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Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-13-2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,094
Posted By timberghost
Since Neil split this drift from/with my quote,...

Since Neil split this drift from/with my quote, does that place an onus on me to reply?

Neil, if you tell me where that hallucinogenic water source is, and how you can tell it apart without...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-11-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By timberghost
St Regis CA underwent a major campsite...

St Regis CA underwent a major campsite "restoration" project a few years ago. Many LTs and tent sites were relocated away from riparian (water edge) area further inland...

Lila could use some...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-23-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,187
Posted By timberghost
At least Joe is re-examining his narrative: ...

At least Joe is re-examining his narrative:

From original:
" I think we would have been better off paddling to the launch, driving to the 24-hour Walmart in Ticonderoga, buying a couple cheap...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-23-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,187
Posted By timberghost
A canoe has a considerably shallower draft than a...

A canoe has a considerably shallower draft than a 23' vessel with a 115 hp outboard... (even if there are any navigational markers on Putnam Pond, it's doubtful they would be visible on a stormy...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-23-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 817
Posted By timberghost
I'd imagine the legal question of someone walking...

I'd imagine the legal question of someone walking on the tracks during summer would have to be researched with state DEC and DOT. Travel corridor UMP might be a good starting point.

The tracks are...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-23-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,187
Posted By timberghost
Wasn't the author of the published (posted on a...

Wasn't the author of the published (posted on a blog and pushed out to ADK almanack), first person narrative (most of the writing is about the author and his experience) the subject of this "article"...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-19-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,187
Posted By timberghost
That exchange sound to me like Joe was unable to...

That exchange sound to me like Joe was unable to provide the address he was calling from... (which is needed to open an incident ticket in dispatch system)
Also, seems like Joe is unfamiliar with...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-19-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,187
Posted By timberghost
Not trying to argue with you, only want to point...

Not trying to argue with you, only want to point out a few caveats.

Joe and Bill deserve the credit for reporting the incident, no argument there.

How do we know that 911 dispatcher had problem...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-19-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,187
Posted By timberghost
For the record, I never insinuated that either...

For the record, I never insinuated that either Joe or Bill was drunk (at any point of their trip).

Joe himself writes:
"Our gear was strewn all over the floor of the lean-to, and we were sorting...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-19-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,187
Posted By timberghost
May I ask how "we" know that? Just because Joe...

May I ask how "we" know that?
Just because Joe the aircraft mechanic (according to his LinkedIn page) had a hero streak to run to Walmart for chainsaws and shovels and feels the response to be...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-16-2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,187
Posted By timberghost
Let me preface this by saying, I understand Joe's...

Let me preface this by saying, I understand Joe's frustration but I do not agree with his tactics (in publishing what he wrote) or his assessment of response.



Maybe, but the agency that gets...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-03-2018, 12:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,503
Posted By timberghost
There's rarely a soul at Negro lake (or any...

There's rarely a soul at Negro lake (or any number of others in the area) in the summer, plenty of deer flies though... (you might look like a bad case of chickenpox by the time you get there)
Forum: Gear Care & Maintenance 07-03-2018, 12:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 787
Posted By timberghost
MSR and their naming convention... LOL (they...

MSR and their naming convention... LOL (they couldn't possibly call it cold fuel cleaning tool - you're only supposed to use it on parts that have cooled down to ambient temp)

It's for cleaning...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-20-2018, 12:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,738
Posted By timberghost
I'd imagine that would depend on what "phone...

I'd imagine that would depend on what "phone number" is assigned to your spot/in-reach device.
A text to an international or toll area code would be charged as such...

Perhaps the person was...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-20-2018, 12:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,738
Posted By timberghost
The point of that security forum post was that...

The point of that security forum post was that even with all data, gps and location services supposedly OFF, the phone was updating the gps sat database.
If all those services were not running, the...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-18-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,738
Posted By timberghost
No, I do not. It was about a year ago, the...

No, I do not. It was about a year ago, the underworld post on which I saw the info is long gone.
I did follow the steps and was able to see same results, namely on a rooted android device deleting /...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-17-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,738
Posted By timberghost
I've personally seen a number of (esp. older)...

I've personally seen a number of (esp. older) "smart" phones that take at least 10 minutes to acquire gps signal and location fix from 'dead' cold start (no recent geo-sat table). In the same...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-17-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,738
Posted By timberghost
Sounds like a misunderstanding - not satellite,...

Sounds like a misunderstanding - not satellite, competing carrier.

If you have a CDMA (verizon / sprint) phone, which is capable of using GSM frequencies (global compatible), it will use GSM...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-13-2018, 12:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,289
Posted By timberghost
The following is not legal advise, Can they...

The following is not legal advise,

Can they be on the street or on the bus or in the mall (substitute any public venue) on their own?
If yes, then why can't they camp on their own?

The...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 05-31-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,537
Posted By timberghost
I'd have absolutely no problems with that,...

I'd have absolutely no problems with that, neighbours keeping livestock would surely protest loudly...



The deer won't disappear. The heard will be healthier (and smaller) as weak deer will get...
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