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Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks Today, 04:10 PM
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Posted By Wldrns
It is definitely not legal to leave private...

It is definitely not legal to leave private property (such as a boat) on public property. You may camp and leave your campsite set up for a maximum of 3 days without getting a permit. Longer than...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion Today, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,510
Posted By Wldrns
Bill Ingersoll’s Discover the Adirondacks series...

Bill Ingersoll’s Discover the Adirondacks series of guidebooks has quite a lot of information on waterfalls and how to reach exact locations with detailed descriptions.
Forum: Trip Reports 05-16-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By Wldrns
On the older topo maps the lake has a slightly...

On the older topo maps the lake has a slightly more offensive name listed.

I passed through there a few years ago, on my way from Lows Lake to Stillwater. Canoes were stashed on the north shore,...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-10-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By Wldrns
Not sure, my understanding at the time, and after...

Not sure, my understanding at the time, and after discussions with the local ranger (Jim Waters) on that same day is that the easement agreement between the state and new owner continues intact....
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-10-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By Wldrns
Well, it was going to happen eventually. So sad....

Well, it was going to happen eventually. So sad. I was in the gated/locked central area a couple of years ago (with specific permission from BSA) to write an article for a guide book when a big...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-10-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By Wldrns
Check with the ladies at check in, ask for their...

Check with the ladies at check in, ask for their favorite Yukon bow paddler
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-10-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By Wldrns
Yup, I'll be there. Second race of the season...

Yup, I'll be there. Second race of the season after Canton last week.
Should be high water. Good luck.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-09-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 904
Posted By Wldrns
IFIRC, long time paddle maker Caleb Davis uses a...

IFIRC, long time paddle maker Caleb Davis uses a mixture of 90% varnish/10% oil on paddle blades, reverse that % on shaft and grip.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-05-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,598
Posted By Wldrns
I needed a Hornbeck as a light easy to carry boat...

I needed a Hornbeck as a light easy to carry boat to bushwhack through the woods and to visit remote Adirondack ponds. But the initial driving force for me to get one was the trip I planned from...
Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 04-30-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By Wldrns
Oh wait.... a beaver does have a very large foot,...

Oh wait.... a beaver does have a very large foot, used for swimming. The mystery is solved. Hope you enjoy discovering the nature of the woods and learning how to appreciate what is really out...
Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 04-30-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By Wldrns
Usually it sounds more like they are throwing a...

Usually it sounds more like they are throwing a bowling ball size boulder in the water. Definitely bigfoot. Be afraid, very afraid out there in the deep woods, especially by the water's edge in the...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-28-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,598
Posted By Wldrns
When I paddled my Hornbeck to Plattsburgh in one...

When I paddled my Hornbeck to Plattsburgh in one hot July i did a bit of damage, even crushed the cheeks between a couple of rocks in the nearly dry rocky Saranac River in the miles below the Saranac...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-26-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,598
Posted By Wldrns
I wasn't associating "quality" more to any one of...

I wasn't associating "quality" more to any one of the aforementioned canoes more than any other in similar price range. Now if someone introduces Coleman or Radison into the mix, that is a far...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-26-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,598
Posted By Wldrns
Right, my mistake.

Right, my mistake.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-26-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,598
Posted By Wldrns
No, the Oseetah is actually a kind of C2 tandem...

No, the Oseetah is actually a kind of C2 tandem that is often paddled with a double blade paddle from both bow and stern positions. Not the mode I would use if I was looking for a canoe.

When...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-26-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,598
Posted By Wldrns
"Tippiness" is not necessarily a bad...

"Tippiness" is not necessarily a bad characteristic. Compare initial and secondary stability. A well made canoe may feel tippy but not be dangerously so. The effect is often advantageous for...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-25-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,598
Posted By Wldrns
On the other hand, I had Joe install a high rail...

On the other hand, I had Joe install a high rail mounted seat in my Rapidfire. I much prefer that to the original selection of three bottom mounted seats in that boat, requiring use of a double...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-25-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,598
Posted By Wldrns
Before you go over to the dark side with a kayak,...

Before you go over to the dark side with a kayak, consider what you like to do with the short Hornbeck. Getting in those beaver marshes, maneuvering through the weeds, weight, and ease of portaging...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-24-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,598
Posted By Wldrns
You have to ask yourself what is your primary...

You have to ask yourself what is your primary use? Will you be in mostly flat water, wide windy lakes, or small ponds? Do you expect to do much portaging, maybe go off trail and bushwhack through the...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-24-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,598
Posted By Wldrns
A few years ago I was planning a trip diagonally...

A few years ago I was planning a trip diagonally across the Adirondacks, Boonville to Plattsburgh, before the NFCT existed. I seriously considered getting a GRBNewman Peeper...
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