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Forum: Forum News and Discussion 06-19-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By TCD
They're Back!!!! ...

They're Back!!!!

http://www.adkforum.com/showthread.php?t=27121

http://www.adkforum.com/showthread.php?t=27122
Forum: Environmental Issues 06-18-2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By TCD
Most of this does not pass the "so what" test. ...

Most of this does not pass the "so what" test.

Simplify. Clarify. This does not have to be complicated. Recognize that the competing interests are incompatible, and parse the land use...
Forum: Northville Placid Trail 06-18-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 5
Npt
Views: 315
Posted By TCD
I believe ATT based phones have service in Lake...

I believe ATT based phones have service in Lake Placid as well. I use a chap Tracfone which I believe is on an ATT platform, and I have service in Lake Placid.
Forum: Environmental Issues 06-17-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By TCD
TLDR (except for glancing into a few paragraphs)....

TLDR (except for glancing into a few paragraphs). But in general, I agree with DS's careful analysis.

But...I think simpler thinking is in order. Preservation and Recreational Use are not really...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-07-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By TCD
Generally good info here. Avoid the north...

Generally good info here.

Avoid the north side "high water" trail. It gets very little travel, and as TB pointed out, can be hard to follow. The south side trail is rock solid.

Cross the...
Forum: Trip Reports 06-05-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 548
Posted By TCD
That's true; the scale hides things. The...

That's true; the scale hides things.

The other thing that hides features is the way the maps are made. The basic data comes from spot aerial photos. Obviously the photos do not cover every spot....
Forum: Forum News and Discussion 06-03-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By TCD
Thank you to our excellent forum management team...

Thank you to our excellent forum management team for clearing this up!
Forum: Forum News and Discussion 06-02-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By TCD
Bot Attack

Looks like a Bot attack yesterday and today in the "Other Places" subforum.

I sent Neil a PM in case he hadn't seen it.
Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 06-01-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,289
Posted By TCD
Everything is very late here. In the Giant...

Everything is very late here. In the Giant Wilderness the woods looked more like April than June. At 2500' at mid day, there were almost no bugs. At 1800' around 6 PM, they were a little...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-29-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 503
Posted By TCD
And bright colors. A gray kayak and a camo...

And bright colors. A gray kayak and a camo paddle will risk you being run over by a boater that does not see you, as happened a few years ago. Bright fluorescent colors for kayak, pfd and paddle...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 05-29-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 373
Posted By TCD
Thanks for posting this here and over on...

Thanks for posting this here and over on ADKHighPeaks.

(Conversation going on now at ADKHighPeaks.)
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-23-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 694
Posted By TCD
Boots on the ground would be great. But don't...

Boots on the ground would be great. But don't expect it. All money goes down rat holes; 163 Billion per year, highest taxes in the nation, and basic stuff like this cannot be paid for,,,
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 05-22-2019, 11:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By TCD
You'll like Bald. Everybody will be happy. ...

You'll like Bald. Everybody will be happy. Great views, lots of open rock, a really cool big boulder right next to the trail, and you can get out in time for a nice dinner.

Not sure where you...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-21-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,608
Posted By TCD
Like all trash, it seems people can manage to...

Like all trash, it seems people can manage to haul it in, but can never manage to haul it out. Lots of clean up needed, but no resources to do it...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 05-09-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 816
Posted By TCD
Black flies are hard to predict. It's certainly...

Black flies are hard to predict. It's certainly going to be the height of their season, so I would be fully prepared.

This wet year, and this time of year, you may find lots of the smaller brooks...
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 05-07-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,781
Posted By TCD
Interesting that the somewhat crowd sourced...

Interesting that the somewhat crowd sourced resource (OSM) is the more accurate.

It used to be 20 years ago that web stuff was unreliable, and "official" stuff was accurate. But that's...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 04-26-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,688
Posted By TCD
Google say 3.9 miles.

Google say 3.9 miles.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 04-18-2019, 12:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 928
Posted By TCD
You are certainly right. Only 46ers and aspiring...

You are certainly right. Only 46ers and aspiring 46ers even know or care about Porter. Everyone else views this as "the Cascade trail." That trail, the "Cascade and Porter" trail, is slated to be...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 04-16-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 928
Posted By TCD
There are three ways to Porter via trails: ...

There are three ways to Porter via trails:

Cascade Pass Trailhead: As of now, this trailhead and trail are still open, and have always been the easiest way to Porter. The new trail from Van Ho...
Forum: "By the Fireside" 04-16-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,887
Posted By TCD
Thanks. Nice videos. But the thread title...

Thanks. Nice videos.

But the thread title is confusing. Why "Not"?

From the site:

"We continue to shoot video from the AirCam (our specialized camera airplane) in 4K and from 2 drones in...
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