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Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 11-30-2019, 04:49 PM
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Posted By TCD
Those interested based on the headline should...

Those interested based on the headline should read the whole article. It's quite short and easy reading. Researchers were "surprised to find that several birds were more likely to occupy sites that...
Forum: Trip Reports 11-27-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 868
Posted By TCD
I remember Stevens from Camp Read as well...

I remember Stevens from Camp Read as well (although it was more than 50 years ago). Our Troop's leaders managed to get lost and we spent an extra night out in the rain in our canvas tents with our...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 11-25-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 867
Posted By TCD
30 years ago a foresighted friend of mine said...

30 years ago a foresighted friend of mine said "We should just build a big parking lot, and give them Cascade."

This was 100% true.

The state is not smart enough to recognize this.

Dumb...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 11-25-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 867
Posted By TCD
I agree that if it's a lot longer, it will get...

I agree that if it's a lot longer, it will get fewer visitors. Short version of my comments from the other forum:

"If the amount of work that has gone into this trail so far (and it's years from...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 11-24-2019, 12:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 867
Posted By TCD
Additional discussion here: ...

Additional discussion here:

https://www.adkhighpeaks.com/forums/forum/hiking/adirondack-mountain-hiking/502755-cascde-mountain-new-trail-update
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 11-20-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,164
Posted By TCD
I used NEOS overshoes for a few years over trail...

I used NEOS overshoes for a few years over trail runners. Worked pretty well.

I used that system mostly because I could not find a decent winter boot that was warm and comfortable. The...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 11-19-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 900
Posted By TCD
You're right! It rained over night here at 1800'...

You're right! It rained over night here at 1800' in Keene, and everything's coated with ice, so the powder is shot. But it's snowing now, big fat flakes, and the final surface will be OK. Expect...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 11-17-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,931
Posted By TCD
Oh, that's harsh. If you ever meet Jasper, he...

Oh, that's harsh. If you ever meet Jasper, he should bite you on the butt. :D
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 11-16-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 900
Posted By TCD
Still holding up, thanks to very cold weather. ...

Still holding up, thanks to very cold weather. XC at Van Ho was spectacular today (opening day).

Will be shot after Monday.
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 11-15-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By TCD
Right. I have added Velcro straps to all my...

Right. I have added Velcro straps to all my pairs of microspikes. In the first couple seasons of microspike popularity, there were several reports of lost microspikes, so that made sense.
...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 11-12-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By TCD
Sure; I have a pair or two. I also have the...

Sure; I have a pair or two. I also have the "brand name" product.

Periodically, markets will be full of these off-brand items. There are two versions:

>"Knockoffs" that are cheap imitations...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 11-12-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 900
Posted By TCD
First Snow

About 7" of fluffy powder here in Keene. Not enough for the woods yet, but the golf course was beautiful today.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 11-05-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,031
Posted By TCD
Roads are open, power came back on Sunday. So in...

Roads are open, power came back on Sunday. So in town, things are pretty normal. Some damage in the valleys; community based clean ups going on.

I think there is a lot of new blowdown. I would...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 11-03-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,931
Posted By TCD
Howard, Wyman, Rocky, Jay, Weston, Hopkins,...

Howard, Wyman, Rocky, Jay, Weston, Hopkins, Blake, Armstrong, Stewart, Connery, Colden, Boreas, Henderson, Seymour, etc.
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 11-03-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,964
Posted By TCD
Interesting stuff. Thanks. Was not aware of...

Interesting stuff. Thanks. Was not aware of Electrofishing. (I considered seine netting, but with all the irregular rocks and logs on the bottom of an Adirondack pond, I would consider netting an...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 11-03-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,465
Posted By TCD
Roads and rivers are under control now up here in...

Roads and rivers are under control now up here in Keene.

Just got power back a few minutes ago, after 48 hour (!) outage.

Have not been in the backcountry, but I would expect some washouts and...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 11-01-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,964
Posted By TCD
I read the article about this in the Sun...

I read the article about this in the Sun Community News today.

DEC maintains that there were "NO FISH" in Lake Colden in 2004. Well how do they know? Did they pump the lake dry, and filter all...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 10-18-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,164
Posted By TCD
Choice depends on two things: Fit, and Need for...

Choice depends on two things: Fit, and Need for warmth.

Fit: Everyone's foot shape is different. Try on several brands and models. It's not something you can really do well online, unless it's a...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-16-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 811
Posted By TCD
The Mountain House in Keene has long been a...

The Mountain House in Keene has long been a popular wedding venue:

http://adirondack-weddings.com/vendors-2/the-mountain-house

For whatever reason, their website is currently down:
...
Forum: Trip Reports 10-10-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,017
Posted By TCD
So the forum went down for a couple minutes;...

So the forum went down for a couple minutes; second try posting; sorry if it ends up being a double post...

Rivet, were you rock climbing there, or just scrambling up through the cliff area? I'm...
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