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Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-29-2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By DSettahr
The cedar swamp I remember being on the loop part...

The cedar swamp I remember being on the loop part of the trail network, rather than on the side trail that connects the loop to Buttermilk Pond. It was between Round Pond and the junction with the...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-29-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 173
Posted By DSettahr
All of the above being said, the area is...

All of the above being said, the area is absolutely amazingly beautiful and well worth the visit (provided that effort is placed into proper preparedness). The views from the summits of nearby peaks...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-29-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 173
Posted By DSettahr
Since it will be your first trip into the area, a...

Since it will be your first trip into the area, a bit of unsolicited yet necessary added advice (also posting this for the benefit of anyone else stumbling across this thread while researching for...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-29-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 173
Posted By DSettahr
There are 3 designated tent sites at Flowed Lands...

There are 3 designated tent sites at Flowed Lands (1 at Livingston Point, 2 near the Calamity Lean-to). 4 if you also count the site near the Herbert Brook Lean-to as being part of "Flowed Lands."
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-29-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 173
Posted By DSettahr
Well, this post ended up becoming a lot more info...

Well, this post ended up becoming a lot more info than the OP asked for. But it's good information generally so I've decided not to pare it down. Jeremiah Cloudhead, the answers to your questions...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-23-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By DSettahr
There was no shortage of ice at higher elevations...

There was no shortage of ice at higher elevations this past weekend. Overnight lows were in the mid to upper teens in some spots. That being said, it melted quickly with the sun in the morning. ...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-23-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 413
Posted By DSettahr
There's plans in the Vanderwhacker UMP for a...

There's plans in the Vanderwhacker UMP for a network of mountain bike trails near The Branch, north of where it crosses Blue Ridge Road. However, none have been built yet (and if I were to guess, it...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-22-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By DSettahr
I day hiked there once from Grassville Rd, in...

I day hiked there once from Grassville Rd, in 2013. I remember that the trails to Buttermilk were not well maintained then- sounds like there hasn't been much (if any) upkeep in the seven years...
Forum: Other Places 09-18-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 477
Posted By DSettahr
Or the Twin Lakes Trail, even further south?

Or the Twin Lakes Trail, even further south?
Forum: Other Places 09-18-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 477
Posted By DSettahr
Also, do you have any familiarity with the...

Also, do you have any familiarity with the Morrison Trail, a bit further south? That's also been on my radar for a while now...
Forum: Other Places 09-18-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 477
Posted By DSettahr
Nice. Do you have any knowledge/experience with...

Nice. Do you have any knowledge/experience with the campgrounds on the reservoir? Does it get rowdy there or is it generally pretty quiet? The regulations don't provide much alternative, since...
Forum: Other Places 09-17-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 477
Posted By DSettahr
Interesting that the park website itself makes...

Interesting that the park website itself makes the claim that Allegany (65,000 acres) is the largest of NY's State Parks... apparently ignoring the Catskill State Park (700,000+ acres) and the...
Forum: Food, Lodging, Parking, and Transportation 09-16-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,713
Posted By DSettahr
The Newcomb House closed. The Lake Harris House...

The Newcomb House closed. The Lake Harris House opened recently, I've not eaten there I've heard it's good but a bit pricey. There is also a new cafe open in Newcomb for breakfast and lunch, I have...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-16-2020, 04:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By DSettahr
I could be wrong on this, but as I understand it,...

I could be wrong on this, but as I understand it, Fish Creek is one of the few campgrounds that actually generates net revenue for the state. Most state campgrounds are operated at a significant...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-16-2020, 04:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By DSettahr
In NY State, you need a self-issuing permit to...

In NY State, you need a self-issuing permit to transport firewood with proof of the point of origin, or proof that it's been treated (kiln dried). It's kind of silly because the permit is something...
Forum: Other Places 09-14-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 251
Posted By DSettahr
Oooh, this looks interesting. I've often though...

Oooh, this looks interesting. I've often though about doing part of the BFT for our annual Duck Hole Trip that my friends and I do every fall... as scenic as the BFT is, the full loop is far too...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-13-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,215
Posted By DSettahr
For paddling, I'd pick the Cedar River Flow over...

For paddling, I'd pick the Cedar River Flow over Stillwater. Stillwater has a reputation for getting really windy in the afternoons, so much so that it's not uncommon for rangers to have to go out...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-13-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By DSettahr
I went in to Sand Lake, Little/Big Shallow, and...

I went in to Sand Lake, Little/Big Shallow, and Cage Lake from the west last year (pretty much a year ago exactly). There was some beaver activity just to the west of Little Shallow. Some entries...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-13-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,092
Posted By DSettahr
In over 1,000 nights (conservative estimate) in...

In over 1,000 nights (conservative estimate) in the backcountry, I have only twice had someone mess with my property- both times my bear hang.

In the first instance, I was camped on Pharaoh Lake...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-07-2020, 10:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By DSettahr
It's really tough to say. This year has been a...

It's really tough to say. This year has been a banner year for backcountry use levels. I camped at Lila on a Thursday night back in early July and the lake was just about at capacity from what I...
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