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Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-03-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 802
Posted By tenderfoot
Not so worried about 12" vs 8". IMHO if you are...

Not so worried about 12" vs 8". IMHO if you are sleeping back country in the ADK's in the winter you wish to have snowshoes with you. Waking up to unexpected snow a few miles from your car can be...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-02-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 802
Posted By tenderfoot
Hey - a comment about spikes. There are three...

Hey - a comment about spikes. There are three well known kinds. The very popular Kahtoolas have 3/8 inch spikes. My Hillsound Free Steps - which we have winter hiked a few peaks with, are only 1/4...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 12-24-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 611
Posted By tenderfoot
I would have done same! Even if you can cross it...

I would have done same! Even if you can cross it in the morning, with a full afternoon of snow-melt the same brook would have been even more challenging in the afternoon. We are working on our 46 and...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 12-20-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By tenderfoot
DSettahr, I think I read that you did the...

DSettahr,

I think I read that you did the Northville Lake Placid trail in winter. Was that with the Ascents?
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 12-19-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By tenderfoot
MSR Evo?

I have rented snowshoes for a few high peak ascents. I think I have rented the basic MSR Evo once or twice (22"), Tubbs tube framed Wilderness (25") and MSR Lightning Ascent.

The Evo's seemed to...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-19-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,740
Posted By tenderfoot
I cross northbound a few times a year. Last year...

I cross northbound a few times a year. Last year sparked some interest by having a motorboat but no fishing equipment. Highly suspicious to some.

Never really a hassle, similar to interactions...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-13-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 14,048
Posted By tenderfoot
Certainly do not wish to hijack. Looks like they...

Certainly do not wish to hijack. Looks like they are close to 8 travelers as it stands (never heard of AWE so just signed up - thanks). Sites on Putnam may be close enough to parking lot to lure some...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-13-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 14,048
Posted By tenderfoot
"AWE trip" Well, no destination has been...

"AWE trip"

Well, no destination has been set. Could choose a place close by. AWE trip looks like a day hike.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-13-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 14,048
Posted By tenderfoot
Good for me (as long as forecast is above say -5F...

Good for me (as long as forecast is above say -5F ish. I will have a buffer of course but am not equipped for -20's or such)
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-13-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 14,048
Posted By tenderfoot
"maybe we can pull off an Adkforum group campout...

"maybe we can pull off an Adkforum group campout somewhere this winter sometime maybe..."

Any thoughts on this? Destination or dates?
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-12-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,515
Posted By tenderfoot
Wow, can't believe I did not notice this thread...

Wow, can't believe I did not notice this thread yet. Just a few comments.

First, like you I am 6 hours away and usually overnight at least one night when bagging a winter peak.

Second, this is...
Forum: Trip Reports 12-11-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 747
Posted By tenderfoot
Well put. And I do not believe it is 100% related...

Well put. And I do not believe it is 100% related to season. We have had some spectacular climbs in Jan and Feb. I love a well broken trail - all of the nooks and crannies filled in. We are six hours...
Forum: ADK Forum Classifieds 12-11-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 556
Posted By tenderfoot
Zach, "Cottage vendors" like Dutchware (what...

Zach,

"Cottage vendors" like Dutchware (what I hang in), Warbonnet, hammockGear, etc. may be able to help. My Dutchware hammock is 11' long. I do not find the 9' Enos and such comfortable. I do...
Forum: Trip Reports 12-11-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 747
Posted By tenderfoot
Great trip report. All of the Street & Nye...

Great trip report. All of the Street & Nye reports I've read have you criss crossing the stream and I always wondered how that would work in the shoulder season.

I don't carry plastic bags. I few...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 11-13-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 617
Posted By tenderfoot
Where is shin deep wet section of Lake Arnold trail?

Is the notorious wet section of the Lake Arnold Trail:

Between the Indian Falls trail junction and the L. Morgan Potter (Mt Colden) trail junction?

Or between L. Morgan Potter and Feldspar
...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 11-13-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,831
Posted By tenderfoot
Man bites dog vs dog bites man. We have some...

Man bites dog vs dog bites man. We have some great trip reports on this site; bit not many sensational enough to be headliners on sites like EMS I guess. A few ideas I have been pondering:

Pee...
Forum: Trip Reports 11-13-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,057
Posted By tenderfoot
Thanks Real!

Thanks Real!
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 11-13-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,831
Posted By tenderfoot
ok - so he let someone know his trip plan. That...

ok - so he let someone know his trip plan. That is a big plus. And he turned around. Must be okay with cutting trip short. Although he was right - would have been better off following the group he...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 11-12-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 14,048
Posted By tenderfoot
Definitely would be interested in a gathering of...

Definitely would be interested in a gathering of sorts.

We've winter hammock camped down to 0F or so without the benefit of a roaring fire. Trying to decide if I invest in a low weight hot tent...
Forum: Trip Reports 11-10-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,057
Posted By tenderfoot
Perfect! That is great. Nice hammock trees. ...

Perfect! That is great. Nice hammock trees.

Thanks again
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