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Forum: Biking in the Adirondacks Yesterday, 02:52 PM
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Posted By DSettahr
The Essex Chain and Boreas also came to my mind. ...

The Essex Chain and Boreas also came to my mind. The Essex Chain actually has legal, designated sites (unlike Boreas, although there is currently a trail crew working on installing new road-side...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-19-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 920
Posted By DSettahr
While I agree that the gravel pads in many cases...

While I agree that the gravel pads in many cases are less desirable then the forest floor, I'd nevertheless take one of those pads over the mud pits constituting many of the High Peaks tent sites,...
Forum: Northville Placid Trail 06-18-2019, 09:56 PM
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Posted By DSettahr
I was there 2 weeks ago- I had service through...

I was there 2 weeks ago- I had service through Verizon.

Be aware that you won't have any service between Plumley Pt and fairly close to Averyville Rd. Plumley Pt was spotty but I was able to...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-18-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 873
Posted By DSettahr
I wouldn't be surprised if the inclusion of the...

I wouldn't be surprised if the inclusion of the tent sites on Whitney on the official DEC map for the WCLWA (https://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/lands_forests_pdf/mapwcanada.pdf) also played a role. I've...
Forum: Environmental Issues 06-18-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 835
Posted By DSettahr
Another example that maybe better (and more...

Another example that maybe better (and more succinctly) illustrates my point: Take the DEC's regulations governing the regulation and prohibition of motorized boats on certain bodies of water...
Forum: Environmental Issues 06-18-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 835
Posted By DSettahr
While I agree that the idea of their being 7,500...

While I agree that the idea of their being 7,500 different regulations sounds on the surface to be inherently problematic, I would have to imagine that this is a misleading statistic to some extent. ...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-18-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 873
Posted By DSettahr
Thanks for that clarification, Justin. Sounds...

Thanks for that clarification, Justin. Sounds like someone went through and opened the trails up a bit. :)
Forum: Environmental Issues 06-17-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 835
Posted By DSettahr
Somewhere in between. It's complicated. I...

Somewhere in between. It's complicated.

I can emphasize with the frustration that many feel regarding government oversight and regulation. Even as someone who is generally in favor of such...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-17-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 746
Posted By DSettahr
The Wilson Ridge Trail was the road access to a...

The Wilson Ridge Trail was the road access to a private inholding on Little Moose Lake that reverted to state ownership about 10 years ago. It was one of things where the state bought the land...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-17-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 873
Posted By DSettahr
It's worth noting that a lot the website...

It's worth noting that a lot the website descriptions of infrastructure (roads and trails) for various land units (easement lands, wild forests, wilderness, etc.) were written by employees who work...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-13-2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 890
Posted By DSettahr
As others have said, the Oswegatchie isn't...

As others have said, the Oswegatchie isn't exactly known for being heavily used but certain choice sites do tend to get a fair amount of use. And the 4th is a pretty "iffy" holiday- it can be...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 06-13-2019, 11:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,048
Posted By DSettahr
I tried to get there from the Moose River Plains...

I tried to get there from the Moose River Plains side about 10 years ago via a day hike. The map promised a maintained trail the whole way. As is typical for many "off the beaten path" hikes in the...
Forum: Other Places 05-17-2019, 11:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 947
Posted By DSettahr
Just a quick update on this. We ended doing the...

Just a quick update on this. We ended doing the West CKT Loop (http://mrhyker.tripod.com/maps/ssf-ckt-w.jpg) in early April over 4 days/3 nights. We hiked the loop clockwise from the East Branch...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-16-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,469
Posted By DSettahr
The map you really want for that area is the...

The map you really want for that area is the Paddler's Map North (https://www.canoeoutfitters.com/products/maps-guidebooks), which is published by the St. Regis Canoe Outfitters. It better shows...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-15-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 488
Posted By DSettahr
According to the DEC website, the gate is still...

According to the DEC website, the gate is still closed: https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/9195.html

In a typical season, most seasonal roads are usually open by the Memorial Day weekend at the...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-13-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,419
Posted By DSettahr
It's been 8 or 9 years since I did it, but my...

It's been 8 or 9 years since I did it, but my memory agrees with the other posters above. I don't remember it being anything out of the sort of what one would normally expect of portages in the...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-11-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 997
Posted By DSettahr
Anything covered under the terms of the easement...

Anything covered under the terms of the easement belongs to the state and would not be affected by this sale. Presumably in the case of Cedarlands, this would include the off-season recreation...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 05-08-2019, 11:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,447
Posted By DSettahr
Yeah, generally speaking, a low clearance car can...

Yeah, generally speaking, a low clearance car can get to the Spruce Lake trailhead when the road is open- if the driver goes slow and watches out for (and dodges) the occasional rock along the way. ...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 05-08-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,447
Posted By DSettahr
The DEC Webpage with trail conditions for the...

The DEC Webpage with trail conditions for the central Adirondacks (https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/9200.html) is also usually updated when the road is opened. As of yet, there's no mention of the...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-08-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By DSettahr
It depends on the campground. Some campgrounds...

It depends on the campground. Some campgrounds permit off season camping in accordance with backcountry regulations, others do not. And at some of the campgrounds, only certain sites are available...
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