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Old 12-25-2021, 04:12 PM   #21
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If you know where I could still find some copies of any of the books, I'd be interested.
I was at the Mountaineer in Keene Valley last week and they still had some of the older ones out. Discover has been my "go-to" planning tool for over 40 years. I wouldn't have seen as many cool places without the series (like #7 Mt.).
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Old 12-25-2021, 06:03 PM   #22
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I was at the Mountaineer in Keene Valley last week and they still had some of the older ones out. Discover has been my "go-to" planning tool for over 40 years. I wouldn't have seen as many cool places without the series (like #7 Mt.).
Thanks! Maybe I'll give them a call and see what they have, and if they'll ship them.

I honestly have a laundry list of things I want to do, and no real time to do them, but I do enjoy reading these kind of books when I'm cooped up.
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Old 12-25-2021, 07:18 PM   #23
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Thanks! Maybe I'll give them a call and see what they have, and if they'll ship them.

I honestly have a laundry list of things I want to do, and no real time to do them, but I do enjoy reading these kind of books when I'm cooped up.
eBay has at least one of the Ingersol/McMartin books
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Old 12-25-2021, 08:08 PM   #24
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Discover has been my "go-to" planning tool for over 40 years. I wouldn't have seen as many cool places without the series (like #7 Mt.).
Same here, for about 30 years. I used to love reading my father’s collection of McMartin’s books as a young teenager, and I’m super grateful I was able to make friends with Bill through this very website. Seems like these books are becoming a collectors item. Who wants to start the bidding for my collection?
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Old 12-26-2021, 05:39 PM   #25
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Yeah, the Discover series are pretty indispensable resources for anyone whose focus is on exploring as much as the ADKs has to offer as possible. I own at least one copy of every book in the series and don't plan on selling- or otherwise giving up- any of them, ever.

It's too bad that in the AllTrails era that it is getting harder and harder to convince the hiking public of the value of guidebooks. I've noticed during trailhead education efforts that even it's becoming increasingly difficult to convince folks of the value of a $12 waterproof map.
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I find that odd. Whilst the books are good for planning at home, the map is what I have with me on the trail.

I have all the NatGeo maps, and they are somewhat an improvement over the ADK maps that they replaced, but the paddlers maps are my favorite by a long shot. I'd just as soon throw my phone in the water and protect that map like my life depended on it. And I do, when it's in the boat, it lives in a thick, waterproof map case.



PS Dogs aren't reliable navigators either.
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Old 12-26-2021, 06:07 PM   #27
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Adirondack Canoe Waters: North Flow by Jamison are also excellent
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PS Dogs aren't reliable navigators either.
You've obviously never been apart of a group that has gotten so drunk while hiking that the unanimous decision was made to make the dog navigator for the remainder of the day- as the dog was the only sober member of the party.

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Hmm... not yet, but as a wise man once said, I'm not dead yet, either.
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Old 12-27-2021, 10:00 AM   #30
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The dog in the canoe IS navigating

I notice that N is up for the dog on Cranberry Lake.
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Old 12-27-2021, 10:05 AM   #31
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I notice that N is up for the dog on Cranberry Lake.
She was supposed to be, but as you can see, she fell asleep
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Old 12-30-2021, 08:34 AM   #32
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We hiked Number Mountain 7 yesterday from the end of Alden Rd. The parking was very good with plenty of room where the plows turn around. We walked in on the old logging road for a little over 1.5 miles and then headed north through the logged area and up the mountain. The woods became much more open when we crossed onto the the older state parcel. There was one set of tracks on the logging road and no other human tracks up on Number 7, but there were plenty of deer tracks. The views were limited due to clouds and snow flurries, but it was a fun outing nonetheless. Would like to go back when there is more snow on a sunny day.
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Old 12-30-2021, 10:36 AM   #33
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Old 12-30-2021, 01:57 PM   #34
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Steve,

Great to see some snow - looks a little heavy. Wish we had some down here.
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