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Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-14-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,400
Posted By ALGonquin Bob
Headed up tomorrow. As always, I’ll bring bug...

Headed up tomorrow. As always, I’ll bring bug spray & my Eureka tarp with mesh enclosure. Also bringing a Thermacell unit this trip. Destination undecided. Will pick a spot while on the road.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-09-2021, 11:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,830
Posted By ALGonquin Bob
My only visit there was several years ago in the...

My only visit there was several years ago in the first month of public access (day use only). Took a long time to drive back there in my little Toyota while carefully avoiding the numerous rocks in...
Forum: Trip Reports 04-15-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,565
Posted By ALGonquin Bob
Itís interesting to see an area that typically is...

Itís interesting to see an area that typically is accessed only in the warmer months. Thanks for sharing. :cool:
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 04-24-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,613
Posted By ALGonquin Bob
Posted by Ron's son, Griffin Clark: "For the...

Posted by Ron's son, Griffin Clark:

"For the past month, Ron has battled COVID. Sadly today his body could not continue his fight. We appreciate all the prayers, thoughts, and touching displays so...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 04-24-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,613
Posted By ALGonquin Bob
RTSpoons Ron Clark

Covid-19 claimed one of us yesterday; Ron Clark died after fighting this monster virus for the past month. Ron was a fellow hiker and lover of the Adirondack High Peaks, and many of you knew him by...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 01-25-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,684
Posted By ALGonquin Bob
Brian and Grace are synonymous with the...

Brian and Grace are synonymous with the Adirondack Canoe Classic, including Brian's calls at the finish line. Once they transition out, it'll feel a lot different. I wish them luck in retirement if...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 10-31-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,984
Posted By ALGonquin Bob
Adirondack lakes will begin to ice up a week or 2...

Adirondack lakes will begin to ice up a week or 2 after you move there (mid-November). I did a couple ice-in trips on Middle Saranac some years ago - the first trip required some ice-breaking to get...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 10-31-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,577
Posted By ALGonquin Bob
There are 4 LTs in the NYS Saranac Lake Islands...

There are 4 LTs in the NYS Saranac Lake Islands Campground that you can reserve in season - on Middle Saranac Lake there is Weller Pond, Hungry Bay, and another at the eastern end near the Saranac...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-31-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,679
Posted By ALGonquin Bob
My parents (long gone now) weren't hikers or much...

My parents (long gone now) weren't hikers or much into outdoor activities like that, but in the 1950s would take my brother and me up to Piseco to visit a friend who owned some cabins. When I started...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 01-10-2019, 12:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,882
Posted By ALGonquin Bob
A friend here in the Buffalo area has one (a...

A friend here in the Buffalo area has one (a Hornbeck CF sea kayak). To save weight, he ordered it without hatches or bulkheads, but added float bags when I told him it would sink like the Titanic if...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 01-10-2019, 12:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,285
Posted By ALGonquin Bob
jblaser - Thanks for sharing your story & photos....

jblaser - Thanks for sharing your story & photos. Years ago I went there around May 1 and was told that the road was quite soft and I might not be able to make the uphill drive back out. We paddled...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 12-27-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,877
Posted By ALGonquin Bob
Having negotiated the "thigh deep" bog a couple...

Having negotiated the "thigh deep" bog a couple times, I'm glad the carry trail out of Rock Pond was rerouted. Good TR.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-07-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 24,667
Posted By ALGonquin Bob
Likewise. The only tandem I ever had was a...

Likewise. The only tandem I ever had was a Coleman; I sold it after just one canoe trip. Now have 2 solos, and my significant other bought a solo last year. I did pick up (literally) a large Kevlar...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-29-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,398
Posted By ALGonquin Bob
Also planning a canoe trip there; maybe next year.

Also planning a canoe trip there; maybe next year.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-25-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 19,982
Posted By ALGonquin Bob
Good to hear Middle Saranac is nearly open...

Good to hear Middle Saranac is nearly open already. Will be headed up to Fish Creek or St. Regis in 2 weeks. :dance:
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 03-30-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 82,360
Posted By ALGonquin Bob
If you 1-time the .8-mile carry, there wouldn't...

If you 1-time the .8-mile carry, there wouldn't be much time difference vs. paddling. It's been a few years since I did the Little Tupper to Lila route (with 5 carries), but the .8-mile trail wasn't...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 11-22-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,851
Posted By ALGonquin Bob
Did you go? I've stayed at the Hungry Bay lean-to...

Did you go? I've stayed at the Hungry Bay lean-to (#81?). It's a great site; lean-to + room for several tents.
Forum: Lost and Found 10-31-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,981
Posted By ALGonquin Bob
Found Flashlight

While camping on Lake Lila last weekend (October 20-23) I found a flashlight on the ground near my tent. Tell me what site & describe the light. Otherwise, I've added another "torch" to my...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 10-23-2017, 11:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,727
Posted By ALGonquin Bob
Just back from 3 nights on Lila. That was maybe...

Just back from 3 nights on Lila. That was maybe my 6th paddle trip there; double carried all but once when my friend wanted to bring her kayak. For that trip we used our carts (I switched to my sea...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 11-15-2016, 12:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 20,623
Posted By ALGonquin Bob
Great points there. I used my 2-pole Eureka...

Great points there. I used my 2-pole Eureka 3-season tent for most of my winter camping. Now, for my solo 3-season trips, I use an ultralight Big Agnes solo with a wishbone tent pole, but that...
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