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Old 06-18-2019, 09:30 PM   #1
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Can anyone tell me if I'll have cell service at the North terminus on Averyville rd..? Planning a thru hike this summer and trying to work out some logistics.

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Old 06-18-2019, 09:52 PM   #2
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I have had service there.
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Old 06-18-2019, 09:56 PM   #3
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I was there 2 weeks ago- I had service through Verizon.

Be aware that you won't have any service between Plumley Pt and fairly close to Averyville Rd. Plumley Pt was spotty but I was able to send/receive texts and a call would probably would have gone through. I also don't think there's any service where the trail crosses 28N (I've had 1 bar here in the past but have never had any luck getting even a text to go through).
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Old 06-18-2019, 10:00 PM   #4
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I believe ATT based phones have service in Lake Placid as well. I use a chap Tracfone which I believe is on an ATT platform, and I have service in Lake Placid.
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Old 06-19-2019, 08:49 AM   #5
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You can get service at Shattacks just as you cross the Coldriver bridge on top of the hill by the big rocks. I used to get out by cr3 but haven't tried it in a few years
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Old 06-19-2019, 06:44 PM   #6
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Old 07-01-2019, 03:52 PM   #7
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Ive heard there is a section of the trail that currently has a lot of blow downs... I can't find where I saw it. Any help would be great !
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Old 07-07-2019, 08:29 PM   #8
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Anyone know the actual mileage from Long Lake to Averyville Rd.?
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Anyone know the actual mileage from Long Lake to Averyville Rd.?
35 miles from trail register to register.
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Old 07-08-2019, 06:16 AM   #10
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I believe it is 37.7 miles, give or take a few tenths.
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Old 07-08-2019, 06:57 AM   #11
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I put together a spread sheet of the Northville-Placid Trail. I used the mileages from the National Geographic Maps. From 28N to Averyville Rd. it's 36.4 miles. I compared this to the Adirondack Mountain Club's book "Northville-Placid Trail", 4th edition. The book says it's 36.5. The newest version of the Adirondack Mountain Club Map, revision 2016, concurs to where it cuts off at Plumleys. If you walk to Stewarts in Long Lake it will be 38 miles. I left two columns of Data. It's tallied from bottom up, because that's how I see it on the map.

0.6 Train Station (Caltopo)
1.2 Old Military Rd. (according to the Guide book sited above.)


6.7 Averyville Rd. (Parking)
1.6 Wanika Falls
3.4 Moose Pond
0.5 Duck Hole

0.9 Duck Hole
0.7 Cold River
3.4
0.6
2.3 Ouluska
2 Seward
1.3
0.5 Cold River

4.2 Shattuck Clearing
2.2 Plumleys
1.3 Rodney Point
3 Kelly Point
1.1 Catlin Bay
0.7 Parking Lot
0.0 28N

Tallied:

38.2 Train Station
37.6 Old Military Rd. (37.7 according to the Guide book sited above.)


36.4 Averyville Rd. (Parking)
29.7 Wanika Falls
28.1 Moose Pond
24.7 Duck Hole

24.2 Duck Hole
23.3 Cold River
22.6
19.2
18.6 Ouluska
16.3 Seward
14.3
13 Cold River

12.5 Shattuck Clearing
8.3 Plumleys
6.1 Rodney Point
4.8 Kelly Point
1.8 Catlin Bay
0.7 (Parking Lot)
0.0 28N

~1.5 (Caltopo) to Long Lake Stewarts via 28N
or 4.1 miles via the new spur trail to Long Lake
1.9 miles to spur trail junction below 28N and 2.2 miles along the new spur.


36.4 - .7 of Tarbell Rd.= 35.7
35.7 Parking to Parking (35.8 using the guide book)

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Old 07-08-2019, 08:20 AM   #12
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I put together a spread sheet of the Northville-Placid Trail. I used the mileages from the National Geographic Maps. From 28N to Averyville Rd. it's 36.4 miles. I compared this to the Adirondack Mountain Club's book "Northville-Placid Trail", 4th edition. The book says it's 36.5. The newest version of the Adirondack Mountain Club Map, revision 2016, concurs to where it cuts off at Plumleys. If you walk to Stewarts in Long Lake it will be 38 miles. I left two columns of Data. It's tallied from bottom up, because that's how I see it on the map

















6.7 Averyville Rd.
1.6 Wanika Falls
3.4 Moose Pond
0.5 Duck Hole

0.9 Duck Hole
0.7 Cold River
3.4
0.6
2.3 Ouluska
2 Seward
1.3
0.5 Cold River

4.2 Shattuck Clearing
2.2 Plumleys
1.3 Rodney Point
3 Kelly Point
1.1 Catlin
0.7





36.4
29.7
28.1
24.7

24.2
23.3
22.6
19.2
18.6
16.3
14.3
13

12.5
8.3
6.1
4.8
1.8
0.7
Hi Lonehiker

Thank you, for the breakdown. I have an old edition map and book that is definitely not up to date.
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Old 07-08-2019, 08:22 AM   #13
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Old 07-08-2019, 09:24 AM   #14
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No problem. I used the old 1982 ADK guide and looked the distance from the jct of Old Military Rd. and Averyville Rd. and it says 37.7. If you start parking lot to parking lot (Jennings Park Rd in Long Lake) it's 35.8.

Different guides may have slightly different distances and there may be some small detours around beaver ponds, but figure 35, it's a nice easy number to remember.
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Old 07-13-2019, 01:43 PM   #15
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I think I am going to wait until fall to do the section from Long Lake to Averyville, I was bike-camping in Eagle Bay Friday and the mosquitoes were ferocious. I have never been so uncomfortable in the woods, all night they chewed on me.
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Old 07-14-2019, 10:33 PM   #16
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I was just on the Godfrey Rd. section at Upper Benson. It's bad. It was constant assault from deerflies and mosquitos.
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Old 07-15-2019, 09:03 AM   #17
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Just remember when asking questions about cell service, it is very dependent on which service you're using. In general (at least in the High Peaks area), Verizon rules! Lake Placid has other services, including AT&T (and perhaps others, such as T-Mobile). It also depends on how you're getting your service. I originally had AT&T, but decided to try a pay-as-you-go Verizon phone. That worked better, but not as well as a contract service. I also have had friends with other services which claim to be Verizon, but didn't work as well as my contract service.
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