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Forum: Environmental Issues Yesterday, 10:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 181
Posted By TCD
We have a few Ash trees around the house here in...

We have a few Ash trees around the house here in Keene. All are doing well; the EAB is not yet here.

It's certainly a problem. The "campground solution" is obvious. Campgrounds need to increase...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-17-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 109
Posted By TCD
Road work in Keene Valley

FYI:

Joe Pete Wilson, Keene Town Supervisor posted 2 hrs ago:

"Road work in Keene Valley. DOT will be milling in the hamlet of Keene Valley (Market Street to Alan Washbond Dr) on Tuesday 6/22...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-15-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 733
Posted By TCD
Yes, the Whitneys sold that land to Gross circa...

Yes, the Whitneys sold that land to Gross circa 1997. 24 years ago.

So it's not "Whitney Land" anymore.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-14-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 733
Posted By TCD
The DEC map looks accurate. I've never been...

The DEC map looks accurate.

I've never been there, but the DEC map appears to agree with Hamilton County GIS:

http://www.hamcomaps.net/

So that's not much help on the question. But the...
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 06-09-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,094
Posted By TCD
Bumping this thread back up. Colden46, if...

Bumping this thread back up.

Colden46, if you are still here, I noticed that adirondack-park.net is down again (as of a couple days ago). I hope you can get it back in operation! It's a very...
Forum: Environmental Issues 06-05-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 609
Posted By TCD
I signed, of course. Good luck! But: "Do...

I signed, of course. Good luck!

But: "Do not trust to hope. It has forsaken these lands." (Eomer, in the Lord of the Rings)

We have the same problem in the High Peaks. Rangers here are at...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 05-31-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 873
Posted By TCD
The John's Brook corridor is the other corridor...

The John's Brook corridor is the other corridor with tent sites, that is surrounded by many peaks.

There are some other areas that have tent sites and peaks, but not as many peaks in the Dix area...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-13-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,355
Posted By TCD
100% correct. This is (another) Albany...

100% correct.

This is (another) Albany administrative failure. As I understand it; the inside story is that the state failed to allocate police (State Trooper) resources to police the no-parking...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 05-09-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By TCD
Mossy Cascade trail is actually in pretty good...

Mossy Cascade trail is actually in pretty good shape. It was rerouted (maybe 20 years ago?) so that it no longer "hangs on the bank" just above the falls. Today's trail makes a nice right turn and...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 05-09-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By TCD
Am I allowed to drive onto Ranney Rd and park at...

Am I allowed to drive onto Ranney Rd and park at the trailhead to Hopkins?

>No, definitely not. Ranney Way is a private road; you can walk it, but not drive in and park. And it's a pretty...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-08-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,348
Posted By TCD
On that North Fork Boquet path, watch your...

On that North Fork Boquet path, watch your navigation in a few places:

>About 1/4 mile in, the path comes to the edge of the river and appears to end. Don't be deflected; just keep pushing along...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-07-2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,348
Posted By TCD
Lindsey Brook approach is officially "closed" but...

Lindsey Brook approach is officially "closed" but passable if you don't mind getting your feet wet in a beaver swamp. After the wet area early on, the rest of the way is fine. No path after you...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-05-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,130
Posted By TCD
"Gremlin on the Wing": ...

"Gremlin on the Wing":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXHKDb0CNjA
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-04-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,021
Posted By TCD
Yes, it's the season in some areas. In...

Yes, it's the season in some areas.

In Keene, there are zero black flies as of yet.

But in North Creek on Sunday, they were in the "swarming but not yet biting" mode.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-01-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,462
Posted By TCD
Disclaimer: I do very little paddling. But...

Disclaimer: I do very little paddling.

But my brief experience with those types of yokes is that they do not have enough "curvature offset" to put the weight of the boat on your shoulders. You...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 04-21-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 987
Posted By TCD
If it says to use "Paint Thinner" I would stick...

If it says to use "Paint Thinner" I would stick to that.

"Paint Thinner" from the hardware store is almost always "Low Odor Mineral Spirits":

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paint_thinner
...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 04-18-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,346
Posted By TCD
I have seen examples of all these things as well,...

I have seen examples of all these things as well, and I don't even work outdoors; I'm an occasional backcountry visitor and I have volunteered for several roadside cleanups. There is a lot of this...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 04-01-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,355
Posted By TCD
1. Read the announcement. The state is taking...

1. Read the announcement. The state is taking the credit, and "DEC" is giving itself "top billing" over "AMR" every time they are both mentioned. So yeah, AMR is doing all the work, but if the...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-30-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,355
Posted By TCD
Well it certainly has no effect on my hiking; I...

Well it certainly has no effect on my hiking; I have not hiked from the AMR lot in quite a while.

But you cannot look at all this from just your own perspective. You have to recognize the reality...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-30-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,355
Posted By TCD
Being discussed over here: ...

Being discussed over here:

https://www.adkhighpeaks.com/forums/forum/hiking/adirondack-mountain-hiking/511417-and-a-permit-system-was-implemented

Peru Gazette sub-headline is disingenuous, just...
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