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Old 04-05-2011, 10:36 PM   #1
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Siamese Ponds question

My buddy and I are considering hiking/snowshoeing into the lean-to along the East Branch of the Sacangaga River this weekend. I was just wondering if anyone knew the trail conditions. We'll be heading in off hyw. 8. Thanks!
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Old 04-06-2011, 11:15 AM   #2
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I'd expect to need snowshoes, especially for the descent down the backside of 11th mountain. The climb up the south side of the mountain will probably have at least a few snow-free spots.

I wouldn't be surprised if you were the first people to head all the way into the lean-to this season.
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Old 04-06-2011, 05:45 PM   #3
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Awesome! Thanks DSettahr! Do you think I might have trouble dragging my pulk in, or are you thinking just spotty areas I can drag around?
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Old 04-06-2011, 06:52 PM   #4
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If it were me, I'd probably have everything in an overnight pack strapped to my pulk, which would allow me to make the decision at the trailhead. Assuming that conditions there are similar to up here in Saranac Lake, you'd probably be able to pull a pulk with only a few complications along the way.
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Old 04-06-2011, 06:56 PM   #5
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That's exactly what I was going to do. Thanks again.
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Old 04-09-2011, 07:30 PM   #6
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when the wheels fall off the wagon

Aaaaarggg! Drove north 4 hours this morning - made it almost to Albany - when at a bathroom stop I noticed antifreeze leaking under my truck. Turned around and babied it home. Seems the water pump flew the coop. Hopefully I'll have a trip report in two weeks if the snow and weather cooperate. Thanks for all the help.
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Old 04-20-2011, 02:09 PM   #7
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Not sure if OP is still interested, but I was on this trail on Monday. Its very wet, with sections of snow on the trail. I brought snowshoes but never put them on because the snow was pretty well packed. Waters were high everywhere. Only went as far as Diamond brook (work related). The new bridge is really cool!



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Old 04-25-2011, 07:22 PM   #8
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Thanks

Marty53, thanks for the pics. My partner bailed on me for last weekend (some last minute obligations) so I decided to bag it for this year. That's all right, there'll be plenty of hiking this summer to take my mind off of snowshoeing, and the snow will be back again soon enough!
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Old 04-26-2011, 09:04 AM   #9
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Not sure if OP is still interested, but I was on this trail on Monday. Its very wet, with sections of snow on the trail. I brought snowshoes but never put them on because the snow was pretty well packed. Waters were high everywhere. Only went as far as Diamond brook (work related). The new bridge is really cool!


Wow, fancy bridge! Is that some Eagle Scout project or something?
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Wow, fancy bridge! Is that some Eagle Scout project or something?
I believe that is a product of the STIS (Siamese Trail Improvement Society).
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