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Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 03-28-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,972
Posted By Bill I.
I don't think a new book is warranted, because...

I don't think a new book is warranted, because the scope of the Discover series includes such waterways. If they seem under represented in the current editions, that is a result of my limited time,...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 03-24-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,727
Posted By Bill I.
Most of the people who camp on islands have gone...

Most of the people who camp on islands have gone there looking for privacy. When my dog was younger and wilder, I specifically sought out island sites so I could let her run around without having to...
Forum: Northville Placid Trail 03-23-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,874
Posted By Bill I.
It was two feet where we packed it down, but I...

It was two feet where we packed it down, but I think it was close to 3 feet off trail. Crossing the ice on the creeks was not a problem.

Great snowshoe and ski conditions.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 03-23-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,993
Posted By Bill I.
I considered this exact same loop last fall, but...

I considered this exact same loop last fall, but nixed the idea because frankly the route has a poor "scenic interest to length" ratio. For much of the way, you are simply hiking from one trailhead...
Forum: Northville Placid Trail 03-22-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,874
Posted By Bill I.
I am heading to Upper Benson today, and may be...

I am heading to Upper Benson today, and may be able to provide more details later.

But unless by "early season" you mean Mothers Day, you will be disappointed to know that the Adirondacks are...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-21-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,443
Posted By Bill I.
Thanks. The way I see, there need to be people...

Thanks. The way I see, there need to be people like me to counter the other "advocates" who will piss on places like Lot 8 if gets them something else.
Forum: "By the Fireside" 03-21-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,160
Posted By Bill I.
It will be a shame, but not a surprise. On the...

It will be a shame, but not a surprise. On the one hand, EMS is a "boutique" with a narrow clientele base ... and a limited potential for growth. But on the other hand, as a boutique store it serves...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-21-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,443
Posted By Bill I.
There may be another parcel coming this year: ...

There may be another parcel coming this year:

http://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/page/content.detail/id/541956/Mike-Carr-discusses-latest-phase-in-Finch--Pruyn-deal.html?nav=5008
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-21-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 802
Posted By Bill I.
Unfortunately, sights like this are too common in...

Unfortunately, sights like this are too common in the summer. I have found (and doused) 2 burns-in-progress over the years; unless you happen to have a bucket handy, these things are harder to...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-19-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,443
Posted By Bill I.
And the Essex Chain was expected to be mostly...

And the Essex Chain was expected to be mostly motorless, with the snowmobile corridors already routed along the periphery to avoid the need to cut through the interior of the new property. Look how...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-19-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,443
Posted By Bill I.
Has anyone noticed the recent logging along the...

Has anyone noticed the recent logging along the southern half of Elk Lake Road in the High Peaks? This too is on TNC land, on the Boreas Ponds tract that the state will be purchasing soon.

I'm...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-19-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,443
Posted By Bill I.
I am looking at satellite photos to gauge what...

I am looking at satellite photos to gauge what the recreational outlook might be for the Benson Tract; this is one place that will have my full attention this summer, if it is opened to the public in...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-18-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,443
Posted By Bill I.
A trail to Big Bad Luck from Stonystep Road would...

A trail to Big Bad Luck from Stonystep Road would be cool. As I recall, there is a road through the "Good Luck" strip that might get one closer to Lake Francis.

Overall, I think the Sugarloaf and...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-18-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,443
Posted By Bill I.
The UMPs are filled with proposed trails and...

The UMPs are filled with proposed trails and lean-tos that have never been built. Yesterday I hiked a snowmobile trail in the Ferris Lake WF that was proposed to become a designated ski trail... in a...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-18-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,443
Posted By Bill I.
That trail was proposed in the Vanderwhacker...

That trail was proposed in the Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest UMP several years ago.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-18-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,443
Posted By Bill I.
Cathead Mountain is owned by an independent club...

Cathead Mountain is owned by an independent club based in the Schenectady area, with no ties to Finch Pruyn that I know of. The club owns the summit where the tower stands, so even though there are...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-18-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,443
Posted By Bill I.
This map is the best there is at the moment: ...

This map is the best there is at the moment:

http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/finchmaplg.jpg

The parcel extends from Campsite Road to the Newcomb River, and might...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-17-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,443
Posted By Bill I.
Hyslop is not a word, it's a surname, which is...

Hyslop is not a word, it's a surname, which is why there is no good definition for it.

There is a Hyslop Pond and Hyslop Brook near Newcomb, on former Finch Pruyn lands near the intersection of...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 03-17-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,556
Posted By Bill I.
A lot can happen in the next four weeks. But...

A lot can happen in the next four weeks.

But right now you are better off planning for late April for streams, early May for ponds. If a few waterways open up earlier than that, count yourself...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-17-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,230
Posted By Bill I.
Flooding is a potential issue on the High Falls...

Flooding is a potential issue on the High Falls Loop 365 days a year, thanks to a robust beaver population; but the solution is to bring some alternate footwear and step through whatever you...
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