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Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-22-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 717
Posted By Bob K
Had nuisance black flies on the way to and at...

Had nuisance black flies on the way to and at Wicox Lake last week on a day trip. The same yesterday & last night camping in Buttermilk area along the Hudson. Not biting yet. No mosquitos.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-19-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 566
Posted By Bob K
I believe Little Tupper Lake started out with a...

I believe Little Tupper Lake started out with a similar reservation board. Same probelms you mentioned. A real disadvantage for new visitors who don't know the campsites prior to arriving. That...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-30-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,522
Posted By Bob K
My info some years ago but, in my opinion, 5th...

My info some years ago but, in my opinion, 5th mtn has a better view but is a tougher (steep) climb. The 5 mile mtn trail offers a good view (east to the lake) after only a mile or 2 - you have to...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 01-20-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 554
Posted By Bob K
A nearby option is the fairly flat trail (former...

A nearby option is the fairly flat trail (former rd) between Thomas & Cat mtns. Don't bear right up The mtn. The trailhead is just off the rd between exit 24 & Bolton at the crest of the hill. ...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 01-07-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 596
Posted By Bob K
FWIW, I've skinned up West mtn numerous times to...

FWIW, I've skinned up West mtn numerous times to enjoy their downhill slope- bigger than your local hill. It is at exit 18 of I87.

Deepest nearby snow seems to be East of Bennington VT. ...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 01-07-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 596
Posted By Bob K
Typically, the best condition report here:...

Typically, the best condition report here: http://www.jackrabbittrail.org/conditions

You can also call the High Peaks info center.
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 01-04-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,147
Posted By Bob K
Conditions Eastern ADKs 1-3-18

Skied in the Cat & Thomas mtn area yesterday. About a foot of settled snow in woods with packed trail - all powder. Ski conditions on flat & gentle slopes very good with ability to ski out of the...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 12-29-2017, 09:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,147
Posted By Bob K
Ski conditions update 12/29 (S of ADK)

Not seeing much recently on this site for skiing, I thought Id provide some ski condition update for Saratoga & S Warren County. The good news is that with the few inches before Christmas (later...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 12-28-2017, 09:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,223
Posted By Bob K
If your boots are large enough, you can find a...

If your boots are large enough, you can find a full size innersole liner meant to accept toe warmers in a small compartment under the ball of your foot. Mine have foam pads in the compartment to...
Forum: Trip Reports 12-27-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 736
Posted By Bob K
Stony pond is a great xc ski too and not...

Stony pond is a great xc ski too and not difficult. The trail gets regular use and parking on 28N normally plowed. One can make a thru trip to Irishtown, but this is more difficult. It exits near...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 12-23-2017, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,144
Posted By Bob K
Hudson Gorge access & Campgrounds

The gorge has limited access by foot & I don't know about fishing. The most popular trail is Blue Ledges a 2.5 mile hike from Northwoods Club Rd, a 7 mile drive (mostly dirt) W of rt 28N near...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 12-21-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,223
Posted By Bob K
The chemical warmers work for me skiing or winter...

The chemical warmers work for me skiing or winter hiking when really cold. I put them on top of my socks (sticky tape) rather than under as the package suggests. When under socks, they bunch up under...
Forum: Trip Reports 10-21-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By Bob K
Several NY state campgrounds to consider within...

Several NY state campgrounds to consider within range. Rodgers Rock on Lk George, Putnam. Pond (less people + many hiking trails) and Paradox lake a bit further west. Go through Reserva America for...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 10-01-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,456
Posted By Bob K
My first trip to Lila, I used a cart solo with a...

My first trip to Lila, I used a cart solo with a 58 lb royalex canoe. All subsequent trips I carried including that canoe 3 times. Many roots + rocks will make rolling your boat a jarring...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 09-24-2017, 09:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,398
Posted By Bob K
The shape of the tips + notch make me think they...

The shape of the tips + notch make me think they are meant for climbing skins. I put a similar tail notch in my bc xc skis to wrap a trimmed skin to the upper side where a small screw makes an...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-14-2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 791
Posted By Bob K
I paddled Polliwog yesterday & Hoel to Long pond...

I paddled Polliwog yesterday & Hoel to Long pond Tuesday. Nothing exceptional regarding water level. Benefitted from great weather Mon-Wed. Lots of Hornbecks out there.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-08-2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,713
Posted By Bob K
#83 4 man tandem first to BML passing at 11:44, 1...

#83 4 man tandem first to BML passing at 11:44, 1 mile west of finish line for today. #68 4 person 8 min later with 7 person (#13?) after them. Then, 84,12 (8 people), then first double blade 2 in...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-08-2017, 01:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,713
Posted By Bob K
First boat under Raquette Lake Bridge was a PBW...

First boat under Raquette Lake Bridge was a PBW Rapid fire (#153) at 11:55 with 2 minute lead. Next several were war canoes 4-8 paddlers. Spotty showers today.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-07-2017, 08:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,713
Posted By Bob K
90 mile canoe race schedule

I happen to be staying in Blue mtn lake today thru Sat. It seems like the first day of the race will end in BML tomorrow (Fri 9/8/17). Have not been able to see start or expected finish time time...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-06-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,770
Posted By Bob K
While the trip to Janack's landing and nearby...

While the trip to Janack's landing and nearby hikes are nice (did it a few years ago) be aware that Cranberry Lake can get windy + rough including the stretch to get into Dead creek flow from just N...
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