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Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-13-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,839
Posted By Dave Bourque
A question for DSettahr, I have always been...

A question for DSettahr,
I have always been intrigued about using an umbrella. I visited the BLUNT site and it is obvious they have a quality product. They have many sizes varying from 37" to 58"....
Forum: Adirondack Firetowers 10-13-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 532
Posted By Dave Bourque
Stillwater Mtn. Closed for Hunting Season

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2a5ac4c
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 08-29-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,077
Posted By Dave Bourque
Oddly, many of the ponds along the periphery of...

Oddly, many of the ponds along the periphery of Pharaoh Lake Wilderness receive much less traffic than the interior. Recommended are Spectacle Pond (1 site), Springhill Ponds (2 sites), Goose Pond...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 08-29-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,387
Posted By Dave Bourque
You might also find a copy at the Crossroads...

You might also find a copy at the Crossroads General Store at exit 25.
Forum: Other Places 08-14-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 818
Posted By Dave Bourque
I've been doing some research and can provide...

I've been doing some research and can provide more details. We are going to stay in the Silverton area. I've got all the car camping stuff figured out. Any insights into great hikes in the...
Forum: Other Places 08-07-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 818
Posted By Dave Bourque
Colorado

I will be traveling to Colorado in mid-October for an annual camping/hiking vacation. My hiking buddy has the use of a pickup truck camper, something we have never done before. We are interested in...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-15-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 788
Posted By Dave Bourque
Prospect Mountain Trail Closed

DEC Closes Prospect Mountain Trail Due to Construction Activity on the Summit

Prospect Mountain Trail is now closed due to construction on the summit. The summit area, above the parking lot, has...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-03-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,932
Posted By Dave Bourque
The NYSDEC has released a mobile app for the...

The NYSDEC has released a mobile app for the State campgrounds.

https://parks.ny.gov/explorer-app/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
Forum: Adirondack Firetowers 07-02-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,292
Posted By Dave Bourque
Cathead Mountain

Maybe a compromise?


Public safety receiving static in Adirondacks
By Gwendolyn Craig, Adirondack Explorer


Hamilton County Chairman Bill Farber says he is heartened that a number of...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 06-27-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 749
Posted By Dave Bourque
Note that this pad weighs 28 lbs. It's not for...

Note that this pad weighs 28 lbs. It's not for backpacking.
Forum: Adirondack Firetowers 06-27-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 682
Posted By Dave Bourque
State Fire Towers Reopen

From the NYSDEC email bulletin, 6/26

Fire Towers
Updated: DEC-controlled fire towers are open to visitors. Only one household group should be in the fire tower cab at a time, groups should...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-27-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,932
Posted By Dave Bourque
The latest from NYSDEC. Many more campgrounds...

The latest from NYSDEC. Many more campgrounds are opening.

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/292d357
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 06-24-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 23,442
Posted By Dave Bourque
I use a Samsung Galaxy S7 (old but functional)...

I use a Samsung Galaxy S7 (old but functional) with Backcountry Navigator. I've been very happy with the results. Every map I've ever needed I've downloaded from CalTopo (free).
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 06-19-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,035
Posted By Dave Bourque
Free Fishing Weekend

A link to the NYSDEC announcement;

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/29145b9
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-19-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,362
Posted By Dave Bourque
DSettahr, Thanks for another amazing report. ...

DSettahr,
Thanks for another amazing report. Your posts are always very informative and extremely thorough. You provide details that cannot be found elsewhere. If this post is not a "proper trip...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-18-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,932
Posted By Dave Bourque
More info from NYSDEC. ...

More info from NYSDEC.

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2913b57
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-16-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 967
Posted By Dave Bourque
More information; ...

More information;

https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2020/06/did-the-governor-appoint-apa-members-on-the-basis-of-their-qualifications.html
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-16-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,932
Posted By Dave Bourque
Putnam Ponds State Campground was still closed as...

Putnam Ponds State Campground was still closed as of 6/13. The posted closed signs at the gate made no mention of re-opening.
Forum: "By the Fireside" 06-16-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,027
Posted By Dave Bourque
NYSDEC's recommendations to reduce bear...

NYSDEC's recommendations to reduce bear conflicts.

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/290de67
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-15-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,991
Posted By Dave Bourque
More information about the Pharaoh area here; ...

More information about the Pharaoh area here;

https://www.adkforum.com/showthread.php?t=20928
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