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Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 07-26-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 18,499
Posted By wiiawiwb
For the second time in three weeks, I came across...

For the second time in three weeks, I came across a Timber rattler...up close and personal. For decades, I've hiked and backpacked in the Adirondacks. Why, suddenly, the recent encounters?

This...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-21-2020, 10:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 850
Posted By wiiawiwb
What about Uber?

What about Uber?
Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 07-07-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 18,499
Posted By wiiawiwb
The reason it would be valuable to know whether...

The reason it would be valuable to know whether GFH has antivenin is the ultimate cost to us if bitten. If GFH does not have antivenin, or would not fly it in, then you would have to be transported...
Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 07-03-2020, 05:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 18,499
Posted By wiiawiwb
Three years ago I almost stepped on a timber...

Three years ago I almost stepped on a timber rattler on a trail in the Tongue Mtn range. It wasn't large but had a nasty disposition.

Yesterday, on the trail from Lapland Pond back to the Black...
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 06-26-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 19,693
Posted By wiiawiwb
I will confess that I was a disbeliever and vowed...

I will confess that I was a disbeliever and vowed I would never use a fragile smartphone in place of a dedicated GPS unit. I've changed my tune.

A smartphone has a substantially larger and better...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-15-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,070
Posted By wiiawiwb
On Saturday, I got to the Crane Road parking lot...

On Saturday, I got to the Crane Road parking lot at 7:45am and there was still a dozen cards already there. Four pickups, all of which were lifted, made the journey successfully through the water....
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-10-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,070
Posted By wiiawiwb
That's great, many thanks to everyone. Normally,...

That's great, many thanks to everyone. Normally, I would do the hike during the week but have a friend who wants to join me and she can only go on the weekend.

Any idea what time in the morning...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-09-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,070
Posted By wiiawiwb
Pharaoh Mtn hike

It's been years since I've hiked Pharaoh Mtn and looking to do it again. I don't know what trailheads and roads are available any more.

Is Crane Pond Road the recommended place to park and begin...
Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 05-23-2020, 04:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 885
Posted By wiiawiwb
Milk Snake?

I ran across this snake on the trail near Bumps Pond. It was about 3" long. Is this a Milk Snake?
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 05-16-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,089
Posted By wiiawiwb
I have the Extreme 3 that I got maybe four years...

I have the Extreme 3 that I got maybe four years ago. The quality is not bad but the weight is on the high side. Mine is over 8 lbs.

It does provide a lot of room and I like the position of the...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-07-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,095
Posted By wiiawiwb
I'm glad we're all squared away. Thank you.

I'm glad we're all squared away. Thank you.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-04-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,095
Posted By wiiawiwb
Website security

When I visit this website, it shows that the "Connection is not secure". I don't see that message very often at other websites. What does that mean for users like us?
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 04-01-2020, 04:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,462
Posted By wiiawiwb
Timberghost, can you elaborate about the MVNO...

Timberghost, can you elaborate about the MVNO choices as I have no idea what they are. Also, does CDMA vs GSM play into the equation when selecting one of them?
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-30-2020, 06:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,462
Posted By wiiawiwb
I've got a really old smartphone and am getting a...

I've got a really old smartphone and am getting a new one. As technology evolves, you'd think that things would be easier. Every phone can connect with every carrier. Not so fast. There still the...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-29-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,462
Posted By wiiawiwb
Cell phone carriers

At this point in time, who would best carrier(s) to choose for cellphone use in the Adirondacks, in general?
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 03-14-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,442
Posted By wiiawiwb
Are the Garmin 24k maps routable?

Are the Garmin 24k maps routable?
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 01-17-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 16,879
Posted By wiiawiwb
I'm sorry to hear both of you have had trouble...

I'm sorry to hear both of you have had trouble with the SM. I'll keep my fingers crossed but so far, so good. If I become concerned with the eyelets, or if it starts giving me a problem, I won't...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-16-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,243
Posted By wiiawiwb
I might give it a go this coming week. Having...

I might give it a go this coming week. Having said that, those who've been on that road know that once you're on it doing a u-turn is a challenge even on a beautiful summer day. It might be prudent...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-16-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,243
Posted By wiiawiwb
Road into Lily Pond

Does anyone know the condition of the road into Lily Pond? I'd like to drive in to it but am reluctant without a better idea of what I'm in for. Thanks!
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 12-14-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 16,879
Posted By wiiawiwb
I ordered and tried on three Baffin boots from...

I ordered and tried on three Baffin boots from which I would choose one for winter. I got the Selkirk and Wolf which have two straps for cinching down the boot. I thought that system seemed better...
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