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Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-20-2019, 08:14 AM
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Posted By DSettahr
The closest (and only) access is a boat launch on...

The closest (and only) access is a boat launch on the south side of Rt 74, on the west end of the lake. The attached parking lot frequently fills up on summer weekends, but there is additional...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-19-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By DSettahr
I don't know about west of Saranac Lake, but...

I don't know about west of Saranac Lake, but between Saranac Lake and Lake Placid, the lack of maintenance over the past few years has been noticeable. Trees have come down in a couple of places and...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 04-18-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By DSettahr
With the Garden, though, the alternative isn't a...

With the Garden, though, the alternative isn't a longer hike- just a different parking spot with a shuttle to the same trailhead.

The potential issue with your suggestion (in the absence of a...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-14-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 569
Posted By DSettahr
Wldrns: I think you're thinking of Andrew, who...

Wldrns: I think you're thinking of Andrew, who was a backcountry steward at Lows Lake for (I think) 2 years.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 04-12-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By DSettahr
It would require amending the State Land Master...

It would require amending the State Land Master Plan (not just the UMP) at this point, since that portion of the MacIntyre East tract was added to the High Peaks Wilderness.

And, in any case,...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 04-12-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By DSettahr
I hope you're a fan of pots and frying pans. The...

I hope you're a fan of pots and frying pans. The Sampson Lake Lean-to is in no short supply of them. :)
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 03-30-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 839
Posted By DSettahr
Yeah, there's a few patches of open water here...

Yeah, there's a few patches of open water here and there but the ice is still pretty thick on most bodies of water. Ice fishing is still going strong. There were trucks out on Lake Colby earlier this...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 03-26-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 932
Posted By DSettahr
The Lake George area is usually mostly snow free...

The Lake George area is usually mostly snow free by mid-April, and even relatively dry in most areas. It's further south and also significantly lower in elevation than most of the rest of the...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-22-2019, 12:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 751
Posted By DSettahr
Secluded is going to be kind of tough anywhere on...

Secluded is going to be kind of tough anywhere on a holiday weekend unless you're willing to bushwhack- especially since your criteria is "easy loops," which tend to be popular options. You're...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 03-21-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By DSettahr
Yeah, even on the same facing hillsides it's...

Yeah, even on the same facing hillsides it's going to be variable. Aspect plays a big role and south-facing aspects do tend to melt first- but additional significant influences on the snow pack...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-21-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 867
Posted By DSettahr
I've generally found the WeatherStreet snow model...

I've generally found the WeatherStreet snow model to be accurate: http://www.weatherstreet.com/city_snow_depth/12815-Brant-Lake-NY-snow-depth.htm

Looks like about a foot of snow across most of...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-19-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By DSettahr
I was there in 2012, and I'm nearly positive it...

I was there in 2012, and I'm nearly positive it hasn't burned or been removed since. Perhaps the one I saw in 2012 was one that had already been built to replace an older one there? My memory is a...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-19-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By DSettahr
With a Sunday through Tuesday trip, you won't...

With a Sunday through Tuesday trip, you won't likely see anyone in that area that time of year.

When I hiked from Big Otter to East Pond in 2016 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/7zj3yGRyehJnvMW98),...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-19-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By DSettahr
I think it really depends on what the next month...

I think it really depends on what the next month is like in terms of how much/fast the snow melts, plus what the weather is like the weekend you pick. If there's still deep snow in the area, and/or...
Forum: Trip Reports 03-18-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 945
Posted By DSettahr
Picked out a few of the more obvious ones. ...

Picked out a few of the more obvious ones.

https://i.imgur.com/VMDel61.jpg
Forum: Trip Reports 03-17-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 945
Posted By DSettahr
Weird. When I click on the link, it takes me to...

Weird. When I click on the link, it takes me to the image itself, not the Imgur portal. It must have something to do with you being on mobile. I'd link it directly in this thread, but it's a 6,000...
Forum: Northville Placid Trail 03-17-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By DSettahr
I assume you mean the road running west out of...

I assume you mean the road running west out of Perkins Clearing? It's usually open from some time in May through about the end of hunting season. It does occasionally get closed during that time if...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-16-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By DSettahr
Yeah, it's pretty variable. I've been on...

Yeah, it's pretty variable. I've been on snowshoes for work 6 days a week for the past month and a half or so, mostly in the Ray Brook/Saranac Lake/Gabriels area. In some spots there's bare ground...
Forum: Trip Reports 03-16-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 945
Posted By DSettahr
Here is a higher resolution photo of the view of...

Here is a higher resolution photo of the view of the High Peaks from Pharaoh Mountain (https://i.imgur.com/BNQp045.jpg) with a bit better contrast, and that you can zoom in on- makes it a bit easier...
Forum: Trip Reports 03-16-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 945
Posted By DSettahr
https://i.imgur.com/4lkQPJs.jpg I'm not 100%...

https://i.imgur.com/4lkQPJs.jpg

I'm not 100% sure that Colvin is actually visible but it's in that general location with Blake- both are in front of (and below) Gothics so they're pretty hard to...
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