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Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-25-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,345
Posted By Zach
I understand the frustrations about "reserved"...

I understand the frustrations about "reserved" campsites that are just for floatplane use, but I don't think I get why the pilots should be held responsible for the actions of their clients when...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-24-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By Zach
I wear Teva sandals for biking, hiking and...

I wear Teva sandals for biking, hiking and canoeing in the Adirondacks, they are quite comfortable and have fairly good tread, though not as good as the ones they made 10 years ago. I wear a size 16...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-24-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,064
Posted By Zach
I have a low seat in my canoe(though it's not a...

I have a low seat in my canoe(though it's not a Hornbeck) and I find that I can get some relief by moving my legs to different positions if I'm not in an area where I can get out of the canoe...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-21-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,646
Posted By Zach
I have been vaguely wondering if Follensby Pond...

I have been vaguely wondering if Follensby Pond and Follensby Clear Pond were named for the same person, and also if the latter is really clearer than the former.
Zach
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-20-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By Zach
There is a designated campsite near the top of...

There is a designated campsite near the top of Chimney Mountain. It has enough room for a tent that size, and it has been empty both times I wanted to stay there in previous years. It's a very nice...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-11-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By Zach
Years ago I traveled from Queer Lake to Russian...

Years ago I traveled from Queer Lake to Russian Lake by bushwhacking from the north trail over the ridge to Big Moose. It's a pretty easy traverse, the only difficult thing is finding a place to...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-06-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,235
Posted By Zach
I think I am fairly able to be generally polite...

I think I am fairly able to be generally polite and friendly to whomever I encounter, it's one of the things I have tried to learn to do as I go through life. I was just wondering if there is way...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-05-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,235
Posted By Zach
Thank you all very much for your help. ...

Thank you all very much for your help. TrailBlaser, thanks, it's interesting to hear what it was like to be an AFR and what you did. Wldrns, we can't all be as special as you, unfortunately. ...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-03-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,235
Posted By Zach
Questions about etiquette of AFR interactions

I am planning to go to Low's Lake in August, and as part of my pre-trip planning I have been reading trip reports which often mention talking to the AFR, formerly Ranger Dawn and now someone else if...
Forum: Trip Reports 06-27-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 797
Posted By Zach
That's a great story, I'm glad you were able to...

That's a great story, I'm glad you were able to meet your long-lost cousin. I stayed a night at the lean-to on the island in 8th Lake in 2014, on my first trip after building my first canoe. It was...
Forum: Biking in the Adirondacks 06-21-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 974
Posted By Zach
You can bike into the Moose River Plains but you...

You can bike into the Moose River Plains but you have to watch out for occasional wahoos with large camper trailers going too fast. There are lots of sites in there. There are also designated sites...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-13-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,549
Posted By Zach
The house progress sounds exciting, has the rainy...

The house progress sounds exciting, has the rainy weather slowed things down much? Pasley is what I had recalled from the Discover book, but my NG map doesn't name it at all, it just shows a rapid...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-12-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,331
Posted By Zach
When I'm designing an outbuilding I like to draw...

When I'm designing an outbuilding I like to draw the end view to scale on 1/4" graph paper. Then you can find the angle in degrees with a protractor, or calculate the rise and run by counting the...
Forum: Food, Lodging, Parking, and Transportation 06-07-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,602
Posted By Zach
I remember years ago riding my heavily loaded...

I remember years ago riding my heavily loaded touring bike through Uncas Rd from Eagle Bay to Raquette Lake, and the last mile or so had some very steep hills. The surface was soft beach-like sand...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-06-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,549
Posted By Zach
I was there last August. There is an unmarked...

I was there last August. There is an unmarked but pretty easily followable carry path on the east side of the Jessup down to a short way above Dug Mt. Brook. You'd have to wade or rock hop across...
Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 06-04-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 820
Posted By Zach
Here's a picture of a spider eating a stable fly...

Here's a picture of a spider eating a stable fly just below the gunwale of my canoe on Stillwater Reservoir in 2017. No question whose side I was on in that situation.
Zach
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-03-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,317
Posted By Zach
I am also sorry to clutter up WinterWarlock's...

I am also sorry to clutter up WinterWarlock's thread, but I must highly recommend Stripperguy's advice. He has posted several excellent build journals on the By The Fireside forum and when I built...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-03-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,317
Posted By Zach
The Hornbeck looks great and I'm sure you'll have...

The Hornbeck looks great and I'm sure you'll have fun with it. Light weight must be a great convenience.
Zach
Forum: "By the Fireside" 05-17-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,071
Posted By Zach
I'm sorry to hear about the difference of...

I'm sorry to hear about the difference of opinions about timing for your paddle project, but I'll look forward to seeing the update when it comes. That's very exciting news about the building...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 05-16-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 777
Posted By Zach
I have an old external frame pack for camping or...

I have an old external frame pack for camping or carrying the canoe, but last year when I was planning a day trip from Indian Lake over Watch hill, up Snowy and back I bought a very small backpack...
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