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Forum: Other Places 05-17-2019, 11:59 PM
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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: 7
Views: 549
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: 170
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: 10
Views: 463
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: 653
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: 13
Views: 709
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: 13
Views: 709
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: 341
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...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 04-30-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,335
Posted By DSettahr
One other thing to be aware of with kids in...

One other thing to be aware of with kids in particular- the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness tends to be really buggy. At night especially, once the sun has set and the day time breezes have died down, the...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 04-30-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,335
Posted By DSettahr
Crane can be a bit of a party spot. It's usually...

Crane can be a bit of a party spot. It's usually not too bad, but every once in a while it does get a group or two that just does not understand that not everyone else camped on the pond wants them...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 04-27-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,335
Posted By DSettahr
In that case then, I'd recommend picking the...

In that case then, I'd recommend picking the Short Swing over the Long Swing. If nothing else, the trail is a bit more interesting (IMO).

If you ever consider the New Hague trailhead, it is worth...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 04-26-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,335
Posted By DSettahr
Just shy of 4 miles, according to Google Maps. I...

Just shy of 4 miles, according to Google Maps. I prefer starting (and ending) at the Short Swing trailhead, personally. Crane Pond is in a similar situation as the road to Mill Brook from Brant...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-26-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 945
Posted By DSettahr
I could be wrong, but I don't think they've run...

I could be wrong, but I don't think they've run the pedal carts since the Saranac Lake/Lake Placid scenic railroad was shut down. The company website (https://www.railexplorers.net/) makes no...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 04-24-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,335
Posted By DSettahr
Which parking area? There are two. The one at...

Which parking area? There are two. The one at the "legal" end of the road (the end of the maintained portion of the road) you should have no problem accessing. There is a relatively new (2017)...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 04-24-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,335
Posted By DSettahr
There is one stream crossing between Putnam Pond...

There is one stream crossing between Putnam Pond and Pharaoh Lake that can be a bit of a challenge when the water is high- the outlet of Devil's Washdish, where it crosses the Long Swing Trail just...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-20-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By DSettahr
The closest (and only) access is a boat launch on...

The closest (and only) access is a boat launch on the south side of Rt 74, on the west end of the lake. The attached parking lot frequently fills up on summer weekends, but there is additional...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-19-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 945
Posted By DSettahr
I don't know about west of Saranac Lake, but...

I don't know about west of Saranac Lake, but between Saranac Lake and Lake Placid, the lack of maintenance over the past few years has been noticeable. Trees have come down in a couple of places and...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 04-18-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 728
Posted By DSettahr
With the Garden, though, the alternative isn't a...

With the Garden, though, the alternative isn't a longer hike- just a different parking spot with a shuttle to the same trailhead.

The potential issue with your suggestion (in the absence of a...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-14-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 824
Posted By DSettahr
Wldrns: I think you're thinking of Andrew, who...

Wldrns: I think you're thinking of Andrew, who was a backcountry steward at Lows Lake for (I think) 2 years.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 04-12-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 596
Posted By DSettahr
It would require amending the State Land Master...

It would require amending the State Land Master Plan (not just the UMP) at this point, since that portion of the MacIntyre East tract was added to the High Peaks Wilderness.

And, in any case,...
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