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Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-24-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By VTskier
I'd recommend Floodwood Pond. Many camptsites,...

I'd recommend Floodwood Pond. Many camptsites, there's the St Regis Outfitters outpost store at the putin for some supplies if needed, no portaging to get to you campsites.

Then you can paddle...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-11-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 727
Posted By VTskier
St Regis DEC campsite map

When I went to Long Pond a few weeks ago, I brought along a copy of the DEC campsite map from the DEC WEB site. I found some of the sites mark as non-camping being rehabilitated. Even my site on...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-03-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 917
Posted By VTskier
Nice, many happy adventures. Just picked up a...

Nice, many happy adventures. Just picked up a new Swift packboat, 13.6 ADK myself. The excitement of a new boat has taken hold, as I planning paddling adventures with the new Phil Brown book,...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-28-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By VTskier
When you say your trips are 3 days, do you plans...

When you say your trips are 3 days, do you plans call for staying on the same lake? If you are going to be portaging/carrying between lakes, kayak's have a disadvantage. As others have noted,...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-23-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By VTskier
First off, don't buy anything until you've tried...

First off, don't buy anything until you've tried various canoes and kayaks. Make use of the various outfitters mentioned above. You may find that your significant other just isn't into paddling,...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-13-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,428
Posted By VTskier
It's been a few years since I've done the LC to...

It's been a few years since I've done the LC to STR Pond portage, but that was how we always went in to camp. One portage and you're there. Never found it super hard, just another rooted, muddy...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-10-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 581
Posted By VTskier
Thanx's for the information on road conditions.

Thanx's for the information on road conditions.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-07-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 581
Posted By VTskier
Floodwood Road Condition

Its been quite some time since I've been to the Floodwood Rd area, planning to head there this weekend. Anyone have some recent experience with the road conditions there this spring (is it still...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-26-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,314
Posted By VTskier
Someone has mentioned "quality", and I'm...

Someone has mentioned "quality", and I'm wondering why the substantial price delta between Hornbecks & Placid/Swift. Is this price delta related to the quality of materials/manufacturing or is it...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-25-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,314
Posted By VTskier
Where did you purchase it. I see sometimes...

Where did you purchase it. I see sometimes Mountainman has them, but not always.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-25-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,314
Posted By VTskier
I should explain that I kind of have a fleet of...

I should explain that I kind of have a fleet of boats, many that I built myself, a 10.5 wooden solo canoe, paddled kayak style, a 15.5 cedar strip canoe I paddle either kneeling or sitting with a...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-24-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,314
Posted By VTskier
I own a couple of kayaks already, but they are a...

I own a couple of kayaks already, but they are a bit heavy (38 lbs and 48 lbs) and difficult to portage, and don't have much in the way of storage. Sitting on the "floor" of the canoe shouldn't be...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-24-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,314
Posted By VTskier
Hornbeck Canoes

I need to get into a lighter canoe (currently have a Wenonah Prism) in the mid 20 lbs range. I've been looking at the Hornbeck New Trick 14, Swift Pack 13.6, and the Placid boats. My favorite...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 04-24-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,919
Posted By VTskier
Thanx's all for the information. Sounds like it...

Thanx's all for the information. Sounds like it may be a bit of a mudfest, especially with Friday being rainy all day. I'll skip this weekend and wait for a couple of long weekends I have planned...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 04-23-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,919
Posted By VTskier
Pharaoh Wilderness hiking

Wonder if anyone has some current information on trail conditions in the Pharaoh Wilderness. I'm feeling the need to get out on a quick overnighter and since I've never been to the Pharaoh...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-10-2016, 02:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,557
Posted By VTskier
Looks very much like a friend's Mad River Lady...

Looks very much like a friend's Mad River Lady Slipper. I don't remember his having the extra foam, but the shape & dimensions are very close.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-23-2016, 11:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,119
Posted By VTskier
The other requirement to be aware of if camping...

The other requirement to be aware of if camping in the High Peaks is the need for bear canisters. You will be required to have enough bear canisters to store all the food for your group. So that...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-21-2016, 01:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,419
Posted By VTskier
No doubt their previous owners were carried off...

No doubt their previous owners were carried off by BF's, leaving only the net behind!
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 02-05-2016, 12:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,476
Posted By VTskier
I believe they are still open and have not yet...

I believe they are still open and have not yet found a buyer. They also seemed like a place that doesn't answer a phone :-) given that the place was just stacked with shoes. There is a shoe...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 02-05-2016, 07:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,476
Posted By VTskier
Years ago the sole on my Merrill 3 pin leather...

Years ago the sole on my Merrill 3 pin leather boot started to crack by the 3 holes. There was on internal metal plate to reinforce this area and I guess it was a known issue that over time the sole...
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