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Forum: Environmental Issues 03-08-2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,844
Posted By Banjoe
My wife usually tries to tune out whatever video...

My wife usually tries to tune out whatever video rabbit hole I've gone down, but while watching that link above I asked her if she'd ever been to the Cary Institute. Her job there is what brought...
Forum: Trip Reports 03-08-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,422
Posted By Banjoe
Justin, Here are a few "dumbed down" terms for...

Justin, Here are a few "dumbed down" terms for you that I've heard people use lately:
Thawed water
Un-thawed water
Unfrozen water

Worst feeling ever was an exhausting five-hour hike into...
Forum: Trip Reports 03-07-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,422
Posted By Banjoe
The Discombobulator setting is still messed up on...

The Discombobulator setting is still messed up on my computer- just like the pictures I post, I can only see the file name, number of views and size. I hate to spend time at work looking at pics...
Forum: "By the Fireside" 02-07-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,123
Posted By Banjoe
The 21 Mine by Jeffrey Kelly is a fictionalized...

The 21 Mine by Jeffrey Kelly is a fictionalized story of an escape from a shock incarceration camp near Port Henry. It's got some good mining history, a bit of local economy and culture. Anyone...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 02-07-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,100
Posted By Banjoe
After reading The Hidden Life of Trees and some...

After reading The Hidden Life of Trees and some related material, I wonder if a warning goes through the forest when I enter. Though I don't remove any trees (it's public land, not mine), I do trim...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 02-03-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,374
Posted By Banjoe
I've just learned about Hipcamp.com, a website...

I've just learned about Hipcamp.com, a website that is like Airbnb except for camping and simple lodgings. There are some listed for the Adirondacks.
Forum: Forum News and Discussion 01-31-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,090
Posted By Banjoe
Yep, the dog must have walked over the keyboard...

Yep, the dog must have walked over the keyboard again and reset some things. When you're logged in and click on a thread (such as I've done here) the Quick Reply box replaces the Display Options so...
Forum: Forum News and Discussion 01-30-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,090
Posted By Banjoe
Where are the other pages?

I was just looking for an old trip report and only the last eight reports show. There are no other pages like there are on the several other topics I checked. It is true for this topic as well,...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-27-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,505
Posted By Banjoe
I've always gone for the socks and/or extra...

I've always gone for the socks and/or extra mittens instead of the coozies, When skiing to campsites I will also put the bottles in my winter boots, making sure they are secure and can't fall out of...
Forum: Other Places 11-04-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,037
Posted By Banjoe
Thanks. Think I'll be sticking to the NY side of...

Thanks. Think I'll be sticking to the NY side of the border (and the correct spelling, also going to Allegany County and the town of Allegany) for this trip, but good to know about future options.
Forum: Other Places 11-02-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,037
Posted By Banjoe
Hikingandwildex, Where is Tracy Ridge? I've been...

Hikingandwildex, Where is Tracy Ridge? I've been trying to put together a day plan for the coming weekend and can't find it on the park map or a couple other resources I'm looking at.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-14-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,997
Posted By Banjoe
I use mine whenever it helps: hiking, cooking,...

I use mine whenever it helps: hiking, cooking, just hanging out. The weight has never bothered me because if it keeps anything dry, that's water weight not added on.
It can even mean packing less...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-08-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,997
Posted By Banjoe
Met an AT thru hiker on Mt Moosilauke carrying an...

Met an AT thru hiker on Mt Moosilauke carrying an umbrella and have been using them ever since. Found this one when doing a gorge clean-up by my house and it survived in this sad state for almost 10...
Forum: Trip Reports 10-02-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,725
Posted By Banjoe
Lovely pics. Having spent a fair amount of...

Lovely pics.

Having spent a fair amount of time in downtown Buffalo, I don't know that your statement means much. I've had more solitude experiences there than many forests. (I do love Buffalo,...
Forum: Other Places 09-21-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,037
Posted By Banjoe
I was going to post this picture once in a thread...

I was going to post this picture once in a thread of blow downs, but it's not mine. A student I knew took it in Allegany State Park, I hope he doesn't mind now.
19708

Lots of family history in...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-21-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,689
Posted By Banjoe
It's hard to quit checking even though I'm not...

It's hard to quit checking even though I'm not headed up again any time soon; I noticed 511ny.org didn't post the parking areas closed until 11 am on Sunday, I don't remember them posted as full at...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-14-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,418
Posted By Banjoe
I left a banjo out in the open in a lean-to once...

I left a banjo out in the open in a lean-to once and did a long hike. When I got back everyone's worst nightmare had come true: There were two banjos.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-10-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,286
Posted By Banjoe
I started and stopped in Wanakena, on the way in...

I started and stopped in Wanakena, on the way in went by High Rock and then encountered tough beaver ponds. Stayed at the lean-to on Big Shallow and went as far as Wolf Pond, don't remember any...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-09-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,286
Posted By Banjoe
When I went in November a couple years ago it was...

When I went in November a couple years ago it was over 70 degrees and walking through knee-deep water was not a problem. Timing is everything I guess.
Forum: Other Places 09-04-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,580
Posted By Banjoe
Thought I'd share an update on this section of...

Thought I'd share an update on this section of the FLT, found at the Tompkins/Tioga County line on Rt. 79. After unsuccessful efforts to trap the beaver, a crew was assembled to breach the dam in...
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