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Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 01-26-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By DSettahr
Definitely big news. Agree that the NFCT is...

Definitely big news. Agree that the NFCT is taking on a huge task but I am glad that the race is being sold to them vs a 3rd party, for a variety of reasons. I've always liked the NFCT's model for...
Forum: Adirondack Firetowers 01-24-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 13,188
Posted By DSettahr
It was removed in 1978. This article has some...

It was removed in 1978. This article has some more info: https://www.suncommunitynews.com/articles/the-sun/makomis-fire-tower-found-and-restored/

The summit is just barely on private property. ...
Forum: Food, Lodging, Parking, and Transportation 01-22-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 220
Posted By DSettahr
The whole campground tends to be quiet but...

The whole campground tends to be quiet but generally speaking, I'd try to get something away from the High Peaks Information Center (HPIC) if you can. If you're up for a lean-to, the ones on or near...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-20-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,362
Posted By DSettahr
Thanks! All of the photos of the...

Thanks!



All of the photos of the Spruce Lake Lean-tos are somewhat recent; they are from my NPT thru-hike in October 2013 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/xQVkDOETtScUQyAw1). So the photo was taken...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-20-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,553
Posted By DSettahr
Thanks. I don't know how super likely it is that...

Thanks. I don't know how super likely it is that I'll be back there again any time soon (given that it took 5+ years after my first visit to return to attempt to follow the herd path again). I...
Forum: Trip Reports 01-20-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Posted By DSettahr
Trees are starting to reclaim the lake bottom but...

Trees are starting to reclaim the lake bottom but the views are still spectacular. It will be a long while, I think, before the area fully grows in. And some decent sections seem to be becoming...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-18-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 727
Posted By DSettahr
That's the site. The unfortunate reality is that...

That's the site. The unfortunate reality is that there is often a delay (sometimes a fairly lengthy delay) between when a site might be officially "designated" and when someone actually gets around...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-17-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 727
Posted By DSettahr
Off the top of my head: as per the Hoffman Notch...

Off the top of my head: as per the Hoffman Notch Wilderness Area UMP, there's a designated tent site at Big Pond, and another designated tent site at (if my memory is correct) Bailey Pond.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-16-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 930
Posted By DSettahr
In my experience doing steward-related work: if...

In my experience doing steward-related work: if it's still relatively early in the day and there's plenty of time for someone to rectify the shortcomings in their preparedness (go get a map,...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-16-2020, 12:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 727
Posted By DSettahr
If you're going based on the listings of...

If you're going based on the listings of designated tent sites in each unit from the web pages for those units on the DEC website- those lists were compiled from the DEC's infamous inventory of...
Forum: Trip Reports 01-13-2020, 11:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Posted By DSettahr
There is one designated tent site at Preston...

There is one designated tent site at Preston Ponds, located on the southeast end of Upper Pond, just off the trail from Henderson Lake. If hiking towards Duck Hole, you'll see Preston Ponds first...
Forum: Trip Reports 01-13-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Posted By DSettahr
There's currently 3 designated tent sites, all on...

There's currently 3 designated tent sites, all on the south end of the lake. They're OK- all of them are set back off the water some distance, and as Sinite mentions there's some minor drainage...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-13-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 930
Posted By DSettahr
FWIW, while I've no doubt that the shuttle buses...

FWIW, while I've no doubt that the shuttle buses in parks like Glacier and Zion are heavily subsidized, those parks do also have access fees that I'm sure cover at least part of the costs.

I do...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 01-13-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 700
Posted By DSettahr
That is strange and interesting. Glad to hear it...

That is strange and interesting. Glad to hear it wasn't a complete fabrication of faulty memory even if I had the details wrong.

FWIW, I'm almost positive that it wasn't Carson's book that I read...
Forum: Trip Reports 01-12-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Posted By DSettahr
Nice video. It's funny that you talk about...

Nice video.

It's funny that you talk about soil compaction in the campsites. My master's thesis work was in monitoring of impacts at backcountry sites. One of the things that I did was time...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-12-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,553
Posted By DSettahr
Most of that album isn't the Pine Point trail,...

Most of that album isn't the Pine Point trail, but rather the broader Cold River Loop accessed from Coreys. It's definitely a trip worth doing if you ever get the chance- about a 30 mile itinerary...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 01-12-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 700
Posted By DSettahr
This is super interesting. Kudos for you for...

This is super interesting. Kudos for you for compiling all of this information, and for also completing a rather "unique" challenge that I doubt anyone else is likely to similarly accomplish.

I...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 01-12-2020, 12:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By DSettahr
Odds are pretty good the ice will be out by then....

Odds are pretty good the ice will be out by then. Whether the access road to the launch is open by then will be a bit more iffy (assuming it actually is seasonal, I don't know 100% for sure on this).
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-11-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,553
Posted By DSettahr
I stumbled across this thread while looking for...

I stumbled across this thread while looking for something else- and thought I'd provide an update.

Time definitely flies. This past September (more than 5 years after I'd originally made this...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 01-11-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 700
Posted By DSettahr
Dix and South Dix are named for the same person.

Dix and South Dix are named for the same person.
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