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View Poll Results: In the Adirondacks my recreational activities are:
Paddling. Flat water. 211 62.80%
Paddling. White water. 27 8.04%
Rock and/or ice climbing. 31 9.23%
Cycling 56 16.67%
Hiking 278 82.74%
Bushwhacking 137 40.77%
Peakbagging 111 33.04%
Hunting 79 23.51%
Fishing 168 50.00%
I live in the Adirondacks. 50 14.88%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 336. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-16-2008, 05:05 PM   #41
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Shhh! There are people here who believe that sarcasm is not a form of humor. I have been told so personally..

So we know that they are neither from NYC nor Jewish.
Isn't that the same thing?


(BTW,I am from NYC,and religion is not discussed on this forum)
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Old 04-16-2008, 05:09 PM   #42
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Isn't that the same thing?


(BTW,I am from NYC,and religion is not discussed on this forum)
I believe Jewish is Ethnic not necessarily religious.

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Old 04-16-2008, 05:52 PM   #43
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To add to the fray we would include:

Porch Sitting
Gardening, both floral and food
Camp maintenance, it more fun in the ADKs.
Sailing
Trapping
ATV and Snowmobile (easy now!)
Blueberry Picking

and these that are already listed:

Hike/Camp/Paddle/Hunt/Fish/Bushwackin
Buddy, I'm likin' your choices.

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Old 04-17-2008, 08:49 PM   #44
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How's about 'driving'? (Horses....that is....for when the gasoline runs out...plan to have my own stage run where the old stage run used to be.)

I am so XC Ski.
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Old 04-20-2008, 10:33 AM   #45
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Hmmm... what about the "I live in the Adirondacks"? I assume that was literal, not figurative. I live about 15 minutes from the Blue Line, so, I spend a LOT of time inside it.
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Old 04-20-2008, 11:34 AM   #46
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Regardless of what "my favorite activity" happens to be...

...a lot of my time is spent with Grandma doing the infamous shopping hikes. I think I know every sidewalk crack and bench in LP, SL & OF by heart. Trips to the ADK's are a compromise of activities. We don't dare let each other shop alone (credit card can't tolerate). If I have to shop, I could spend the entire day in either of two establishments in OF.

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Old 04-20-2008, 11:39 AM   #47
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All peakbaggers are hikers.
Not all hikers are peakbaggers.
All bushwhackers are hikers.
Not all peakbaggers are bushwhackers.
Not all bushwhackers are peakbaggers.
All bushwhacking peakbaggers are not necessarily hiking bushwhackers.
All hiking bushwhackers are not peakbagging hikers.

Just wanted to clarify that little point.
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Old 04-20-2008, 03:10 PM   #48
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All peakbaggers are hikers.
Not all hikers are peakbaggers.
All bushwhackers are hikers.
Not all peakbaggers are bushwhackers.
Not all bushwhackers are peakbaggers.
All bushwhacking peakbaggers are not necessarily hiking bushwhackers.
All hiking bushwhackers are not peakbagging hikers.

Just wanted to clarify that little point.



Some peakbaggers are not hikers.
Some hikers are not peakbaggers.
Some bushwacking peakbaggers are lost.
A hiking bushwacking peakbagger is definitely lost.

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Old 04-22-2008, 01:57 PM   #49
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All peakbaggers are hikers.
Not all hikers are peakbaggers.
All bushwhackers are hikers.
Not all peakbaggers are bushwhackers.
Not all bushwhackers are peakbaggers.
All bushwhacking peakbaggers are not necessarily hiking bushwhackers.
All hiking bushwhackers are not peakbagging hikers.

Just wanted to clarify that little point.
Were you by any chance related to Dr Seuss?
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Old 04-27-2008, 05:10 PM   #50
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Anyone else notice that Neil changed his pic for this post?
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Old 04-30-2008, 09:55 PM   #51
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I rock climb when it is dry, ice climb when it is cold....hike the rest of the year. There is always something to do in the park.
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Old 05-11-2008, 11:41 AM   #52
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I have, over the course of my life, enjoyed all of the options in the poll, and then some, in the Adirondacks and elsewhere. I tried to limit my response to those I am involved in or considering today. A few, such as hunting and rock/ice climbing, are past pleasures so were excluded, while others, such as fishing and flat water paddling, are in my thoughts today so I included them.
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Old 09-17-2008, 01:50 PM   #53
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While I do climb mountains frequently, I shy away from the term "peak bagging". Groceries are bagged, wilderness mountains are savored. Bagging a peak sounds like you're just getting it out of the way so you can move onto something else; I climb a mountain because of a personal curiosity to see what's there.
Peak-bagging is not how I would describe it, but since it is widely used I don't have any strong objection to identifying myself as such. I should add that even as I pursue my 46, I still do plenty of hiking that doesn't involve "peak-bagging".

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I think it's on the money. Peak baggers generally only care about the tick list.
Do you really think that's true? I can only speak for myself. I checked flatwater paddling, hiking, and peakbagging (and would have added x-c skiing). I've been a hiker all my life and it has never been all about the destination or the summit. However, I recently became very energized about the idea hiking the 46 high peaks. Doesn't mean that I don't still love a nice woods walk.
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Old 09-22-2008, 02:34 PM   #54
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I checked paddling, hiking and Bushwhacking. Unfortunately there aren't any 2700 mile bushwhacks in the Adirondacks. I had to do that out West.
There are. You just have to think outside the box... like hiking an enlarged Nazca line figure. I bet the spider would fit nicely:

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Old 09-22-2008, 04:11 PM   #55
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Is that spider holding a machete in the top left of the pic ?
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Old 09-24-2008, 12:22 PM   #56
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Not a machete. Simply entry/exit line (the figure is made of only one line). Many Nazca figures have this feature. It is believed by many scientists these lines were walked by the local natives as part of a religious/mythological ceremonies.
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Old 09-24-2008, 12:53 PM   #57
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Well , flip that spyder end for end with the head pointed East , and it closely resembles the religious/mythological ceremonial ritual paths we take during the most revered time of year, called deer hunting from our camp.
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Old 09-30-2008, 11:37 AM   #58
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Cliff Jumping

I think cliff jumping should totally be listed on here!
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Old 10-01-2008, 07:36 PM   #59
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I checked off hiking, bushwacking and paddling, but I love the mountains for all the seasons....x-country & backcountry skiing and nothing like snowshoe bushwacks to those places that are so hard to get to the rest of the year. Along the line of "peak bagging" how about pond hopping?
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Old 10-01-2008, 09:24 PM   #60
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Camping would be near the top of the list for me too I think.
Camping, definately! (But isn't kinda a given?)
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