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Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 10-12-2021, 12:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,045
Posted By rickhart
I have no idea. I just hope I never get bitten...

I have no idea. I just hope I never get bitten by one.
Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 10-09-2021, 12:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,045
Posted By rickhart
It looks to me like a Giant Water Bug: ...

It looks to me like a Giant Water Bug:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lethocerus_americanus

Nasty bite.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-04-2021, 12:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 17,675
Posted By rickhart
American Chestnuts tend to get infected when the...

American Chestnuts tend to get infected when the bark gets rougher & ridgier, as they mature. So the sprouts can get to be small trees before the blight kills them. That seems to be enough to keep...
Forum: Current and Historical Affairs 09-28-2021, 11:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,636
Posted By rickhart
I think some replies are on the right track by...

I think some replies are on the right track by noting that situations differ. There are some situations -- thinking here of the 46er peaks and other popular ones like St Regis, Blue Mt, etc. --...
Forum: Current and Historical Affairs 09-27-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,636
Posted By rickhart
The need for more & better trail design/maintenance

I thought this was a good item in Adirondack Almanac:...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-27-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,106
Posted By rickhart
It can be done in a day, though for me it's long....

It can be done in a day, though for me it's long. There are carries around the rapids. If one is willing to do a long (but smooth) carry from Pa's Falls over to the bridge on the Round Lake outlet,...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-26-2021, 10:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,106
Posted By rickhart
Of course other loops can take more days if you...

Of course other loops can take more days if you do layover days at some of the nicer lakes. The Whitney loop would work for that. But I don't know how the fishing is on that route.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-22-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,134
Posted By rickhart
I'm not familiar with the ADK books, if you mean...

I'm not familiar with the ADK books, if you mean something published by ADK. The books I've used are: Adirondack Paddling: 60 great flatwater adventures, by Phil Brown (Lost Pond Press) --Quiet...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 08-19-2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,190
Posted By rickhart
I was last there 2 or 3 years ago which is not...

I was last there 2 or 3 years ago which is not current, but the trail up from Indian Pass Brook is rather rough & eroded, and often wet; and the whole area around Scott & Wallface Ponds is...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-15-2021, 10:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,739
Posted By rickhart
I seem to remember seeing lots of them along the...

I seem to remember seeing lots of them along the banks of the Oswegatchie (the branch between the Deer Pond carry & Inlet).
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-23-2021, 12:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,676
Posted By rickhart
Your days are all weekdays so you have a better...

Your days are all weekdays so you have a better chance of getting campsites.
The only difference I can see about direction is that the carry between Long & Nellie is a bit easier from North to South...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-09-2021, 12:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,226
Posted By rickhart
I only hiked Blue once, and didn't like it much. ...

I only hiked Blue once, and didn't like it much. I usually like rock ledge better than other footings, but Blue had more sections of slippery ledge than most other mountains (and it wasn't...
Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 04-29-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,189
Posted By rickhart
That's what happened the last time I saw one. I...

That's what happened the last time I saw one. I was on the south side of Algonquin, standing still & making little squeaky sounds to see if any birds responded -- very quickly a Marten popped up...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-13-2021, 01:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,560
Posted By rickhart
The one thing no one has mentioned, if you're...

The one thing no one has mentioned, if you're fairly new, is that Hoel can get surprisingly rough for a medium sized pond, if it's windy. My first loop was similar to yours, and that happened. I...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 04-06-2021, 10:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,371
Posted By rickhart
Beech is one of the natural climax species in NE...

Beech is one of the natural climax species in NE forests. It's only a problem in tracts managed for lumber harvest where the foresters want to encourage other species. In a wild forest it would be...
Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 03-25-2021, 11:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,189
Posted By rickhart
Fascinating -- thanks! The marten reliance on...

Fascinating -- thanks!
The marten reliance on lots of snow may be a problem if climate change continues. Ditto for mast crops.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 03-14-2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,762
Posted By rickhart
Very carefully! :-) Especially since I'm almost...

Very carefully! :-) Especially since I'm almost always solo. I paddle a Blackjack. Most often, I get one foot on firm footing outside, then lift myself onto the bank/dam with my hand steadying the...
Forum: Northville Placid Trail 09-26-2020, 10:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 22,808
Posted By rickhart
Boy, this thread takes me back. I'm not too...

Boy, this thread takes me back. I'm not too great at throwing, either. I wasted hours & hours of time trying to get lines up. Of course they tangle most times too.


After I had to get a bear...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-06-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,229
Posted By rickhart
Maria Popova on hiking

Maria Popova's latest blog entry is three meditations on walking: up & down mountains; in the woods; and in the city. If you haven't experienced her rich blend of cultural and literary references,...
Forum: Trip Reports 09-04-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,698
Posted By rickhart
I tried accessing the blog both times you...

I tried accessing the blog both times you mentioned it, and got the message:

Sorry, the blog you were looking for does not exist. However, the name banjoebob is available to register!

Cancel:...
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