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Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 03-25-2022, 11:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,518
Posted By rickhart
If you plan on going from Rock Pond to Lila in...

If you plan on going from Rock Pond to Lila in one day, be sure to start early. It's a long stretch, and esp. in the afternoon the endless meanders of Shingle Shanty Brook will drive you crazy. ...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 03-24-2022, 12:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,518
Posted By rickhart
Ditto what was said earlier about water levels. ...

Ditto what was said earlier about water levels. The last time I tried to do this, the Bog River was very high & I was too nervous (solo, and the water cold) to do the stretch from the dams down to...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 03-20-2022, 10:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,900
Posted By rickhart
The issue of clearings affects not only trees but...

The issue of clearings affects not only trees but also some other species. Some birds, for instance, require large tracts of undisturbed forests. Clearings allow "edge species" to establish and...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-17-2022, 03:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,158
Posted By rickhart
Beavers aren't always an obstacle to stream...

Beavers aren't always an obstacle to stream travel. If the water is low & you're struggling to keep going, in or out of the boat, and you see a nice substantial dam up ahead, it's a beautiful sight.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-14-2022, 10:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,158
Posted By rickhart
I'd be interested to know if you find out. The...

I'd be interested to know if you find out. The photos sure don't look 100 yrs old to me, but then I'm used to central & southern New England.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 02-27-2022, 02:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,864
Posted By rickhart
Yes, if anyone hears that the company is being...

Yes, if anyone hears that the company is being continued, please post it. Not only were the items tasty, but I loved the single-serving option.
Forum: Trip Reports 01-02-2022, 06:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,022
Posted By rickhart
:Yes, I meant that I was paddling out of the SRCA...

:Yes, I meant that I was paddling out of the SRCA and going home on the 10th. But that took me from my campsite on Slang out to Hoel, so we wouldn't have crossed paths. The day before, I was...
Forum: Trip Reports 01-02-2022, 01:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,022
Posted By rickhart
Thanks for the photos -- I love that area! I...

Thanks for the photos -- I love that area! I paddled out from a few days there, on the day you started. I was going the other way, a Little Clear to Hoel loop.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-24-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,993
Posted By rickhart
I guess we're talking about what "civilians" like...

I guess we're talking about what "civilians" like me call a climax forest? You're right, the stereotype of a cathedral-like space with regular, huge trunks & lots of empty space can't cover the...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-24-2021, 12:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,715
Posted By rickhart
Neat! I did smile at the stretch with 6 dams. ...

Neat!
I did smile at the stretch with 6 dams. It seemed to be just a bit above High Falls. If they'd gone further there would've been a lot more than 6!
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-23-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,993
Posted By rickhart
I visited the Elders Grove a few years ago, a...

I visited the Elders Grove a few years ago, a wonderful place. I'm glad I made it before so many of them fell.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 12-22-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,965
Posted By rickhart
Ditto on the temperature thing. I avoid camping...

Ditto on the temperature thing. I avoid camping if the forecast is for freezing or below, but nonetheless I've spent a number of nights in the 20s huddled in the closed tent in my Hummingbird,...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 12-11-2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,612
Posted By rickhart
Check carefully before you give up on the privy. ...

Check carefully before you give up on the privy. I a bit embarrassed to say that last year I was at a site where I'd dug catholes for 3 previous visits, and finally realized there *is* a privy --...
Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 10-12-2021, 12:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,937
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: 1,937
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: 85
Views: 24,300
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: 3,609
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: 3,609
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: 18
Views: 4,845
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: 18
Views: 4,845
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.
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