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Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks Today, 12:44 PM
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Posted By TrailBlaser
I have found good swimming spots on Lake Lila,...

I have found good swimming spots on Lake Lila, Lows (not below the upper dam), Little Tupper and other canoe camping locations. The exception might be the Oswegtachie (with the exception of High...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-14-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,271
Posted By TrailBlaser
My thoughts exactly. I saw the trees marked last...

My thoughts exactly. I saw the trees marked last November and thought they may do the work this spring. More parking is nreded for sure. Thanks for the reply.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-13-2021, 10:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,271
Posted By TrailBlaser
Great shot from 18! I have seen some great...

Great shot from 18! I have seen some great sunsets from there too. One summer I worked as an ASF on Lows and was able to camp on top of Gooseneck Island - they were even better from up there. The bog...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-12-2021, 10:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,271
Posted By TrailBlaser
One of my favorite sites! How was the paddle in...

One of my favorite sites! How was the paddle in with the low water level below the upper dam?
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-20-2021, 11:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,972
Posted By TrailBlaser
I camped at site #4 last November- really nice...

I camped at site #4 last November- really nice except for the chipmunks. Great hammock site.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-18-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,972
Posted By TrailBlaser
Make note of the DEC notice of decreased water...

Make note of the DEC notice of decreased water levels between the lower dam and Hitchins due to lower dam repairs.
Forum: Trip Reports 02-23-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,864
Posted By TrailBlaser
Understood. I now prefer the leapfrog method...

Understood. I now prefer the leapfrog method because I usually (bad weather and bugs are the exceptions) don't mind taking my time, taking photos as I walk and stretching my legs on the carries. Even...
Forum: Trip Reports 02-23-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,864
Posted By TrailBlaser
If the carry is unfamiliar and long, I like to...

If the carry is unfamiliar and long, I like to leap frog (split) it. I carry my gear roughly half way, leave it and go back for the canoe. Then I do the same thing to the end of the carry.
Forum: "By the Fireside" 02-20-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,773
Posted By TrailBlaser
I am currently re-reading Donaldson's two-volume...

I am currently re-reading Donaldson's two-volume history of the Adirondacks.
Forum: Trip Reports 02-15-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,864
Posted By TrailBlaser
I think "Oswegatchie '46er" is a great idea. I...

I think "Oswegatchie '46er" is a great idea. I plan to paddle it again this season and will be making note of how many of the sites I stayed at over the years. I had favorites I stayed at more...
Forum: Trip Reports 02-15-2021, 02:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,864
Posted By TrailBlaser
Thanks for posting a great trip report and...

Thanks for posting a great trip report and photos. It not only connected my visits to the individual areas of your trip, but the Oswegatchie portion brought back memories of the many trips I made up...
Forum: "By the Fireside" 02-01-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 754
Posted By TrailBlaser
I have the book and have read it twice because it...

I have the book and have read it twice because it is so engaging. If you enjoyed it, there are two other books that might be of interest:
- The Lure of the Labrador Wild by Dillon Wallace
- Great...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 01-21-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,317
Posted By TrailBlaser
Nice trip report. I enjoyed it and the photos.

Nice trip report. I enjoyed it and the photos.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 11-25-2020, 12:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,763
Posted By TrailBlaser
Great photos! Thanks for posting them up. The...

Great photos! Thanks for posting them up. The area has such an interesting history.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 11-22-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,763
Posted By TrailBlaser
I took another (closer) look at the slide of the...

I took another (closer) look at the slide of the lodge - it says October 1983, not '93. Some of the others (that have dates) are from 1988.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 11-22-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,763
Posted By TrailBlaser
The Sawyer is the Autumn Mist (weighs under...

The Sawyer is the Autumn Mist (weighs under 40lbs). It has been great to paddle over the years. I found the receipt recently; I purchased it in March of 1988 for $875 along with a Yakima 58" rack...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 11-22-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,763
Posted By TrailBlaser
I typically carried three lenses: a standard...

I typically carried three lenses: a standard 18-55mm, a wide angle and 300mm. I think you are right, it is more likely a zoom shot rather than from one of the float plane trips I took over the Five...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 11-22-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,763
Posted By TrailBlaser
Thanks very much. I bet you are right about the...

Thanks very much. I bet you are right about the slides being from different dates. I remember going in right after it opened up. My recollection is that the interior wasn't in bad shape. I thought I...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 11-21-2020, 03:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,763
Posted By TrailBlaser
Lake Lila 1993

I am in the process of scanning my 35mm slides and came across these:

https://imgur.com/gallery/XmzWci2
Forum: Trip Reports 10-29-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,595
Posted By TrailBlaser
Wow, great trip report and photos! Thanks so much...

Wow, great trip report and photos! Thanks so much for posting it. I have been wanting to drive to the Spruce Lake trail head, but I only have a sedan and have not yet had the courage to give it a...
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