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Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 12-04-2017, 10:13 AM
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Posted By tenderfoot
cpoit, I recently became aware that my...

cpoit,

I recently became aware that my micro-spikes, Hillsound Freesteps (https://www.hillsound.com/products/freesteps6-traction-device), have smaller spikes than others. The Freesteps have...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 11-21-2017, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By tenderfoot
This is great feedback. We camped Gil Brook when...

This is great feedback. We camped Gil Brook when we did Blake & Colvin last time up. Were looking forward to treading familiar ground, but the idea of doing the full circuit under full pack, while...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 11-20-2017, 05:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By tenderfoot
Bear Den hammocking

Trying to pop up end of this week. Thinking of Dial & Nippletop.

Initial plan was to hike in AMR Lake Road, camp at Gil Brook and then full-pack over [groan] Elk Pass and work our way down the...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 11-14-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By tenderfoot
Thanks for letting us know. Sounds like you...

Thanks for letting us know. Sounds like you reached your objective: enjoy the outdoors.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 11-02-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 372
Posted By tenderfoot
Uber shuttle?

Used Uber for first 2 times on vacation in Orlando FL. Great experience.

So if I go to uberfarefinder.com and put in New Russia and Keene Valley as pick up/drop off locations Uber says there is...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-30-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By tenderfoot
Our last jaunt was hike into Gill Brook Campsite...

Our last jaunt was hike into Gill Brook Campsite off of Lake road and did Colvin and Blake. Dial & Nippletop available as well. And of course the range across the road - Basin & Saddleback. Gothics,...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-25-2017, 04:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By tenderfoot
Accumulating gear is one of my favorite parts. I...

Accumulating gear is one of my favorite parts. I get one new item each trip and alternate between big ticket items and small ticket items. We are six hours away so only get up 3-4 times a year (have...
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 10-20-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,242
Posted By tenderfoot
TB - I just jumped from iPhone to Android, A Moto...

TB - I just jumped from iPhone to Android, A Moto X Play as well. I remember you used Alpinquest, will have to check out Locus Map. I love your cartographical contributions!
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-17-2017, 05:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,576
Posted By tenderfoot
Ok, so we should organize a 'challenge' or...

Ok, so we should organize a 'challenge' or competition to carry in raw materials for trail improvement/preservation...

http://upl.stack.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/log_to_water-654x436.jpg
Forum: Northville Placid Trail 10-17-2017, 04:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 908
Posted By tenderfoot
I intend to go in at the Averyville lane trail...

I intend to go in at the Averyville lane trail head and hike in the 6 miles to the first tent site.

So are you saying for the 5 day trip your intent is to hike in 6 miles to 1st tent site. set...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-03-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By tenderfoot
With parking an issue the Giant North trail...

With parking an issue the Giant North trail certainly is attractive. Does anyone know if Giant Lean To has a privy? Depending on moonlight that might be a motivator.



Is that the Casey Brook...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-02-2017, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By tenderfoot
"It still would be a fair distance from the...

"It still would be a fair distance from the trailhead"

Yes - caltopo says 4.8 miles. I would feel bad starting something so late that I may not finish and intrude upon their land. It has some ups...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-02-2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By tenderfoot
Thank you for the better tool. CalTopo was...

Thank you for the better tool.

CalTopo was showing here (https://caltopo.com/map.html#ll=44.14172,-73.81676&z=15&b=mbt)that both trails were below 3500'. I'd prefer to use the map that AMR uses...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-02-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By tenderfoot
cascade brook on Sawteeth?

Planning Columbus Day trip. Can't get into High Peaks are until around 5pm Fri evening. These options are not exactly in preference.

Option A: drive down 73 and if a spot presents itself hike into...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-26-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 11,344
Posted By tenderfoot
Right - that is what we do now. So far so good....

Right - that is what we do now. So far so good. And we do collect trash and such, now will do same with tired looking flags
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-26-2017, 04:47 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 11,344
Posted By tenderfoot
hmm. I do not mark trails but have thought about...

hmm. I do not mark trails but have thought about flagging a spot to mark where on a particular trail we veer off 150' to make camp in an undesignated spot. Figured it would be helpful if returning at...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-26-2017, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 693
Posted By tenderfoot
This is our camp near John's Brook Lodge last...

This is our camp near John's Brook Lodge last April when we did Gothics, Armstrong & Upper Wolfjaw. Not our coldest time hammock camping.

https://www.geneseo.edu/~haley/adk/gauwj/jbl_camp800.jpg...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-26-2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 693
Posted By tenderfoot
The High Peaks Information Center at the Loj also...

The High Peaks Information Center at the Loj also rents canisters.

We hammock camp ADK four seasons. Did you have any 'under insulation'? Some people use a mat inside the hammock. We use 3/4...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-22-2017, 08:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,667
Posted By tenderfoot
I'd like to again thank everyone that chipped in...

I'd like to again thank everyone that chipped in with this. In a nut shell I see as mentioned the idea violates the kiss system. Redundant, complicated, pandering to those that do not use basic tools...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-21-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,667
Posted By tenderfoot
The DEC does not check those books automatically....

The DEC does not check those books automatically.

Bingo. They do not have the resources. The online register would be a shadow register that checks itself and alerts - after first attempting to...
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