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Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 02-02-2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 19,473
Posted By stripperguy
We have fishers at my daughters house here in...

We have fishers at my daughters house here in Colonie (near Albany, NY)
Our backyard is 30 acres or so adjoining Pine Bush Preserve lands.
Neighbors have lost over 30 hens to them in the course of...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 01-31-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 846
Posted By stripperguy
1. Stillwater is big, as are the waves on most...

1. Stillwater is big, as are the waves on most days. Plan an extra day in case you get windbound. Lots of cool stuff in the Five Ponds wilderness, but you said just one carry...
I've been a handful...
Forum: "By the Fireside" 01-12-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,683
Posted By stripperguy
How about a quick phone call to authorities...

How about a quick phone call to authorities before leaving the drop off?
That may not have prevented the leap, but at least shortened the time before a rescue
Forum: "By the Fireside" 01-09-2020, 10:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,683
Posted By stripperguy
That particular individual had a history of...

That particular individual had a history of mental health issues, and did admit to trying to harm himself, this was no accident.
A person with enough determination will do themselves in...

The...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 11-15-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 855
Posted By stripperguy
I have several pairs of traction aiding slip ons ...

I have several pairs of traction aiding slip ons left by some of my former tenants
They are like a mini rubber overshoe with many embedded metal spikes
Don’t know the brand names but they work...
Forum: Trip Reports 11-08-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,864
Posted By stripperguy
I was lucky to have this one last trip with...

I was lucky to have this one last trip with hickoryskier (Dave)

He was my paddling, skiing, biking, hiking, camping buddy for over 40 years. We worked together on and off for 35 of those years....
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 10-21-2019, 12:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,450
Posted By stripperguy
Tioga Point on Raquette lake is a state...

Tioga Point on Raquette lake is a state campground with many reservable lean tos
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-17-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,616
Posted By stripperguy
Condolences to Judi and family Keith helped me...

Condolences to Judi and family
Keith helped me out numerous times with his lifetime of experiences
Very sorry to hear this
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-16-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,170
Posted By stripperguy
My nephew was married and had the reception at...

My nephew was married and had the reception at the Whiteface Lodge in November 2015.
It was extremely well catered and presented...no idea what the budget was.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-07-2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,546
Posted By stripperguy
Exactly!! Many modern sailplanes have glide...

Exactly!! Many modern sailplanes have glide ratios around 45:1.
What's the distance from Marshall to the nearest landing zone? Placid airport is 10 miles, Lake Clear airport is 20 miles.
Dropping...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-07-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,546
Posted By stripperguy
I would hope that's an experienced, accomplished...

I would hope that's an experienced, accomplished pilot.
Unless they can find some upward moving thermals, those sailplanes lose elevation for every foot forward. Modern sailplanes have impressive...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 10-03-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 932
Posted By stripperguy
Rich, I have had that same cart for over 20...

Rich,
I have had that same cart for over 20 years, it performs great over rough ADK terrain.
I wheeled my solo into Cedar Lakes about 5 miles with it, no problems.
I have been recommending this...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-30-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,099
Posted By stripperguy
When in November? It might make a huge...

When in November? It might make a huge difference.
Here's a look at a paddle to Wolf Pond (Blue Ridge Rd, near the Boreas) in late November. Similar elevations, but LTL is farther north yet...Oh,...
Forum: Trip Reports 09-29-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,864
Posted By stripperguy
Zach That’s one Of his wee lassie II’s He...

Zach
That’s one
Of his wee lassie II’s
He intensely disliked the Osprey and sold it
Justin I’m sure that’s the same moose pics and probably the same moose
We were hoping to see him
Forum: Trip Reports 09-29-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,864
Posted By stripperguy
Too cool, J. The big group that had that visit...

Too cool, J.
The big group that had that visit on Wednesday they said...maybe the same moose?
Forum: Trip Reports 09-29-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,864
Posted By stripperguy
Haha I was bummed that I missed most of it but at...

Haha I was bummed that I missed most of it but at least Dave got to share it
Straight out of his camera no doctoring at all
Really fortunate timing
Forum: Trip Reports 09-28-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,864
Posted By stripperguy
A few more photos here: ...

A few more photos here:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Ecjx5c5K2JqFMc5i6

BTW, none are manipulated in any way
Forum: Trip Reports 09-28-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,864
Posted By stripperguy
Cedar River Flow quickie

Spent a couple days on the Flow, site #4, it's big and comfortable, but not as big as #3.
BTW, the online DEC map (PDF) is not accurate. Not counting the sites at the dam, there are 6 sites on the...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-25-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,000
Posted By stripperguy
Having seen the carry trail between LaBier Flow...

Having seen the carry trail between LaBier Flow and the dam, I would be inclined to skip the Flow and wheel the entire distance. It's an easy roll, or at least it was, before the road was "improved".
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-23-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,474
Posted By stripperguy
This is the view from Hitchins Ridge ...

This is the view from Hitchins Ridge
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