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Forum: Trip Reports 01-08-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,464
Posted By JohnnyMac
Thanks, Justin - I always look forward to your...

Thanks, Justin - I always look forward to your videos.

Do you ever stay/sleep inside lean-to's?
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 10-05-2017, 11:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,385
Posted By JohnnyMac
Enjoyed your report, Joe. Henderson is one...

Enjoyed your report, Joe.

Henderson is one of my favorite paddle destinations although I haven't been there recently. Has anyone scouted or stayed at the campsites besides the leanto?
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 01-11-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,923
Posted By JohnnyMac
Hi Justin - thanks for posting. I had...

Hi Justin - thanks for posting.

I had talked myself out of making one, now you have thinking about it again ;-)

One question, did you purchase the sled at a local store?
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-11-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 24,455
Posted By JohnnyMac
I don't live in Lake Placid but know and work...

I don't live in Lake Placid but know and work with several friends & family who live there. A relative moved to Saranac, another moved to Jay. They still consider LP as their hub. My family seriously...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-06-2016, 06:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,002
Posted By JohnnyMac
I mostly use an ice axe to help reach a water...

I mostly use an ice axe to help reach a water source. Even if the ice is too thick to reach water, melting chucks of ice is a bit more efficient than melting snow.

Ices axes also make a great...
Forum: ADK Forum Classifieds 11-10-2016, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,943
Posted By JohnnyMac
$210 Thanks

$210

Thanks
Forum: ADK Forum Classifieds 11-10-2016, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,943
Posted By JohnnyMac
Sold on eBay. Thanks.

Sold on eBay.

Thanks.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 10-25-2016, 09:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,278
Posted By JohnnyMac
I ended up paddling on South Pond. Not busy at...

I ended up paddling on South Pond. Not busy at all. Driving by Blue Mountain parking lot was another matter. Lot was full, a few consecutive cars leaving, a few more turning in.
Forum: ADK Forum Classifieds 10-21-2016, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,943
Posted By JohnnyMac
Garmin Oregon 600 GPS (unopened)

Greetings,

I have a Garmin Oregon for sale. The Oregon is the touch screen model.

I was on the fence between the Garmin and a Delorme InReach. I opted for the latter which is why I am selling...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 10-04-2016, 11:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,278
Posted By JohnnyMac
Columbus Day Weekend Paddling?

Greetings,

I know the High Peak trails are quite busy on ColumbusDay/Canada's Thanksgiving weekend.

What's your experience been with paddling destinations on this weekend?

Thanks.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-15-2016, 11:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 15,192
Posted By JohnnyMac
Paddled Putnam Pond today. Maples just getting...

Paddled Putnam Pond today. Maples just getting started but mostly still pretty green.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-20-2016, 11:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,376
Posted By JohnnyMac
Thanks, Bobrok - I hope you're right about...

Thanks, Bobrok - I hope you're right about developing South Pond not likely.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-28-2016, 08:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,532
Posted By JohnnyMac
No excuse for the canister failure but bears are...

No excuse for the canister failure but bears are always a problem in populated camping areas like Marcy Dam, Flowed Lands, etc.. Which is why there is a canister rule for the Eastern Adirondacks.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-04-2016, 08:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,404
Posted By JohnnyMac
Jackson - I think getting claustrophobic in...

Jackson -

I think getting claustrophobic in outdoor sleeping environments is fairly common. Even a 4 person tent can be roomy for gear but not "open" enough to prevent you from feeling closed in....
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 05-02-2016, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,331
Posted By JohnnyMac
I've read gen3 has better battery life but...

I've read gen3 has better battery life but reception hasn't improved much.

Another tracking device that I am considering now is the Delorme InReach Explorer. More $$$ but you can send/receive...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 05-02-2016, 01:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,117
Posted By JohnnyMac
The Putnam Pond area has several short solo...

The Putnam Pond area has several short solo options and is a good location to return with the kids.

Lost Pond is a nice body of water and a relatively easy 1.5 miles hike from the trailhead. I am...
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 05-01-2016, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,331
Posted By JohnnyMac
Spot Gen3 Satellite Tracker?

Anyone using the most recent tracking device from Spot in the Adirondacks?

I had their first generation with mixed to not-so-good results. Poor reception in heavy tree cover but was very slow...
Forum: Trip Reports 03-21-2016, 12:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,124
Posted By JohnnyMac
I stayed there way back when...

I stayed at Pine Lake many years ago, back in the late '80's.

Helm's airplane service from Long Lake would fly in campers, hikers and hunters. He had a few canoes there that you could rent for a...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-03-2016, 07:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,335
Posted By JohnnyMac
Some folks including myself swear by down bags...

Some folks including myself swear by down bags which are great investments and last for years. Lighter weight, superior insulation properties, etc.. Great advice from Dsettahr, get a vapor barrier if...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-27-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,634
Posted By JohnnyMac
Went to Lila this past Friday. Few sites were...

Went to Lila this past Friday. Few sites were open, opted for #8 as we were getting tired looking.

We left on Sunday morning and as previously noted, a better time to paddle in as many of the...
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