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Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-31-2016, 04:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,399
Posted By BirchBB
As it appears many hikers are oblivious to the...

As it appears many hikers are oblivious to the proper methods of pooping in the woods, maybe a poop information sign(s) at the trailhead would be a good start. :confused::confused::confused:
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-18-2016, 11:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,282
Posted By BirchBB
I bought a Eureka family tent with an aluminum...

I bought a Eureka family tent with an aluminum frame at the Eureka Camping Center in Binghamton and have had it for over 20 years and still going strong...the store in Binghamton usually has a BIG...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 01-30-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,708
Posted By BirchBB
Avatar picture was taken when we hiked...

Avatar picture was taken when we hiked Gothics/Armstrong/Upper Wolf Jaw Mt's in the ADK High Peaks...exactly where on the route it was taken I can't remember but it was taken on the marked trail.....
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 01-27-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,880
Posted By BirchBB
I have Sprint and it worked fine at Rollins. My...

I have Sprint and it worked fine at Rollins. My in-laws have Verizon and it worked fine for them as well at Rollins. Sometimes we had to get right near the water to get a good reception, but other...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 01-26-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,708
Posted By BirchBB
Fishing at Nick's Lake / Old Forge

Heading to Nick's Lake Campground for the first time this summer for a family camping trip. Have never camped or fished there before...our main attraction was the water front sites at the campground...
Forum: Gear Reviews 01-06-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,406
Posted By BirchBB
I've owned several hiking and camping products...

I've owned several hiking and camping products from LL Bean over the years and found most all to be of very good quality. A few items that didn't live up to expectations or had issues, LL Bean...
Forum: Gear Care & Maintenance 10-30-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,677
Posted By BirchBB
I do the same thing that Joe does above, plus I...

I do the same thing that Joe does above, plus I always pump it thru with a very small amount of bleach added to a large bucket of water after each hike use, and cartridge still looks new and white.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-24-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,703
Posted By BirchBB
Exactly what has happened to me as of late...

Exactly what has happened to me as of late also!!! :)
Forum: Trip Reports 01-25-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,865
Posted By BirchBB
Great job - congrats!!!! I enjoyed following...

Great job - congrats!!!! I enjoyed following your journey in print and pics.
Forum: Trip Reports 01-25-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,295
Posted By BirchBB
Whenever I ditch my pack, I always take all the...

Whenever I ditch my pack, I always take all the food out and put that separate plastic bag with food away from my pack that has all my gear - knock on wood, but never had an issue with my pack being...
Forum: Gear Care & Maintenance 01-24-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,854
Posted By BirchBB
I now put my tent's plastic groundcloth INSIDE my...

I now put my tent's plastic groundcloth INSIDE my tent (vs. outside) and have never had any problems with water coming in from under it since. I used to put it on the outside (to try to save the...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-24-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,322
Posted By BirchBB
The guy that runs this guide service was my RA in...

The guy that runs this guide service was my RA in college - he's been doing this since 1978 it appears!

http://mountain-air.com/tahawus/
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 03-29-2011, 09:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,683
Posted By BirchBB
I've had real good luck with the LL Bean Cresta...

I've had real good luck with the LL Bean Cresta hiking boots, all leather version, gore-tex membrane, vibram soles, good griping, waterproof still after two rounds of the ADK 46R's, and they come in...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 03-23-2011, 09:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,614
Posted By BirchBB
Buck Mt. is a great hike - I hiked it on 3/13/11...

Buck Mt. is a great hike - I hiked it on 3/13/11 and needed snowshoes the whole way, about 2000 ft. elevation gain for a 6.6 mike RT hike, excellent views on the summit.

Hadley Mt. in Lake Luzerne...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 12-02-2010, 11:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,896
Posted By BirchBB
I was at the Colonie EMS the other day looking at...

I was at the Colonie EMS the other day looking at traction aids, and an EMS worker there told me that he has seen 5 pairs of the YAKTRAX XTR (Extreme) returned so far this season broken, but no...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 02-28-2010, 09:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,469
Posted By BirchBB
I use a pair of LL Bean Cresta's also, they're...

I use a pair of LL Bean Cresta's also, they're GREAT!!, have had them about 8 years now, use them year round, completed my non-winter 46 with them (almost through round 2), also have hiked about 15...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 02-14-2010, 01:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,825
Posted By BirchBB
I worked at the 1980 Olympics at the top of the...

I worked at the 1980 Olympics at the top of the ski jump, checking security passes of Coaches and the press at the ski jump take off point at the top of the hill..really neat. They gave us all a...
Forum: Photography 09-28-2009, 09:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,002
Posted By BirchBB
I recently upgraded to a Canon Powershot SD1200IS...

I recently upgraded to a Canon Powershot SD1200IS and really like it. 10MP, very compact for hiking, very quick start up and next picture, and it has a Smart Auto Mode which is great. Takes great...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-26-2005, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,810
Posted By BirchBB
My 2 kids and I took a single prop plane ride out...

My 2 kids and I took a single prop plane ride out of Long Lake this past August. The plane service is right in town across from the Adirondack Hotel. It was $25 per adult and $10 per kid. Our ride...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 06-15-2005, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,216
Posted By BirchBB
I've had problems with the zippers on my Eureka...

I've had problems with the zippers on my Eureka tents in the past - I've sent them all back to Eureka (Johnson Camping Center) in Binghamton and their turnaround time was pretty good. I always...
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