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Forum: "By the Fireside" Yesterday, 07:41 PM
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Posted By DSettahr
If you liked "At the Mercy of the Mountains," I...

If you liked "At the Mercy of the Mountains," I highly recommend the White Mountain's equivalent- Not Without Peril...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics Yesterday, 01:44 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By DSettahr
I have a similar bug net made by MSR (almost the...

I have a similar bug net made by MSR (almost the exact same design). I will say that for sleeping, when paired with an appropriately sized tarp, it's great- super roomy, and it is well ventilated and...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 01-22-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By DSettahr
Yeah, I have to admit that I'm also a little...

Yeah, I have to admit that I'm also a little bummed that the NoBugZone shelters weren't yet a thing when I purchased my VCS. I sort of wished that I'd waited the extra 2 years- hindsight is 20/20,...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-17-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 761
Posted By DSettahr
Yeah, it's definitely doable with a good crew of...

Yeah, it's definitely doable with a good crew of hikers, the right levels of endurance, and appropriate gear. But also yes- if you can get even a quarter of the way up the mountain on the first day...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-15-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 761
Posted By DSettahr
Higher risk, sure. Not necessarily foolish, if- ...

Higher risk, sure. Not necessarily foolish, if-

If you're properly prepared with the right gear
If you've got the experience to keep yourselves safe and comfortable
If you're willing and...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-13-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By DSettahr
Yeah, either of these peaks are not unreasonable...

Yeah, either of these peaks are not unreasonable for a first time winter ascent of a High Peak, especially given that you've already climbed both in the Summer and therefore have previous familiarity...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-09-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,243
Posted By DSettahr
It sounds like they used the classic trick of...

It sounds like they used the classic trick of maintaining all but the first few hundred feet of a herd path, to intentionally make it hard for others to find/follow. :evil:
Forum: Other Places 01-09-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By DSettahr
Thanks, that is good to know. Like I...

Thanks, that is good to know.

Like I posted above, I do have my eyes on the Mullica River/Batsto River Loop as a possible future backpacking trip with a few friends who would be interested in...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-09-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 871
Posted By DSettahr
I don't remember exactly how long it took us...

I don't remember exactly how long it took us time-wise (I want to say maybe 16-18 hours?), but my longest day distance-wise was 40 miles on foot. In college, my roommate and I day hiked the...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-09-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 285
Posted By DSettahr
IMO- pulks work best when used to supplement (and...

IMO- pulks work best when used to supplement (and lessen) pack weight, rather then when used to replace pack weight entirely. A small pulk with maybe a third of your personal gear (and the rest in...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-09-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,243
Posted By DSettahr
It's not exactly like those trails are a big...

It's not exactly like those trails are a big secret- they're shown on the USGS map, on the National Geographic Trails Illustrated map, and on the official DEC map for the West Canada Lakes...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-08-2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,243
Posted By DSettahr
Also, concerning Sampson- It's alright. It must...

Also, concerning Sampson- It's alright. It must have been a pretty dry season the last time they relocated that lean-to, because there is a constant trickle of water that flows out from a seep...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-08-2019, 11:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,243
Posted By DSettahr
A bit late on this but wanted to chime in with...

A bit late on this but wanted to chime in with some additional info that might be helpful if you haven't done this trip yet.

10 years ago, I was able to locate and follow the first spur on your...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 01-07-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 612
Posted By DSettahr
Noseeums are, as the name indicates, tiny little...

Noseeums are, as the name indicates, tiny little biting flies that are nearly impossible to see. Even once one has landed on you and bitten you- you have to look real closely to see it. Noseeums tend...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-06-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 231
Posted By DSettahr
There are no designated tent sites on Pillsbury...

There are no designated tent sites on Pillsbury Lake.

There is a small established (and somewhat well used) tent site pretty close to the lean-to (nearly adjacent to it, as I recall). However,...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 01-05-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 612
Posted By DSettahr
One thing I've noticed about the Sea to Summit...

One thing I've noticed about the Sea to Summit nets is that they aren't always noseeum proof. That is a non starter for me when it comes to utility in the Adirondacks.

The Ollrear net in the...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-05-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 831
Posted By DSettahr
I think what you are seeing on the satellite...

I think what you are seeing on the satellite imagery might actually be the old road. The clearing where the designated tent site is is actually the former site of the fire tower observer's cabin. ...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-05-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 831
Posted By DSettahr
There's a ton of other lakes and ponds in the...

There's a ton of other lakes and ponds in the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness that could work- look into Oxshoe Pond, Rock Pond, Clear Pond, and Grizzle Ocean. All are smaller than Pharaoh Lake but...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-04-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By DSettahr
There's really only one trailhead- the Santanoni...

There's really only one trailhead- the Santanoni trailhead in upper works. Be prepared for a longer approach- the trail starts out gradually uphill, then the ascent starts in earnest after you leave...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 01-03-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 303
Posted By DSettahr
I will say that despite it's limited usefulness...

I will say that despite it's limited usefulness in colder temperatures, I have still found the Pocket Rocket to be well worth the $45 cost for the amount of use I've gotten out of it during the...
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