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Old 05-03-2020, 08:16 PM   #1
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Who wants to hang out with awesome me for a week in the wilderness starting May 16?!

Who wants to hang out with awesome me for a week in the wilderness starting May 16 (before the black flies go nuts)?!

I'll let you stand next to my fire!

I'll even share my ribeye steaks and craft beer with you if our mode of transport is canoe!

Prove you're not a psychopath and I'll let you hang out with me!
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Old 05-03-2020, 11:21 PM   #2
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Ok.
I'll admit it.

I was googling "Underhand Softball + Directions to Interzone".

It brought me here.





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Old 05-04-2020, 05:38 AM   #3
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Hendricksons were hatching in my backyard Today.

What can you promise me, on the Sixteenth of May...?
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Old 05-04-2020, 06:08 AM   #4
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Is it OK if I bring my Wife?


She was born with Four legs.
Just like all Carpathian War Dogs.
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Old 05-04-2020, 08:32 AM   #5
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before the black flies go nuts
Just a heads up the black flies are already starting to come out.
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Old 05-04-2020, 10:09 AM   #6
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Is it OK if I bring my Wife?


She was born with Four legs.
Just like all Carpathian War Dogs.

Baba Jaga?

As wet as it has been lately the black demons will drive you to run out of craft beer the first day. They will swarm around your vehicle communicating to each other that free lunch has arrived. That's the way it was in the MRP even in June.
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Old 05-04-2020, 11:56 AM   #7
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Just a heads up the black flies are already starting to come out.
Well that's really f'ing bizarre - it has been colder than usual in April downstate...have to imagine that it was the same in the Adirondacks...don't know how the black flies are AHEAD of schedule in the central Adirondacks. Usually safe until around the third week of May, with the occasional toothless nuisance black flies.
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Old 05-04-2020, 02:55 PM   #8
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Ice & snow were out ahead of schedule this year.

Best bet for avoiding biting black flies on May 16 is in the High Peaks.

You might want to wish for high winds &/or temps below 55 degrees...
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Old 05-04-2020, 08:38 PM   #9
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Ice & snow were out ahead of schedule this year.

Best bet for avoiding biting black flies on May 16 is in the High Peaks.

You might want to wish for high winds &/or temps below 55 degrees...
Well, I was thinking about backpacking between Long Lake and Lake Placid in the western High Peaks or paddle between Long Lake and Tupper Lake...so that's kind of the western High Peaks.
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Old 05-07-2020, 06:55 AM   #10
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Are you accepting psychopaths yet?
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Old 05-08-2020, 10:45 AM   #12
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"Prove you're not a psychopath"

The number of restrictions being put in place for folks that like to enjoy the wilderness is getting ludicrous...

On one "meet you in the woods" blind date trip I went on we were standing around the fire and one guy asked if someone had a hatchet. Turns out everyone around the fire, 'cept me, had hatchets, tomahawks, viking throwing axes... Including the guy how asked.
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Old 05-08-2020, 10:46 AM   #13
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And black flies are a hoax perpetuated by the New Hampshire Tourism cabal.
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Old 05-08-2020, 08:06 PM   #14
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Are you accepting psychopaths yet?
I'd really like to get into the wilderness next week...I'm almost at the point where I might have to loosen the criteria....but I'm going to go through your gear to make sure you have no weapons or really strange inexplicable things!
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Old 05-08-2020, 08:28 PM   #15
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I would pay money to watch one of Forest Dweller’s youtube videos camping with Montcalm. Please make this happen!
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Old 05-08-2020, 08:57 PM   #16
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The only "weapons" I carry are a Swiss army knife and a folding Sven saw.

Still, I don't think we'd make it far...
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Old 05-09-2020, 07:23 AM   #17
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I don't carry weapons, only a deterrent.....my personality.
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Old 05-09-2020, 10:34 AM   #18
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Still, I don't think we'd make it far...
Perhaps not, where are the people like AJ (adkfun) who took a chance on me like 10 years ago when I was looking for someone to winter camp with here, and it resulted in at least 20 other future trips until he doubled down on his career and moved out of New York? I know I'm not compatible with everyone but I'm compatible with most kind / "chilled out" / patient people.

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Old 05-09-2020, 01:22 PM   #19
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Old 05-09-2020, 01:50 PM   #20
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I remember a few years ago (or less), there was a guy constantly in the forum desperately begging for some unsuspecting schmuck to become a camping companion because he wouldn't or didn't want to go solo. It went on and on. Until he was banned and then came back with a changed name.
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