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Forum: Adirondack Firetowers Yesterday, 10:24 PM
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Posted By DSettahr
Meenahga Mountain

I was working on Rainbow Lake today and I happened to catch a view across the lake towards Meenahga Mountain- where a state fire tower still stands. I've always known that the mountain is privately...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks Yesterday, 07:10 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 38,339
Posted By DSettahr
Have you found the crank shaft from the saw mill...

Have you found the crank shaft from the saw mill on Pharaoh Lake Brook? It's also possible to find foundations that I believe were the saw mill itself.

I learned about it a couple of years ago...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks Yesterday, 08:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,523
Posted By DSettahr
I did a variation on this route last summer. I...

I did a variation on this route last summer. I hiked into and camped at Panther Gorge from Boreas Ponds. Then up and over the shoulder of Haystack and down almost to Lower Ausable Lake- then up the...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 02-21-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 679
Posted By DSettahr
This winter for work, I've been rocking a pair of...

This winter for work, I've been rocking a pair of cheap convertible wool mittens with a smartwool liner glove on underneath them- and I absolutely love them. My fancy OR mountaineering mittens...
Forum: Other Places 02-19-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By DSettahr
Awesome- that is super helpful. I also made...

Awesome- that is super helpful.

I also made a similar post on Reddit (https://www.reddit.com/r/PAWilds/comments/arm110/campsites_on_the_chuck_keiper_west_loop_any_other/) and someone there chimed...
Forum: Other Places 02-17-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By DSettahr
Nice campsites on the Chuck Keiper West Loop in PA?

Calling Jeff Mitchell!

Last year, a few friends and I hiked the Chuck Keiper East Loop (http://midatlantichikes.com/ckt-e.htm) (trip report available here...
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 02-17-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By DSettahr
This is pretty cool, and it looks like you put a...

This is pretty cool, and it looks like you put a lot of hard work and effort into making it happen... but I would question whether it is legal to share the files publicly. They are copyrighted,...
Forum: Trip Reports 02-09-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By DSettahr
As Scouter says, the trail in question is not...

As Scouter says, the trail in question is not part of the CL50. There's a bunch of factors that contribute to the problems here, and it's not exactly equivalent to parts of the NPT that have become...
Forum: Adirondack Firetowers 02-06-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,662
Posted By DSettahr
I had thought that the county owned the entirety...

I had thought that the county owned the entirety of the old trail, but that article indicates that this is not the case. I took a quick look at the tax information for Warren County, and the county...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 02-05-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By DSettahr
In addition to the information shared above- if...

In addition to the information shared above- if you're able to stop by the Norridgewock for dinner, you should definitely do so. Plus it's neat spending an hour or so walking around an Adirondack...
Forum: Environmental Issues 02-02-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 582
Posted By DSettahr
The cost of driving 55 mph in snow and ice: Professor details effect of road salting

http://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/news/local-news/2019/02/the-cost-of-driving-55-mph-in-snow-and-ice/?fbclid=IwAR0dwmr9lzeWP8Xw-QxKErmLM4Nmb6-LR4eOoVOUO5gF8sYCUDvBkmlF42I

This article was...
Forum: Trip Reports 02-01-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 766
Posted By DSettahr
Yeah, with the proper setup, sleds can be used...

Yeah, with the proper setup, sleds can be used with skis. The key is to make sure that you run the rope through PVC pipe so that the sled doesn't catch up with you, and to cross the PVC pipes before...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-01-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By DSettahr
Yeah, Mt. Jo or Marcy Dam were the first two...

Yeah, Mt. Jo or Marcy Dam were the first two options that came to my mind.

Possibly Mt. Baker over in Saranac Lake- it's steep but relatively short and the views are good.

Owen and Copperas...
Forum: "By the Fireside" 01-31-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 769
Posted By DSettahr
A few do exist. With carefully placed rocks,...

A few do exist. With carefully placed rocks, trees, etc. :)
Forum: "By the Fireside" 01-23-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 692
Posted By DSettahr
If you liked "At the Mercy of the Mountains," I...

If you liked "At the Mercy of the Mountains," I highly recommend the White Mountain's equivalent- Not Without Peril...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 01-23-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,115
Posted By DSettahr
I have a similar bug net made by MSR (almost the...

I have a similar bug net made by MSR (almost the exact same design). I will say that for sleeping, when paired with an appropriately sized tarp, it's great- super roomy, and it is well ventilated and...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 01-22-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,115
Posted By DSettahr
Yeah, I have to admit that I'm also a little...

Yeah, I have to admit that I'm also a little bummed that the NoBugZone shelters weren't yet a thing when I purchased my VCS. I sort of wished that I'd waited the extra 2 years- hindsight is 20/20,...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-17-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,241
Posted By DSettahr
Yeah, it's definitely doable with a good crew of...

Yeah, it's definitely doable with a good crew of hikers, the right levels of endurance, and appropriate gear. But also yes- if you can get even a quarter of the way up the mountain on the first day...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-15-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,241
Posted By DSettahr
Higher risk, sure. Not necessarily foolish, if- ...

Higher risk, sure. Not necessarily foolish, if-

If you're properly prepared with the right gear
If you've got the experience to keep yourselves safe and comfortable
If you're willing and...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-13-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 494
Posted By DSettahr
Yeah, either of these peaks are not unreasonable...

Yeah, either of these peaks are not unreasonable for a first time winter ascent of a High Peak, especially given that you've already climbed both in the Summer and therefore have previous familiarity...
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