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Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks Yesterday, 03:20 PM
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Posted By DSettahr
I did this route a month ago as part of a longer...

I did this route a month ago as part of a longer traverse from Little Tupper to the Oswegatchie.

The portage from Rock Pond to Hardigan Pond is definitely more along the lines of 1.75 miles. It...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-31-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By DSettahr
Another thought: From Rochester, you might also...

Another thought: From Rochester, you might also consider something in the PA Wilds. You'll likely still see other groups on any of the main designated state forest trails (Susquehannock Trail...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-31-2020, 09:41 AM
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Posted By DSettahr
Use levels just about everywhere are up this...

Use levels just about everywhere are up this year. Other areas are still seeing less use in direct comparison to the High Peaks- but keep in mind that other areas also don't have the same...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-31-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By DSettahr
I haven't had a chance to lay eyes on it myself,...

I haven't had a chance to lay eyes on it myself, but from what I understand- the DEC is not just ripping out the old culverts on the road, but tearing up the actual road bed itself. It sounds like...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-30-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By DSettahr
Sure. I will say that 5 days is still on the...

Sure. I will say that 5 days is still on the shorter end of the amount of time necessary to hike the STS. That's 17 miles per day... which is a pretty rugged pace for this trail. The STS is not...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-30-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By DSettahr
There's 3 designated tent sites at Oxshoe- all on...

There's 3 designated tent sites at Oxshoe- all on the west shore, north of the lean-to. From the lean-to, if you follow the marked path north along the shore, you'll pass through a couple of closed...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-28-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,140
Posted By DSettahr
Grass Pond Mountain was on my "to do list" and I...

Grass Pond Mountain was on my "to do list" and I even got to Low's relatively early in the day with the intention of facilitating the climb. However, that day was so incredibly disgustingly humid...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-25-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 334
Posted By DSettahr
You might get some early departures but I...

You might get some early departures but I wouldn't count on it really any time before later in the afternoon.

Generally speaking, weeknight use in the High Peaks this year seems to be roughly on...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-22-2020, 11:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,140
Posted By DSettahr
Placid Boatworks Spitfire 13. Those...

Placid Boatworks Spitfire 13.



Those two particular portages were in great shape (especially compared to some of the other portages on the trip). Both were cleared to a wide corridor (making...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-22-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 612
Posted By DSettahr
It really depends on the water levels. On my...

It really depends on the water levels. On my trip through there last week, I was forced to get out of the canoe only twice between the west end of the headwaters portage trail and High Falls. ...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-22-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,989
Posted By DSettahr
I would stay as far away from the Lake Colden...

I would stay as far away from the Lake Colden area as possible for the remainder of the "nice weather" season of 2020. The use levels in the Eastern High Peaks (the High Peaks generally) this year...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-16-2020, 01:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,140
Posted By DSettahr
I will also add that I am glad in retrospect that...

I will also add that I am glad in retrospect that I did have some ability (gained from previous paddling experience) to read the river... while the Oswegatchie was certainly anything but technical...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 07-16-2020, 01:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 855
Posted By DSettahr
Is it total sodium that is an issue (as I think...

Is it total sodium that is an issue (as I think it is from your post)? Or relative sodium compared to the total amount of food eaten? I often add dehydrated veggies as well as TVP (texturized...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-16-2020, 01:09 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,753
Posted By DSettahr
While I agree with this sentiment somewhat, I...

While I agree with this sentiment somewhat, I would add a caveat: "New leant-tos should not be added within 5 miles of a trailhead." In my experience, 5 miles seems to roughly be the "idiot limit."...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-16-2020, 01:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By DSettahr
I think you're referring to the bridge over the...

I think you're referring to the bridge over the outlet of Mud Lake (the start of West Canada Creek) as the first bridge, and the bridge over the outlet of South Lake as the second bridge. AFAIK,...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-16-2020, 12:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,879
Posted By DSettahr
The bear in question had numerous opportunities...

The bear in question had numerous opportunities (with substantial encouragement) to change it's behavior patterns, dating back to over a decade of interactions with hikers and campers. This was not...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-16-2020, 12:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,269
Posted By DSettahr
The lawsuit threw multiple wrenches into the plan...

The lawsuit threw multiple wrenches into the plan for the snowmobile connecting Newcomb with points east. If you physically visit portions of the planned trail, you can find bits and pieces of...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-16-2020, 12:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By DSettahr
Also, FWIW- the announcement regarding the...

Also, FWIW- the announcement regarding the closure of the road to Boreas Ponds was only posted on the DEC website relatively recently. So it's possible that when Camp MacFox checked the DEC website,...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-16-2020, 12:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By DSettahr
Cheney Pond is nice. The lean-to is in a...

Cheney Pond is nice. The lean-to is in a particularly nice spot (tons of sandy beach frontage) and the campsites aren't half-bad, either. The road is a bit rough- as I understand it, the DEC is...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-16-2020, 12:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,140
Posted By DSettahr
Thanks for this link- I'm curious as to the total...

Thanks for this link- I'm curious as to the total mileage of my trip. This post indicates (but does not outright state) that my itinerary clocks it at over 50 miles total. I'm thinking about...
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