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Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 06-13-2019, 11:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By rickhart
Reporting moose sightings

I don't remember seeing this on the forum -- DEC request for the public to report moose sightings:
http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/117197.html
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-22-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By rickhart
Why don't you try some different kinds of boats...

Why don't you try some different kinds of boats by renting them from an outfitter, like St Regis Canoe Outfitters? Or you could go with a guided trip, again either with an outfitter or a guide? You...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-20-2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,655
Posted By rickhart
Also there are stretches of private property,...

Also there are stretches of private property, even on "public" lakes & streams -- I've often seen small boats on shores the map indicates are private, presumably at the end of private trails.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 05-16-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By rickhart
The last several years, an Osprey 32L Escapist. ...

The last several years, an Osprey 32L Escapist.
But it's like shoes -- different times, different brands. Though I do seem to have had more Osprey packs in the last decade.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 05-13-2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 825
Posted By rickhart
Being on the ridge won't prevent blackflies. In...

Being on the ridge won't prevent blackflies. In spite of their water based lifestyle, the females can & do travel for miles in search of their blood meal.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-12-2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By rickhart
By the way, the shrubs I asked about were...

By the way, the shrubs I asked about were identified by a Northeastern US plant forum I'm on. They are both Sweetgale (species: Myrica gale), which has male & female plants, with different-looking...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-11-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By rickhart
{Viking} Yes, there's almost no signal around...

{Viking} Yes, there's almost no signal around the lower dam. I discovered on this trip that there IS a pretty good one around the upper dam area.
I like to do a spring paddle trip about this...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-11-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By rickhart
[Stripperguy}: Did you happen to notice the...

[Stripperguy}: Did you happen to notice the "bees" spelled out in stones at the base of some pines at the designated camp spot? I've wondered about that for many months...

I did see some rocks...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-10-2019, 11:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By rickhart
Here are some photos from the Whitney paddle. ...

Here are some photos from the Whitney paddle. Once in the photo gallery, I think you can select for a slideshow by clicking on the arrow right over the photo. When I tried to copy the slideshow...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-10-2019, 12:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By rickhart
Whitney Loop converted to a Whitney C

Whitney Loop converted to a Whitney C – May 2-8, 2019

I did the Whitney C recently. I planned to do the Whitney loop, which I had done in summer 2014, but cut the trip short at Low’s lower dam,...
Forum: Forum News and Discussion 04-25-2019, 01:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 631
Posted By rickhart
Avatar photo

Sorry to bring this up again, but once again I can't make the photos work.
I've been trying to upload a different avatar. Eventually I managed to resize it within the limits (both in pixels and file...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-25-2019, 12:14 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,659
Posted By rickhart
I'm watching this thread with interest. I've...

I'm watching this thread with interest. I've been paddling a Hornbeck blackjack (10.5) for 8 years, and love it. It's perfect for my favorite stuff -- marshes, small streams, camping trips up to 8...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-19-2019, 12:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,175
Posted By rickhart
I was under the impression that most of the shore...

I was under the impression that most of the shore of that northeast corner of Hoel, including the start of the Little Rainbow outlet, is private property.
Also I seem to remember a thread about the...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 04-17-2019, 11:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 936
Posted By rickhart
It's hard to believe they would still have the...

It's hard to believe they would still have the route to Porter starting on 73. It would have to cross the route to Cascade, and then everyone would keep on taking that (shorter) route. I imagine...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 03-23-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,223
Posted By rickhart
LOL! It was so long ago I don't remember, but I...

LOL! It was so long ago I don't remember, but I think they exploded about the same time. But stupidity was written all over the hike.
I will add that *I* didn't want to turn back at the warning...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 03-21-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,223
Posted By rickhart
The first time I tried a high mountain, many...

The first time I tried a high mountain, many years ago in my mid-twenties, a friend & I started up Tuckerman Ravine to Mt Washington. I was wearing old Bass Weejuns, had a very small, old canvas...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-22-2019, 12:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,537
Posted By rickhart
Another, smaller variation, if you're going from...

Another, smaller variation, if you're going from the Johns Brook side & want to include LWJ, would be to go up LWJ by the Bennie's Brook slide & then up the range. Not significantly harder than going...
Forum: "By the Fireside" 01-26-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,632
Posted By rickhart
Thanks - clearly you have a lot of fun. About...

Thanks - clearly you have a lot of fun.
About the stats: I think you're on the right forums...
About the skinny dipping: thank you for not sharing the photos!:eek:
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-17-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,016
Posted By rickhart
I can't imagine doing the Pemi loop in a day. ...

I can't imagine doing the Pemi loop in a day. I've done the parts of it, but never the whole. I think what would do me in is the Garfield Ridge section in the middle, no matter which direction I...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-09-2019, 11:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,016
Posted By rickhart
GRT three summers ago: 20 hours. I was very...

GRT three summers ago: 20 hours. I was very disappointed, since I estimated something in the higher teens based on experience. But it was dark by the time I got down from Marcy to the range trail...
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