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Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-12-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
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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: 363
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: 9
Views: 549
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: 329
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: 13
Views: 792
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: 13
Views: 792
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...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-28-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 792
Posted By Trail Boss
You can indeed make your own 'trailhead' when...

You can indeed make your own 'trailhead' when bushwhacking. Your starting point simply needs to be a valid one (more below).

There are no "designated trails" for aspiring 46ers. You just need to...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-28-2018, 12:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 792
Posted By Trail Boss
That guilty feeling is your answer. You...

That guilty feeling is your answer.


You can drive up 99% of Whiteface. Does walking the last 1% qualify as having hiked Whiteface?

It's the same answer to your question.



BTW, if your...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-22-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,429
Posted By Trail Boss
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jun/22/mo...

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jun/22/montana-grizzly-bear-attack-cabinet-mountains

"He was just doing what bears do."


An impressive example of clear-thinking; spraying the grizzly...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-21-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By Trail Boss
Last summer at the OpeyFootSoakey swamp. ...

Last summer at the OpeyFootSoakey swamp.

http://i.imgur.com/WxSaQpF.gifv

If you fall off those planks, the water is waist deep (so I've read). Plumbing the depths with our poles suggested it...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-20-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,207
Posted By Trail Boss
Well, if you ever find that link, I'd like to...

Well, if you ever find that link, I'd like to read it.


I'll chalk it up to being a corner-case where the GPS receiver experiences a stone-cold start AND has a very poor view of the sky (i.e....
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-19-2018, 11:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 603
Posted By Trail Boss
What TCD said; Garden parking is limited. If you...

What TCD said; Garden parking is limited. If you arrive late and the lot is full, you have to park a few miles away and take the shuttle bus back to the Garden (after 7:00 AM). The Ausable Club...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-19-2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,429
Posted By Trail Boss
It's an excerpt from Bryson's "A Walk In The...

It's an excerpt from Bryson's "A Walk In The Woods" (says so in the first line of the article). The book was published 20 years ago (1998). So if anyone's perception of bears was influenced by it,...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-19-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,207
Posted By Trail Boss
As mentioned in the 2nd post of this thread,...

As mentioned in the 2nd post of this thread, SPOTX. Two-way messaging, tracking, navigation, SOS, etc. However, it's a brand new product (from the makers of SPOT) whereas InReach has at least two...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-19-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 603
Posted By Trail Boss
You've described the route used by many hikers....

You've described the route used by many hikers. The 'paved road' is the Ausable Club Road. The 'dirt road' is the Lake Road. The bus shuttles Ausable Club members along the Lake Road from the main...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-19-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 603
Posted By Trail Boss
Not really. The shortest route to Gothics begins...

Not really. The shortest route to Gothics begins at the Ausable Club Parking Area and ascends the Beaver Meadow Trail...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-18-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,207
Posted By Trail Boss
@timberghost Wouldn't this just be due to...

@timberghost

Wouldn't this just be due to A-GPS? It uses Wi-Fi or cellular data to acquire GPS almanac and ephemerides. Even if location services are off, A-GPS could periodically download data to...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-18-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,207
Posted By Trail Boss
I did some research to answer my own question: ...

I did some research to answer my own question:

"Does a phone's location service need to be enabled prior to making a 911 call or can a 911 operator enable it remotely?"

Answer: It has to be...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-17-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,207
Posted By Trail Boss
He's stating that ~30 minutes is the time it...

He's stating that ~30 minutes is the time it takes for a 911 operator to acquire GPS coordinates from the caller's phone?

That's hard to believe. It doesn't jibe with anything I've read about how...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-17-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,207
Posted By Trail Boss
Look at the specifications of any modern...

Look at the specifications of any modern smartphone and you won't find any support for satellite-based telecommunications. There is only one satellite-based thing it can do and that's receive signals...
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