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Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks Yesterday, 10:46 AM
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Posted By JohnnyVirgil
In the original version of his story, even that...

In the original version of his story, even that was a last-minute afterthought done practically at the trailhead.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks Yesterday, 10:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 493
Posted By JohnnyVirgil
I wasn't quoting him, I was just making a joke....

I wasn't quoting him, I was just making a joke. It seemed to pair well with roasted salamander. :)
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks Yesterday, 09:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 493
Posted By JohnnyVirgil
Lecco's journal, day 1: Not sure which way to go...

Lecco's journal, day 1: Not sure which way to go on this river. Down to half a liter of water. There's no other choice. I'll have to start drinking my own urine.

This version seems to inject a...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 11-12-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By JohnnyVirgil
The article is from 2002. I wonder if 16 years is...

The article is from 2002. I wonder if 16 years is enough to see if the prediction was true.
Forum: Trip Reports 11-11-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By JohnnyVirgil
thanks for posting the link to the photos! Nice. ...

thanks for posting the link to the photos! Nice.

I had one pretty interesting thing happen with Gaia -- It completely reversed direction. I'm not sure if it was due to the internal compass on the...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 11-11-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,708
Posted By JohnnyVirgil
How'd you make out? The wind was pretty fierce....

How'd you make out? The wind was pretty fierce. I took Schultzz's advice and stayed inside by the wood stove with a bit of bourbon. :)
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 11-09-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,708
Posted By JohnnyVirgil
There it is! I can see it now. There's always...

There it is! I can see it now. There's always that moment the night before when you're thinking, "Should I save some of this wood for the morning?" I usually cave and burn it all.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 11-09-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,708
Posted By JohnnyVirgil
Should we all breathe a sigh of relief and be...

Should we all breathe a sigh of relief and be glad the picture doesn't show up?
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 11-08-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,708
Posted By JohnnyVirgil
I think my favorite winter lean-to trip was at...

I think my favorite winter lean-to trip was at the forked lake lean to, one early februrary probably ten years ago. Woke up at dawn to lightly falling snow, and before I moved, I got to see a...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 11-08-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,708
Posted By JohnnyVirgil
Awesome shot! Same trip?

Awesome shot! Same trip?
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 11-07-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,708
Posted By JohnnyVirgil
No wind makes the difference for me, I think. ...

No wind makes the difference for me, I think. I've been more comfortable at -10 than 25 if there's no wind. Wind chill can suck the life right out of you. I do like the feeling of being impervious...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 11-07-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,708
Posted By JohnnyVirgil
Looks awesome.

Looks awesome.
Forum: Trip Reports 11-06-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 796
Posted By JohnnyVirgil
It runs down your arms and exits at the elbow. :)

It runs down your arms and exits at the elbow. :)
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 11-06-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,040
Posted By JohnnyVirgil
thanks for the detail, and for the links. That...

thanks for the detail, and for the links. That Jarbidge might be a good candidate for something I was contemplating making from this link: http://www.leiavoia.net/pages/hammock/levquilt.html

The...
Forum: Trip Reports 11-06-2018, 05:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 796
Posted By JohnnyVirgil
What writings?

What writings?
Forum: Trip Reports 11-05-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 841
Posted By JohnnyVirgil
The details are on their main page: ...

The details are on their main page:

http://www.lean2rescue.org
Forum: Trip Reports 11-05-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 841
Posted By JohnnyVirgil
There really is no shortage of downed wood there,...

There really is no shortage of downed wood there, so it's nothing but sheer laziness. There are quite a few large dead trees near the LT, but none of them have any branches, so the wind probably...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 11-05-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,040
Posted By JohnnyVirgil
How does the synthetic pack down? Iím trying to...

How does the synthetic pack down? Iím trying to save weight by switching from my pad, tent and bag, but it always seems so close that the expense isnít worth it.
Forum: Trip Reports 11-04-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 841
Posted By JohnnyVirgil
Yeah, it's a beautiful area. I really need to get...

Yeah, it's a beautiful area. I really need to get out there more. It's actually closer to me than some of the places I usually go if I head out over lake desolation road.

They were definitely...
Forum: Trip Reports 11-03-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 841
Posted By JohnnyVirgil
Yeah it was funny - the weather report for inlet...

Yeah it was funny - the weather report for inlet wasnít too bad. It was a whole different weather system when we got out there. It was ok if you were moving but it got cold fast when you stopped....
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