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Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-05-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 960
Posted By VTskier
As Trailblazer noted, there were empty sites on...

As Trailblazer noted, there were empty sites on my way in on Bog River/Hitchins Pond. I would think if you aren't heading in until Sat, most any of the ADK ponds are going to be busy with both...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-04-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 960
Posted By VTskier
Trailblazer, I must have been just ahead of you...

Trailblazer, I must have been just ahead of you on Thursday, got there at 9:30 and the lot was full, so got the second spot along the road. I stayed at site 13, great views, nice breeze off the...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-29-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 960
Posted By VTskier
Navigating the bog on Bog River

Heading to Bog River/Lows Lake this coming weekend. Wondering, when headed toward Lows Lake is the best route around the bog river left or right?
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-22-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,866
Posted By VTskier
I ended up going up on Friday, June 28, so the...

I ended up going up on Friday, June 28, so the weekend before the 4th. Besides myself, I only found 2 other sites occupied. Also no one on Slang or Turtle either.
So very quiet, perhaps folks...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-24-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 855
Posted By VTskier
I'd recommend Floodwood Pond. Many camptsites,...

I'd recommend Floodwood Pond. Many camptsites, there's the St Regis Outfitters outpost store at the putin for some supplies if needed, no portaging to get to you campsites.

Then you can paddle...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-11-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,866
Posted By VTskier
St Regis DEC campsite map

When I went to Long Pond a few weeks ago, I brought along a copy of the DEC campsite map from the DEC WEB site. I found some of the sites mark as non-camping being rehabilitated. Even my site on...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-03-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,573
Posted By VTskier
Nice, many happy adventures. Just picked up a...

Nice, many happy adventures. Just picked up a new Swift packboat, 13.6 ADK myself. The excitement of a new boat has taken hold, as I planning paddling adventures with the new Phil Brown book,...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-28-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 873
Posted By VTskier
When you say your trips are 3 days, do you plans...

When you say your trips are 3 days, do you plans call for staying on the same lake? If you are going to be portaging/carrying between lakes, kayak's have a disadvantage. As others have noted,...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-23-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 820
Posted By VTskier
First off, don't buy anything until you've tried...

First off, don't buy anything until you've tried various canoes and kayaks. Make use of the various outfitters mentioned above. You may find that your significant other just isn't into paddling,...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-13-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,881
Posted By VTskier
It's been a few years since I've done the LC to...

It's been a few years since I've done the LC to STR Pond portage, but that was how we always went in to camp. One portage and you're there. Never found it super hard, just another rooted, muddy...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-10-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 736
Posted By VTskier
Thanx's for the information on road conditions.

Thanx's for the information on road conditions.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-07-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 736
Posted By VTskier
Floodwood Road Condition

Its been quite some time since I've been to the Floodwood Rd area, planning to head there this weekend. Anyone have some recent experience with the road conditions there this spring (is it still...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-26-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,191
Posted By VTskier
Someone has mentioned "quality", and I'm...

Someone has mentioned "quality", and I'm wondering why the substantial price delta between Hornbecks & Placid/Swift. Is this price delta related to the quality of materials/manufacturing or is it...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-25-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,191
Posted By VTskier
Where did you purchase it. I see sometimes...

Where did you purchase it. I see sometimes Mountainman has them, but not always.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-25-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,191
Posted By VTskier
I should explain that I kind of have a fleet of...

I should explain that I kind of have a fleet of boats, many that I built myself, a 10.5 wooden solo canoe, paddled kayak style, a 15.5 cedar strip canoe I paddle either kneeling or sitting with a...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-24-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,191
Posted By VTskier
I own a couple of kayaks already, but they are a...

I own a couple of kayaks already, but they are a bit heavy (38 lbs and 48 lbs) and difficult to portage, and don't have much in the way of storage. Sitting on the "floor" of the canoe shouldn't be...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-24-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,191
Posted By VTskier
Hornbeck Canoes

I need to get into a lighter canoe (currently have a Wenonah Prism) in the mid 20 lbs range. I've been looking at the Hornbeck New Trick 14, Swift Pack 13.6, and the Placid boats. My favorite...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 04-24-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,344
Posted By VTskier
Thanx's all for the information. Sounds like it...

Thanx's all for the information. Sounds like it may be a bit of a mudfest, especially with Friday being rainy all day. I'll skip this weekend and wait for a couple of long weekends I have planned...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 04-23-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,344
Posted By VTskier
Pharaoh Wilderness hiking

Wonder if anyone has some current information on trail conditions in the Pharaoh Wilderness. I'm feeling the need to get out on a quick overnighter and since I've never been to the Pharaoh...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-10-2016, 02:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,862
Posted By VTskier
Looks very much like a friend's Mad River Lady...

Looks very much like a friend's Mad River Lady Slipper. I don't remember his having the extra foam, but the shape & dimensions are very close.
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