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Forum: Lost and Found 12-15-2018, 06:40 PM
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Views: 2,145
Posted By MarkL
Found: Hat on LWJ

I found a hat at the summit of L Wolfjaw on Monday, 12/10/18. Identify and PM me to claim.
Forum: Food, Lodging, Parking, and Transportation 09-20-2016, 07:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 18,430
Posted By MarkL
I generally avoid LP due to pricey food, but this...

I generally avoid LP due to pricey food, but this summer I agreed to meet friends at Smoke Signals. I braced myself for LP prices before opening the menu, and was somewhat relieved. I just had the...
Forum: Lost and Found 09-09-2016, 08:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,206
Posted By MarkL
Found: Zippo Handwarmer on Panther (HH) Mountain

This is the Panther in the Indian Lake region, just SE of Brown Pond Mtn, and on the north end of a ridge shared with Buell.
Gary actually spotted it, and gave it to me to report.

[edit: Oh, if...
Forum: Food, Lodging, Parking, and Transportation 06-16-2016, 10:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,290
Posted By MarkL
Good news! Some food and drink available at former store

The former Wanakena General Store is now reopened under new management as "Otto's Abode". It's kind of an art gallery and music venue, but they have basic packaged snacks (candy, pretzels, hot...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-19-2016, 09:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,721
Posted By MarkL
One other parking option, alt trails, bugs

Parking Thanks to DSettahr for his detailed listing of the parking options.
Here's one more. When I did it back in '08, the alternate trails didn't exist, and I wanted to hike it all, but didn't...
Forum: Trip Reports 01-25-2016, 11:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,416
Posted By MarkL
When I said the trail is unofficially open, I was...

When I said the trail is unofficially open, I was basing that on 20 year old hearsay. Soon after the July '95 Derecho, popularly called a microburst, I heard that the DEC decided to abandon that...
Forum: Trip Reports 01-25-2016, 12:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,416
Posted By MarkL
I was going by the "dead and down" rule. I'm...

I was going by the "dead and down" rule. I'm also not omniscient, so maybe there's more to it than that.
Forum: Trip Reports 01-22-2016, 09:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,416
Posted By MarkL
Leary Trail, Five Ponds Wilderness Area, quick TC report.

On Sunday, 1/17/16, I hiked from Wanakena, via the Leary Trail, to the Five Ponds Trail junction. I've been meaning to ski this for years, and wanted to see if blowdown would allow that. The snow...
Forum: Food, Lodging, Parking, and Transportation 09-09-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,290
Posted By MarkL
Sad news: Wanakena General Store to close ~October 15, 2015

The Wanakena General Store will close on or around October 15, 2015. As things stand now, this will be a permanent closing. Thanks to Rick Kovacs and Angie Oliver for giving the store a 5 year...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-09-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 69,682
Posted By MarkL
Wanakena General Store to close ~October 15, 2015

The Wanakena General Store will close on or around October 15, 2015. As things stand now, this will be a permanent closing. Thanks to Rick Kovacs and Angie Oliver for giving the store a 5 year...
Forum: Trip Reports 05-11-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,492
Posted By MarkL
Thanks for the search HRS Nomad, but what was...

Thanks for the search HRS Nomad, but what was biting me was dark black, with well defined white (whitish? ) stripes, and not as plump.
Forum: Trip Reports 05-04-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,492
Posted By MarkL
Five Ponds trail conditions

Yesterday I did a blowdown sweep of the Leary Trail south of Wanakena. The LT was abandoned after the 1995 Derecho, aka "microburst", but several years ago it became navigable again. It's not...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 02-06-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,382
Posted By MarkL
While, or after typing up my post, I found Altai...

While, or after typing up my post, I found Altai Hok skis on LLBean. They just answered a question I asked about boot-binding size. Thanks for letting me know that I can buy the bindings...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 02-06-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,382
Posted By MarkL
Thanks for that link. I want to try the DIY way...

Thanks for that link. I want to try the DIY way first, which will either work, or make me even more appreciative of a store-bought binding. :)
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 02-05-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,382
Posted By MarkL
Has anyone successfully mounted snowshoe bindings on nordic skis?

Has anyone successfully mounted and used snowshoe bindings on nordic skis?

I'd like to ski some long, gradual approaches, then switch to snowshoes without having the bulk and weight of two pairs...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-01-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 69,682
Posted By MarkL
Not what I was thinking of, but yes, hikers can...

Not what I was thinking of, but yes, hikers can pick up trail trash, do trail maintenance, etc.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-01-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 69,682
Posted By MarkL
When I wrote "Or maybe they lost the trail in...

When I wrote
"Or maybe they lost the trail in beaver flooding and didn't find the best route around it. ",
I remembered an observation I made years ago, and decided to post it as a riddle.

I...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-31-2015, 02:33 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 69,682
Posted By MarkL
Hint sent to Rossman via PM so as not to spoil it...

Hint sent to Rossman via PM so as not to spoil it for others who may still want to figure it out.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 01-30-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 69,682
Posted By MarkL
Snow in April: Winters and springs can vary...

Snow in April:
Winters and springs can vary widely in snowfall, temperature, and rainfall, so this is offered on a FWIW, YRMV basis.
On March 26, 2013 ...
Forum: Trip Reports 07-20-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,365
Posted By MarkL
Thanks for this report. I may be doing the...

Thanks for this report. I may be doing the wildest 38 miles with friends later this summer, and was concerned about having to wade deeply near that beaver dam.

Mark
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