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Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 01-05-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,106
Posted By oldsmores
I got a pair in the fall and love them - just a...

I got a pair in the fall and love them - just a couple of caveats:
1. Build up your distance slowly - don't go for a 5 mile run the first time you run in them. You use very different muscles, and...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-30-2010, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,490
Posted By oldsmores
This is good advice - Conditions are so variable,...

This is good advice - Conditions are so variable, and can change from hour to hour. Be prepared to bail, and be prepared to bivouac, because the bailout points are still a long way from the road.
Forum: "By the Fireside" 10-05-2010, 09:24 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 22,734
Posted By oldsmores
Jeremiah Johnson Never Cry Wolf Cold River -...

Jeremiah Johnson
Never Cry Wolf
Cold River - Not because it's a great movie, but the locations are awesome
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-30-2010, 08:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,612
Posted By oldsmores
Didn't mean any disrespect - it just struck me...

Didn't mean any disrespect - it just struck me (an old guy) as funny, like my kids asking what we did before cell phones. No offense intended.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-30-2010, 08:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,612
Posted By oldsmores
totally agree, always carry map & compass. As an...

totally agree, always carry map & compass. As an aside: EVERYTHING is hikable without a GPS! That's what all those people used to do back in the day... :)
Forum: Northville Placid Trail 04-16-2010, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,546
Posted By oldsmores
Let me know when you're thinking of going - I...

Let me know when you're thinking of going - I might join you for one or more sections
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 03-29-2010, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,564
Posted By oldsmores
Sometimes bad things happen. Hypothermia affects...

Sometimes bad things happen. Hypothermia affects cognition, and anybody can get hypothermic in bad conditions. Once it starts it can go bad quickly, and no amount of proper preparation and proper...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-08-2010, 02:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,941
Posted By oldsmores
I'm not touching that one... :Peek: But...

I'm not touching that one... :Peek:
But seriously folks, I'd have a hard time justifying climbing Wright, then coming back for Algonquin on a separate trip just to maintain the proper order. And...
Forum: "By the Fireside" 03-07-2010, 03:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,453
Posted By oldsmores
Movie wasn't bad, but read the book!

Movie wasn't bad, but read the book!
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 03-03-2010, 09:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,924
Posted By oldsmores
I got a Eureka Solitaire also and think it's a...

I got a Eureka Solitaire also and think it's a nice compromise. Light weight, but still a little extra room if you're caught in really bad weather for a while.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 02-18-2010, 05:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,067
Posted By oldsmores
I got hired by the NYS Employment Service Office...

I got hired by the NYS Employment Service Office in Saranac Lake in 1979 to hire people to staff the venues at the Olympics. Had a lot of fun as tons of young people (my age) flocked to the area to...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 01-21-2010, 07:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,508
Posted By oldsmores
They recently opened a store called "Teavana" in...

They recently opened a store called "Teavana" in the mall nearest my house. Not sure if it's a chain (looks like it might be). Overpriced, but a great selection!
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 01-08-2010, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,079
Posted By oldsmores
If you're willing to pay for it, you can contact...

If you're willing to pay for it, you can contact the two commercial providers of high resolution satellite (and aerial) imagery:
www.digitalglobe.com
www.geoeye.com
They can let you know what...
Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 12-30-2009, 07:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,816
Posted By oldsmores
I live in a what's basically a suburb of...

I live in a what's basically a suburb of Rochester and we have them around - saw one get nailed by a car on my way to work last summer. I've tried baiting them with my wife's dog (see "Least Useful...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 12-05-2009, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,151
Posted By oldsmores
Is it really "buttsliding" if you use a sled? ...

Is it really "buttsliding" if you use a sled? :Peek:
Forum: Photography 12-04-2009, 07:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,083
Posted By oldsmores
People never think of Kodak as a camera supplier,...

People never think of Kodak as a camera supplier, but I'll put in a plug for their Z series. They're not a DSLR and they're not pocket size, but they're light, have an amazing 15X zoom, and take...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 12-04-2009, 06:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,254
Posted By oldsmores
Can't we all just get along? :argue:

Can't we all just get along? :argue:
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 12-02-2009, 11:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,254
Posted By oldsmores
A group of us did it a couple years ago on the...

A group of us did it a couple years ago on the summer solstice. Didn't do it nearly that fast (something like 17 or 18 hours as I recall). It was a great hike, and I don't think I've ever been that...
Forum: "By the Fireside" 11-11-2009, 07:41 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 16,270
Posted By oldsmores
I can relate. Hearing period instruments is...

I can relate. Hearing period instruments is interesting, but it's kind of like climbing in the Alps with hob-nail boots and hemp ropes. Sure that's the way it was originally done, but it's a lot...
Forum: "By the Fireside" 11-03-2009, 08:48 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 16,270
Posted By oldsmores
I can't believe nobody has specifically mentioned...

I can't believe nobody has specifically mentioned Beethoven's 5th Symphony - nothing else can have me violently "air-conducting" on the Northway in quite the same way.
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