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Forum: Biking in the Adirondacks 06-22-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Bob K
I assume you are excluding paved or dirt roads...

I assume you are excluding paved or dirt roads open to the public (i.e. no car camping option). A few others to consider include Boreas Ponds, Fish pond in the St Regis canoe area and Lake Lila. All...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-20-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By Bob K
The future of the RR line is unclear. There is...

The future of the RR line is unclear. There is currently commercial recreational use with human powered pedal carts from North Creek to just past the bridge over the Hudson, near the junction with...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-14-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By Bob K
Hornbeck Seat option

I have a very old second hand Lost Pond boat and did not like the original seat back. Since the thwart the back pad rests on is essential, that can't be removed. I added a "surf to summit" kayak...
Forum: Food, Lodging, Parking, and Transportation 06-08-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 596
Posted By Bob K
Ft Ann to win crews maintain shelving rock rd &...

Ft Ann to win crews maintain shelving rock rd & Dacy Clearing. I have witnessed their fine work being done on several occasions. Most town crews do well on their back roads. Sometimes the rd needs...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-30-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 512
Posted By Bob K
The recommendation regarding Hulett's Landing is...

The recommendation regarding Hulett's Landing is a good one IF you are intent on paddle camping on Lake George. I went from there years ago and camped on Floating Battery Island. It is the only...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-29-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 512
Posted By Bob K
Be aware that the power boat traffic on lake...

Be aware that the power boat traffic on lake George in summer can create sizable wakes. When added to wind & waves, paddlers face tougher going than most other ADK waters. Surely people paddle to...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-28-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 500
Posted By Bob K
consider canoe option

You might want to consider a canoe vs kayak, particularly to facilitate loading/unloading camping gear, plus ease of entry & exit for you. Generalizing, you will have a boat that weighs less and...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 02-15-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,504
Posted By Bob K
Good tips above & I'll add one more. With a...

Good tips above & I'll add one more. With a slippery surface in our Royalex canoe, some traction mat on the floor helps. What helped even more was a "travel bed" we use only when camping & boating...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 02-11-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,692
Posted By Bob K
Yup. I used boot sealer every year or 2. I have...

Yup. I used boot sealer every year or 2. I have no idea of brand & tags long gone.
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 02-09-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,692
Posted By Bob K
I use to use Dachstein boiled wool mittens over...

I use to use Dachstein boiled wool mittens over poly or wool liners. Perhaps 15 years ago I bought cowhide leather mittens with thinsulite lining. I've stuck with that since. I have larger size than...
Forum: "By the Fireside" 12-28-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,478
Posted By Bob K
I did a December trip to Rocky Falls leanto years...

I did a December trip to Rocky Falls leanto years ago. This required crossing Indian pass brook that was running at the time ( wet feet). My Brother-in-law invited a first time camper for 2 nights....
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 12-22-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,769
Posted By Bob K
Traverse ruling reasonable after being there

The recent ruling is disappointing but not unreasonable for this specific passage in my opinion. I did the LTL to Lila traverse in August 2017, including the disputed section of Shingle Shanty Brook...
Forum: ADK Forum Classifieds 12-18-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 913
Posted By Bob K
Lowe Alpine attack 40 winter pack (old style)

Excellent condition, red & black top load solid duty pack used for only a few winter high peaks day trips a year. This is a climbing/summit style pack with no side pockets great for trekking thru...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 11-29-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,189
Posted By Bob K
If the Albany area has snow, you might consider...

If the Albany area has snow, you might consider John Boyd Thacher state park. Being elevated it does get more snow and there are many trails. Not typically groomed but often skied. The park office...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 11-27-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,408
Posted By Bob K
Stuff sacks - easy to make

If you can operate a sewing machine, you can make stuff sacks. Make up many at once and you get fast at it. Function matters, not appearance. Different colors allow you to help finding things.
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Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-24-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,247
Posted By Bob K
Essex chain - bridges

I believe the work referred to is along the access road from the N (Newcomb). This road has been closed for that work.

As of 3 weeks ago, there was flagging on trees on both the N and S side of...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 10-05-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,668
Posted By Bob K
Stillwater options

Stillwater Res has many places to go, however weather (wind in particular) can severely limit travel there if bad. Check other threads on this forum for more specifics.

Some years ago I hired a...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 10-01-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,766
Posted By Bob K
Try a few lengths of foam "pool noodle" on front...

Try a few lengths of foam "pool noodle" on front and/or rear the angled supports. That helped mine fit better. If you have a straight (vs curved) yoke, you may need more tweaking, including to...
Forum: Biking in the Adirondacks 09-15-2018, 12:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,826
Posted By Bob K
Bike & tire selection

The surface you ride on i.e. rough trail, hardpacked dirt or stone, or paved should dictate whether you pick mtn bike (typ 2"+ tire width), "hybrid" 1"+ or skinny road bike.

The gearing range...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-10-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,153
Posted By Bob K
I have visited Crane (usually overnight)...

I have visited Crane (usually overnight) periodically for years and have had some limited negatives with people camping near the parking access. I think the loud groups have been fewer over the past...
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