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Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-02-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 42
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Posted By montcalm
Actually, the DEC map doesn't show the Horseshoe...

Actually, the DEC map doesn't show the Horseshoe Pond Trail as being a bike trail. I didn't ride that myself, so I can't confirm.

I rode the Little Square Pond Trail and Otter Hollow Trail it...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-01-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,084
Posted By montcalm
That's a great loop. If you have a mountain...

That's a great loop.

If you have a mountain bike, you can (legally) ride all around the interior of that paddle. It's mostly an easy ride except for a couple spots that most will want/need to...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 05-31-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 348
Posted By montcalm
Actually now that I remember, the cozy way (I...

Actually now that I remember, the cozy way (I don't think I had a proper one either) was always giving me a product that was too wet or too dry as well. I feel like to get it to cook well enough it...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 05-31-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 348
Posted By montcalm
I guess I forgot to mention it in another thread,...

I guess I forgot to mention it in another thread, but one thing that's super easy to make as a backpacking meal is Parmesan cheese macaroni and cheese. Dry parmesan keeps quite a while and all you...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 05-31-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 348
Posted By montcalm
I've never found this completely effective and...

I've never found this completely effective and have always had cold, chewy food.

I found adding a small amount of boiling water, then simmering whilst adding water and stirring to be the most...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 05-19-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,353
Posted By montcalm
Iíve been to middle branch in the winter and it...

Iíve been to middle branch in the winter and it was about the only place in the area I couldnít hear snowmobiles.

Iíve never been to the east side of haderondah...

Iíve camped or at least...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 05-19-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,353
Posted By montcalm
I see DT - different Gull Lake! I thought you...

I see DT - different Gull Lake! I thought you meant the one in BRWF.

But yeah, you added a little bit on in Haderondah but actually quite a bit more on the west side looping back down through...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 05-19-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,353
Posted By montcalm
Interesting - it's supposed to be public. I'll...

Interesting - it's supposed to be public. I'll try messing with it again later.

I see - I mean it could be done either way - I'd post the map of the one I did previously but I don't think it will...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 05-19-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,353
Posted By montcalm
snapper, I tried updating the link. It works...

snapper, I tried updating the link.

It works from my computer and phone... but so did the old one.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 05-18-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,353
Posted By montcalm
Better map, perhaps: BO to BT -...

Better map, perhaps:

BO to BT - https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1X0gz8pehNHr43hh3J3hluaFJnt90CcMh&usp=sharing

The Cal Topo doesn't load well on my phone.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 05-18-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,353
Posted By montcalm
Yeah I'm not concerned about camping in PigLW, I...

Yeah I'm not concerned about camping in PigLW, I know of a number of legal, but unmarked sites out there.

I looked at mileage and I think it's about:

6.5 miles first day but West mountain...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 05-18-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,353
Posted By montcalm
https://caltopo.com/m/59ND See if this is...

https://caltopo.com/m/59ND

See if this is viewable.

I think this actually makes more sense to do east to west. I think start at Brown Tract campground and end at Big Otter Lake. That way you...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 05-18-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,353
Posted By montcalm
Perfect, thanks! I'll post the route in a...

Perfect, thanks!

I'll post the route in a bit. It's really simple, about 40 miles from Big Otter Lake to Raquette Village.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 05-18-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,353
Posted By montcalm
Fulton Chain WF Designated Campsites

Does anyone have a reference that might show these?

I'm trying to put together a backpacking route that traverses Ha-de-ron-dah and Pigeon Lakes Wilderness, but to do that, one must traverse some...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-08-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,245
Posted By montcalm
The only "weapons" I carry are a Swiss army knife...

The only "weapons" I carry are a Swiss army knife and a folding Sven saw.

Still, I don't think we'd make it far...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-07-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,245
Posted By montcalm
Are you accepting psychopaths yet?

Are you accepting psychopaths yet?
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-06-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,040
Posted By montcalm
Maybe you were thinking of this one in Hadley? ...

Maybe you were thinking of this one in Hadley?

https://firstwilderness.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/bowbridge.jpg?w=1600&h=571&crop=1
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-05-2020, 11:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,040
Posted By montcalm
https://www.americabyrail.com/Portals/0/Images/Adi...

https://www.americabyrail.com/Portals/0/Images/Adirondack-Railroad.jpg

Adirondack Rail Bridge Photo - obviously not the one in the photo, but this makes me believe that it is an Adirondack RR...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-05-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,040
Posted By montcalm
https://www.dot.ny.gov/divisions/engineering/envir...

https://www.dot.ny.gov/divisions/engineering/environmental-analysis/repository/bridgescontextuastudy-99.pdf

This may help if it is in NY.

You can maybe narrow the search by using the...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-05-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,040
Posted By montcalm
Based on design, it looks like a RR bridge, but I...

Based on design, it looks like a RR bridge, but I can't tell in the pic. I see people and maybe vehicles, but they might be hand carts?
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