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Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-19-2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 629
Posted By DSettahr
I'd be a bit wary about taking a Subaru all the...

I'd be a bit wary about taking a Subaru all the way down to Cheney Pond. It's probably doable but you'll definitely want to go real slow- the road gets pretty rough.

I'll also second the...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-15-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 807
Posted By DSettahr
Conversely, on Columbus Day weekend, the...

Conversely, on Columbus Day weekend, the Cranberry Lake area will likely be moderately busy but in relative terms it will likely be a lot quieter than the High Peaks. Something to consider.

Also,...
Forum: Trip Reports 09-14-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 384
Posted By DSettahr
Well, it was either that or go back the long way...

Well, it was either that or go back the long way back around through Long and Rock Ponds. Plus, I'm pretty sure that by the time I figured out the water was waist deep I'd already gotten wet up to...
Forum: Trip Reports 09-14-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 384
Posted By DSettahr
That is a beautiful area. I was back there a...

That is a beautiful area. I was back there a couple of times in 2008 and 2009- haven't been back since.

I am glad to hear that the is a reroute around that epic flooding along the Kunjamuk. I...
Forum: Trip Reports 09-13-2018, 11:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By DSettahr
Yeah, Sand Lake looks enticingly remote on the...

Yeah, Sand Lake looks enticingly remote on the map, but it's actually more readily accessed from the southwest than by way of the Five Ponds. Accordingly, it also gets more use than many expect...
Forum: Northville Placid Trail 09-13-2018, 11:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By DSettahr
I've often thought that for all of the public...

I've often thought that for all of the public land in the Adirondacks, there really isn't a whole lot of long distance connectivity at least as far as foot trails are concerned (snowmobile trails...
Forum: Biking in the Adirondacks 09-13-2018, 11:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By DSettahr
No, that road is not open to bikes, even where...

No, that road is not open to bikes, even where the marked trail follows it. As far as the public rights are concerned, the trail is in a designated wilderness area. The fact that some private...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 08-22-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 585
Posted By DSettahr
Santanoni is nice. There's 8 designated tent...

Santanoni is nice. There's 8 designated tent sites near the Great Camp- 5 of them to the west and 3 of them to the east. The sites are fairly spread out, most of them are nice and even the worst...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 08-22-2018, 01:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 651
Posted By DSettahr
Even weekdays can see full lots at High Peaks...

Even weekdays can see full lots at High Peaks trailheads these days. August especially. A noon arrival may not guarantee you a park spot.

I'll second the recommendations for Catamount and Jay....
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 08-17-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 827
Posted By DSettahr
Gulf Brook Road is open to the interim access...

Gulf Brook Road is open to the interim access parking lot and gate. You'll have to park there and walk the remaining 3 miles to Boreas Ponds.

The road has seen substantial improvements in the...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 08-16-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,614
Posted By DSettahr
I suspect that a lot of people hear/read the name...

I suspect that a lot of people hear/read the name and also immediately think "mosquitoes." :)
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 08-15-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,614
Posted By DSettahr
According to the DEC website...

According to the DEC website (https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/9200.html), the trail is still closed between Lewey Lake and the Colvin Brook Lean-to. The website indicates that there is a combination...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 08-14-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By DSettahr
I don't remember the exact rationale that was...

I don't remember the exact rationale that was given (or if one was given at all). I also don't have immediate access to that edition of the guidebook to check- it was the edition with the...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 08-14-2018, 01:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By DSettahr
That's a warning that was carried over from an...

That's a warning that was carried over from an older edition of the ADK Guidebook that covered that area. The stretch of trail between Dorr Road and Pumpkin Hollow Road to the south is not well...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 08-12-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 779
Posted By DSettahr
I agree with Justin- if you're not driving into...

I agree with Justin- if you're not driving into Crane Pone, you'd be better off launching from near the Goose Pond trailhead and paddling across Alder Pond. From Alder Pond it is a rocky (but very...
Forum: Northville Placid Trail 08-08-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By DSettahr
I don't think I've ever checked for service at...

I don't think I've ever checked for service at Averyville Road, but in any case if you just start walking towards Lake Placid you'll get service soon enough.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 08-07-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 754
Posted By DSettahr
I assume you're bringing a canoe/kayak/etc. The...

I assume you're bringing a canoe/kayak/etc. The only campsite that is readily accessible by foot on the lake is the Henderson Lake lean-to. The lean-to site tends to be relatively popular; on an...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-07-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By DSettahr
Island campsites are somewhat rare in the...

Island campsites are somewhat rare in the Adirondacks, outside of the developed campgrounds (Indian Lake Islands, Saranac Lakes, etc.). Islands tend to offer limited surface area to sustain the...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 08-01-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 825
Posted By DSettahr
Based on my experiences in that area, a typical...

Based on my experiences in that area, a typical day involves consuming about as much alcohol as one's body can tolerate. :)

On a more serious note, most people camping there probably aren't as...
Forum: Food, Lodging, Parking, and Transportation 08-01-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 973
Posted By DSettahr
I've never seen anything like this. If your...

I've never seen anything like this. If your conscience gets the better of you, you could probably always call the booth after the fact, explain the situation, and pay via credit card over the phone...
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