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Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 08-17-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 476
Posted By DSettahr
Gulf Brook Road is open to the interim access...

Gulf Brook Road is open to the interim access parking lot and gate. You'll have to park there and walk the remaining 3 miles to Boreas Ponds.

The road has seen substantial improvements in the...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 08-16-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,421
Posted By DSettahr
I suspect that a lot of people hear/read the name...

I suspect that a lot of people hear/read the name and also immediately think "mosquitoes." :)
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 08-15-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,421
Posted By DSettahr
According to the DEC website...

According to the DEC website (https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/9200.html), the trail is still closed between Lewey Lake and the Colvin Brook Lean-to. The website indicates that there is a combination...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 08-14-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By DSettahr
I don't remember the exact rationale that was...

I don't remember the exact rationale that was given (or if one was given at all). I also don't have immediate access to that edition of the guidebook to check- it was the edition with the...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 08-14-2018, 01:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By DSettahr
That's a warning that was carried over from an...

That's a warning that was carried over from an older edition of the ADK Guidebook that covered that area. The stretch of trail between Dorr Road and Pumpkin Hollow Road to the south is not well...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 08-12-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By DSettahr
I agree with Justin- if you're not driving into...

I agree with Justin- if you're not driving into Crane Pone, you'd be better off launching from near the Goose Pond trailhead and paddling across Alder Pond. From Alder Pond it is a rocky (but very...
Forum: Northville Placid Trail 08-08-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By DSettahr
I don't think I've ever checked for service at...

I don't think I've ever checked for service at Averyville Road, but in any case if you just start walking towards Lake Placid you'll get service soon enough.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 08-07-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By DSettahr
I assume you're bringing a canoe/kayak/etc. The...

I assume you're bringing a canoe/kayak/etc. The only campsite that is readily accessible by foot on the lake is the Henderson Lake lean-to. The lean-to site tends to be relatively popular; on an...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-07-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By DSettahr
Island campsites are somewhat rare in the...

Island campsites are somewhat rare in the Adirondacks, outside of the developed campgrounds (Indian Lake Islands, Saranac Lakes, etc.). Islands tend to offer limited surface area to sustain the...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 08-01-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By DSettahr
Based on my experiences in that area, a typical...

Based on my experiences in that area, a typical day involves consuming about as much alcohol as one's body can tolerate. :)

On a more serious note, most people camping there probably aren't as...
Forum: Food, Lodging, Parking, and Transportation 08-01-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By DSettahr
I've never seen anything like this. If your...

I've never seen anything like this. If your conscience gets the better of you, you could probably always call the booth after the fact, explain the situation, and pay via credit card over the phone...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 08-01-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By DSettahr
Technically, sleeping in your car at a trailhead...

Technically, sleeping in your car at a trailhead is not permitted at DEC trailheads, as you are camping (yes it fits the legal definition of camping even though it is in your car) within 150 feet of...
Forum: Food, Lodging, Parking, and Transportation 07-31-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By DSettahr
Both the Deerland Lean-tos tend to be very...

Both the Deerland Lean-tos tend to be very popular. Any given weekend sees a steady stream of hopeful campers parking and walking down, hoping to find one of the lean-tos available. On a Thursday...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-25-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 705
Posted By DSettahr
In college, my roommate and I hiked the entire...

In college, my roommate and I hiked the entire Jackrabbit Trail in a single day (Keene to Paul Smiths) on a dare. We were still going pretty strong when we reached Saranac Lake, but the 5 miles or...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-24-2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 705
Posted By DSettahr
I have heard that this is/was intentional, so as...

I have heard that this is/was intentional, so as to discourage human foot traffic from using railroad rights of way.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-02-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,359
Posted By DSettahr
The Deer Pond access to the Essex Chain will be...

The Deer Pond access to the Essex Chain will be inaccessible for much of the summer due to bridge repair work. Which of course means that if you're willing to put the effort into getting back there...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-21-2018, 05:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By DSettahr
Yeah, like Rickhart says, it's not that bad......

Yeah, like Rickhart says, it's not that bad... but no, it also never really dries out and you can typically expect wet feet to some extent.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-20-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By DSettahr
That stretch never really dries out. Once every...

That stretch never really dries out. Once every few years, the DEC sends a trail crew in to redo the bog bridging and things are great for about a season, and then the soils (mud) get shifted around...
Forum: Other Places 06-20-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 980
Posted By DSettahr
Where are the shelters on the STS located?

Where are the shelters on the STS located?
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-20-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,557
Posted By DSettahr
Make sure you familiarize yourself with the DEC's...

Make sure you familiarize yourself with the DEC's regulations for hiking and camping on state lands (https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/7872.html) as well as the Leave No Trace Principles...
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