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Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 11-29-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By Bob K
If the Albany area has snow, you might consider...

If the Albany area has snow, you might consider John Boyd Thacher state park. Being elevated it does get more snow and there are many trails. Not typically groomed but often skied. The park office...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 11-27-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By Bob K
Stuff sacks - easy to make

If you can operate a sewing machine, you can make stuff sacks. Make up many at once and you get fast at it. Function matters, not appearance. Different colors allow you to help finding things.
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Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-24-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 627
Posted By Bob K
Essex chain - bridges

I believe the work referred to is along the access road from the N (Newcomb). This road has been closed for that work.

As of 3 weeks ago, there was flagging on trees on both the N and S side of...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 10-05-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,361
Posted By Bob K
Stillwater options

Stillwater Res has many places to go, however weather (wind in particular) can severely limit travel there if bad. Check other threads on this forum for more specifics.

Some years ago I hired a...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 10-01-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,463
Posted By Bob K
Try a few lengths of foam "pool noodle" on front...

Try a few lengths of foam "pool noodle" on front and/or rear the angled supports. That helped mine fit better. If you have a straight (vs curved) yoke, you may need more tweaking, including to...
Forum: Biking in the Adirondacks 09-15-2018, 01:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,156
Posted By Bob K
Bike & tire selection

The surface you ride on i.e. rough trail, hardpacked dirt or stone, or paved should dictate whether you pick mtn bike (typ 2"+ tire width), "hybrid" 1"+ or skinny road bike.

The gearing range...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-10-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,922
Posted By Bob K
I have visited Crane (usually overnight)...

I have visited Crane (usually overnight) periodically for years and have had some limited negatives with people camping near the parking access. I think the loud groups have been fewer over the past...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 08-31-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,470
Posted By Bob K
Gulf brook Rd update from 8/29/18

Drove into the parking lot (at 3.2 miles). Road newly surfaced with large gravel & drainage upgrades should last a while, but is a bumpy car ride for now. The 3.5 miles from the interior parking to...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-17-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,117
Posted By Bob K
What makes my yoke more comfortable for routine...

What makes my yoke more comfortable for routine portages is some closed cell foam (portion of sleeping pad) I permanently taped around it. For long portages I bolt on homemade pads with several...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-25-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,258
Posted By Bob K
FYI - biking between or adjacent to the rails is...

FYI - biking between or adjacent to the rails is no fun either, even with a fat bike at low tire pressures. A ranger I know tried numerous biking options too without success.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-21-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,357
Posted By Bob K
A positive story about DEC dispatch - not involving a rescue (happily).

Im a long time ADK hiker, paddler & backcountry skier often solo, and happy to say that I have yet to have an emergency in the woods.

Two years ago I was playing golf in March while doing my...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-20-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,121
Posted By Bob K
I believe that the boats at camp Santanoni are...

I believe that the boats at camp Santanoni are available for day use only. First come etc. Its a beautiful place to paddle. They looked OK to me, though I trailered in my own by bike.

Have been...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-18-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,944
Posted By Bob K
A quirk on this subject, fr om memory I believe...

A quirk on this subject, fr
om memory I believe Snowy mtn (at 3899) is higher than several of the "46".
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-18-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 910
Posted By Bob K
In addition to the Hudson river, there are trips...

In addition to the Hudson river, there are trips on the Sacandaga river ending near the Hudson by Lake Luzerne NY. Shorter and not as challenging as the Hudson I understand, but good for families. I...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-06-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,608
Posted By Bob K
All of the reservable/fee sites on Putnam pond...

All of the reservable/fee sites on Putnam pond have round metal fire rings with flip over grates. Height adjustment can be tricky. The bars are wide and not tightly spaced. I would not cook a...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-12-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,006
Posted By Bob K
MRP road

I drove in yesterday (Monday) from Wakeley dam. Road has some bumps but the 12 miles I did could be handled by any car (slow where visible rocks).

I did walk around a few spots and biked into...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-04-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 974
Posted By Bob K
DIY boat trailer option

I saw this "stick" a few years ago and tried making one (prototype from plastic pipe). Drilling the large hole on an angle for seat post difficult. While it looks interesting I think I came up with...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-22-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,762
Posted By Bob K
Had nuisance black flies on the way to and at...

Had nuisance black flies on the way to and at Wicox Lake last week on a day trip. The same yesterday & last night camping in Buttermilk area along the Hudson. Not biting yet. No mosquitos.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-19-2018, 11:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,407
Posted By Bob K
I believe Little Tupper Lake started out with a...

I believe Little Tupper Lake started out with a similar reservation board. Same probelms you mentioned. A real disadvantage for new visitors who don't know the campsites prior to arriving. That...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-30-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,608
Posted By Bob K
My info some years ago but, in my opinion, 5th...

My info some years ago but, in my opinion, 5th mtn has a better view but is a tougher (steep) climb. The 5 mile mtn trail offers a good view (east to the lake) after only a mile or 2 - you have to...
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