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Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 11-15-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,829
Posted By Trail Boss
This whole "noise" angle is a bit of a red...

This whole "noise" angle is a bit of a red herring. The "no motorized equipment" regulation isn't exclusively about inappropriate decibels but equipment that doesn't jibe with the goals of a...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 11-15-2017, 04:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,829
Posted By Trail Boss
There you go. It doesn't bother you. However, it...

There you go. It doesn't bother you. However, it bothers others. Your choice of words "get all bent out of shape" suggests insensitivity to the views of others. It's like calling people who don't...
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 11-14-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,583
Posted By Trail Boss
I have both. It's still hard to beat AlpineQuest...

I have both. It's still hard to beat AlpineQuest for sheer speed and the ability to quickly layer multiple maps.

Locus Map only allows for one overlay layer whereas Alpinequest lets you stack many...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 11-13-2017, 11:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,796
Posted By Trail Boss
I imagine the graffiti was applied using...

I imagine the graffiti was applied using store-bought spray paint (Krylon, Rust-Oleum, etc) which is typically oil-based but can also be latex. In other words, fairly common stuff everyone uses...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 11-13-2017, 05:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,796
Posted By Trail Boss
Is it an eyesore? Sure. Is it illegal? Now that's...

Is it an eyesore? Sure. Is it illegal? Now that's the key question, isn't it?

If the rights they purchased didn't forbid using the tracks for storing railcars then they've simply exploited this...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 11-08-2017, 11:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,829
Posted By Trail Boss
mmaute, Justin, Nailed it! :thumbs: ...

mmaute, Justin,

Nailed it! :thumbs:

Contravenes both a DEC regulation and the spirit of a Wilderness zone.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 11-07-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By Trail Boss
Expect a veneer of ice in places so don't forget...

Expect a veneer of ice in places so don't forget your microspikes. Keep a close eye on Marcy's summit weather forecast, on Thursday, to avoid surprises:...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 11-06-2017, 10:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,829
Posted By Trail Boss
I can confirm that submitting a regulatory...

I can confirm that submitting a regulatory violation via the online form will get attention. I recently reported a violation involving the use of a drone within the HPWA (documented in a video). A...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 11-06-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,829
Posted By Trail Boss
Aircraft operate in FAA-controlled airspace which...

Aircraft operate in FAA-controlled airspace which isn't in the DEC's jurisdiction. However, what happens on the ground in the HPWA is in their jurisdiction. Which is why, in the HPWA, the general...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 11-05-2017, 09:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,829
Posted By Trail Boss
The title of this thread, "Motorized vehicles",...

The title of this thread, "Motorized vehicles", is misleading/incorrect. The DEC regulation forbids the operation of Motorized EQUIPMENT in the High Peaks Wilderness.


Regulation: 190.13.f.3.iv
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 11-02-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By Trail Boss
FWIW, GPS use/misuse is not responsible for...

FWIW, GPS use/misuse is not responsible for Google Map's inaccuracies or foot-dragging.

Delorme publishes the NYS Atlas & Gazetteer and also offers their maps in digital format (Delorme Street...
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 11-01-2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,583
Posted By Trail Boss
Not bad. This thread managed to stay on topic for...

Not bad. This thread managed to stay on topic for umpteen posts before it pivoted to the recurring holy war of "GPS vs map & compass".

FWIW, if it takes someone, using a navigation app, more than...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 11-01-2017, 12:45 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,360
Posted By Trail Boss
Who said anything about getting rid of maps and...

Who said anything about getting rid of maps and compasses? Not me.

Like all technological advances, there are pros and cons. My commentary was simply a rebuttal to your alleged cons. What I...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-31-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,360
Posted By Trail Boss
You can't cite an instance but you guarantee what...

You can't cite an instance but you guarantee what you say is correct? So not even anecdotal evidence? That's quite a pile of soft sand you've chosen to build upon!

Not just sand but quicksand;...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-30-2017, 05:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By Trail Boss
I think that's a "YMMV" situation ... like after...

I think that's a "YMMV" situation ... like after a very heavy snowfall when following the unmarked trail becomes challenging and you stray off-trail into the snowy firs. Of course, that true for all...
Forum: Trip Reports 10-29-2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By Trail Boss
Great hike and pics! Satellite imagery...

Great hike and pics!


Satellite imagery can be useful for planning bushwhacks. The trick is to find images that were recorded in early spring or fall when leaves are down and you can see the...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-28-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By Trail Boss
The ASRC is operational year-round. You can...

The ASRC is operational year-round. You can definitely start from the ASRC trailhead in winter.

http://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=44.39444&mlon=-73.85770#map=18/44.39444/-73.85770&layers=N
...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-27-2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,360
Posted By Trail Boss
I don't doubt cell phones make it an easier...

I don't doubt cell phones make it an easier decision between "Call for the cavalry." or "Spend an unplanned night out."

Apologies Wldrns but I'm about to say things you already know; it's intended...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-27-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,360
Posted By Trail Boss
I see. So you were "wondering out loud" about...

I see. So you were "wondering out loud" about imaginary documents whereas I was making a "faulty assumption" about imaginary visitor trends. I guess we're in the same boat! :)


I'll have to do...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-26-2017, 04:52 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,360
Posted By Trail Boss
I'd like to see that site or document. A ...

I'd like to see that site or document.

A survey done many years ago (90's) reported more than 125K visitors to the High Peaks region. However then, allegedly, there was a decline. Nowadays, I'm...
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