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Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-03-2016, 02:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,010
Posted By Holdstrong
There are documented instances of bears entering...

There are documented instances of bears entering occupied lean-tos (and tents) in the High Peaks. They are rare, but they have happened.

And generally speaking, bears will avoid and be spooked by...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-27-2016, 10:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,393
Posted By Holdstrong
The deer flies around our house and favorite...

The deer flies around our house and favorite hiking spots have been brutal this year... just brutal. We've been chased inside many an afternoon, and have avoided hiking the last month. My dogs have...
Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 07-25-2016, 02:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,559
Posted By Holdstrong
Thumbs up for this. Thanks for saying it,...

Thumbs up for this. Thanks for saying it, Blackhawk.

I appreciate all experiences and opinions. Including adk's, I find them thoughtful and tempered. Please keep contributing.
Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 07-11-2016, 04:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,559
Posted By Holdstrong
I had a conversation with someone in the DEC who...

I had a conversation with someone in the DEC who was heavily involved in those discussions and the proposed recovery program, and what he told me was that outside of a few hunting groups, few people...
Forum: "By the Fireside" 06-27-2016, 08:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,011
Posted By Holdstrong
I thought it was a pretty interesting point you...

I thought it was a pretty interesting point you were making, Geo. There are a lot of similarities between plants and animals when it comes to how disease and overpopulation are intertwined... and if...
Forum: Biking in the Adirondacks 06-24-2016, 03:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,169
Posted By Holdstrong
Long time bike commuter in a very busy city, and...

Long time bike commuter in a very busy city, and have more than a few miles on open roads up here...

My advice to OP is to stay as far to the side as you can when cars are coming up on you. Wear...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-25-2016, 05:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,310
Posted By Holdstrong
Discussing "controversial" topics is good, and...

Discussing "controversial" topics is good, and important. But I maintain that it is extraordinarily distasteful to be doing so in this thread. The polite and appropriate place to do so - if it really...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 02-21-2016, 01:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 15,647
Posted By Holdstrong
I've always disliked this. It forces/encourages...

I've always disliked this. It forces/encourages landowners to throw up fences when they otherwise wouldn't and also leads to those trashy neon yellow posted signs all over the place... every 100 feet...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-05-2016, 01:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,322
Posted By Holdstrong
Synthetic for me. Because the production...

Synthetic for me.

Because the production process for down is barbaric - involving a level of cruelty that makes me very uncomfortable and I simply can't support it.

That synthetic materials...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-09-2016, 02:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,430
Posted By Holdstrong
I find the Champlain Valley area to be less...

I find the Champlain Valley area to be less mountainous and forested than other sections of the Park. It is considered one of the better road biking areas here, for example, because of its mostly...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-09-2016, 01:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,430
Posted By Holdstrong
APA = Adirondack Park Agency. ...

APA = Adirondack Park Agency.

http://apa.ny.gov/

Created in 1971, they are a government agency tasked with developing long-range land use plans for both the public and private lands inside the...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-05-2016, 12:56 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,430
Posted By Holdstrong
Another option would be to look at places in the...

Another option would be to look at places in the Champlain Valley, which would give you the option of jumping over the lake to VT to get some of what you are after.

That is what we have been doing...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-22-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,690
Posted By Holdstrong
The Nature Conservancy is an international...

The Nature Conservancy is an international organization - not an Adirondack organization. They just happen to have a chapter here.

Their board of directors is full of people from other countries....
Forum: Current and Historical Affairs 10-15-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 21,052
Posted By Holdstrong
I see no comparison between 4 women quietly...

I see no comparison between 4 women quietly posing for a photo.... and 15+ people engaging in a frat style keg party.
Forum: Current and Historical Affairs 10-15-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 21,052
Posted By Holdstrong
This is a nice strawman. Those who object to...

This is a nice strawman.

Those who object to what took place are not offended that people were having fun. But I get that framing it in such a way allows us to make some bigger statement about the...
Forum: Current and Historical Affairs 10-14-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 21,052
Posted By Holdstrong
The keg stands tipped me off.

The keg stands tipped me off.
Forum: Current and Historical Affairs 10-14-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 21,052
Posted By Holdstrong
I think we can all tell the difference between a...

I think we can all tell the difference between a rowdy, inappropriate party and a fun but quiet and respectful celebration. Independent of who carried what. The keg is an issue - for me - only in as...
Forum: Current and Historical Affairs 10-14-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 21,052
Posted By Holdstrong
You want to have a few friends meet you on the...

You want to have a few friends meet you on the summit, have a quiet celebration, maybe drink a few beers that one of them carried in, maybe a bottle of wine, champagne even... congrats and good for...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 08-24-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,594
Posted By Holdstrong
Exactly. It is unlikely you are going to see a...

Exactly. It is unlikely you are going to see a wild doe in her 20s.

But, since does can give birth in their 20s, it means that just about any doe you see in the wild is still of breeding age......
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 08-24-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,594
Posted By Holdstrong
I have to admit I didn't know this either, until...

I have to admit I didn't know this either, until a DEC biologist pointed it out to me in recent years, but it turns out that does give birth well into their twilight years. They can even give birth...
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