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Forum: Northville Placid Trail 04-20-2021, 06:44 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,718
Posted By DSettahr
Yep. I know of one instance for sure where it...

Yep. I know of one instance for sure where it happened, and I believe it happened one or two additional times over the course of the season. The rodent basically spent the day (night?) slowly...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 04-19-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By DSettahr
Thanks to you both. Good to know about...

Thanks to you both. Good to know about Blueberry- that's not a very long bushwhack off the old trail and you're right, the satellite images do show rocky ledges. I'll definitely throw that one into...
Forum: Northville Placid Trail 04-19-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,718
Posted By DSettahr
Last year (2020) was a banner year for mice in...

Last year (2020) was a banner year for mice in the Adirondacks. After a relatively quiet year (2019) the mouse population just about exploded everywhere.

I spent one god-awful night in the...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 04-19-2021, 06:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By DSettahr
Kempshall Mountain?

Has anyone been up this recently (within the past year or two)? I'm thinking about trying to get up it sometime this upcoming summer. I know the trail is officially "abandoned" but I found a post...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 04-18-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,271
Posted By DSettahr
I actually typed out a much, much more gross...

I actually typed out a much, much more gross story than anything shared so far concerning a "backcountry treasure" that I had the... misfortune to stumble across once and almost hit submit but...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-18-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 723
Posted By DSettahr
Good to know about the repair work- looks like...

Good to know about the repair work- looks like that leak was just noticed and the water levels drawn down recently?

FWIW, the DEC website is stating that even with the lower water levels, passage...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 04-18-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,271
Posted By DSettahr
What is even more of a bummer about not having...

What is even more of a bummer about not having yet found money in the Adirondack backcountry is that I have actually found both of those other things- used condoms and a used pregnancy test- in the...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 04-18-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,271
Posted By DSettahr
If the situation with the bear last summer that...

If the situation with the bear last summer that had to be put down because it was ripping tents open, climbing into occupied lean-tos, etc., didn't convince some visitors to the High Peaks of the...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 04-18-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,271
Posted By DSettahr
Although I will say that the real scourge of the...

Although I will say that the real scourge of the High Peaks (and any popular backcountry area, really) is not so much full wrappers but rather the small corner piece that is initially torn off of any...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-18-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 723
Posted By DSettahr
So this one: ...

So this one:

https://i.imgur.com/GvpEefk.png

Has it been paddled with a Hornbeck? One would assume so- you can't name a boat for a certain specific pond and then not paddle that pond with...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 04-18-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,271
Posted By DSettahr
If they even acknowledged they'd done it. I've...

If they even acknowledged they'd done it. I've had people straight up deny littering to my face when I'd watched them do it no more than 10 or 15 seconds previously. And I wasn't trying to be mean...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-18-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 723
Posted By DSettahr
I've been up Lost Pond Peak...

I've been up Lost Pond Peak (https://www.vftt.org/forums/showthread.php?42887-Heart-of-Darkness-Lost-Pond-Peak-12-4-11-(Adirondacks)) but have yet to make it to the pond itself. From the ridge line...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-17-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 723
Posted By DSettahr
Which Lost Pond is the Lost Pond named for? ...

Which Lost Pond is the Lost Pond named for?

I thought about mentioning Lila, but it's a longer drive out of the way down a dirt road to get there. And then there's a 0.3 mile (one way) carry...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-17-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 723
Posted By DSettahr
Maybe Bog River/Hitchens Pond? A short trip...

Maybe Bog River/Hitchens Pond? A short trip won't get you anywhere near Lows but it's still a nice enough area to spend a few hours. Plus it's a motor-free body of water.

Little Tupper Lake...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 04-15-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,539
Posted By DSettahr
Also worth mentioning that it is early still for...

Also worth mentioning that it is early still for seasonal roads to open- mud season is in full swing. Most seasonal roads in the ADKs don't open until mid-May at the earliest in a typical year. ...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-15-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By DSettahr
I googled "oar rests" and I found a few options. ...

I googled "oar rests" and I found a few options. None looked perfect for any and every situation, but you might be able to find something that works for you.
Forum: Other Places 04-15-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 785
Posted By DSettahr
They were flowing alright. Water availability...

They were flowing alright. Water availability was pretty decent overall, but everything was visibly drying out. We were told no campfires when we called and asked prior to our trip, and when we got...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-14-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,237
Posted By DSettahr
I'll definitely ditto the tarp recommendations. ...

I'll definitely ditto the tarp recommendations. For group trips I always haul a big hardware store tarp into the woods with me- I think mine is 12'x15'. I find it to be well worth the added weight;...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-13-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,237
Posted By DSettahr
I think this is a good choice. FWIW, if an adult...

I think this is a good choice. FWIW, if an adult with no prior backcountry experience came to me and said, "I want you to take me on an overnight backcountry canoe trip," I'd still probably pick a...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-13-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,237
Posted By DSettahr
Yes, you know your kids best... but bear in mind...

Yes, you know your kids best... but bear in mind that the consequences of making the trip too easy are far less severe than the consequences of making the trip too difficult. If you're determined to...
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