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Old 06-19-2017, 10:08 PM   #1
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West Branch Gorge, Silver Lake Wilderness

A video from this past weekend to share, please enjoy...

West Branch Sacandaga River Gorge, Silver Lake Wilderness
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:00 PM   #2
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The awesome power of the West Branch!

Good job keeping Jenny on the right path.

I always hate the poison ivy on the Sacandaga River. It's everywhere, all branches and most tribs. Didn't used to be.
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:17 PM   #3
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It seems like every time I watch one of your videos a new destination gets added to my to do list. Thanks for sharing.

Hmmm... Starting to wonder if I'm allergic to poison ivy. Spent a little time on the shores of the East Branch last weekend and wasn't very careful. Not too sure I want to test it though
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:46 PM   #4
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wow, this TR brought back some memories! we got wet on our hike too, but mostly cuz it was raining. we did get to the 1st falls, 1/2 of us by the river bed, and 1/2 of us climbing the rim trail. thank you for another excellent video!
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Old 06-20-2017, 10:14 AM   #5
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Where'd ya get that sub?
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Old 06-20-2017, 11:26 AM   #6
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Where'd ya get that sub?
It was actually the other half of a sub that I ordered the evening prior from a local joint.
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Old 06-20-2017, 11:32 AM   #7
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Getting Cheesey! Nice report!
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Getting Cheesey! Nice report!
Thanks Chris!
Love those guys.
Bummed I missed them at Mountain Jam last weekend.
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Old 06-20-2017, 12:16 PM   #9
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Nice video! Looks like a great place. I never had poison ivy, so I'm not sure I can even get it, but that would probably be a good place to find out.
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Old 06-20-2017, 12:35 PM   #10
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Nice video! Looks like a great place. I never had poison ivy, so I'm not sure I can even get it, but that would probably be a good place to find out.
Thanks pal,
Yeah that's a pretty big patch there where Cold Brook drains in.
I usually manage to get hit about once a year, and I'm the type if I even look at it I'll break out with a rash, but so far so good.
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Transplant some of that PI to those "illegal" sites and see if they disappear
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Old 06-20-2017, 02:23 PM   #12
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Transplant some of that PI to those "illegal" sites and see if they disappear
Oh there's plenty of it there as well.
You really need to be careful along the shoreline!
I'm pretty sure you can even see some on the ground where I had my boots & pant legs off, not to mention my backpack was lying on a couple plants.

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Old 06-20-2017, 04:12 PM   #13
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A video from this past weekend to share, please enjoy...

West Branch Sacandaga River Gorge, Silver Lake Wilderness
Nice!!
I can relate to your care of your old dog.
I find fault with your choice of "Crocs" for crossing streams.
They offer little ankle support and tend to roll off when wet.
Great vidio!
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Nice!!
I can relate to your care of your old dog.
I find fault with your choice of "Crocs" for crossing streams.
They offer little ankle support and tend to roll off when wet.
Great vidio!
Thanks Jim.
Yeah I'm not a big fan of the Crocs either, but they are much lighter than my old sneakers, and dry out much quicker.
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Nice!!
I can relate to your care of your old dog.
I find fault with your choice of "Crocs" for crossing streams.
They offer little ankle support and tend to roll off when wet.
Great vidio!
Jim, what do you recommend for crossing water? I bought these little nylon sock type things with a rubber sole, but they don't have much in the way of ankle support either.
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Old 06-20-2017, 07:47 PM   #16
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Waterproof boots, if your feet get wet, suck it up sally, who cares that it's November.
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Waterproof boots, if your feet get wet, suck it up sally, who cares that it's November.
Ha, I forgot who I was talkin' to!
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Old 06-20-2017, 08:22 PM   #18
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If it was November with lower water levels, I probably would've looked much cooler wearing my Muck Boots instead.
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Old 06-20-2017, 11:06 PM   #19
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Loved it! I loved how you took care of Jenny. Dogs are precious!!

I grew up only a few miles from there and have never been. Need to visit the Silver Lake Wilderness.
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Old 06-21-2017, 07:38 AM   #20
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Loved it! I loved how you took care of Jenny..
Yeah it's funny...5 years ago she had no problems climbing those ledges, while wearing a dog pack.
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