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Forum: Rock/Ice Climbing in the Adirondacks 01-09-2019, 10:13 AM
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Posted By Festus
Chouinard slides

This year's Mountainfest is, as always, on Martin Luther King weekend (1/19/2019). It is put on by the Mountaineer and Adirondack Rock and River and is a festival celebrating winter activities such...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-05-2019, 08:45 PM
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Posted By Festus
Sewards Road driveable?

My kids want to hike Seymour tomorrow (Sunday). Is the gate open and the road driveable with a jeep? Any quick help would be great!!!
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 12-20-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,250
Posted By Festus
McIntyre Mines and village of Tahawus

https://adirondack.pastperfectonline.com/webobject/2064ECC3-9A12-419E-B662-478942134844

Borrowing Hear the Footsteps idea of linking to an Adirondack Experience photo/Diorama I thought I would do...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 12-19-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,089
Posted By Festus
Per old newspaper accounts Severence Camp was a...

Per old newspaper accounts Severence Camp was a girls camp on Paradox Lake from 1924 - 1974...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 12-19-2018, 09:59 AM
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Views: 1,089
Posted By Festus
That path is actually the road of 1865. Good luck...

That path is actually the road of 1865. Good luck getting a stage through that! It was taken about where the pullout is for viewing Roaring Brook Falls. The older road was above and to the right of...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 12-18-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,089
Posted By Festus
I'm gonna venture a guess that someone got lost...

I'm gonna venture a guess that someone got lost on Round Mountain in 1921 (maybe even a Club employee) when sections of the trail were hard to follow after the fires and subsequent logging operations...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 12-17-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,089
Posted By Festus
I hope she corrected the original books account...

I hope she corrected the original books account purporting that General Burgoyne built a road through Chapel Pond Pass for the surprise attack on Fort Ti (pages 35 and 36). That road was built in...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 12-06-2018, 10:44 AM
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Views: 729
Posted By Festus
an old photo or two...

Two photos from the 1920s or thereabouts. They are of interest in that they show the extent of the logging operations in the Johns Brook Valley. The first is of Big Slide from Gothics. It shows That...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 12-03-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,089
Posted By Festus
useless history - Chapel Pond area

Changes are coming to one of this regions most spectacular areas - the Chapel Pond Pass corridor. Soon there'll be (if current thought holds true) limited or no roadside parking, new parking lots and...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 11-27-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,069
Posted By Festus
The leanto in the photo was the original Caribou...

The leanto in the photo was the original Caribou Leanto. Caribou 2 was a later replacement built nearer Lake Colden. The original Caribou was located 1 minute from the outlet bridge of Avalanche Lake...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 11-27-2018, 08:17 PM
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Views: 1,069
Posted By Festus
Yipee!

Yipee!
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 11-27-2018, 06:30 PM
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Views: 1,069
Posted By Festus
Hint: To have gotten to this leanto you would...

Hint: To have gotten to this leanto you would have crossed this bridge (back when it looked like this...)
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 11-27-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,069
Posted By Festus
I had to lower the resolution in order to post....

I had to lower the resolution in order to post. Sorry! The leanto no longer exists and was unique in that it had a cliff right in front of the entrance. There is also an erratic boulder on top of the...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 11-27-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,069
Posted By Festus
getting warmer but not Irene...

getting warmer but not Irene...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 11-26-2018, 10:02 AM
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Views: 1,069
Posted By Festus
good guess but nope...

good guess but nope...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 11-25-2018, 11:57 AM
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Views: 1,069
Posted By Festus
That knocks out 2...

That knocks out 2...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 11-25-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 746
Posted By Festus
Actually I prefer "Mr. Ed"

Actually I prefer "Mr. Ed"
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 11-25-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,069
Posted By Festus
Trivia Question #2

where was this leanto, what was its name and what happened to it? Hint - its in the High Peaks...sorry for the bad photo...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 11-23-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 746
Posted By Festus
Bingo! Boy that was quick...

Bingo! Boy that was quick...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 11-23-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 746
Posted By Festus
Trivia Question

Who am I in the following Adirondack verse:
Caesar saw 50 years
I have stood and watched the
ceaseless flow
of generations
Beneath my branches to and fro
As savage, pioneer and tourist know.
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