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View Poll Results: "Adirondacks" or "Dacks"
Adirondacks 233 70.18%
Dacks 17 5.12%
Either one, I don't discriminate! 82 24.70%
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Old 06-03-2008, 01:32 PM   #41
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If you're really trying to save typing, why not DKS then? saves a letter, or two depending on where you start from.

I know some folks in Rochester who refer to the dks as the ADK's, which sounds silly to me...I usually refer to them as "The Holy Mountains of the Adirondacks, a range on the Canadian Shield and Home to Bigfoot". Of course - everyone thinks I'm silly then, too.
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Old 06-03-2008, 02:06 PM   #42
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WHAT? No Hamilton county?
Here's the best map I could find on short notice
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Old 06-03-2008, 02:25 PM   #43
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Here's the best map I could find on short notice
That's a "business" map.....the Blue Line which encompasses the Adirondacks holds all those counties mentioned, and a few that are not....such as Saratoga, Fulton and others....which are in the "ADK's"....

Try this......

http://www.dec.ny.gov/cfmx/extapps/statelands/

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Old 06-03-2008, 02:47 PM   #44
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My map points out New York's regions, including the North Country. Your map does not; rather, it is a map of recreational lands, including the Adirondacks.

My point is that I do not think the Adirondacks and the North Country Region encompass the same geographic/political areas.

If I'm wrong, I hope somebody would correct me.
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Old 06-03-2008, 03:15 PM   #45
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Here you go.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upstate_New_York
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Old 06-03-2008, 03:23 PM   #46
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Your map does not; rather, it is a map of recreational lands, including the Adirondacks.
I was outlining the "blue line" for discussion, which is considerd the Adirondacks by most, or dacks....or dax.....or.....

Now about that Northern-Southern hunting zone line......
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Old 06-03-2008, 03:44 PM   #47
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Everyone (I think) is familiar with the blue line and the areal extent of the Adirondack Park.

And I think I know the areal extent of the North Country. Here's Wikipedia's map showing the North County Region.

Now Zac is throwing in Upstate New York to really confuse matters.
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Old 06-03-2008, 03:49 PM   #48
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So where is Leather Stocking Country?

serious question
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Old 06-03-2008, 03:55 PM   #49
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So where is Leather Stocking Country?

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The I-88 corridor ?? Anywhere you legs gets cold in the winter ???

Hey, this originally was about the A-D-I-R-O-N-D-A-C-K-S.....
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Old 06-03-2008, 04:00 PM   #50
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Hi Rickie, try these:

http://www.newyorkstatedestinations....atherstocking/
http://www.copleys.com/cranks/coopers.htm
http://www.roundthebend.com/central/
http://www.visitnewyorkstate.net/reg...rstocking.html

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Old 06-03-2008, 04:59 PM   #51
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Rickie just wanted to say Leatherstocking, that's all...
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Old 06-03-2008, 05:19 PM   #52
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"Dacks" grates on me the same way "Frisco" unnerves someone from San Francisco.
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Old 06-03-2008, 06:50 PM   #53
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Hi everyone! I am new to the forum and I am new to the Adirondacks recently. When I spoke about it I had called them the "Addys" which I was told I should call them the "Dacks". After being there myself, and know I will be returning again I prefer to call it what it was named "The Adirondacks". I can't think of a better name or term to describe this beautiful place. Looking forward to spending a lot of time there and discovering more! Thanks for listening Fallingwaters
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Old 06-03-2008, 09:38 PM   #54
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Old 06-03-2008, 09:47 PM   #55
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So you see, whenever i hear the term "Dacks" I think of that hot chick from deep space nine...
You took the words right out of my mouth.

DON'T 'WHACK THE 'DACKS!

I don't "whack" because that sounds like something a teenage boy does in his bedroom with the door closed. Instead, I prefer the term "bushwhack".

"Elly gain" occurs when someone named Ellen gets pregnant. "Elevation gain" is what you face when climbing a mountain.

"North Country" refers to just about all of northern New York north of the Mohawk Valley, including the Adirondacks but also Tug Hill and the St. Lawrence Valley.

I too wince at "Dacks", because it shows the speaker has little connection with the place no matter how many times he or she may have been here. Fortunately--or perhaps significantly--I only see it in use online.

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Old 06-03-2008, 09:50 PM   #56
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I don't "whack" because that sounds like something a teenage boy does in his bedroom with the door closed.
Hmmm, and in another thread you said I had my mind in the gutter!
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Old 06-03-2008, 10:01 PM   #57
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As a rule of thumb I tend to call geographic locations by the name used on maps. It tends to reduce confusion when giving or asking for directions.
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Old 06-03-2008, 10:35 PM   #58
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Not everyone accepts wiki's definition of "north country."

Including North Country Public Radio. Southernmost transmitter is in Warren County.

http://www.northcountrypublicradio.o.../coverage.html
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Old 06-04-2008, 07:58 PM   #59
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i dont think i have ever used "dacks" in my life, my dad occasionally uses the online name RonDack, referring to the adirondacks. my friens and i have the tendency to call them the ADKs , while speaking. nerdy?
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Old 06-04-2008, 10:14 PM   #60
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Daks or variations sounds like the bad noise chalk makes on a chalkboard.
I grew up hiking, fishing and hunting 'up north', and never heard the term until on the hiking boards. Daks always signifies a tourist.
Completely agree with Skyclimber.
I too, wondered what in the world is the "Daks, Dax" when I read the term. In my opinion it also signifies disrespect for the Mountains.

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Rather like saying "Couchie" for "Couchsachraga" or the "Santas" for the Santanoni Mts., which many use.
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I also hate the word Couchie, "Couchsachraga" if pronounced correctly is a beautiful name. Grace too, also hated the term, Couchie and therefore I learned to always call it "Couchsachraga." She taught me once how to pronounce it correctly.

Santas I don't like, sounds too much like Santa Claus. Santanoni is also a beautiful word, as well as a beautiful mountain, one of my favorites.

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DON'T 'WHACK THE 'DACKS!

I don't "whack" because that sounds like something a teenage boy does in his bedroom with the door closed. Instead, I prefer the term "bushwhack".
I agree here as well.

All of the names pertaining to hiking and the Mountains should be pronounced the way they were named.

Like the Patch should be the Patch, not the term Badge. It sounds too much like a Badge of Courage OR Badge of Honor. The Patch is the symbol of our accomplishment of finishing the Forty Six OR other type of hiking goal that one earns a patch for.
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