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Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics Today, 08:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 72
Posted By Wldrns
The Racquette Falls carry is a tough one, but...

The Racquette Falls carry is a tough one, but certainly doable, even if you can't traverse it in a single trip and need to make it a double (actually a triple length) trip. There are three rocky...
Forum: Northville Placid Trail Today, 08:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,067
Posted By Wldrns
I have seen (and used) a Nalgene bottle as a...

I have seen (and used) a Nalgene bottle as a throw weight. Partially filled is better than full. Stand back away from the reverse swing. I have also seen one smash on a rock on the downward drop....
Forum: Northville Placid Trail Yesterday, 07:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,067
Posted By Wldrns
A friend of mine who is a fellow guide instructor...

A friend of mine who is a fellow guide instructor thought he had a perfect solution to throwing a rope over a branch. He had a slingshot with fishing line attached to a larger rope, and a steel...
Forum: Northville Placid Trail Yesterday, 05:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,067
Posted By Wldrns
Right, it is usually difficult enough to find a...

Right, it is usually difficult enough to find a single acceptable tree and supportive enough branch, much less two at a reasonable distance from one another as required for the other method. During ...
Forum: Northville Placid Trail Yesterday, 09:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,067
Posted By Wldrns
Another way.... I have been teaching and using...

Another way....
I have been teaching and using the Marrison Bear haul system for many years with great success. Being a pulley type system (using carabiners as near frictionless pulleys with smooth...
Forum: Adirondack Wildlife Yesterday, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By Wldrns
To me, a characteristic of coyotes is the very...

To me, a characteristic of coyotes is the very longish legs as in the OP photo. Of wolves I have seen, in Alaska, and (possibly) one in the Adirondacks, their appearance was that they were built much...
Forum: Trip Reports 09-22-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By Wldrns
Got good beautiful colorful photos here.

Got good beautiful colorful photos here.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-22-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By Wldrns
I know why you were there. I was there (as you...

I know why you were there. I was there (as you know) in the fall of 2015 during a large unsuccessful SAR incident. One of my assignments was to sweep my team along the ridge to the NE from Duck...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-21-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By Wldrns
The only travesty is people who have lost the...

The only travesty is people who have lost the ability to properly plan a trip and travel in the wilderness without outside electronic aid. I wonder how everyone survived and did this before the age...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-21-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By Wldrns
I was part of a L2R crew on Middle Saranac Lake...

I was part of a L2R crew on Middle Saranac Lake last weekend, beginning work Friday morning. We were to launch via canoe from the South Creek site. Having driven by there recently noting many cars, I...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-16-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,553
Posted By Wldrns
Granted, but I just don't like to hear multiple...

Granted, but I just don't like to hear multiple times that "no one was hurt, a victimless crime, here's my lame excuse to the court" when a law is broken.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-16-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,553
Posted By Wldrns
What you did hurt is others who obey the law, and...

What you did hurt is others who obey the law, and the "reputation" of not only yourself but also of other users of the wild places we frequent in out of the way locations, both in the eyes of the DEC...
Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 09-16-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 685
Posted By Wldrns
I see and hear loons quite often at my new camp...

I see and hear loons quite often at my new camp on a small no-motors allowed lake in the western Adirondacks. We have a nesting family each year. Lake residents respect and know not to chase or...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-13-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,095
Posted By Wldrns
I have never really hesitated to explore...

I have never really hesitated to explore Stillwater Reservoir. The bad windy reputation is not always the case. Granted it can and does get windy, but not every day and if you have decent paddling...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-11-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By Wldrns
Stillwater itself does offer a number...

Stillwater itself does offer a number opportunities, especially if you are inclined to dayhike to remote sites. although it tends to get a bit windy, particularly even in good clear weather...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-11-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By Wldrns
Can you carry or wheel your Spitfire and gear for...

Can you carry or wheel your Spitfire and gear for a mile? You might try Stillwater, but not necessarily the reservoir itself. Take the old logging road across the bridge below the dam. Get into...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-09-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 469
Posted By Wldrns
It is called the Five Ponds "Wilderness" for a...

It is called the Five Ponds "Wilderness" for a reason. There are numerous interesting and highly desirable destinations in the area with no trail whatsoever.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-07-2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By Wldrns
From the Carry Falls Reservoir, find the Jordan...

From the Carry Falls Reservoir, find the Jordan River on the east side. Locate the old truck road to the north of the mouth, carry to the bridge for access to good paddleable water. You will...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-06-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By Wldrns
Of course at first no one knew exactly what was...

Of course at first no one knew exactly what was his exact location or condition. Initial search was down the face from the summit into a boulder field. Trained SAR climbers were brought in by chopper...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-06-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By Wldrns
Yup, I was there. Rangers found the guy way down...

Yup, I was there. Rangers found the guy way down on the back side in the woods, along the search track I was on before my team got to the location. Crazy unprepared dude.
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