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Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-23-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,125
Posted By Wldrns
The 15 July 1995 microburst (technically a...

The 15 July 1995 microburst (technically a derecho) was a much more significant event than just a bad thunder storm. It was a 100 mile wide swath with straight line winds of more than 100 mph. It...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 06-14-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 761
Posted By Wldrns
I'd call it a faint trail, for a ways anyway, but...

I'd call it a faint trail, for a ways anyway, but easily lost unless you are navigating by terrain association techniques. You will then pick it up from time time, recognizing that where you are...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 06-14-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 761
Posted By Wldrns
It can get pretty darn thick in there, tough to...

It can get pretty darn thick in there, tough to do in a day hike in and out.

The other way from the north is to drive toward the ALC gate, than take the trail to Natural Rock Dam where the Red...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 06-13-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 761
Posted By Wldrns
Ive been back by it a few times, most often ...

Ive been back by it a few times, most often from the North Lake bushwhack approach. It is a good and quite straightforward navigation exercise.
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 06-13-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 761
Posted By Wldrns
I had heard in the past that it had its own...

I had heard in the past that it had its own specific strain of trout. Was supposed to be good fishing back in the day. Don't know about now.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-12-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By Wldrns
or this: ...

or this:
https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/lean-to-plan.png
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-12-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By Wldrns
I thought there were actual plans available...

I thought there were actual plans available online if not directly from the DEC.
Try this:
http://www.tomstrong.org/bsa/adk.html
Forum: Current and Historical Affairs 06-05-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By Wldrns
Our Normandy tour guide took us to a small...

Our Normandy tour guide took us to a small village a couple of miles inland from the landing beaches, really just a collection of stone houses with a central church, Angoville-au-Plain. There was a...
Forum: Current and Historical Affairs 06-05-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By Wldrns
On a visit to my son stationed in Germany in the...

On a visit to my son stationed in Germany in the AF, he took me and his mom to Normandy where we had a private detailed tour of the beaches, battlegrounds, cemeteries and villages. We also toured...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-05-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,126
Posted By Wldrns
I worked with the NCNST for a time when planning...

I worked with the NCNST for a time when planning was approaching this area. Most on what was called "Rome North" as the most reasonable and safe way to get north of Rome. The trail starts way out in...
Forum: Trip Reports 06-05-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 555
Posted By Wldrns
Severe thread drift here, probably should...

Severe thread drift here, probably should continue this discussion in another topic, pardon me.

Where did you start from? I assume you were headed toward that small pond across the high ridge...
Forum: Trip Reports 06-04-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 555
Posted By Wldrns
When I began to self teach myself many years ago,...

When I began to self teach myself many years ago, I knew where I started from and could follow a bushwhack compass line to end up at my intended destination. But where I exactly was in between was...
Forum: Trip Reports 06-04-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 555
Posted By Wldrns
Making mistakes, and realizing that you have done...

Making mistakes, and realizing that you have done so coupled with quickly making appropriate correction measures are the meat of gaining the best experiences in improving your skill in the art and...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-04-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,043
Posted By Wldrns
One leanto at a time.... The fireplace looks...

One leanto at a time....
The fireplace looks like it is in need of a lot of help. Probably a bad roof too. The deacon seat and first log ends are pretty rough looking, promoting a lot of future...
Forum: Trip Reports 06-03-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 555
Posted By Wldrns
Drainages are great navigation features, but...

Drainages are great navigation features, but poorly observed/poorly mapped ones will do that to you. Neal experienced a good classic example of making a mistake and detecting it early.

When you...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-03-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,043
Posted By Wldrns
I don't know yet, typically it is roof...

I don't know yet, typically it is roof replacement, or bottom log and/or foundation replacement, or other minor to major work (such as required DEC deconstruction and movement/reconstruction >100'...
Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 06-03-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By Wldrns
I see it now. I was actually hoping it was an...

I see it now. I was actually hoping it was an image I have seen many times (but it would be later in the season) where a dragon fly tears apart and consumes a deer fly.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-03-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,043
Posted By Wldrns
The Lean2Rescue group is planning to work on the...

The Lean2Rescue group is planning to work on the Pillsbury Lake Leanto in the coming weeks. I am told we can drive as far as Sled Harbor or just a little more, then hike carrying equipment and...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-03-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,075
Posted By Wldrns
Got my door painted in the shed. Doors on both...

Got my door painted in the shed. Doors on both ends open and it was very windy, but the mosquitoes were not bothered by the wind at all. They preferred to bother me and to swim in paint.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-03-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,126
Posted By Wldrns
It is the loop road because technically it...

It is the loop road because technically it completely encircles North Lake from logging days. You can also access on the east side, but it is a bushwhack, not a driveable road and the southern end...
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