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Forum: Environmental Issues 11-22-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,151
Posted By billconner
Partially restored, partially rehabbed two old...

Partially restored, partially rehabbed two old houses - 1889 in New Haven and 1904 in Oak Park. Now in a 1994 soulless house but my wife likes it. For first time thinking of very modern...
Forum: Environmental Issues 11-22-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,151
Posted By billconner
I agree to your last paragraph in particular...

I agree to your last paragraph in particular Montcalm, but don't leave out the old houses, pre boomer. It is to bad the overall condition is not great. Around here they build or cover existing with...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-06-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,081
Posted By billconner
1/3 of a mile and Pulpit Rock State Forest is a...

1/3 of a mile and Pulpit Rock State Forest is a possibility. Not great. There is Santway Park in Theresa which allows free camping, and short walk to a bar. :)
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-06-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,081
Posted By billconner
I've looked at it as a nearby opportunity....

I've looked at it as a nearby opportunity. Wondered if camping at Eel Weir State Park made sense. I could not find other than stealth camping opportunities, or longish portages to state forests. I...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-29-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,092
Posted By billconner
Thank you. It looks like a somewhat long first...

Thank you. It looks like a somewhat long first day starting at lower dam and getting to a site on Round but doable. About 10 miles, not counting double portage if needed. And maybe on site where the...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-27-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,092
Posted By billconner
The reasons so many say to not do the Lows Lower...

The reasons so many say to not do the Lows Lower Dam to Round Lake portion is of most interest to me. More than a day? It does solve the shuttle problem.
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 07-21-2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,623
Posted By billconner
That would put it north of Tupper Lake I...

That would put it north of Tupper Lake I guess......
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-18-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,624
Posted By billconner
Not that IGBC is the only option or even a...

Not that IGBC is the only option or even a acceptable in all venues, the current list is available here: http://igbconline.org/bear-resistant-products/
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-18-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,624
Posted By billconner
Not particularly backpacker friendly but I was...

Not particularly backpacker friendly but I was amazed that many coolers are IGBC approved. I've always hung while canoeing and have not backpacked in areas where bears are an issue.
Forum: Trip Reports 07-13-2021, 07:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,140
Posted By billconner
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-09-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,805
Posted By billconner
Wow. Amazing how various constituencies of not...

Wow. Amazing how various constituencies of not for profits conflict.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-06-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,956
Posted By billconner
I have a collection of spikes, date nails, tie...

I have a collection of spikes, date nails, tie plates, and such from a rail trail near me. :)
Forum: Trip Reports 07-06-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,140
Posted By billconner
Anyone been on Cranberry Lake 50 trail recently?...

Anyone been on Cranberry Lake 50 trail recently? Bugs? Busy? Mud?
Forum: Trip Reports 07-05-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,254
Posted By billconner
I was thinking putting in at NW trailhead - short...

I was thinking putting in at NW trailhead - short carry to west - and paddle and pull through to Huckleberry.

Thanks for your thoughts.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-03-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,476
Posted By billconner
No leantos but I think if you went into The...

No leantos but I think if you went into The Pepperbox Wilderness which borders western edge of Five Ponds Wilderness you would find almost no one else there.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-03-2021, 07:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,551
Posted By billconner
I can see them this morning. Maybe my connection...

I can see them this morning. Maybe my connection yesterday. Very nice.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-02-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,551
Posted By billconner
I was close by in Fish Creek Ponds. Photos not...

I was close by in Fish Creek Ponds.
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Forum: Trip Reports 07-02-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,868
Posted By billconner
Nice report. Was the NFCT the 2019 edition?

Nice report. Was the NFCT the 2019 edition?
Forum: Trip Reports 07-01-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,254
Posted By billconner
I wondered if you didn't mine walking and...

I wondered if you didn't mine walking and portaging if you couldn't mostly canoe to the two western leans.
Forum: Trip Reports 06-30-2021, 06:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,254
Posted By billconner
Its a sweet place for a hike. IIRC doing the...

Its a sweet place for a hike. IIRC doing the complete "X" - both trails and the very short on road connections at the ends - is about 15 miles. I was especially impressed by one beaver dam thst was...
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