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Justin 06-19-2017 10:08 PM

West Branch Gorge, Silver Lake Wilderness
 
A video from this past weekend to share, please enjoy...

West Branch Sacandaga River Gorge, Silver Lake Wilderness

Tick Magnet 06-19-2017 11:00 PM

The awesome power of the West Branch! :thumbs:

Good job keeping Jenny on the right path.

I always hate the poison ivy on the Sacandaga River. It's everywhere, all branches and most tribs. Didn't used to be.

malexander 06-19-2017 11:17 PM

It seems like every time I watch one of your videos a new destination gets added to my to do list. Thanks for sharing.

Hmmm... Starting to wonder if I'm allergic to poison ivy. Spent a little time on the shores of the East Branch last weekend and wasn't very careful. Not too sure I want to test it though :D

MoodyBlues 06-19-2017 11:46 PM

wow, this TR brought back some memories! we got wet on our hike too, but mostly cuz it was raining. :) we did get to the 1st falls, 1/2 of us by the river bed, and 1/2 of us climbing the rim trail. thank you for another excellent video!

montcalm 06-20-2017 10:14 AM

Where'd ya get that sub?

Justin 06-20-2017 11:26 AM

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Originally Posted by montcalm (Post 259689)
Where'd ya get that sub?

It was actually the other half of a sub that I ordered the evening prior from a local joint.

Chris I 06-20-2017 11:32 AM

Getting Cheesey! Nice report!

Justin 06-20-2017 11:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Chris I (Post 259694)
Getting Cheesey! Nice report!

Thanks Chris!
Love those guys. :thumbs:
Bummed I missed them at Mountain Jam last weekend.

JohnnyVirgil 06-20-2017 12:16 PM

Nice video! Looks like a great place. I never had poison ivy, so I'm not sure I can even get it, but that would probably be a good place to find out.

Justin 06-20-2017 12:35 PM

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Originally Posted by JohnnyVirgil (Post 259696)
Nice video! Looks like a great place. I never had poison ivy, so I'm not sure I can even get it, but that would probably be a good place to find out.

Thanks pal,
Yeah that's a pretty big patch there where Cold Brook drains in.
I usually manage to get hit about once a year, and I'm the type if I even look at it I'll break out with a rash, but so far so good.

montcalm 06-20-2017 02:17 PM

Transplant some of that PI to those "illegal" sites and see if they disappear :rolling:

Justin 06-20-2017 02:23 PM

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Originally Posted by montcalm (Post 259698)
Transplant some of that PI to those "illegal" sites and see if they disappear :rolling:

Oh there's plenty of it there as well.
You really need to be careful along the shoreline!
I'm pretty sure you can even see some on the ground where I had my boots & pant legs off, not to mention my backpack was lying on a couple plants. :eek:

Hard Scrabble 06-20-2017 04:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Justin (Post 259683)
A video from this past weekend to share, please enjoy...

West Branch Sacandaga River Gorge, Silver Lake Wilderness

Nice!!
I can relate to your care of your old dog.
I find fault with your choice of "Crocs" for crossing streams.
They offer little ankle support and tend to roll off when wet.
Great vidio!

Justin 06-20-2017 04:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Hard Scrabble (Post 259709)
Nice!!
I can relate to your care of your old dog.
I find fault with your choice of "Crocs" for crossing streams.
They offer little ankle support and tend to roll off when wet.
Great vidio!

Thanks Jim.:thumbs:
Yeah I'm not a big fan of the Crocs either, but they are much lighter than my old sneakers, and dry out much quicker.

JohnnyVirgil 06-20-2017 06:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hard Scrabble (Post 259709)
Nice!!
I can relate to your care of your old dog.
I find fault with your choice of "Crocs" for crossing streams.
They offer little ankle support and tend to roll off when wet.
Great vidio!

Jim, what do you recommend for crossing water? I bought these little nylon sock type things with a rubber sole, but they don't have much in the way of ankle support either.

Justin 06-20-2017 07:47 PM

Waterproof boots, if your feet get wet, suck it up sally, who cares that it's November.

JohnnyVirgil 06-20-2017 07:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Justin (Post 259715)
Waterproof boots, if your feet get wet, suck it up sally, who cares that it's November.

Ha, I forgot who I was talkin' to! :)

Justin 06-20-2017 08:22 PM

If it was November with lower water levels, I probably would've looked much cooler wearing my Muck Boots instead. ;)

Pauly D. 06-20-2017 11:06 PM

Loved it! I loved how you took care of Jenny. Dogs are precious!!

I grew up only a few miles from there and have never been. Need to visit the Silver Lake Wilderness.

Justin 06-21-2017 07:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Pauly D. (Post 259721)
Loved it! I loved how you took care of Jenny..

Yeah it's funny...5 years ago she had no problems climbing those ledges, while wearing a dog pack. :rolleyes:


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