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Forum: Other Places 04-19-2018, 10:36 PM
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Posted By DSettahr
The more hiking I do in PA, the more I appreciate...

The more hiking I do in PA, the more I appreciate what the state has to offer. There's not a whole lot of truly remote places, but the opportunities for solitude are pretty good. Case in point- my...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 04-18-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By DSettahr
Have you done anything in the Blue Ridge...

Have you done anything in the Blue Ridge Wilderness? Stephens Pond, Cascade Pond, and Wilson Pond are all nice, have a lean-to each, and aren't a very far hike in. I'm not sure about parking with...
Forum: Food, Lodging, Parking, and Transportation 04-17-2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By DSettahr
There's a few (maybe 2-3? It's been a few years...

There's a few (maybe 2-3? It's been a few years since I walked back in there). I'm not sure that the pull off to access the sites (different than the pull off for the scenic views of the pond) is...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 04-16-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By DSettahr
Avoid BearVault- their models of canister are the...

Avoid BearVault- their models of canister are the ones that the bears figured out how to open. According to BearVault, there was at least one other bear in addition to Yellow-Yellow that learned how...
Forum: Other Places 04-15-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By DSettahr
Quebec Run Wild Area, Forbes State Forest, PA 1/27 - 1/28/18

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The last weekend of January brought with it unseasonably warm temperatures, that I was not about to pass up the opportunity...
Forum: Other Places 04-15-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 76
Posted By DSettahr
I carried all of it. As I recall, I carried...

I carried all of it. As I recall, I carried about 6 liters total, and used nearly all of it. I did sample some of the inland water, and it was pretty brackish.
Forum: Other Places 04-15-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 76
Posted By DSettahr
I wanted to check out a few other spots in the...

I wanted to check out a few other spots in the Everglades that afternoon before returning to Miami, so it didn't take me long to get packed up and head out back to the trailhead. The hike back went...
Forum: Other Places 04-15-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 76
Posted By DSettahr
Coastal Prairie Trail, Everglades National Park, 12/2 - 12/3/17

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During my time spent working in Florida, I was able to get out on two short backpacking trips. The first of these was the...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 04-15-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By DSettahr
Given your time frame, I'd go prepared for snow...

Given your time frame, I'd go prepared for snow and mud. The way things are shaping up this year, possibly more of the former and less of the later. You'll almost certainly need snowshoes if you do...
Forum: Food, Lodging, Parking, and Transportation 04-14-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By DSettahr
You're not going to find any place to camp "just...

You're not going to find any place to camp "just down the trail" on the way into Owen or Copperas Ponds- the trails climb steeply and there's dense undergrowth. Copperas isn't a far walk in, either,...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 04-11-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By DSettahr
I hiked it in 2010, so not super recently but...

I hiked it in 2010, so not super recently but more recently than your previous trip. At the time, the only spot where it got tricky in terms of route finding was between Calahan Brook and the...
Forum: Trip Reports 04-08-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 601
Posted By DSettahr
Pharaoh Lake looks calm and peaceful- the polar...

Pharaoh Lake looks calm and peaceful- the polar opposite of what it's often like in the summer. :) Funny enough, for all of the time I've spent camped out on Pharaoh Lake, I've never made it back...
Forum: Northville Placid Trail 03-30-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,907
Posted By DSettahr
Generally, yes, one can drive a 2WD car into the...

Generally, yes, one can drive a 2WD car into the Spruce Lake Trailhead during that time of year without any issues. Like DuctTape says, just go slow and watch for rocks, ruts, holes, etc. It's...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-27-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,354
Posted By DSettahr
This is pretty clearly just a meeting to solicit...

This is pretty clearly just a meeting to solicit public input for use in actually writing the UMP amendments. What the DEC is basically saying is "hey, we're about to write the UMP amendments for...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 03-27-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 800
Posted By DSettahr
As others have stated, mid-April is a bit of a...

As others have stated, mid-April is a bit of a gamble with regards to conditions. At best, even if you luck out and get snow-free conditions (which doesn't seem super likely this year), you're still...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 03-25-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 27,130
Posted By DSettahr
The DEC also added 4 new designated sites to the...

The DEC also added 4 new designated sites to the lake recently (3 in 2016 and 1 in 2017).

The 3 sites added in 2016 are all along the north end of the lake, along Split Rock Bay. These were...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-25-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,106
Posted By DSettahr
A bit late on this but I'll chime in- I'm...

A bit late on this but I'll chime in-

I'm not a fisherman myself, but my observations in interacting with many of them have lead me to conclude that the Pharaoh Lake WA is not great fishing in...
Forum: "By the Fireside" 03-25-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,197
Posted By DSettahr
You can definitely sort of start to see...

You can definitely sort of start to see definition with regards to where backcountry areas are located on the east coast based on the campsite locations. Funny enough, though, even though the...
Forum: "By the Fireside" 01-07-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,197
Posted By DSettahr
I don't doubt it. I'd hope to finish 2017 out...

I don't doubt it. I'd hope to finish 2017 out having stayed in all 6 lean-tos and all 15 designated tent sites on Pharaoh Lake itself, but alas- I'm still 4 tent sites short of that goal.



I...
Forum: Other Places 01-07-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 587
Posted By DSettahr
Side note: Anyone visiting this area should be...

Side note: Anyone visiting this area should be prepared to spend the next two weeks finding sand in various articles of footwear, clothing, and hiking gear. :)
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