 feet of a road at a non-designated site (the regs are clear that sleeping in a vehicle still counts...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-15-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,186
Posted By DSettahr
There's also a few horseback riding trails in the...

There's also a few horseback riding trails in the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness (in addition to the trails in the Lake George area). The trail into Pharaoh Lake is well maintained, with a generally wide...
Forum: Other Places 01-15-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 230
Posted By DSettahr
Unfortunate but given the well publicized issues...

Unfortunate but given the well publicized issues regarding trespassing there and groups showing up without permission, it seemed like this was the only possible outcome sooner or later.
...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-15-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 944
Posted By DSettahr
Even some DEC campgrounds may be what you are...

Even some DEC campgrounds may be what you are looking for. Not every DEC campground has a rambunctious party atmosphere like Fish Creek. It can take some research and maybe even some trial and...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 01-10-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 406
Posted By DSettahr
Nice photo. I took a trip into County Line Lake...

Nice photo. I took a trip into County Line Lake a few years ago after spending the previous night in the Chase Lake Lean-to. That stretch of the Adirondacks has always intrigued me- there's a...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-05-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,176
Posted By DSettahr
Probably not. Definitely not if it is powdery,...

Probably not. Definitely not if it is powdery, new snow without any base- the built in crampons on the snowshoes will still be snagging roots and rocks buried just under the snow.

If it was...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-04-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,186
Posted By DSettahr
Your confusion may have stemmed from the name of...

Your confusion may have stemmed from the name of the holder of the contract, which is coincidentally very similar to the name of the town: Newcombe Farms. The farm is named for the family of the...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-04-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,176
Posted By DSettahr
I've also found the Weatherstreet snow depth maps...

I've also found the Weatherstreet snow depth maps to be fairly accurate. It can take up to 24 hours for the site to finish updating after a big snowfall event but otherwise it's been pretty close by...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-03-2021, 09:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,186
Posted By DSettahr
The horse and wagon service is provided by a...

The horse and wagon service is provided by a concessionaire under official contract with the state. In season (late spring through autumn), the state provides a small stable at Santanoni to house...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-02-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,186
Posted By DSettahr
There are horse trails in Newcomb but they don't...

There are horse trails in Newcomb but they don't exactly get a whole lot of use by horseback riders. I'm not aware of any farms that board horses in the Newcomb area (or have horses to begin with)...
Forum: Other Places 12-29-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By DSettahr
Has there been any recent news on the proposal to...

Has there been any recent news on the proposal to designate this area as a federal Wilderness Area?
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-27-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,336
Posted By DSettahr
I took a day hike back in to Cooper Kiln/Kill...

I took a day hike back in to Cooper Kiln/Kill Pond this past summer. Album of photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/7AvhiJy3DfVNWx39A

I think it was my first visit to the pond in over 10 years. I...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 12-21-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 586
Posted By DSettahr
Shoulder season conditions (late fall/early...

Shoulder season conditions (late fall/early spring) just kind of suck in general. Once winter arrives in earnest, things generally aren't as likely to be wet/slushy due to more consistently colder...
Forum: Photography 12-20-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,687
Posted By DSettahr
Another consideration: The foundation has made...

Another consideration: The foundation has made posts to social media sites (such as Facebook) advertising content posted to these forums- usually trip reports. When those posts are made, the social...
Forum: Photography 12-20-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,687
Posted By DSettahr
There was an issue in the past concerning...

There was an issue in the past concerning copyright of content that was posted to these forums- although not from the forum Admins. If I remember correctly, someone was taking trip reports (and...
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