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Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-18-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 284
Posted By TCD
And Nye. And of course this thread would not...

And Nye.

And of course this thread would not be complete without mention of MacNaughton, which is right around 4000'.

What matters for the 46 is tradition, not GPS readings. The "list" is the...
Forum: Trip Reports 07-17-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 462
Posted By TCD
Justin I think you would win the contest off...

Justin I think you would win the contest off "Most qualified to be the next great Adirondack Hermit." Actually, I think that because of your wilderness skills and the extensive amount of time you...
Forum: Biking in the Adirondacks 07-06-2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 702
Posted By TCD
Where were you last year that didn't work? ...

Where were you last year that didn't work?

Obvious choices are the KOA, and the Wilmington Notch State campground...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-05-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By TCD
It's well documented and openly admitted to by...

It's well documented and openly admitted to by DEC that inadequate parking is used as a way to try to control usage. The DEC uses "carrying capacity" formulas to determine how many parking spaces...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-04-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By TCD
Yes, be careful in the parking areas, that DEC...

Yes, be careful in the parking areas, that DEC has deliberately made inadequate. I would hate to see an accident there.

On the mountain, enjoy the company of the other people happy to be there.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-27-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 38,356
Posted By TCD
I'd reiterate - be careful. Not paranoid, but...

I'd reiterate - be careful. Not paranoid, but careful.

Worth reading (not to become an expert, but to understand that some of these plants are hard to identify):
...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-27-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 845
Posted By TCD
No, you have to climb it from a trailhead. ...

No, you have to climb it from a trailhead.

Many people find themselves in this situation, where early on in their hiking in the High Peaks, they had not yet realized that they would want to climb...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-27-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 38,356
Posted By TCD
I follow this thread from a distance. I'm not...

I follow this thread from a distance. I'm not going to be getting into picking and eating stuff from the wild, except maybe blueberries (and I am careful to distinguish them from the similar looking...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-19-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 658
Posted By TCD
Sounds like a good trip! Yes, the shortest...

Sounds like a good trip!

Yes, the shortest approach to the Gothics "Cable Trail" is from the Garden.

I don't know if you are planning this for a weekday or a weekend day. Be aware that...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-19-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 658
Posted By TCD
Of course (like a broken record) I will strongly...

Of course (like a broken record) I will strongly recommend getting the ADK High Peaks guidebook and map, which answers all these questions, rather than only relying on on-line descriptions.

This...
Forum: Trip Reports 06-16-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,932
Posted By TCD
While we're on deer flies, I was over in North...

While we're on deer flies, I was over in North Hudson this morning. Deer flies were egregious! Imagine that swarm of black flies that everyone complains about, except instead of black flies, they...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-15-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By TCD
Moxham and Peaked are good choices. Both...

Moxham and Peaked are good choices. Both moderate with great views.

Other peaks:
Crane - very nice, a little longer and harder
Gore - OK, but quite a bit longer and harder
Google the...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-05-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 781
Posted By TCD
If you are wanting to see waterfalls, don't...

If you are wanting to see waterfalls, don't forget all the roadside falls that you can fit in if you have an hour to spend. Also, the falls in the Ausable Club area. (I know waterfalls is a bit of...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-01-2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 781
Posted By TCD
Yeah I agree. Woods road type walking. It's...

Yeah I agree. Woods road type walking. It's easy, certainly. And there are a coupe places like Barn Rock that are neat. But the only excitement in there is the rock climbing and the mountain...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-29-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 16,689
Posted By TCD
Montcalm speaks the truth.

Montcalm speaks the truth.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-25-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,095
Posted By TCD
Climbing at Sharp Bridge 5/23. Flies were out...

Climbing at Sharp Bridge 5/23. Flies were out and biting. No problem if walking, but standing still they'd find you quickly.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-20-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 16,689
Posted By TCD
Sadly, this is true, but I don't blame just the...

Sadly, this is true, but I don't blame just the DEC. This comes from the top of State Government. It's great to bask in the limelight over all these huge new land purchases. But it's harder to...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 05-18-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 509
Posted By TCD
Nice! I'm glad you enjoyed that trail - it's a...

Nice! I'm glad you enjoyed that trail - it's a beauty.

The DEC guidance is very general, and largely mindless. Trail conditions are very specific from one trail to the next, depending on...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 05-16-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,051
Posted By TCD
Very hard to predict the flies. I was out...

Very hard to predict the flies. I was out bushwhacking today on Mt. Van Hoevenberg, and there were zero bugs in the air. I have been told that they are coming out now at Crane Mountain in the...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-09-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 816
Posted By TCD
Thanks for the info, Tony. Of course this is a...

Thanks for the info, Tony. Of course this is a lightly used trail, but it has great historical significance.

I support the rights of private landowners. So as much as I am unhappy about this...
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