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Old 05-05-2016, 01:17 PM   #1
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DEC Says ...

but we all know that this will probably be ignored by many. After all, gotta get that patch!!

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Old 05-05-2016, 02:03 PM   #2
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Thanks for posting this. I shared it with the Aspiring 46ers Page on Facebook.
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Old 05-05-2016, 02:51 PM   #3
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Yes; thanks. I shared it over on ADKHighPeaks just now, as well.
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Old 05-09-2016, 01:04 PM   #4
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Thanks. I just learned about this this year from this forum but was unsure how to spot when the advisory was in effect. Good to know.

We did Algonquin 4/24 and saw exactly what they speak of: iced conditions and people tearing up the sides of trails. We took it slow and appreciated the trees next to the trail as handholds but stayed on trails - rick hopping as much as possible.
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Old 05-09-2016, 10:54 PM   #5
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...but we all know that this will probably be ignored by many. ...
It's an advisory. The DEC requests people stay below 2500 feet, they aren't mandating that they do so.

The DEC issues many advisories and recommendations. Choosing which recommendation to heed remains a personal choice (as with many other things in life).

I chose to hike above 2500 feet and did whatever I could to minimize my impact. Many of the mud puddles either had stepping stones or could be jumped (I find hiking poles handy for this purpose). A lot of the ice was crossable without the aid of microspikes (which I carried) but you had to tread lightly. I can't say everyone I saw was equally concerned about where they stepped (to avoid mud and ice).
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Old 05-18-2016, 11:13 PM   #6
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NYS gov't allowing individuals to make decisions for themselves- a novel concept in this state.
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