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Forum: General Adirondack Discussion Yesterday, 10:59 AM
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Posted By DSettahr
I wouldn't attempt the Trap Dyke this time of...

I wouldn't attempt the Trap Dyke this time of year without substantial experience in ice climbing, including knowledge of appropriate gear and protection. It doesn't take a lot of ice to make it a...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion Yesterday, 10:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By DSettahr
Some DEC campgrounds revert to backcountry...

Some DEC campgrounds revert to backcountry regulations after they close for the season- but not all. Usually, the only campgrounds that permit off-season camping are those with sites with restroom...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 10-07-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 960
Posted By DSettahr
Just in time for this wonderful news: ...

Just in time for this wonderful news: https://www.adirondackcouncil.org/page/press-releases-16/news/midwest-pollution-up-adirondack-clouds-dirtier-following-trump-air-pollution-rollbacks-1247.html
Forum: Adirondack Firetowers 10-07-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,871
Posted By DSettahr
Excellent news! :)

Excellent news! :)
Forum: "By the Fireside" 10-06-2019, 11:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 398
Posted By DSettahr
I took a few photos of it while snowshoeing on...

I took a few photos of it while snowshoeing on Osgood this past winter: https://photos.app.goo.gl/vdhvqyTad2gXz4SPA
Forum: "By the Fireside" 10-06-2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 398
Posted By DSettahr
There were two lean-tos on the South Notch Trail....

There were two lean-tos on the South Notch Trail. Both are shown on the old Plinth, Quoin & Cornice Associates maps of the High Peaks you can still find available for sale at some stores in the...
Forum: "By the Fireside" 10-06-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 398
Posted By DSettahr
Both are already included on the map. ;) :)

Both are already included on the map. ;) :)
Forum: "By the Fireside" 10-06-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 398
Posted By DSettahr
I put together the most complete map of NY lean-to and backcountry shelter locations

I got tired of trying to use an excel spreadsheet to keep track of which lean-tos I have/have not stayed in yet towards the lean-to challenge, because with ~400 lean-tos it was a PITA to remember...
Forum: Other Places 10-04-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By DSettahr
Welcome from Reddit! Did you find this forum...

Welcome from Reddit! Did you find this forum through a post on the PA Wilds subreddit?
Forum: Northville Placid Trail 10-03-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,213
Posted By DSettahr
I believe (not 100% sure on this) that the...

I believe (not 100% sure on this) that the sentence stating that camping will be permitted at designated sites only across the entire High Peaks Wilderness Complex is a typo. Rather, the new...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-02-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 563
Posted By DSettahr
The temps at higher elevations will be well below...

The temps at higher elevations will be well below freezing overnight this weekend. Newcomb's forecast is showing a predicted low of 25 degrees F Friday night- temperatures at or near the summits of...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-28-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 246
Posted By DSettahr
Usually the only DEC campgrounds that permit off...

Usually the only DEC campgrounds that permit off season use are the ones with remote sites that you can't drive to (i.e., boat access only)- and only those remote sites are available for overnight...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-27-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By DSettahr
It's (edit) one of the highest elevation lean-tos...

It's (edit) one of the highest elevation lean-tos in the Adirondacks, so expect that any night there will be noticeably colder than the forecast might indicate. Like Woodly and kwc also mention,...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-27-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 754
Posted By DSettahr
Either/or, depending on the conditions. ...

Either/or, depending on the conditions. Smoldering ground/soil fires are more common in the Adirondack ecosystem. I've worked on a couple of ADK wildfires, and when the soils get going they are a...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-27-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 754
Posted By DSettahr
That looks like a pretty close call. It must've...

That looks like a pretty close call. It must've rained not long after the ground started burning. The occupants probably have no clue just how close they came to starting a proper wildfire.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-26-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By DSettahr
Banjoe's photo is Pharaoh Lake as viewed from...

Banjoe's photo is Pharaoh Lake as viewed from Treadway Mountain. Pharaoh Mountain (the peak on the right-hand side of Banjoe's image) actually doesn't really have a great view of Pharaoh Lake- much...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-26-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 754
Posted By DSettahr
It's gotten hard to find spots to pitch tents at...

It's gotten hard to find spots to pitch tents at some of the tent sites on South Meadows Road, courtesy of idiots who decide to flaunt the Eastern High Peaks fire ban and start a fire right on the...
Forum: Northville Placid Trail 09-26-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By DSettahr
I assume you're referring to the Trailways bus? ...

I assume you're referring to the Trailways bus? When I lived in Saranac Lake, a close friend of mine used to take it to and from Albany to visit every once in a while. She never complained-...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-26-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 754
Posted By DSettahr
I stumbled across a similar fire a few years ago...

I stumbled across a similar fire a few years ago near the Devil's Kitchen Lean-to in the Catskills. Someone had started a fire on the ground against a boulder, and the fire had burned down into the...
Forum: Other Places 09-26-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By DSettahr
Old Loggers Path: Masten CCC Camp, then and now.

This is pretty neat. I recently stumbled across a website with photos of CCC Camps from around the country (http://www.justinmuseum.com/famjustin/cccphoto.html). Included on the site is this photo...
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