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Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-12-2020, 10:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,864
Posted By Wldrns
Dunning is more toward the left side as you...

Dunning is more toward the left side as you paddle toward the beautiful shallow white sand beach, up in and behind the trees as the carry trail begins. Not visible from the lake, but look for a...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-12-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,864
Posted By Wldrns
Montcalm, the double wide was not moved from its...

Montcalm, the double wide was not moved from its original location, but it had some major reconstruction done on it. Large dangerous trees to the rear were made safe.The island Lt was removed fro the...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 02-12-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,646
Posted By Wldrns
I heard a similar story with Camp Russell, which...

I heard a similar story with Camp Russell, which was also unfortunately for sale by the same BSA Council out of Utica [one council "official" was once heard to say: "those camps are way up in the...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-11-2020, 11:25 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,864
Posted By Wldrns
The island leanto on 8th lake was removed a...

The island leanto on 8th lake was removed a couple of years ago. Nearby on the west shore, the double wide leanto was completely (re)constructed by the Lean2Rescue crew. The "Dunning" leanto on the...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 02-02-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 806
Posted By Wldrns
We fought those for a long time, to no avail....

We fought those for a long time, to no avail. Can't win against big government even when it is only at the county level.

OTOH, the sound of multiple military aircraft overhead is the sound of...
Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 02-01-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 19,530
Posted By Wldrns
I stumbled upon a family of several fishers while...

I stumbled upon a family of several fishers while skiing in farmland woods along a creek near Boonville. They traveled from tree to tree to log like ghosts on the edge of my visual field. Lots of...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-29-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 806
Posted By Wldrns
You are using the wrong map to determine shortest...

You are using the wrong map to determine shortest distance. Flat Mercator maps are deceiving with distortion if you try to draw a straight line from NY to Europe. If you stretch a string on a round...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 01-25-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 671
Posted By Wldrns
Brian and Grace are dear friends of me and my...

Brian and Grace are dear friends of me and my wife. Brian was my paddling partner during the first Yukon 1000 mile canoe race. This sad announcement has been coming for several years, as Brian has...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 01-24-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 19,240
Posted By Wldrns
I have it here: ...

I have it here:
https://web.archive.org/web/20191009142746/http://docs.unh.edu/nhtopos/nhtopos.htm
Forum: ADK Forum Classifieds 01-20-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 602
Posted By Wldrns
Not so many years ago I took my 10.5' carbon...

Not so many years ago I took my 10.5' carbon hybrid Hornbeck on a diagonal trip through the Adirondacks, from Boonville to across Cumberland Bay beyond Plattsburgh. I had all the gear and food that I...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-13-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 936
Posted By Wldrns
Additional very interesting and worthwhile...

Additional very interesting and worthwhile downtime activities might involve visiting the Adirondack Experience (formerly the Adirondack Museum) for Adirondack lore and history, just across the road...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 01-09-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,502
Posted By Wldrns
I have been wind bound in an eastern bay on...

I have been wind bound in an eastern bay on Stillwater more than once. Luckily my wife knew enough about that lake not to panic with me staying out there an extra night if weather dictates. it seems...
Forum: "By the Fireside" 01-08-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,862
Posted By Wldrns
That one is not so funny. There was precedent for...

That one is not so funny. There was precedent for real concern at that location. Two years ago a man went missing there and I was on a multiple day unsuccessful SAR mission looking for him. Turned...
Forum: Food, Lodging, Parking, and Transportation 12-31-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 57,683
Posted By Wldrns
I'm on my 4th Subaru. it was a huge move up from...

I'm on my 4th Subaru. it was a huge move up from my old front wheel chevy sedan. With the old car I had to get up to a specific speed with a 90 degree turn to get up my curved driveway hill. Too fast...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-30-2019, 11:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,091
Posted By Wldrns
Technically called a "bolide", I've seen a...

Technically called a "bolide", I've seen a couple. My first was back in the 1960s.
i still remember it clearly. As a young budding amateur astronomer, I wrote up the details and was proud to have...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 12-18-2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,099
Posted By Wldrns
Yeah, I've been to the other one too. As I...

Yeah, I've been to the other one too. As I recall, I was not impressed with the hike in on the broad logging road, not what I would call a trail, and I don't think I was all that impressed with the...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 12-17-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,099
Posted By Wldrns
Here's my favorite photo of Gull. The leanto is...

Here's my favorite photo of Gull. The leanto is at the end around the point on the far left. Nearby Chub Pond also has a leanto and is nice to visit. Bear Lake to the north also with leanto. Where...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-16-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 797
Posted By Wldrns
As W well knows, it was the site of an as yet...

As W well knows, it was the site of an as yet unsolved SAR incident four years ago. I rode in there in ranger trucks at the time (it was mid-November) and as I recall, it wasn't too bad with a few...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-15-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 371
Posted By Wldrns
As maximum size, 18.5 foot tandem canoes work...

As maximum size, 18.5 foot tandem canoes work great and do not disrupt other paddlers or shoreline habitat. Could go as high as 23 foot C4 canoes or 28 ft voyageurs with the same mild and...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 11-24-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,191
Posted By Wldrns
And she is an excellent strong canoe racer,...

And she is an excellent strong canoe racer, always near the top of the pack.
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