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Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 10-03-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,347
Posted By Bob K
I have two similar to the link below. One is SS...

I have two similar to the link below. One is SS metal and a bit heavier than the one shown. Both have been used several times with a bike & lightweight canoes to access Boreas Ponds & Newcomb Lake....
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-30-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 961
Posted By Bob K
Note that a few campsites on the N shore of LTL...

Note that a few campsites on the N shore of LTL are accessible by foot along the gated road. That could be a safety backup. Be prepared for cold & wind.
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 09-07-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 669
Posted By Bob K
An online option is the Caltopo website and...

An online option is the Caltopo website and showing the Mapbuilder Topo layer. I see it shows many (but not all) portages in SRCA. Zoom in to see mileage on short trails.

Very powerful multi...
Forum: Food, Lodging, Parking, and Transportation 08-22-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 963
Posted By Bob K
Lower Saranac marinas

There is at least one marina on lower that rents boats. they have pontoon and smaller (& faster) boats too per their web site. Either do that or see if they will shuttle you or gear to middle.

I...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-21-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,042
Posted By Bob K
Lake George paddling risk - update

Adding a link to recent article about latest kayaker injured by powerboat ( rented).

For those just finding this thread, important info to help reinforce the dangers on Lk George over which you...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-31-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,313
Posted By Bob K
After my first trip to DMV ( this was maybe 15...

After my first trip to DMV ( this was maybe 15 years ago) and explaining that the old canoe I bought had no engraved hull #, it was clear that having a tracing would get my boat registered in...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-31-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,411
Posted By Bob K
When I camped on 6th lake I used briquettes on a...

When I camped on 6th lake I used briquettes on a metal container to cook my steak. Enjoyed it with a clear conscience. The site was new and not tent friendly ( yet?).
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-31-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,313
Posted By Bob K
Years ago, all I needed for the old aluminum...

Years ago, all I needed for the old aluminum canoe I bought was a tracing of the hull number engraved into it. Piece of paper layed flat and pencil at an angle should work. Photo will help too.
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Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-30-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,411
Posted By Bob K
I'm not sure about the legality of twig stoves at...

I'm not sure about the legality of twig stoves at these lakeside sites - you may not want that in writing. These sites get limited overnight use from what I've seen - partly due to the ban on open...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-23-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By Bob K
Crocs Swiftwater model clogs for paddling”+

Past threads here indicate that some folks love Crocs for paddling but many don’t because they can be slippery. The benefits of lightweight, non-water absorbing, slip-on shoes are obvious for...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-20-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 861
Posted By Bob K
There are several free primative car camping...

There are several free primative car camping spots on the dirt access road on the way to the Pillsbury trailhead, a few others by Mason Lake, closer to Snowy. PM me if you want more details.
Forum: Biking in the Adirondacks 06-22-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,211
Posted By Bob K
I assume you are excluding paved or dirt roads...

I assume you are excluding paved or dirt roads open to the public (i.e. no car camping option). A few others to consider include Boreas Ponds, Fish pond in the St Regis canoe area and Lake Lila. All...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-20-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 913
Posted By Bob K
The future of the RR line is unclear. There is...

The future of the RR line is unclear. There is currently commercial recreational use with human powered pedal carts from North Creek to just past the bridge over the Hudson, near the junction with...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-14-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,351
Posted By Bob K
Hornbeck Seat option

I have a very old second hand Lost Pond boat and did not like the original seat back. Since the thwart the back pad rests on is essential, that can't be removed. I added a "surf to summit" kayak...
Forum: Food, Lodging, Parking, and Transportation 06-08-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,602
Posted By Bob K
Ft Ann to win crews maintain shelving rock rd &...

Ft Ann to win crews maintain shelving rock rd & Dacy Clearing. I have witnessed their fine work being done on several occasions. Most town crews do well on their back roads. Sometimes the rd needs...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-30-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,042
Posted By Bob K
The recommendation regarding Hulett's Landing is...

The recommendation regarding Hulett's Landing is a good one IF you are intent on paddle camping on Lake George. I went from there years ago and camped on Floating Battery Island. It is the only...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-29-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,042
Posted By Bob K
Be aware that the power boat traffic on lake...

Be aware that the power boat traffic on lake George in summer can create sizable wakes. When added to wind & waves, paddlers face tougher going than most other ADK waters. Surely people paddle to...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-28-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 927
Posted By Bob K
consider canoe option

You might want to consider a canoe vs kayak, particularly to facilitate loading/unloading camping gear, plus ease of entry & exit for you. Generalizing, you will have a boat that weighs less and...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 02-15-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,824
Posted By Bob K
Good tips above & I'll add one more. With a...

Good tips above & I'll add one more. With a slippery surface in our Royalex canoe, some traction mat on the floor helps. What helped even more was a "travel bed" we use only when camping & boating...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 02-11-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,208
Posted By Bob K
Yup. I used boot sealer every year or 2. I have...

Yup. I used boot sealer every year or 2. I have no idea of brand & tags long gone.
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