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Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks Yesterday, 10:26 AM
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Posted By Trail Boss
Nope. The mountain's name, which implicitly...

Nope. The mountain's name, which implicitly includes its tallest point, is Rocky Peak Ridge or, as many 46ers abbreviate it, RPR. I've yet to hear a 46er call it Rocky Peak Ridge Peak (I urge you to...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-19-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 293
Posted By Trail Boss
Let's Encrypt is a Certificate Authority (CA)...

Let's Encrypt is a Certificate Authority (CA) providing free certificates.
https://letsencrypt.org/

They expire quickly (90 days?) so (to avoid the administrative headache of repeated renewals)...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 05-19-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By Trail Boss
It's not a "ridge and its peak". The whole...

It's not a "ridge and its peak". The whole shebang is called Rocky Peak Ridge.

You're making a mountain out of a molehill (couldn't resist), notably the molehill at the eastern end of Rocky Peak...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 05-19-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By Trail Boss
Nothing odd about it. It's a ridge with several...

Nothing odd about it. It's a ridge with several rocky peaks, ergo Rocky Peak Ridge (adjective + adjective + noun).

See page 431 of Heaven Up-h'isted-ness....
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-19-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 293
Posted By Trail Boss
If you have the two sites bookmarked, check the...

If you have the two sites bookmarked, check the URLs. Both sites use HTTP, not HTTPS, therefore they don't require security certificates.

That'll probably have to change in the near future to...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-19-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 293
Posted By Trail Boss
Maybe the browser is carping because neither site...

Maybe the browser is carping because neither site uses HTTPS (i.e. encrypted HTTP). Therefore the contents of all packets travel "in the clear" and can be intercepted and read (including passwords)....
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 05-19-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By Trail Boss
Glad to hear you had a great time. The...

Glad to hear you had a great time.


The conditions you experienced along the East Trail aren't surprising ... and should not be extrapolated to be an example of the state of other trails in the...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 05-19-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By Trail Boss
When Strava released the 2017 version of its...

When Strava released the 2017 version of its Heatmap, its URL could be used by any map-viewing, or map-editing, software down to the its maximum zoom level.

Then it was discovered that some...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-19-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 293
Posted By Trail Boss
Not me. What is generating the message you...

Not me.

What is generating the message you are seeing?

What browser are you using? Does it have any security-oriented plugins? Plugins of any kind? Anti-virus software?
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 05-16-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By Trail Boss
The High Peaks trails you see in Gaia's topo maps...

The High Peaks trails you see in Gaia's topo maps are derived from OpenStreetMap (OSM). There are several other maps that source their information from OSM:...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 05-10-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By Trail Boss
You'll be passing an intermittent brook (likely...

You'll be passing an intermittent brook (likely to be flowing now) along the way to Blueberry Cobbles. The East Trail swings away from the brook and heads northeast to a flattish area at ~1350'...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-10-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By Trail Boss
Google Maps definitely has that one wrong! You...

Google Maps definitely has that one wrong! You can add it to the list of other glitches like "Gothics Trek", a circular route drawn around Gothics North Face....
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-10-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By Trail Boss
Thanks for the heads up! I've had this trail on...

Thanks for the heads up! I've had this trail on my "must visit" list but I guess it'll have to wait a bit longer (or visit before May 31st).

I assume you mean the private property that extends...
Forum: Food, Lodging, Parking, and Transportation 04-18-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,186
Posted By Trail Boss
I surveyed the sites last September and counted 5...

I surveyed the sites last September and counted 5 designated campsites. Three are next to the interior access road (with room to park a car) whereas the remaining two are a short walk up the hill and...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-03-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,721
Posted By Trail Boss
Relevant to this topic. Dr. Joe Schwarcz...

Relevant to this topic. Dr. Joe Schwarcz (Professor of Chemistry at McGill University and debunker of fads) throws sunlight on the fad of drinking "raw water".
...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-02-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,721
Posted By Trail Boss
... this is based on what peer-reviewed study? ...

... this is based on what peer-reviewed study?


A "craze"? What, like the Emerald Ash Borers craze? ;)

Like many so-called "new" things, they're just old things but from somewhere else on the...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-02-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,721
Posted By Trail Boss
This. +1 In a survival situation, you need...

This. +1

In a survival situation, you need to stay hydrated. Three days without water and you'll be in dire straits. Stay hydrated to survive and worry about the consequences of drinking untreated...
Forum: Trip Reports 01-28-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,000
Posted By Trail Boss
That don't currently require some form of...

That don't currently require some form of traction? Sorry, can't think of any. It's mid-winter so snowshoes and microspikes are the order of the day.

Sometimes even the 3.5-mile Lake Road can be a...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-27-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,770
Posted By Trail Boss
It occurred to me that the state of Gulf Brook...

It occurred to me that the state of Gulf Brook Road may also influence the quantity of visitors to Boreas Ponds.

In its current state (up to the northernmost parking area), your speed and comfort...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-26-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,770
Posted By Trail Boss
@Montcalm I fumbled in presenting my point...

@Montcalm

I fumbled in presenting my point which was that 2B offers the *potential* for other activities, like mountain-biking. From a mountain-bikers perspective, 2B provides room for hope...
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