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Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering Yesterday, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Wldrns
I print maps on regular bond printer paper. If...

I print maps on regular bond printer paper. If they need to be waterproof, such as for canoe racing, I lay the pages out on the garage floor and use a can of cheap water proofing spray from Walmart...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-08-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,072
Posted By Wldrns
Alternates names for a tandem canoe: C2, two...

Alternates names for a tandem canoe: C2, two seater canoe, divorce boat.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-05-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By Wldrns
I can pretty much guarantee if I forget to put a...

I can pretty much guarantee if I forget to put a half turn twist in my NRS straps then I will get an awful resonating vibration from them at highway speed.

I have also seen some canoe and vehicle...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 08-03-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 771
Posted By Wldrns
Regarding the Adirondacks, there are few large...

Regarding the Adirondacks, there are few large water bodies (some obvious not yet mentioned), and some others that in a very limited way meet your criteria. However, there exist multitudes of smaller...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 08-01-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By Wldrns
Well, either you haven't ever been there or you...

Well, either you haven't ever been there or you haven't looked very closely at what is there, with varied paddling, hiking and mountain biking opportunities.

http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/22571.html...
Forum: Food, Lodging, Parking, and Transportation 07-31-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By Wldrns
Snapper is correct. The Deerland leantos are very...

Snapper is correct. The Deerland leantos are very easy to find from the road. look for an obvious gravel pull-off for parking on the right at a point where the road gently curves left (UTM: 18T...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-25-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By Wldrns
Contact Pat Brown, near Lowville. He has been...

Contact Pat Brown, near Lowville. He has been building strip canoes and guide boats for 40+ years. Several of his have been regular winners on the 90-mile race. His prices are unexpectedly...
Forum: ADK Forum Classifieds 07-25-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By Wldrns
I've already got 22 official 90-miler shirts. I...

I've already got 22 official 90-miler shirts. I get a new one every September.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-23-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,783
Posted By Wldrns
When I first went through training as an aircraft...

When I first went through training as an aircraft mishap investigator, I was taught to list all "contributing factors" until I reached the final cause, the "primary factor" that was the root cause...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-23-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 682
Posted By Wldrns
If you have ever tried to walk on RR ties, you...

If you have ever tried to walk on RR ties, you will discover that the frequency of spacing is mostly incompatible with human pacing. It is awful. Plus most places I have seen are not that scenic...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-17-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,783
Posted By Wldrns
There is a tremendous amount of valuable...

There is a tremendous amount of valuable information to be found on the NYSDEC web page (http://www.dec.ny.gov) and its sub-pages. Although it can be difficult to navigate to the many pages with...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-16-2018, 11:48 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,783
Posted By Wldrns
Ok, I am a lifelong conservative follower of...

Ok, I am a lifelong conservative follower of government guidelines and regulations (and I do receive a government paycheck for doing so), but I will draw the line when in the future I am told I must...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-16-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,783
Posted By Wldrns
It wasn't the fault of the runners going for...

It wasn't the fault of the runners going for help, as they did their best with what they knew. Most people are programmed to simply call 911 for any emergency. I have seen evidence that with any...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-16-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,783
Posted By Wldrns
I have been on a SAR team for more than 20 years...

I have been on a SAR team for more than 20 years and over that time I have heard other horror stories about involving the wrong assistance from inexperienced law enforcement agencies or fire...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-13-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 942
Posted By Wldrns
AFRs would be wearing a tan light colored shirt....

AFRs would be wearing a tan light colored shirt. Rangers wear a full dark green uniform and carry a sidearm, which is obviously visible. AFRs do not.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-13-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 942
Posted By Wldrns
Very true. I don't know which ranger it was you...

Very true. I don't know which ranger it was you speak of, but the particular ranger assigned to Lake Lila (Bob Zurek) was in charge of the planning function for the ongoing search activity near Paul...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-03-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,531
Posted By Wldrns
The worst of the BF hoard seemed to be waning...

The worst of the BF hoard seemed to be waning around June 18 or so. I was training guides on Lows during that week this year and while still bothersome, they were not so bad as they were previously....
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-03-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,531
Posted By Wldrns
No real issue from black flies any more. With...

No real issue from black flies any more. With this heat, the deer flies have now taken their place on the front stage in the southern/western route 28 corridor.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-03-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,344
Posted By Wldrns
Not the easiest place to get to without intruding...

Not the easiest place to get to without intruding on private lands, but it is doable. While in the area, the Pepperbox and other ponds to its east are similarly remote, bushwhack required...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-27-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By Wldrns
The closest best place for you would be the...

The closest best place for you would be the Ha-De-Ron-Dah Wilderness
https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/91261.html

or the Black River Wild Forest
https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/75310.html

You can't...
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