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Forum: General Adirondack Discussion Today, 01:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,671
Posted By DSettahr
This has been my go to method for overnight...

This has been my go to method for overnight lodging on road trips for a while. Plan my nightly stops around National Forest land, find a trailhead or logging road, park the car, and walk roughly...
Forum: Trip Reports Today, 01:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 276
Posted By DSettahr
Nice photos. The "back stretch" of the Pharaoh...

Nice photos. The "back stretch" of the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness (Rock and Clear Ponds, and Grizzle Ocean) tends to be a lot quieter than the western ponds- especially compared to Pharaoh and Crane. ...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-16-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,671
Posted By DSettahr
The problem is that if it were allowed, people...

The problem is that if it were allowed, people would take it well beyond the "harmless" aspects of simply (and discretely) sleeping in your car to get an early start on the trail. Tents in the...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-16-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,671
Posted By DSettahr
Yeah, officially as per the DEC, sleeping in your...

Yeah, officially as per the DEC, sleeping in your vehicle counts as "camping," and thus doing so at a trailhead is a violation as you're camping at a non-designated site within 150 feet of a road. ...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 09-15-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By DSettahr
Cold River Cable Car Crossing

The paddling guide Adirondack Canoe Waters: North Flow mentions that while paddling the Cold River Canyon below Duck Hole, the remains of a cable car crossing can be spotted along the river. Has...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-14-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,671
Posted By DSettahr
Signage posted both at the Blue Ridge Road...

Signage posted both at the Blue Ridge Road register and the interim parking lot register states that the road between 4 Corners and the private property line near Trout Pond is not open to bicycle...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-14-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,671
Posted By DSettahr
The road is open to 4 Corners 7 days a week...

The road is open to 4 Corners 7 days a week (presumably to the end of the big game season). It's fine to drive in pretty much any vehicle now. But as others point out, not great for mountain biking...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-13-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,671
Posted By DSettahr
Toilet paper has been a light problem, not...

Toilet paper has been a light problem, not anywhere near as bad as elsewhere in the High Peaks. I understand that the designated sites will have box toilets- and there's already a box toilet...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-13-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,671
Posted By DSettahr
Last I heard, campsites weren't likely going to...

Last I heard, campsites weren't likely going to be designated on the ponds until some time next year. The plan is to start with 2 designated sites (in addition to the ADA lean-to), with the option...
Forum: "By the Fireside" 09-13-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,639
Posted By DSettahr
With 390 unique sites (and counting)... that's a...

With 390 unique sites (and counting)... that's a lot of signs. A blight to be sure. :)
Forum: "By the Fireside" 09-12-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,639
Posted By DSettahr
Yep! Got a bunch. That was a really neat trip...

Yep! Got a bunch. That was a really neat trip (even if I was sloshing through ankle deep to thigh deep water for miles on end). :)

Trip report: http://adkforum.com/showthread.php?t=25195
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Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-12-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 452
Posted By DSettahr
The path that sticks to the west side and avoids...

The path that sticks to the west side and avoids the 1st river crossing is moderately challenging to follow.

Conversely, if you follow the main path on the east side of the river, it's much more...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-11-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,016
Posted By DSettahr
It has to be Coast Guard approved type I, II,...

It has to be Coast Guard approved type I, II, III, or V life jacket.

For backcountry use, some paddlers will carry inflatable Type V life jackets- these are small vests with a CO2 cartridge that...
Forum: Adirondack Firetowers 09-11-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,254
Posted By DSettahr
Interesting. Sounds like progress has been made....

Interesting. Sounds like progress has been made.

Although if Lyme Timber wants to play hardball, there is potential for a new trail entirely on state and county land. The county parcel on the...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-11-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 452
Posted By DSettahr
OK, yeah, I think that's one of the 2 sites I...

OK, yeah, I think that's one of the 2 sites I mention as being before the last site.

If you're going mid-week, you might consider staying at the last site to put you closer to the slide. Like I...
Forum: "By the Fireside" 09-11-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,639
Posted By DSettahr
I've updated the map with the past year's (or so)...

I've updated the map with the past year's (or so) worth of new campsites. :)

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1n5neCNu6zV4j9uuSRBjw66a2WdYInf4Z&usp=sharing
Forum: Northville Placid Trail 09-11-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 453
Posted By DSettahr
Yeah, the planned changes are due out sometime...

Yeah, the planned changes are due out sometime next year. The public comment period for the changes was the same as the public comment period (last year) for the High Peaks UMP Amendment- the...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-11-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,016
Posted By DSettahr
A few distinctions that no one has mentioned: ...

A few distinctions that no one has mentioned:

In the case of boats that are locked up (i.e., chained up and padlocked to a tree), this is storage of personal property on state land. In these...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-11-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 452
Posted By DSettahr
Bugs are (unfortunately) still out but generally...

Bugs are (unfortunately) still out but generally aren't bad. They've been worst in the late afternoon, by evening typically the temperature has dropped enough that they disappear for the rest of the...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-02-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,135
Posted By DSettahr
To be fair, it is the Nature Conservancy, not the...

To be fair, it is the Nature Conservancy, not the Nature Preservancy. Sustainable logging is perfectly compatible with conservation (and in fact, when done properly, it can be a super useful tool...
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