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Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-09-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 842
Posted By DSettahr
Sometimes, you just get lucky and you pick a spot...

Sometimes, you just get lucky and you pick a spot that is nothing but soft sand- and the hole just ends up looking perfect like that. :)

Other times, it takes 3 or 4 false starts before you're...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-09-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 842
Posted By DSettahr
Just a quick aside- outhouses are permitted in...

Just a quick aside- outhouses are permitted in Wilderness Areas, and the switch to the thunder boxes has very little to do with trying to make campsites more primitive in character. Logistically,...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-08-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 970
Posted By DSettahr
I agree with the other posters- it was likely...

I agree with the other posters- it was likely barred owls. They are quite common in the Pharaoh Lake region. I've heard (and even seen) them frequently throughout that area. They're also one of...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-20-2018, 12:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,640
Posted By DSettahr
I'd be a bit wary about taking a Subaru all the...

I'd be a bit wary about taking a Subaru all the way down to Cheney Pond. It's probably doable but you'll definitely want to go real slow- the road gets pretty rough.

I'll also second the...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-15-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,606
Posted By DSettahr
Conversely, on Columbus Day weekend, the...

Conversely, on Columbus Day weekend, the Cranberry Lake area will likely be moderately busy but in relative terms it will likely be a lot quieter than the High Peaks. Something to consider.

Also,...
Forum: Trip Reports 09-14-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 743
Posted By DSettahr
Well, it was either that or go back the long way...

Well, it was either that or go back the long way back around through Long and Rock Ponds. Plus, I'm pretty sure that by the time I figured out the water was waist deep I'd already gotten wet up to...
Forum: Trip Reports 09-14-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 743
Posted By DSettahr
That is a beautiful area. I was back there a...

That is a beautiful area. I was back there a couple of times in 2008 and 2009- haven't been back since.

I am glad to hear that the is a reroute around that epic flooding along the Kunjamuk. I...
Forum: Trip Reports 09-14-2018, 12:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 561
Posted By DSettahr
Yeah, Sand Lake looks enticingly remote on the...

Yeah, Sand Lake looks enticingly remote on the map, but it's actually more readily accessed from the southwest than by way of the Five Ponds. Accordingly, it also gets more use than many expect...
Forum: Northville Placid Trail 09-14-2018, 12:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 903
Posted By DSettahr
I've often thought that for all of the public...

I've often thought that for all of the public land in the Adirondacks, there really isn't a whole lot of long distance connectivity at least as far as foot trails are concerned (snowmobile trails...
Forum: Biking in the Adirondacks 09-14-2018, 12:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 664
Posted By DSettahr
No, that road is not open to bikes, even where...

No, that road is not open to bikes, even where the marked trail follows it. As far as the public rights are concerned, the trail is in a designated wilderness area. The fact that some private...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 08-22-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 935
Posted By DSettahr
Santanoni is nice. There's 8 designated tent...

Santanoni is nice. There's 8 designated tent sites near the Great Camp- 5 of them to the west and 3 of them to the east. The sites are fairly spread out, most of them are nice and even the worst...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 08-22-2018, 02:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,183
Posted By DSettahr
Even weekdays can see full lots at High Peaks...

Even weekdays can see full lots at High Peaks trailheads these days. August especially. A noon arrival may not guarantee you a park spot.

I'll second the recommendations for Catamount and Jay....
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 08-17-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,223
Posted By DSettahr
Gulf Brook Road is open to the interim access...

Gulf Brook Road is open to the interim access parking lot and gate. You'll have to park there and walk the remaining 3 miles to Boreas Ponds.

The road has seen substantial improvements in the...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 08-16-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,928
Posted By DSettahr
I suspect that a lot of people hear/read the name...

I suspect that a lot of people hear/read the name and also immediately think "mosquitoes." :)
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 08-15-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,928
Posted By DSettahr
According to the DEC website...

According to the DEC website (https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/9200.html), the trail is still closed between Lewey Lake and the Colvin Brook Lean-to. The website indicates that there is a combination...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 08-14-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,232
Posted By DSettahr
I don't remember the exact rationale that was...

I don't remember the exact rationale that was given (or if one was given at all). I also don't have immediate access to that edition of the guidebook to check- it was the edition with the...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 08-14-2018, 02:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,232
Posted By DSettahr
That's a warning that was carried over from an...

That's a warning that was carried over from an older edition of the ADK Guidebook that covered that area. The stretch of trail between Dorr Road and Pumpkin Hollow Road to the south is not well...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 08-12-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,065
Posted By DSettahr
I agree with Justin- if you're not driving into...

I agree with Justin- if you're not driving into Crane Pone, you'd be better off launching from near the Goose Pond trailhead and paddling across Alder Pond. From Alder Pond it is a rocky (but very...
Forum: Northville Placid Trail 08-08-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,033
Posted By DSettahr
I don't think I've ever checked for service at...

I don't think I've ever checked for service at Averyville Road, but in any case if you just start walking towards Lake Placid you'll get service soon enough.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 08-07-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 935
Posted By DSettahr
I assume you're bringing a canoe/kayak/etc. The...

I assume you're bringing a canoe/kayak/etc. The only campsite that is readily accessible by foot on the lake is the Henderson Lake lean-to. The lean-to site tends to be relatively popular; on an...
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