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Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-15-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,746
Posted By Trail Boss
Wow! This thread has strayed deeper into the...

Wow! This thread has strayed deeper into the weeds than the "Missing hiker" thread!
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-06-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,746
Posted By Trail Boss
That's an existing regulation. 190.13.d.4 ...

That's an existing regulation. 190.13.d.4
(https://govt.westlaw.com/nycrr/Document/I21eeaefec22211ddb7c8fb397c5bd26b?viewType=FullTex&transitionType=Default&contextData=(sc.Default))


It was...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-06-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,045
Posted By Trail Boss
Yes. You can delete your own posts. If your...

Yes.

You can delete your own posts. If your post is the first one in a thread, deleting it will erase the entire thread.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 08-31-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,561
Posted By Trail Boss
In a recent study, 9 out 10 bears preferred...

In a recent study, 9 out 10 bears preferred Ursack over all other chew-toys.


"I like it because it's soft on the outside and crunchy on the inside!" - Eartag J096X6

"I especially like when...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 08-23-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 965
Posted By Trail Boss
What was used to record the track? If it was...

What was used to record the track?

If it was a consumer-level GPS, honestly, I'm uninterested because its vertical accuracy is well-known to be poorer than its horizontal accuracy. I have my own...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 08-06-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 965
Posted By Trail Boss
40 feet? Can you share your reference for this...

40 feet? Can you share your reference for this claim?


I have correspondence with the individual who measured it with commercial-grade equipment (see HearTheFootSteps post above) and the summit...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-31-2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 639
Posted By Trail Boss
Geez, the one thing I'd never call classic Vibram...

Geez, the one thing I'd never call classic Vibram soles is 'semi-sticky', unless I was being sarcastic! As for 'edge on cracks', there's not much call for that in the Trap Dike nor on the Trap Dike...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-19-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,186
Posted By Trail Boss
This exchange led me to believe the dispatcher...

This exchange led me to believe the dispatcher had trouble identifying the location

The 911 dispatcher kept asking me for a street address when I told her that it was a backcountry accident at...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-19-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,186
Posted By Trail Boss
This. Honestly, this was one of the bits...

This.

Honestly, this was one of the bits that rubbed me the wrong way. Maybe I'm old-school but if four people rolled in during a storm, I'd offer to quickly tidy up (it's easy to become sloppy in...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-19-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,186
Posted By Trail Boss
@bounder45 No question the author used...

@bounder45

No question the author used dismissive, judgmental language. It was the author's personal view of the incident and few actors in the account seemed to rise to the author's expectations....
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-19-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,186
Posted By Trail Boss
@bounder45 The author was clearly...

@bounder45

The author was clearly disappointed with the perceived timeliness of the response and it shows in his writing. It's not an objective assessment but a personal view of what transpired.
...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-18-2018, 10:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 965
Posted By Trail Boss
It's my belief the Marshall brothers used a map...

It's my belief the Marshall brothers used a map that was based on a USGS survey predating their exploits by about 20 years. In other words, they used whatever was available to them at the time and...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-17-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,746
Posted By Trail Boss
If you want to find garbage, you can spend all...

If you want to find garbage, you can spend all day combing High Peaks trails or head directly to a few designated campsites and save yourself a lot of walking.


While surveying campsites for...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-17-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,186
Posted By Trail Boss
From personal experience, if you attempt to...

From personal experience, if you attempt to contact a DEC ranger directly, you might just get their voicemail. They're busy people and don't always have time to answer their phone (or are simply out...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-12-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By Trail Boss
@elhefe007a Glad to hear it went well (and...

@elhefe007a

Glad to hear it went well (and fast!).

You hail from Denver? The air out here must seem thick as soup for you!


I recall hiking in Colorado (Square Top) and vowing to never...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-12-2018, 12:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 676
Posted By Trail Boss
Here's the elevation profile for a...

Here's the elevation profile for a counter-clockwise loop over Algonquin....
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-05-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,746
Posted By Trail Boss
Wow! That's some trolling post! From hypothesis...

Wow! That's some trolling post! From hypothesis to outrageous conclusion in two sentences!


The wild popularity of the High Peaks region effectively disproves your 'making camping less attractive...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-04-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By Trail Boss
Compare the elevation profiles of the two routes...

Compare the elevation profiles of the two routes (Clockwise, Counter-Clockwise) and decide which one suits you best.


Clockwise...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-30-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,295
Posted By Trail Boss
Yes, a trailhead for that one elderly gentleman...

Yes, a trailhead for that one elderly gentleman who received a waiver from the 46ers. For everyone else, it's not.


… as for the wormhole, so far it only appears to be an exit not an entrance! :)
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-30-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,295
Posted By Trail Boss
Your example is a corner-case; it is feasible for...

Your example is a corner-case; it is feasible for only one High Peak and that's Whiteface (because you can be driven to and from the summit). On no other peak can you start and end on a summit...
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