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Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 05-17-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,061
Posted By Festus
Hurricane from the south has no snow or ice - did...

Hurricane from the south has no snow or ice - did it yesterday...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-06-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,526
Posted By Festus
Boreas Ponds gate closed for season

Was up the Boreas Ponds road today and met the ranger closing the first gate (down near the highway) for the winter...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 10-29-2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,146
Posted By Festus
Both leantos on Middle are nice sites - I think...

Both leantos on Middle are nice sites - I think better than the leanto site on Weller Pond. Good luck!
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 08-03-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,153
Posted By Festus
Hi! Just some basic suggestions gained from...

Hi! Just some basic suggestions gained from experience...I've found that for a first trip, hiking with heavy, overnight sized packs a relatively shorter distance is best. Also, making a basecamp and...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 08-03-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 728
Posted By Festus
Both trails up Haystack are relatively equal...

Both trails up Haystack are relatively equal regarding safety and difficulty (i.e. they are both steep but not dangerous). If you are ok on Basin and Saddleback then Haystack will be fine either...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 08-03-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 885
Posted By Festus
Yes it is quicker to take the JBL trail from the...

Yes it is quicker to take the JBL trail from the Garden to the Southside Trail crossover to access bennies (as long as Johns Brook isn't flooded). There is no easy crossover from the JBL Trail to the...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-09-2017, 07:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,419
Posted By Festus
That's a great hike! Your reasoning is also spot...

That's a great hike! Your reasoning is also spot on...Parking at Elk Lake is always a concern as I'm sure you know so get there early or you'll add 2 miles of road walking...Macomb, South, East is...
Forum: Trip Reports 06-01-2017, 07:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,850
Posted By Festus
Damn Justin, you sure do eat well!

Damn Justin, you sure do eat well!
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-21-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,854
Posted By Festus
Site 37 is one of the most popular on Lower...

Site 37 is one of the most popular on Lower Saranac Lake. That is because it comes with a nice sandy beach and swimming area. That won't really matter this time of year though as the water will be...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-20-2017, 09:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,854
Posted By Festus
There is a canoe put in at Middle Saranac Lake...

There is a canoe put in at Middle Saranac Lake but no true "boat launch" where you can back your car and trailer into the water and release a boat. There is a full boat launch at Lower Saranac Lake...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-06-2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,086
Posted By Festus
Haven't paddled it but have walked it. It would...

Haven't paddled it but have walked it. It would need high water and still be frustrating in places! There is an old homestead (shown on the 1901 E'Town topo) on the stream's south side that is...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 04-08-2017, 08:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,151
Posted By Festus
That's a very dry trail with no campsites on...

That's a very dry trail with no campsites on route until Lake Mary Louise. There is a stream perhaps 10 minutes up the trail from route 9 but no other water as far as I remember...There is a nice...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 04-07-2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,178
Posted By Festus
Hi AP. I've taken many kids up Bennies and they...

Hi AP. I've taken many kids up Bennies and they usually really love it! I consider it the best slide climb we have given that the approach is relatively short and there is no bushwacking to get to...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-24-2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,684
Posted By Festus
I thought Martin passed away a few years back....

I thought Martin passed away a few years back. His operation still has a website and is worth checking out - www.4peaks.com He was a real character!
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-05-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,452
Posted By Festus
To access the trail on Bluff Island you paddle...

To access the trail on Bluff Island you paddle towards the cliff (coming from the put-in at Second Pond) and then head right (north) along the cliff base. You'll come to a bay on your left between...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 12-31-2016, 10:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,663
Posted By Festus
I been dwinking melted sno my hole life and...

I been dwinking melted sno my hole life and ther's nothun wong with me!
Forum: Food, Lodging, Parking, and Transportation 12-25-2016, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,862
Posted By Festus
site # 37 is the best beach site on the Lower but...

site # 37 is the best beach site on the Lower but it is also the most sought after site usually...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 12-19-2016, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,163
Posted By Festus
Hi Justin, Here's what I know....This info. may...

Hi Justin, Here's what I know....This info. may make wandering around this area more fun for you while undertaking your guidebook research...
The Sharp Farm (owned, and at times leased by Abraham...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 12-17-2016, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,163
Posted By Festus
Not much left to see at Deadwater. Cellar holes,...

Not much left to see at Deadwater. Cellar holes, an old dam remains, old roads etc. Still fun to walk around and locate how it must have once looked. George Underwood (for whom the nearby Underwood...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 12-16-2016, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,163
Posted By Festus
1789 Platt Rogers Road

Final Old Road Post!

For those history lovers that enjoy trying to locate the old state roads (in this case - the oldest) and could sit under an old tree and imagine a stage or horse driven cart...
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