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Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-12-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Festus
Kind of off topic but a friend of mine did the 10...

Kind of off topic but a friend of mine did the 10 highest in 24 hours...Now that was a long day!
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-19-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 265
Posted By Festus
Boreas Pond Road closed weekdays...

In case others haven't heard the Boreas Ponds Road (Gulf Brook Road) will be closed for road work all weekdays, probably until next Spring. The closure is from the first gate just off the Blue Ridge...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-30-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,961
Posted By Festus
By looking at your 1950s map you can see the left...

By looking at your 1950s map you can see the left bend in the river (heading upriver) and where the terrain goes from flat to steeper. This is the old dam site...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-30-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,961
Posted By Festus
I followed that old logging road to about where...

I followed that old logging road to about where it peters out on your map maybe 15 years ago. The logging road followed the 1812 state road (the original of the 3 Chapel Pond Pass roads) from the...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-26-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 810
Posted By Festus
I agree with all that has been said. I like to...

I agree with all that has been said. I like to always predicate any advice on climbing the Dyke by saying that a fall on the waterfall could be fatal so assess your abilities and experience...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 05-17-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,403
Posted By Festus
Hurricane from the south has no snow or ice - did...

Hurricane from the south has no snow or ice - did it yesterday...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-06-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,755
Posted By Festus
Boreas Ponds gate closed for season

Was up the Boreas Ponds road today and met the ranger closing the first gate (down near the highway) for the winter...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 10-29-2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,314
Posted By Festus
Both leantos on Middle are nice sites - I think...

Both leantos on Middle are nice sites - I think better than the leanto site on Weller Pond. Good luck!
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 08-03-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,347
Posted By Festus
Hi! Just some basic suggestions gained from...

Hi! Just some basic suggestions gained from experience...I've found that for a first trip, hiking with heavy, overnight sized packs a relatively shorter distance is best. Also, making a basecamp and...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 08-03-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 801
Posted By Festus
Both trails up Haystack are relatively equal...

Both trails up Haystack are relatively equal regarding safety and difficulty (i.e. they are both steep but not dangerous). If you are ok on Basin and Saddleback then Haystack will be fine either...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 08-03-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 943
Posted By Festus
Yes it is quicker to take the JBL trail from the...

Yes it is quicker to take the JBL trail from the Garden to the Southside Trail crossover to access bennies (as long as Johns Brook isn't flooded). There is no easy crossover from the JBL Trail to the...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-09-2017, 07:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,552
Posted By Festus
That's a great hike! Your reasoning is also spot...

That's a great hike! Your reasoning is also spot on...Parking at Elk Lake is always a concern as I'm sure you know so get there early or you'll add 2 miles of road walking...Macomb, South, East is...
Forum: Trip Reports 06-01-2017, 07:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,982
Posted By Festus
Damn Justin, you sure do eat well!

Damn Justin, you sure do eat well!
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-21-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,027
Posted By Festus
Site 37 is one of the most popular on Lower...

Site 37 is one of the most popular on Lower Saranac Lake. That is because it comes with a nice sandy beach and swimming area. That won't really matter this time of year though as the water will be...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-20-2017, 09:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,027
Posted By Festus
There is a canoe put in at Middle Saranac Lake...

There is a canoe put in at Middle Saranac Lake but no true "boat launch" where you can back your car and trailer into the water and release a boat. There is a full boat launch at Lower Saranac Lake...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-06-2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,238
Posted By Festus
Haven't paddled it but have walked it. It would...

Haven't paddled it but have walked it. It would need high water and still be frustrating in places! There is an old homestead (shown on the 1901 E'Town topo) on the stream's south side that is...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 04-08-2017, 08:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,235
Posted By Festus
That's a very dry trail with no campsites on...

That's a very dry trail with no campsites on route until Lake Mary Louise. There is a stream perhaps 10 minutes up the trail from route 9 but no other water as far as I remember...There is a nice...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 04-07-2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,264
Posted By Festus
Hi AP. I've taken many kids up Bennies and they...

Hi AP. I've taken many kids up Bennies and they usually really love it! I consider it the best slide climb we have given that the approach is relatively short and there is no bushwacking to get to...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-24-2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,003
Posted By Festus
I thought Martin passed away a few years back....

I thought Martin passed away a few years back. His operation still has a website and is worth checking out - www.4peaks.com He was a real character!
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-05-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,677
Posted By Festus
To access the trail on Bluff Island you paddle...

To access the trail on Bluff Island you paddle towards the cliff (coming from the put-in at Second Pond) and then head right (north) along the cliff base. You'll come to a bay on your left between...
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