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Forum: Trip Reports 11-29-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Neil
I've heard it can get pretty rough. I bought...

I've heard it can get pretty rough.

I bought a lot of new gear last winter and it all got pretty torn up.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 11-29-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By Neil
Or, back-track a short distance on the trail then...

Or, back-track a short distance on the trail then head due west.

I went up and down Esther from the road in winter once. I left the road at about 2450 feet and aimed more or less south. I hit...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 11-27-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 679
Posted By Neil
Winter camping and winter peakbagging do not make...

Winter camping and winter peakbagging do not make good bed-fellows. Of course it can be done but you would have to scale back the peakbagging goals in order to accommodate the camping. It depends...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 11-13-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,194
Posted By Neil
Haha! You got me!

Haha! You got me!
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 11-13-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,194
Posted By Neil
He needs to have a talk with Eric Schlimmer!

He needs to have a talk with Eric Schlimmer!
Forum: Trip Reports 11-06-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,179
Posted By Neil
I think once you have a thin film of water under...

I think once you have a thin film of water under the gloves you cease producing it.
Forum: Trip Reports 11-06-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,179
Posted By Neil
I started using vapor barrier gloves (nitrile...

I started using vapor barrier gloves (nitrile mechanics gloves purchased by the box) last winter. I wear wool mitts inside eVent shell mitts and especially in cold weather the wool mitts would take...
Forum: Trip Reports 11-05-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 844
Posted By Neil
In winter I usually put boiling water into a...

In winter I usually put boiling water into a nalgene (at home at 4:30 am.) and slip the nalgene into a water bottle cozy. The cozy goes into a cooler for the 2h30 m ride to the trail head. If it's...
Forum: Trip Reports 11-02-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,179
Posted By Neil
I love conditions like that. Great TR!

I love conditions like that. Great TR!
Forum: Forum News and Discussion 10-31-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,152
Posted By Neil
I'll hafta go to the back room and give the...

I'll hafta go to the back room and give the server a swift kick. Usually does the job.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-18-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,762
Posted By Neil
I've been reading this rather unpleasant thread...

I've been reading this rather unpleasant thread and while it makes me uncomfortable and I see no value in it I don't see any reason to lock it (not that you suggested that).

I'm sure the OP is...
Forum: Trip Reports 10-16-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 773
Posted By Neil
Just to rub it in. D-West has 360 degree views.

Just to rub it in. D-West has 360 degree views.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-02-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,474
Posted By Neil
You grind it up into a powder and add it to your...

You grind it up into a powder and add it to your oatmeal one eighth of a teaspoon at a time.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-25-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,001
Posted By Neil
This is quite true. I only go down that trail if...

This is quite true. I only go down that trail if I'm going to do some other peak(s) such as Colden.
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 09-25-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,709
Posted By Neil
I was told using WAAS would reduce battery life....

I was told using WAAS would reduce battery life. As supposedly does using the electronic compass, recording a tracklog (especially with points very close together) and using the screen with "route...
Forum: "By the Fireside" 09-25-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,276
Posted By Neil
Done!

Done!
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-25-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By Neil
You might want to look into getting a Spot device...

You might want to look into getting a Spot device or a Garmin InReach.
Cell coverage is spotty anyway.
Forum: Trip Reports 09-24-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 729
Posted By Neil
We saw no evidence of a canister on East. Both...

We saw no evidence of a canister on East. Both when Glen and I did it in the fall and then for P-100 I pushed around through the mess to ensure I was indeed on the highest point. It was a mess and...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-24-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,765
Posted By Neil
The following was posted on our other forum...

The following was posted on our other forum yesterday. My takeaway is to never underestimate the power of the "osmotic suction" of the 46.
Forum: Trip Reports 09-24-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 729
Posted By Neil
With a name of Spencer Bigfoot, no surprise! ...

With a name of Spencer Bigfoot, no surprise!

Late last fall mastergrasshopper and I went due north up the east peak and hit some brutal blowdown/regrowth. Then last winter our group of 4...
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