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Forum: Other Places 08-07-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 0
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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: 277
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: 2,733
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: 303
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: 569
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: 306
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: 2,733
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: 57
Views: 19,869
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: 481
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: 6,902
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: 2,733
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: 583
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: 2,733
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: 19
Views: 1,530
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: 1,130
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
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-15-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,140
Posted By Dave Bourque
Can't help you with the Indian Lake area but on...

Can't help you with the Indian Lake area but on Saturday I was in the Putnam Pond area climbing Treadway Mountain. There were no Black Flies at all but once the day got a bit warmer there were...
Forum: "By the Fireside" 06-14-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,530
Posted By Dave Bourque
Just sharing a video that I took 3 years ago at...

Just sharing a video that I took 3 years ago at Siyeh Pass in Glacier National Park. We were about 5 miles from the closest road. He/she looked right at us and then did this little "dance". The...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-10-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 583
Posted By Dave Bourque
APA Board Nominees

About time...

https://www.adirondackexplorer.org/stories/cuomo-nominates-seven-to-adirondack-park-board
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-10-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,130
Posted By Dave Bourque
The back and forth between the supporters of...

The back and forth between the supporters of Crane Pond Road and the NYSDEC got very tense. NYSDEC initially placed rocks blocking the road. The rocks were removed by supporters of the road. DEC...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-09-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,130
Posted By Dave Bourque
The are two state trails to the summit. As...

The are two state trails to the summit. As mentioned, the first is from Crane Pond. While this area does get crowded, there should be plenty of parking. As Justin mentioned, driving all the way...
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