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Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks Yesterday, 10:08 PM
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Posted By Trail Boss
JEEBUS, not Lecco Morris again! What a shameless...

JEEBUS, not Lecco Morris again! What a shameless self-promoter of utter incompetence!

Long story short, the guy got "lost" 150 yards off trail, less than a mile from the highway, and a few hundred...
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 11-06-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,050
Posted By Trail Boss
@ndoggac Many thanks for the detailed...

@ndoggac

Many thanks for the detailed response! I must admit I'm still digesting the material because it exceeds my current grasp of the subject matter .. but I'm learning fast!

FWIW, Locus...
Forum: Trip Reports 11-04-2018, 11:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 558
Posted By Trail Boss
Tip: Never leave water in the hose. Always purge...

Tip: Never leave water in the hose. Always purge it after use.

After taking a sip, either:


Raise the hose above your head and pinch/open the bite-valve to let the water drain back into the...
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 10-13-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,050
Posted By Trail Boss
@ndoggnac If RTK base stations need to be no...

@ndoggnac

If RTK base stations need to be no more than 20-30 km away for proper operation, is there a similar max distance for WAAS base stations?

In other words, if there's no WAAS base...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-13-2018, 02:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 774
Posted By Trail Boss
Using BRouter, I created a loop-route that's 22.2...

Using BRouter, I created a loop-route that's 22.2 miles long with 7400+ feet ascent...
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 09-25-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,050
Posted By Trail Boss
Re: WAAS...

Re: WAAS (https://www8.garmin.com/aboutGPS/waas.html)

I have no idea if there are any ground-based stations within range of the High Peaks for it to make a difference.


My phone receives both...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-25-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By Trail Boss
Be advised that you'll only get GSM service, from...

Be advised that you'll only get GSM service, from AT&T, in the Lake Placid area. Practically speaking, it means you'll get (spotty) coverage from the summits of peaks (line-of-sight with Lake...
Forum: Trip Reports 09-24-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,381
Posted By Trail Boss
PEBKAC? Glad to see you cleared up the...

PEBKAC?



Glad to see you cleared up the permissions problem. Gorgeous sunset shots!


For future reference, just make sure the photos you upload to the cloud (Imgur, Google Drive, Flickr,...
Forum: Trip Reports 09-24-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,381
Posted By Trail Boss
I don't see the images either. The images...

I don't see the images either.

The images are posted on Google Drive. I think the URLs may be failing (i.e. images are not displaying) because they ask for authentication.

If I try to view this...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-15-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,695
Posted By Trail Boss
Wow! This thread has strayed deeper into the...

Wow! This thread has strayed deeper into the weeds than the "Missing hiker" thread!
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-06-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,695
Posted By Trail Boss
That's an existing regulation. 190.13.d.4 ...

That's an existing regulation. 190.13.d.4
(https://govt.westlaw.com/nycrr/Document/I21eeaefec22211ddb7c8fb397c5bd26b?viewType=FullTex&transitionType=Default&contextData=(sc.Default))


It was...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-06-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,609
Posted By Trail Boss
Yes. You can delete your own posts. If your...

Yes.

You can delete your own posts. If your post is the first one in a thread, deleting it will erase the entire thread.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 08-31-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,572
Posted By Trail Boss
In a recent study, 9 out 10 bears preferred...

In a recent study, 9 out 10 bears preferred Ursack over all other chew-toys.


"I like it because it's soft on the outside and crunchy on the inside!" - Eartag J096X6

"I especially like when...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 08-23-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,519
Posted By Trail Boss
What was used to record the track? If it was...

What was used to record the track?

If it was a consumer-level GPS, honestly, I'm uninterested because its vertical accuracy is well-known to be poorer than its horizontal accuracy. I have my own...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 08-06-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,519
Posted By Trail Boss
40 feet? Can you share your reference for this...

40 feet? Can you share your reference for this claim?


I have correspondence with the individual who measured it with commercial-grade equipment (see HearTheFootSteps post above) and the summit...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 08-01-2018, 12:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 919
Posted By Trail Boss
Geez, the one thing I'd never call classic Vibram...

Geez, the one thing I'd never call classic Vibram soles is 'semi-sticky', unless I was being sarcastic! As for 'edge on cracks', there's not much call for that in the Trap Dike nor on the Trap Dike...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-19-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,454
Posted By Trail Boss
This exchange led me to believe the dispatcher...

This exchange led me to believe the dispatcher had trouble identifying the location

The 911 dispatcher kept asking me for a street address when I told her that it was a backcountry accident at...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-19-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,454
Posted By Trail Boss
This. Honestly, this was one of the bits...

This.

Honestly, this was one of the bits that rubbed me the wrong way. Maybe I'm old-school but if four people rolled in during a storm, I'd offer to quickly tidy up (it's easy to become sloppy in...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-19-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,454
Posted By Trail Boss
@bounder45 No question the author used...

@bounder45

No question the author used dismissive, judgmental language. It was the author's personal view of the incident and few actors in the account seemed to rise to the author's expectations....
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-19-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,454
Posted By Trail Boss
@bounder45 The author was clearly...

@bounder45

The author was clearly disappointed with the perceived timeliness of the response and it shows in his writing. It's not an objective assessment but a personal view of what transpired.
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