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Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-29-2017, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By NicksMaint
Thanks to all for the replies.

Thanks to all for the replies.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-28-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By NicksMaint
Esther in winter question

Just wondering if anyone knows if the Atmospheric Center in Wilmington is accessible in winter, to get to the trailhead for Esther/Whiteface?
Forum: Northville Placid Trail 01-23-2016, 07:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,667
Posted By NicksMaint
My 2 on this. As background, I thru-hiked the...

My 2 on this. As background, I thru-hiked the NPT in 2004, but in late August/early September and the trail in some sections were very wet. I have section hiked portions since that time as part of...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-03-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,221
Posted By NicksMaint
No traditions that I know of. But have a good...

No traditions that I know of. But have a good time and if you can just provide a report on the trail conditions when you are done on the http://www.nptrail.org site. Just to let you know the site...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-01-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,221
Posted By NicksMaint
Blue Mountain Post office is at 3444 State Route...

Blue Mountain Post office is at 3444 State Route 28, Blue Mountain, NY. You would be coming West on 28/30 from the trail. At the intersection, you turn left and it will be on the left a short ways...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-28-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,221
Posted By NicksMaint
My 2 cents based on our 2004 thru hike. Good...

My 2 cents based on our 2004 thru hike.

Good idea to use Piseco post office. As you said, you can start out light and get the next days rations as you walk by. There are a post offices in Blue...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-28-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,319
Posted By NicksMaint
We did this trip July 2013. We had 7 people. We...

We did this trip July 2013. We had 7 people. We camped at the first lean-to (Slide Brook). The lean-to was open but we took two small campsites just before you cross over the brook to get to the...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-28-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 860
Posted By NicksMaint
Bradley Pond camping ?

I was wondering if anyone has done any camping in the Bradley Pond area. I know there is a lean-to there, but just in case is anyone familiar with any campsites in the area?

We are planning to do...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-14-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,271
Posted By NicksMaint
How about if going to Floodwood, that you check...

How about if going to Floodwood, that you check with St. Regis Outfitters and see if you could chain the boat up somewhere around the outpost they have on the Floodwood Road? Little more driving,...
Forum: Trip Reports 09-08-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,057
Posted By NicksMaint
Buck Pond - Bear Pond - out/back paddle

Just spent 4 days paddling from Buck Pond down to Bear Pond and then back. Since we started on Labor Day, the motorized boat traffic that could have been probably significant, was really...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-03-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,417
Posted By NicksMaint
Thanks viewseeker. Have gotten in the habit...

Thanks viewseeker.

Have gotten in the habit of carrying a canister wherever I go just based on needing it in many cases.

Any knowledge of the camping in that area?

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Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-02-2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,417
Posted By NicksMaint
Campsite suggestions for Skylight-Gray hike

We are planning on hiking Skylight and Gray in late July. Will backpack in on Saturday, hike Sunday and go out Monday. I believe the Lean-tos marked on the map so we will know where they are,...
Forum: Trip Reports 07-02-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,931
Posted By NicksMaint
Last fall we did the reverse - Nippletop then...

Last fall we did the reverse - Nippletop then Dial. I would have to poll my co-hikers, but my thoughts are that descending Nippletop if you are tired would be a chore. Now granted not much worse...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-01-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,168
Posted By NicksMaint
I agree with DuctTape. Both are nice and I have...

I agree with DuctTape. Both are nice and I have stayed on each one several times. Each has a lean-to that seems to be available most of the time. In fact Chub has an interesting one on the south...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 04-22-2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,628
Posted By NicksMaint
No opinion on hanging stuff off the outside of...

No opinion on hanging stuff off the outside of the pack, especially a french press :). But in regards to the bear canister, I always carry it on the inside and try to get it in the pack about...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 04-21-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,138
Posted By NicksMaint
I have forded that section of the Moose many...

I have forded that section of the Moose many times to get to the trail to Nelson Lake. In my experience it can be anywhere from 18" to about 30" deep and although moving has never been dangerous. No...
Forum: Trip Reports 11-21-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,024
Posted By NicksMaint
Great TR. I have to second your comment on the...

Great TR. I have to second your comment on the campsite you spoke about where the trail crosses the Oswegatchie. My wife and I camped there this summer when we spent several days on the river...
Forum: Trip Reports 11-21-2011, 07:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,769
Posted By NicksMaint
11/19 - Cat Mountain

Walked back into Cat Mountain on Saturday, since it looked like the weather was going to be nice. I have been wanting to do this hike for awhile as it looked like one that had a little bit of...
Forum: Forum News and Discussion 09-13-2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,869
Posted By NicksMaint
First encounter in the wild...

Over the Labor Day weekend, I encountered my first forum member in the wild:

Slamdog

He was finishing up a hike on the NPT and my wife and I were in doing some maintenance on a section. There...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-13-2011, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,458
Posted By NicksMaint
AMR Trailhead

This is probably a dumb question, but I see that the Adirondack Mountain Reserve Trailhead is still closed as of 9/12. I am not aware of any other trailheads in that area other than the one on the...
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