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Old 04-25-2017, 09:11 AM   #1
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Raquette Falls overnight camping

our school trip on 4/12/17 to 4/14/17 to axton landing left me to partner up with Ricky witch with the heaviest packs we started with leading the trail our first destination was at hemlock lean-to before that the water had risen to swamp over the trail. our next arrival was to the Raquette Falls No.2 and was going to be our last stop but we keep going most people made it to the Raquette Falls No.1 lean-to but i turned back when i heard that the place was under mud and lots of snow still the trail drom the dec post was horrid mud and puddles everywhere when i had gotten back to the Raquette Falls No.2 where i had helped hasheem and 21 savage get their tent together and they helped mme get mine up my partner Ricky was way behind but very thankful when he has saw that the tent was up and running a killer headache had gotten the best of him he went for a nap and i had gone fishing with hasheem nothing was caught at palmer brook. when we had gotten back to our campside lunch was being served i had a tortillas which jesus had brotten on the trip they were great i went to the bank after fished for a good hour when when fire was stoken i sat down rested my knee and groin that i had hurt earlier in the day. around 7 Ricky and i had left the site without a eta of being back we had walked 2.5 miles back towards axton landing almost dark i had sharpened two walking sticks just in case after getting a hold of our girlfriends we headed back towaeds the camp where we had met with homer and randy savage because they didnt know if everything was okay we got back sat by the fire ate a snack and headed to bed next morning i had woken up sweating in my cozzy sleepimng bag everyone else had froze that night around 9:30 the others had left the camp one after another which left homer randy savavge , ricky and i the last ones out of the site the trails were a lot better but lon ger it seemed it because i was a lil hurt temperatures were 40 45 during the day which are great hiking temps and at night were around 22 degrees cold. the campsite i had seen was really good but it was my only one the Raquette Falls No.2 and the hemlock campsite hasheem and 21 savage were the only ones to see it they said it was beautiful. the Raquette Falls area was nice trail some snow closer to the dec post the snow was bad and mud was ever worse. very glad we had our class overnight their and nowhere else it was a fun time and great food witch it would have been longer and better fishing
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Old 04-25-2017, 09:26 AM   #2
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I will repeat what Trail Boss indicated on the other similar threads about this trip. Everyone involved needs to know that it is a ticketable offense to set up tents in the vicinity of leantos, water, and trails. Please read, understand, and heed the DEC camping regulations. you need to be 150 feet away from each of these to set up a tent in a non-desiganted tent area (without a yellow "camp here" disk)

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http://www.adkforum.com/showthread.p...881#post257881

https://govt.westlaw.com/nycrr/Docum...ta=(sc.Default)
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Old 04-25-2017, 12:49 PM   #3
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wow ok im not seeing this guys why do you think we are within 150 feet of the lean to?
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Old 04-25-2017, 02:05 PM   #4
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wow ok im not seeing this guys why do you think we are within 150 feet of the lean to?
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horrid mud and puddles everywhere when i had gotten back to the Raquette Falls No.2 where i had helped hasheem and 21 savage get their tent together and they helped mme get mine up my partner Ricky was way behind but very thankful when he has saw that the tent was up
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AprThe class took a break there and then our teacher thought it would be better to stay at the third lean-to, so we packed our things and started walking again. To our disappointment the area around the lean-to was muddy which made it impossible to pitch up a tent. Unable to stay at the third lean-to we had to walk back to the second lean-to, but first we regroup at the rangers cabin. After regrouping individual group's started hiking back to the second lean-to taking their time. Making it to the lean-to that we were staying at everyone started relaxing and setting up their tent's.

Who would read the above passages and not assume that the tents were set up adjacent to the RF#2 leanto and/or the cabin? Other related posts read in a similar manner.

When a ranger comes along, the best outcome would be he/she would ask you to move camp, and you happily comply. Worst scenario, you argue and end up with a $100 fine.
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