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Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-26-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 21,541
Posted By Dave Bourque
A map can be found here; ...

A map can be found here;
https://apa.ny.gov/Mailing/2018/02/S...ernative2B.pdf
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-26-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 887
Posted By Dave Bourque
Sorry, I just noticed that there is already a...

Sorry, I just noticed that there is already a thread about the Boreas Ponds. I'm not sure how to combine them.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-26-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 887
Posted By Dave Bourque
APA Announces Boreas Ponds Classification

The APA went with Alternative 2B. A compromise for all...

Information can be found here;
https://www.adirondackexplorer.org/outtakes/boreas-ponds

A map can be found here;...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 12-11-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 34,327
Posted By Dave Bourque
I can add a little to this discussion. I have...

I can add a little to this discussion. I have been visiting Pharaoh Lake since the 60's. Back then the only parking lot was at Mill Brook. It was common to see family vehicles there. No one ever...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 11-23-2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,307
Posted By Dave Bourque
Sleeping Pads

It's time for me to replace my sleeping pads. As I've gotten older I have found I need a more comfortable pad to sleep well in the woods. When I was young, a thin ensolite pad was enough. Now I'm...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 10-15-2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,874
Posted By Dave Bourque
I can verify that there once was a canister on...

I can verify that there once was a canister on Iroquois. I first climbed Iroquois on 8/19/75. It was my first "trailless" peak and I definitely signed the register in the metal canister. I also...
Forum: Environmental Issues 12-26-2016, 02:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,248
Posted By Dave Bourque
Depressing

Depressing
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 12-14-2016, 10:07 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 49,246
Posted By Dave Bourque
Just received this from the NYSDEC. New York...

Just received this from the NYSDEC.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Forest Rangers have located the hikers who spent two nights in the High Peaks of the Adirondacks....
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 11-28-2016, 05:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,331
Posted By Dave Bourque
The cable skidding system between Upper Works and...

The cable skidding system between Upper Works and Duck hole that is mentioned in the post above is the old Piche lumber camp. It was located where the herd path to McNaughton leaves the state trail...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 11-16-2016, 03:45 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 28,962
Posted By Dave Bourque
I think I can top the suitcase story. Many years...

I think I can top the suitcase story. Many years ago I was on my way out from Marcy Dam to Adirondak Loj. About half way out I encountered a group of 4 or 5 guys on their way to Marcy Dam for an...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 11-11-2016, 09:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,127
Posted By Dave Bourque
Views from Mt. Marcy

Does anyone know if it is possible to see Mt. Washington (New Hampshire) from Mt. Marcy? If so, I believe I was able to see it on 11/7/16. In the distance, well past the Green Mountains, there...
Forum: Trip Reports 11-11-2016, 09:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,687
Posted By Dave Bourque
Mt. Marcy 11/7/16

Up via the Van Hoevenberg Trail. The trail was a bit muddy, enough mud to use gaiters. Lots of ice above Indian Falls. Microspikes recommended. A couple of inches of snow on the Marcy Plateau. ...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 11-01-2016, 09:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,853
Posted By Dave Bourque
The Crossroads is another great country store. ...

The Crossroads is another great country store. It is located at Northway exit 25. Maps, guidebooks, outdoor gear, good food, gas, and a great beer selection. I prefer it to the near-by...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-25-2016, 08:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,414
Posted By Dave Bourque
There is also a patch for doing Shepherd's Tooth,...

There is also a patch for doing Shepherd's Tooth, a knob on the shoulder of Iroquois Peak. To do this hike most people bushwhack down from Iroquois to the knob and then descend through the cliffs...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-22-2016, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,731
Posted By Dave Bourque
Canoe Carts

I'm looking for any advice on canoe carts. I ready to purchase one. I'm looking for something that is rugged so it can take a beating and handle heavy loads. I'm willing to spend more money to get a...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 09-22-2016, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,446
Posted By Dave Bourque
Question Canoe Carts

I'm looking for any advice on canoe carts. I ready to purchase one. I'm looking for something that is rugged so it can take a beating and handle heavy loads. I'm willing to spend more money to get...
Forum: Food, Lodging, Parking, and Transportation 07-21-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,170
Posted By Dave Bourque
Other places that are recommended in the Schroon...

Other places that are recommended in the Schroon Lake/Brant Lake area include; The Place (Loon Lake), The Owl At Twilight (Olmstedville), Basil & Wicks (North Creek), The Hub (Brant Lake), the...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 03-01-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,339
Posted By Dave Bourque
I climbed Buck from Hogtown yesterday. We were...

I climbed Buck from Hogtown yesterday. We were the first hikers signed in since the weekend before. The trail is well broken to the summit. All the wet areas are frozen. About 2' of snow on the...
Forum: Adirondack Firetowers 11-13-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,480
Posted By Dave Bourque
Question Swede Mountain

Does anyone have any information about Swede Mountain? I used to climb this all the time when the trail was open from Rt 8. The cabin used to be in pretty good shape. I know the area has been...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 11-13-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 13,323
Posted By Dave Bourque
Old maps show a trail through Ouluska Pass. I...

Old maps show a trail through Ouluska Pass. I believe I've read somewhere that it was abandoned after the 1950 hurricane. The books about Noah Jean Rondeau mention he frequented the pass. Mother...
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