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Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 10-09-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,294
Posted By Wldrns
Shortly after the July 1995 derecho blowdown in...

Shortly after the July 1995 derecho blowdown in the Five Ponds Wilderness, the 3 mile carry trail from Lows to the Oswegatchie was cut out from thousands of downed logs. Unfortunately it was cut far...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 10-08-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,294
Posted By Wldrns
Tightening at the yolk is sure to crack an egg.:D

Tightening at the yolk is sure to crack an egg.:D
Forum: "By the Fireside" 10-06-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 354
Posted By Wldrns
Two weeks ago Lean2Rescue added a brand new...

Two weeks ago Lean2Rescue added a brand new leanto to campsite #27 on Indian Lake. There are three more such leanto kits to be erected on the lake. Site #51 is next at some future date.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 10-04-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,294
Posted By Wldrns
I bet you used the at least 2 or 3-inch wide HF...

I bet you used the at least 2 or 3-inch wide HF webbing straps (yellow), not the 1-inch weak orange stuff. Ratcheting straps to tow a car is a far different application than holding a canoe on a...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 10-04-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,294
Posted By Wldrns
yes, I am worried about cracking and unnecessary...

yes, I am worried about cracking and unnecessary tightening with ratchets. I have heard minor cracking even when I tighten cams more than I should. I don't want to take the risk with ratchets on...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 10-03-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,294
Posted By Wldrns
I would never use ratchet straps on my good...

I would never use ratchet straps on my good canoes. Two NRS cam straps have always been sufficient to hold my canoes whether on my vehicle roof top or when portaging on wheels. If anyone wants to...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 10-02-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,294
Posted By Wldrns
I center the cart on the canoe. One strap buclkle...

I center the cart on the canoe. One strap buclkle is attached close to the wheel on each side, long straps attached opposite. During races, one person on each side attaches straps with one wrap going...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 10-02-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,294
Posted By Wldrns
what I like best about the Canadian Walker is it...

what I like best about the Canadian Walker is it has no through axle from wheel to wheel. That allows me to portage over ground with high rocks, roots, and stumps without hitting them and getting...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 10-02-2019, 01:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By Wldrns
I have two of them, both still in good shape, but...

I have two of them, both still in good shape, but would not give up either one. Wish I had bought another while they were still available. Eric knudsen sold them in the 1980's. When carrying a...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-24-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 485
Posted By Wldrns
When I use DEC flagging during SAR incidents, I...

When I use DEC flagging during SAR incidents, I write my name, my crew number, sweep number, time, and date on each flag. Each crew boss is instructed to do the same. Earlier in the day, rangers...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-23-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 485
Posted By Wldrns
I can assure you, the DEC did not. I removed a...

I can assure you, the DEC did not. I removed a pile of them in June. There are certain locations to be specially protected in and near that area.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-23-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 485
Posted By Wldrns
Note, by agreement between the BSA and the DEC,...

Note, by agreement between the BSA and the DEC, Boones Landing and Moose Bay, and the eastern islands (Pole, Frying Pan, Scout) are reserved for BSA use only during June-August. Gooseneck is always...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-23-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 485
Posted By Wldrns
Any such flagged trail is very unofficial and...

Any such flagged trail is very unofficial and nonconforming. For a time certain BSA leaders were placing flags but they have been told to stop. Whenever I go up there, which is at least once a year,...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-02-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By Wldrns
Very true. Some the best learning experience at...

Very true. Some the best learning experience at the end of the week's training was a couple of role playing scenarios, set up in the channel without students present. I had a situation where we had...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-01-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By Wldrns
Right, at the old county airport, transformed to...

Right, at the old county airport, transformed to a $45M training facility, mostly for law enforcement and first responder types. There are many courses taught there, including active shooter and...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-01-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By Wldrns
Swiftwater/flood rescue

What a ride I had this past week. As a NYS SAR first responder volunteer, I have unbelievable opportunities open to me. A self declared expert at map and compass land navigation, four years ago I was...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-01-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,361
Posted By Wldrns
There's an old logging road/trail coming into Big...

There's an old logging road/trail coming into Big Otter from the west in Lewis County that frequently sees illegal ATV use, and the damage is quite evident as they veer off to their newly created...
Forum: Trip Reports 08-26-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 985
Posted By Wldrns
I was in there a few years ago, via the Wilson...

I was in there a few years ago, via the Wilson Ridge trail off the MRP road. it wasn't difficult to find as I recall. The old private cabin on the north shore was still existing, but rather trashed....
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 08-25-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By Wldrns
Lots of choices, particularly if you can get to...

Lots of choices, particularly if you can get to the southwestern Adirondacks.
The Black River Wild Forest comes to mind. Hike to Gull Lake and/or Chub Pond. Many other choices too. See:...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-24-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 906
Posted By Wldrns
Stillwater Reservoir. ...

Stillwater Reservoir.
https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/34382.html

Lots of designated campsites, many with sand beach access. Easy access by trail or bushwhack to the Five Ponds and Pepperbox...
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