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Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 11-15-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,417
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: 61
Views: 3,490
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: 255
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: 705
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: 9
Views: 2,134
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: 627
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: 627
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: 2,478
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: 2,478
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: 2,478
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: 658
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: 1,727
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: 483
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: 658
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: 2,478
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: 1,117
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...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-11-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,417
Posted By tgoodwin
Interesting discovery of that old sign. It...

Interesting discovery of that old sign. It wasn't until 1936 or so that the road through Chapel Pond Pass was upgraded from a one-lane dirt road to something approximating the current highway. That...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-10-2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,117
Posted By tgoodwin
None of of those maps is entirely accurate. ...

None of of those maps is entirely accurate. Google and OSM have most of the roads correct, but the names don't match up with the signs posted on the roads. Bing had the names more or less right,...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-07-2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,117
Posted By tgoodwin
It is not the DEC that is trying to discourage...

It is not the DEC that is trying to discourage people visiting the falls- it is Mother Nature. Over the years, successive floods made the trek up along the brook from the original junction...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 08-21-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By tgoodwin
It's not ideal, but if the AMR lot is full one...

It's not ideal, but if the AMR lot is full one can park on Rt. 73. Be sure to get fully off the paved 4' shoulder, but it only adds a few yards of walking.
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