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Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 01-10-2018, 12:46 PM
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Views: 155
Posted By tgoodwin
I don't know of any reliable source for the...

I don't know of any reliable source for the thickness of the ice. That tour dropped out of the ADK Ski Touring guide because it was so rare that the ice was safe. At the time, I recommended calling...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 01-01-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By tgoodwin
In this cold, Toe-Heaters may be the only...

In this cold, Toe-Heaters may be the only solution for someone with chronically cold feet. That said, in my experience the Smart Wool socks are marginally better than Darn Tough. Don't know of any...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-12-2017, 09:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 944
Posted By tgoodwin
The lot was plowed in the early part of the...

The lot was plowed in the early part of the winter. I guess either the snow became too deep or there weren't enough people using it, so they just stopped plowing. Seems that with this promised $13...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 11-27-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 839
Posted By tgoodwin
Better conditions reporting

Over the years, many skiers came to rely on the ASTC/Jackrabbit Trail ski conditions page. In the transition to becoming the Bark Eater Trails Alliance (BETA) we apologize for letting that service...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 11-15-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,861
Posted By tgoodwin
As I believe I have noted before, this infamous...

As I believe I have noted before, this infamous intersection was built in the early 1960s - well before the Olympics.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 11-13-2017, 08:06 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,864
Posted By tgoodwin
Protect may have a case if Iowa Pacific accepts...

Protect may have a case if Iowa Pacific accepts so many cars for storage that they have to block the main line. They are close to that limit now. The forest preserve was taken by the Feds for the...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-24-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 360
Posted By tgoodwin
Found: Nike sneakers

Found hanging from the Fish Hawk Cliffs sign on the Elk Pass trail, a pair of "Dual Fusion" Nike sneakers - size 7.5, black with purple trim. Will be left at the AMR Gate House, or PM me and I will...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-18-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 942
Posted By tgoodwin
The two campsites on that trail are below the...

The two campsites on that trail are below the lean-to. When the lean-to was being moved, an initial plan was to have a campsite across the trail from the former lean-to site. That campsite was...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 10-17-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,282
Posted By tgoodwin
Tha canister on Iroquois may have been removed...

Tha canister on Iroquois may have been removed when, at the request of Ed Ketchledge I believe, a bypass trail was constructed around the bog located not far from the Algonquin trail. When I first...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-16-2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 810
Posted By tgoodwin
I have tried all of the above suggestions...

I have tried all of the above suggestions already. Yes, probably the number of requested changes has increased since 2014, or because it was in such a "civilized area" your change got more...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-15-2017, 05:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 810
Posted By tgoodwin
Angry Google Map Driving Directions Problems

A few years ago, there was a post on one of these forums titled "All Online Maps Suck". And when it comes to the driving directions associated with a Google Map search for destinations such as...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-11-2017, 08:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,951
Posted By tgoodwin
I will first of all weigh in with my opposition...

I will first of all weigh in with my opposition to handing out maps at trailheads. One there is the perception that such maps area available, any incentive to plan ahead will disappear.

I do like...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-11-2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,951
Posted By tgoodwin
Answering some of AP's specific questions: ...

Answering some of AP's specific questions:

The Pitchoff approach did use ski trails rather than the road as had been stated in the original DEC press release. Apparently the DEC learned that,...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-06-2017, 01:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,951
Posted By tgoodwin
I walked the route yesterday with a wheel and...

I walked the route yesterday with a wheel and came out only 0.1 mi. longer than the posted 4.3 mi., so no problem there. As for TB's map, there is now a new piece of trail that has been cut just off...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-05-2017, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 791
Posted By tgoodwin
Battery found

I can now report that the battery has surfaced. I have to now admit that it did make it home, but ended up in an unlikely spot under material for our new boiler installation. I thank everyone for...
Forum: Trip Reports 10-03-2017, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,833
Posted By tgoodwin
From the report, it appears that no work has been...

From the report, it appears that no work has been done in the past year , as i hiked it just about one year ago. At the time, I did correspond with the DEC Forester in charge of the project and...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-03-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By tgoodwin
A recent state acquisition now extends the state...

A recent state acquisition now extends the state land to the crest of the Colvin Range at just 3.3 mi. from the TH.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-03-2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 791
Posted By tgoodwin
Lost Battery for Cordless Drill

On Sunday, I hiked up and replaced two rungs on the higher of the two Colvin ladders. I took two batteries just in caseI needed that much power to drill the holes, but only came back with one. So,...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-28-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,951
Posted By tgoodwin
Agreed that this is an amateurish way of...

Agreed that this is an amateurish way of notifying the hiking public. Additionally, the map labels the current hiking trail up to the junction with the new access as "PITCHOFF Mt. Trail Reroute."
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Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-11-2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,485
Posted By tgoodwin
The concrete structure and the metal tank were...

The concrete structure and the metal tank were both part of what was to be a seasonal water supply for the houses that the developer hoped to build up there. Development has happened slowly with...
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