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Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 04-16-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 820
Posted By Dave Bourque
To be totally prepared for any conditions I would...

To be totally prepared for any conditions I would recommend bringing the spikes. As TCD mentioned, they are small and light. If you don't need them that's fine. If you do need them and you don't...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 04-16-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Posted By Dave Bourque
From the NYSDEC website; Winter Conditions in...

From the NYSDEC website;
Winter Conditions in the High Peaks: While spring may have arrived on the calendar, winter conditions remain present across the High Peaks Region.
Snow Depths: Snow depths...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 04-16-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By Dave Bourque
Thanks everyone.

Thanks everyone.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 04-15-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By Dave Bourque
Question Dacy Clearing

Does anyone know if the road from Hogtown to Dacy Clearing is open and drivable? And has this dirt road hardened enough so driving on it won't create ruts?

Thanks
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 04-12-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 627
Posted By Dave Bourque
Newsweek Article

Interesting article in Newsweek about the Adirondacks.

https://www.newsweek.com/trails-adirondacks-1389633
Forum: Adirondack Firetowers 04-12-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,172
Posted By Dave Bourque
Lyme Timber leases the land to a Hunting Club so...

Lyme Timber leases the land to a Hunting Club so any negotiations will have to involve them also. Expect the Hunting Club to request the trail be closed during hunting season. Hopefully everyone...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 04-05-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,355
Posted By Dave Bourque
From the NYSDEC website; Garden Trailhead...

From the NYSDEC website;

Garden Trailhead Parking Lot Closed Spring and Summer 2019
The parking lot at the Garden Trailhead - one of the main access points to the eastern High Peaks Wilderness -...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 03-27-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,355
Posted By Dave Bourque
Agreed. For me, this is a perfect excuse to...

Agreed. For me, this is a perfect excuse to visit other areas. I will avoid this trailhead this summer. Everyone should note that this will also put more pressure on the Ausable Club (AMR)...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 03-27-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,355
Posted By Dave Bourque
Garden Parking

This will complicate things this summer. 7pm last call on the shuttle is a bit early during the summer season. They mention that even pedestrians are not allowed access. I wonder what's going to...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-20-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,147
Posted By Dave Bourque
Another example of what the NYSDEC Rangers have...

Another example of what the NYSDEC Rangers have to deal with;

Town of Keene
Essex County
Wilderness Search: On March 16 at 3:25 p.m., DEC's Ray Brook Dispatch received a transferred call from...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-16-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 301
Posted By Dave Bourque
Moxham Mountain

Great news. The south face of Moxham Mountain has purchased by the Adirondack Land Trust with the goal of transferring it to the Forest Preserve. Plans include a new trail and opening the cliffs to...
Forum: Adirondack Firetowers 03-08-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,898
Posted By Dave Bourque
A very long drive from NJ!! Here are a few more...

A very long drive from NJ!! Here are a few more NYS hiking challenges;
-Fulton Chain Trifecta
-Chester Challenge
-Moriah Challenge
-Tupper Lake Triad
-Lake George 12ster
-Lake Placid 9'er...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 03-08-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,410
Posted By Dave Bourque
Old Allen Approach / New Allen Approach

Dating myself, I can confirm that the route mentioned by DSettahr was the established route to Allen in the 1970's. When I first climbed Allen in 1977 we stayed at the now removed Twin Brook...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 03-08-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,822
Posted By Dave Bourque
Update. The Adirondack Land Trust has purchased...

Update. The Adirondack Land Trust has purchased nearby property. It's called Four Peaks. There is a much longer thread on the High Peaks Forum. The links and the story are below;
...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-08-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 676
Posted By Dave Bourque
You can never count on Johns Brook being...

You can never count on Johns Brook being completely frozen over but you should be able to find a place to rock hop across.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 03-08-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 924
Posted By Dave Bourque
JFiske, the one thing you didn't share was your...

JFiske, the one thing you didn't share was your experience and fitness levels. If you are both experienced and have the proper equipment, these hikes can be a pleasure. But, as DSettahr points...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-26-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By Dave Bourque
When I did the 9 Carries in the St. Regis...

When I did the 9 Carries in the St. Regis Wilderness Canoe Area I recall seeing a private lean-to. It might have been on Little Long Pond. I have also stumbled on some elaborate hunting camps over...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 02-24-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,147
Posted By Dave Bourque
I receive and review the weekly SAR report from...

I receive and review the weekly SAR report from NYSDEC. Yes, it is true that many rescues involve people who have over estimated their abilities and/or under estimated the effort needed to...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-22-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 40,424
Posted By Dave Bourque
This is a follow-up to my original post. I have...

This is a follow-up to my original post. I have additional information about the Mill Brook approach. My spelling of the Culverfields is correct. In the late 1800's the Culver family had a...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-26-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 31,750
Posted By Dave Bourque
A map can be found here; ...

A map can be found here;
https://apa.ny.gov/Mailing/2018/02/S...ernative2B.pdf
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