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Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-10-2016, 03:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,493
Posted By VTskier
Looks very much like a friend's Mad River Lady...

Looks very much like a friend's Mad River Lady Slipper. I don't remember his having the extra foam, but the shape & dimensions are very close.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-23-2016, 12:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,648
Posted By VTskier
The other requirement to be aware of if camping...

The other requirement to be aware of if camping in the High Peaks is the need for bear canisters. You will be required to have enough bear canisters to store all the food for your group. So that...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-21-2016, 02:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,643
Posted By VTskier
No doubt their previous owners were carried off...

No doubt their previous owners were carried off by BF's, leaving only the net behind!
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 02-05-2016, 01:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,151
Posted By VTskier
I believe they are still open and have not yet...

I believe they are still open and have not yet found a buyer. They also seemed like a place that doesn't answer a phone :-) given that the place was just stacked with shoes. There is a shoe...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 02-05-2016, 08:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,151
Posted By VTskier
Years ago the sole on my Merrill 3 pin leather...

Years ago the sole on my Merrill 3 pin leather boot started to crack by the 3 holes. There was on internal metal plate to reinforce this area and I guess it was a known issue that over time the sole...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-26-2016, 11:16 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,179
Posted By VTskier
Seems you desire for isolation is directly...

Seems you desire for isolation is directly opposite your list of other requirements! Also, from your questions, one wonders if you have ever been to the Adk? How much time have you spent there? ...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-30-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,193
Posted By VTskier
Paul, the Maine huts are much more like a...

Paul,

the Maine huts are much more like a drive up lodge. You get get Breakfast and dinner cooked for you and a lunch to take with you. Hot showers, and a fully heated building. You can also...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-29-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,193
Posted By VTskier
Another option is in northern Maine, ...

Another option is in northern Maine,

http://www.mainehuts.org

I mtn biked between a couple of the huts last Sept. Great fun and the lodges are beautiful. Great food, nice, warm lodging. The...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 10-07-2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,635
Posted By VTskier
we have j-racks for the kayaks, and when my wife...

we have j-racks for the kayaks, and when my wife goes alone she just brings a step stool. The one we use is a rectangle, about 10 inches wide and 24 inches long. Nice and stable. She just lifts the...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-20-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,165
Posted By VTskier
The trail from Long Pond, to the Mountain Pond,...

The trail from Long Pond, to the Mountain Pond, and beyond to the summit of the mountain are all well mark, with the trail broken out and packed. You will have no issues following the trail.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-13-2010, 10:36 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 27,027
Posted By VTskier
I was looking over the results posted on Mac's...

I was looking over the results posted on Mac's WEB site and boy, there were a lot of DNF on day one! Many in the more experienced classes. Must have been some big wind out there. The attrition rate...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-09-2009, 09:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,464
Posted By VTskier
As noted there are a number of drive-in sites...

As noted there are a number of drive-in sites along Floodwood Rd. However, ever time I'm driven that road, weekday or weekend, the sites have all been taken. So I'd have a backup plan.

You could...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 02-16-2009, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,354
Posted By VTskier
Well, I moved from NJ twenty years ago, but a...

Well, I moved from NJ twenty years ago, but a favorite trip of mine used the D&R Canal and the Millstone River. I'd put in on the canal and paddle up the canal, portage over to the river and paddle...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 01-27-2009, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,702
Posted By VTskier
I always carry a spare paddle, whether solo or...

I always carry a spare paddle, whether solo or tandem. If I'm solo, I tend to use straight shaft beavertail paddle and carry a carbon, bent shaft paddle (very light). Tandem, we carry a cheap...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 01-07-2009, 01:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,428
Posted By VTskier
I was one of those that stayed in motels/hotels....

I was one of those that stayed in motels/hotels. Nothing like a hot shower and a good nights sleep to help with the sore muscles.

Sorry to hear about the lack of transportation. That really puts...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 01-05-2009, 01:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,428
Posted By VTskier
I've done the Classic 3 times in a tandem. Great...

I've done the Classic 3 times in a tandem. Great fun and a very well run race. Its amazing to see the real "race" canoes fly by or get passed by someone running the portages with their canoe on...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-16-2008, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,265
Posted By VTskier
I was there a week ago and nothing was changing....

I was there a week ago and nothing was changing. Perhaps by now, with the cooler nights that way be a couple trees that are changing. I'm in Vermont, and there's nothing to speak of for color...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-09-2008, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,340
Posted By VTskier
John, The ottertail I just purchased from...

John,


The ottertail I just purchased from Shaw and Tenney is also in cherry, beautiful wood. Matches cherry decks, seat, and thwartes in my Merlin. The Merlin is a great design, tracks very well...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-08-2008, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,340
Posted By VTskier
Trip to Long Pond

Headed up to Long Pond on Thursday afternoon, stopping first in Saranac Lake to pick up a copy of the new Adk Paddlers Guide from St Regis Outfitters. My luck, Dave was in the shop, so I got him to...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-31-2008, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,764
Posted By VTskier
There's not much solid ground that's accessible...

There's not much solid ground that's accessible from Dead Creek (High banks on one side, mat=rsh on the other). There is one spot, if I remember from a few years ago, where a dam was/is. That area...
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