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Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks Today, 06:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,437
Posted By TCD
Montcalm, you misread my comment. I'm not...

Montcalm, you misread my comment.

I'm not saying the trails have to be perfectly maintained.

I'm saying that if we have CHOSEN to not maintain the trails in an area, then we have to advertise...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks Today, 10:43 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,437
Posted By TCD
I look at it a little differently; not in terms...

I look at it a little differently; not in terms of my goals, but in terms of what we have decided to create and advertise as a "resource."

If we have decided to create a "trail", and we advertise...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks Today, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By TCD
Did Baxter yesterday afternoon. About the same...

Did Baxter yesterday afternoon. About the same number of cars / people. Everyone was very pleasant.

Parking for Baxter (at the easiest approach trailhead on 9N) is unlimited due to lots of broad...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-12-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 265
Posted By TCD
Now don't diss the fast hiker... I was a...

Now don't diss the fast hiker...

I was a trail runner or years until a knee acted up. You see everything - it unrolls like a video under your feet; it's amazing.

I'm slow now in trail running...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-11-2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 265
Posted By TCD
Also, you don't say where you are starting from -...

Also, you don't say where you are starting from - there are at least a couple options.

And is there a reason for the order? It would involve some backtracking...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-10-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,437
Posted By TCD
No resources. The "resources" are all busy...

No resources. The "resources" are all busy destroying perfectly good trails in the High Peaks, in the name of "wilderness."

I experienced the same thing on the NP in 2007. Several areas were...
Forum: Trip Reports 10-04-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,667
Posted By TCD
Forgive my ignorance, but what is that thing? ...

Forgive my ignorance, but what is that thing?



The mountain arc that surrounds Boreas is the Great Range, and then the ridge that runs south through Allen to the North River Mountains.

All...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 10-04-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By TCD
I'm not a paddler, but I agree with other posters...

I'm not a paddler, but I agree with other posters - you need to cut the weight. Honestly, I would say that is the only thing you need to do differently.

I weigh only 140; I can't imagine...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-02-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 755
Posted By TCD
Nice photos! I've heard them, and seen one once...

Nice photos! I've heard them, and seen one once in North Hudson. Very cool little bird!
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-01-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,642
Posted By TCD
Lucky, I agree with a lot of this, but not all of...

Lucky, I agree with a lot of this, but not all of it. Thanks for the opportunity to think about this.

The biggest problem is that this being incompetently "managed" by the state.

I agree that...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-01-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,642
Posted By TCD
Adequate safe parking is only one part of...

Adequate safe parking is only one part of sustainable tourism. The other parts are adequate bathrooms, more rangers, full time trailhead educators, and redesigned and better maintained trails.

I...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-01-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,642
Posted By TCD
And the shame of it is, there is a perfectly good...

And the shame of it is, there is a perfectly good parking area on the trail side of the road that has deteriorated to the point that most cars would have trouble getting to it. It would be easy to...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-25-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By TCD
If we had any sense at all, several of the...

If we had any sense at all, several of the remaining tower like features would be used for co-located cell antennae. If you put antennae for all the major providers on the tower on Hurricane and on...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-25-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,642
Posted By TCD
It's noticeably worse. I live here, and I drive...

It's noticeably worse. I live here, and I drive through there all the time. This weekend featured BY FAR the largest number of hazardous walking and highway crossing situations I have ever seen...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-23-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,525
Posted By TCD
If you're looking at ponds nearest to 29, also...

If you're looking at ponds nearest to 29, also consider Johnson Pond (roadside, a corner of state land provides access) and Hammond Pond (3/4 mile easily wheeled trail). These are scenic and...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-23-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,870
Posted By TCD
Years ago an coworker had posted on his office...

Years ago an coworker had posted on his office wall this little doggerel:

"Put a worm in water, it will swim.
Put a worm in whiskey, it will drown.
Drink whiskey and you won't get worms."
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-20-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 753
Posted By TCD
Yeah, I looked at DG; I know other folks that...

Yeah, I looked at DG; I know other folks that have them. But their website is impossible to navigate; it's just a ****storm of image advertising, with almost no actual product information. The one...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-20-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 753
Posted By TCD
Thanks for the recommendation! I've been looking...

Thanks for the recommendation! I've been looking for something to replace the FlexTexII.

I see that they are temporarily out of stock, but I plan to order a pair when they are back in.

One...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-19-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 753
Posted By TCD
Lots of choices out there for summer or winter. ...

Lots of choices out there for summer or winter.

Flex Tex II sucks. I have a pair, because my original flex tex wore out, and only the "II" was available.

OR F'ed up the design in several ways,...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-19-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 670
Posted By TCD
The fact that that many people in that group gave...

The fact that that many people in that group gave that answer confirms that the survey responses were "steered." What people actually want is shown by where they choose to go and what they choose to...
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