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Old 06-05-2018, 10:39 PM   #1
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Not having canisters or signs at the summits in the Adirondack makes no sense

In light of the fact that the Lake Placid ski jumps have more invasive effect into the landscape literally and visually than the aggregate effect of 5000 canisters and summit signs.
Just saying.



I would like to see more signs at the summits in the Adirondacks, and even the return of canisters. They decrease trampling the summit looking for the highest point and quite simply, they are fun.
Again, the rationale against them doesn't make sense in light of the massive wilderness affront of the ski jumps, - which make any impact of summit signs and canisters absolutely pale in comparison.
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Old 06-06-2018, 09:36 AM   #2
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Most of the signs have been stolen over the years.
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Old 06-06-2018, 10:07 AM   #3
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In light of the fact that the Lake Placid ski jumps have more invasive effect into the landscape literally and visually than the aggregate effect of 5000 canisters and summit signs.
Just saying.



I would like to see more signs at the summits in the Adirondacks, and even the return of canisters. They decrease trampling the summit looking for the highest point and quite simply, they are fun.
Again, the rationale against them doesn't make sense in light of the massive wilderness affront of the ski jumps, - which make any impact of summit signs and canisters absolutely pale in comparison.
You should write to your representative, maybe he or she can do something about it! Get the user fee increased to underwrite the costs, or something.
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Old 06-06-2018, 10:34 AM   #4
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I think you'll have to do better than "because ski jumps" to amend the UMP for the return of canister and signs.
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Old 06-06-2018, 12:45 PM   #5
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You should write to your representative, maybe he or she can do something about it! Get the user fee increased to underwrite the costs, or something.
If the current user fee for hiking in the Adirondacks were to be tripled I would not complain. I have grade 12 math!
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Old 06-06-2018, 12:45 PM   #6
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Surely the ski jumps can be seen from and have a direct effect on every peak and trail in the Adirondacks , just as canisters and signs would in wilderness area summits.
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Old 06-06-2018, 03:07 PM   #7
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I’ve seen large open mine quarries from surrounding peaks before, so why not clear cut any peak that doesn’t have a view. That would certainly help to decrease trampling the summit looking for the highest point.

I think searching around for the highest point is part of the fun. Every now & again I’ll come across an orange flag marking the summit, which doesn’t bother me at all even though it’s technically illegal & some folks here have mentioned their hated for an occasional flag. Never once did I ever feel that there should be a sign or canister instead.
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Old 06-06-2018, 04:44 PM   #8
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How about a safe deposit box on peaks. Deposit 50 bucks and the State will send you a patch to lay claim to your achievement. Plus you will see rangers there everyday for collection. Easy.....this is tongue in cheek!
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Old 06-06-2018, 07:16 PM   #9
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I liked the canisters. They were still there when I was doing my 46 as a kid. Reading the logbook was fun, and always interesting to get the names of the ones before you to send to Grace. I think it is silly that they are removed in the name of "wilderness". My user fee was and is the taxes my family pays in NYS. So be it.
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Old 06-10-2018, 03:13 PM   #10
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I liked the canisters. They were still there when I was doing my 46 as a kid. Reading the logbook was fun, and always interesting to get the names of the ones before you to send to Grace. I think it is silly that they are removed in the name of "wilderness". My user fee was and is the taxes my family pays in NYS. So be it.
And you are finding your money's worth of cannisters at the top of the peaks.
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Old 06-10-2018, 07:23 PM   #11
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And you are finding your money's worth of cannisters at the top of the peaks.
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Old 06-23-2018, 11:51 PM   #12
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The Canisters were part of the fun. Writing into Grace and Mindy with the names of the last 3 climbers ahead of you as well as reading the previous journal entries made it more memorable. I've been back up a few "trailless" peaks since they removed the canisters 18-19 years ago, it seems that the herd paths are a bit easier to follow than they were in the years prior.
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