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Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-14-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,056
Posted By Trail Boss
I think you meant to say "nitrile". Make...

I think you meant to say "nitrile".

Make sure they're not snug else they can constrict blood-flow.

I've used food-service gloves as vapor-barriers. They're made of polyethylene and are...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 12-03-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By Trail Boss
Thank you! Fascinating! A whole lot of activity...

Thank you! Fascinating! A whole lot of activity packed into a small area!
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 11-29-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By Trail Boss
You might want to plot a course that avoids the...

You might want to plot a course that avoids the cliffy parts.

https://caltopo.com/map.html#ll=44.38838,-73.88873&z=16&b=sat&a=c%2Cmba%2Csf

330 (True) to Esther's northern sub-summit then 310...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 11-14-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,377
Posted By Trail Boss
Haha! Good one! Both a poster-child for...

Haha! Good one! Both a poster-child for obliviousness and candidate for the Darwin Award.

I honestly try to be generous and understanding, given that I've made my fair share of newbie errors in...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 11-14-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,377
Posted By Trail Boss
@Justin This particular rescue incident...

@Justin

This particular rescue incident stood out for me. It was caused by obvious incompetence and the rescue involved a non-trivial expenditure of time and effort. Basically, ten thousand...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 11-12-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,377
Posted By Trail Boss
JEEBUS, not Lecco Morris again! What a shameless...

JEEBUS, not Lecco Morris again! What a shameless self-promoter of utter incompetence!

Long story short, the guy got "lost" 150 yards off trail, less than a mile from the highway, and a few hundred...
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 11-06-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,931
Posted By Trail Boss
@ndoggac Many thanks for the detailed...

@ndoggac

Many thanks for the detailed response! I must admit I'm still digesting the material because it exceeds my current grasp of the subject matter .. but I'm learning fast!

FWIW, Locus...
Forum: Trip Reports 11-04-2018, 11:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 907
Posted By Trail Boss
Tip: Never leave water in the hose. Always purge...

Tip: Never leave water in the hose. Always purge it after use.

After taking a sip, either:


Raise the hose above your head and pinch/open the bite-valve to let the water drain back into the...
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 10-13-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,931
Posted By Trail Boss
@ndoggnac If RTK base stations need to be no...

@ndoggnac

If RTK base stations need to be no more than 20-30 km away for proper operation, is there a similar max distance for WAAS base stations?

In other words, if there's no WAAS base...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-13-2018, 02:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,299
Posted By Trail Boss
Using BRouter, I created a loop-route that's 22.2...

Using BRouter, I created a loop-route that's 22.2 miles long with 7400+ feet ascent...
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 09-25-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,931
Posted By Trail Boss
Re: WAAS...

Re: WAAS (https://www8.garmin.com/aboutGPS/waas.html)

I have no idea if there are any ground-based stations within range of the High Peaks for it to make a difference.


My phone receives both...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-25-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 611
Posted By Trail Boss
Be advised that you'll only get GSM service, from...

Be advised that you'll only get GSM service, from AT&T, in the Lake Placid area. Practically speaking, it means you'll get (spotty) coverage from the summits of peaks (line-of-sight with Lake...
Forum: Trip Reports 09-24-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,695
Posted By Trail Boss
PEBKAC? Glad to see you cleared up the...

PEBKAC?



Glad to see you cleared up the permissions problem. Gorgeous sunset shots!


For future reference, just make sure the photos you upload to the cloud (Imgur, Google Drive, Flickr,...
Forum: Trip Reports 09-24-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,695
Posted By Trail Boss
I don't see the images either. The images...

I don't see the images either.

The images are posted on Google Drive. I think the URLs may be failing (i.e. images are not displaying) because they ask for authentication.

If I try to view this...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-15-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,474
Posted By Trail Boss
Wow! This thread has strayed deeper into the...

Wow! This thread has strayed deeper into the weeds than the "Missing hiker" thread!
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-06-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,474
Posted By Trail Boss
That's an existing regulation. 190.13.d.4 ...

That's an existing regulation. 190.13.d.4
(https://govt.westlaw.com/nycrr/Document/I21eeaefec22211ddb7c8fb397c5bd26b?viewType=FullTex&transitionType=Default&contextData=(sc.Default))


It was...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-06-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,114
Posted By Trail Boss
Yes. You can delete your own posts. If your...

Yes.

You can delete your own posts. If your post is the first one in a thread, deleting it will erase the entire thread.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 08-31-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,191
Posted By Trail Boss
In a recent study, 9 out 10 bears preferred...

In a recent study, 9 out 10 bears preferred Ursack over all other chew-toys.


"I like it because it's soft on the outside and crunchy on the inside!" - Eartag J096X6

"I especially like when...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 08-23-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,978
Posted By Trail Boss
What was used to record the track? If it was...

What was used to record the track?

If it was a consumer-level GPS, honestly, I'm uninterested because its vertical accuracy is well-known to be poorer than its horizontal accuracy. I have my own...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 08-06-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,978
Posted By Trail Boss
40 feet? Can you share your reference for this...

40 feet? Can you share your reference for this claim?


I have correspondence with the individual who measured it with commercial-grade equipment (see HearTheFootSteps post above) and the summit...
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