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Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks Yesterday, 09:02 AM
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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: 821
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: 376
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: 10
Views: 493
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: 821
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: 376
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: 376
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: 821
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: 821
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: 821
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: 821
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...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-16-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 821
Posted By Trail Boss
If you want to receive text messages via...

If you want to receive text messages via satellite communications, you have the choice between the Garmin's inReach (originally designed by Delorme) which has an established track-record and a brand...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-14-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 712
Posted By Trail Boss
It's no longer SSL (invented by Netscape) but...

It's no longer SSL (invented by Netscape) but TLS. Consider TLS 1.0 to be SSL 3.1, except not really (for one it's not backward compatible).

HTTP transmits/receives everything "in the clear". So...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-14-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,542
Posted By Trail Boss
That's probably a shadow. The rock face can be...

That's probably a shadow. The rock face can be seen (through the trees) from the Mount Colden Trail (https://hiking.waymarkedtrails.org/#route?id=6619292) and corresponds to the one in this satellite...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-08-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,581
Posted By Trail Boss
... they'll also chew salty boots as one of my...

... they'll also chew salty boots as one of my hiking companions discovered to his dismay.
Forum: Trip Reports 06-08-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 808
Posted By Trail Boss
@rickhart The walkway across the outlet of...

@rickhart

The walkway across the outlet of Marie-Louise (https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/490199747) is a fairly recent addition, no more than 2 years old.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-06-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By Trail Boss
In this trip report...

In this trip report (http://www.adkhighpeaks.com/forums/forum/hiking/adirondack-trip-reports/486369-4-day-trip-algonquin-via-avalanche-pass), the author returned to ADK Loj via the Lake Arnold Trail....
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-06-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By Trail Boss
I think you'll have to do better than "because...

I think you'll have to do better than "because ski jumps" to amend the UMP for the return of canister and signs.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 05-20-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By Trail Boss
Nope. The mountain's name, which implicitly...

Nope. The mountain's name, which implicitly includes its tallest point, is Rocky Peak Ridge or, as many 46ers abbreviate it, RPR. I've yet to hear a 46er call it Rocky Peak Ridge Peak (I urge you to...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-19-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 712
Posted By Trail Boss
Let's Encrypt is a Certificate Authority (CA)...

Let's Encrypt is a Certificate Authority (CA) providing free certificates.
https://letsencrypt.org/

They expire quickly (90 days?) so (to avoid the administrative headache of repeated renewals)...
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