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Old 01-14-2016, 03:53 PM   #1
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The largest collection of lean-to pictures ever (probably): Revised and expanded

It's been four years since I last did this, and I've visited a number of new lean-tos since then. I figured it was about time to share these with everyone again.

The 214 lean-tos shown here represent approximately 63% of the 340 or so lean-tos that exist in NY State. Note that some of these pictures are dated; some lean-tos have been relocated or removed since I visited them. Also, at least one (Bozen Kill) is day use only.


























































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Old 01-14-2016, 03:54 PM   #2
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Old 01-14-2016, 04:43 PM   #3
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great work and well done dsettahr.
thank you!
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Old 01-14-2016, 05:19 PM   #4
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You must have spent hours on this display.
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Old 01-14-2016, 07:55 PM   #5
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Great pictures !! A lot of effort went into that compilation , thank you
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Old 01-14-2016, 09:22 PM   #6
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Have you ever added up the number of nights you've spent in lean-tos? Must be a couple of years worth.
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Old 01-15-2016, 07:38 AM   #7
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Thanks for posting these. There's some old favorites there, and some new ones to put on the to-do list.
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Old 01-15-2016, 08:31 AM   #8
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Outstanding! This brought back a lot of good memories!
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Old 01-15-2016, 08:47 AM   #9
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Re: Deer Brook -- you probably shouldn't feed the wolves.

Tom Jones is pretty unique! Never saw that one before...
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Old 01-15-2016, 02:18 PM   #10
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You must have spent hours on this display.
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Yes, it took probably about 2-3 hours total to go through, find the pictures, re-crop them, and then compile them into this collage.

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Have you ever added up the number of nights you've spent in lean-tos? Must be a couple of years worth.
I've stayed in about 180 of them, some of them more than once. I would estimate that I've probably spent about 225 nights total in a lean-to.

As a very rough estimate, though, I would say that I've probably spent about 500-600 nights total camped out in the backcountry in my life, though.

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Re: Deer Brook -- you probably shouldn't feed the wolves.

Tom Jones is pretty unique! Never saw that one before...
That is Inga, the Malamute that my friend use to have. The only time I ever saw that dog when it didn't look like she was overheating was on the summit of Marcy in winter- she was in her element. That photo was taken the weekend before the Lean2Rescue folks came in to start working on the Deer Brook and Bear Brook lean-tos- Deer Brook was moved off the trail, and Bear Brook was disassembled and carried out. It was eventually reassembled at Nelson Lake, in the southwestern Adirondacks.

Tom Jones is in Harriman State Park. Many of the shelters there were built buy the CCC and were constructed out of stone. Some of them even have fireplaces inside of them (although I'm not sure I would trust the old masonry work with a roaring fire, though...).

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Old 01-15-2016, 03:17 PM   #11
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Excellent work on all accounts!


I sure have my work cut out for me as I can only check off a relatively few...

Sorry to say, i like lean-to's they are part of the unique Adirondack fabric IMHO. Cheers!
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WOW!!!! Very impressive.
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I like how the Colvin Brook (Cedar River) lean-to photo has it tucked away in the trees. Like it os a hidden lean2. Based on its little use, it almost is.
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I like how the Colvin Brook (Cedar River) lean-to photo has it tucked away in the trees. Like it os a hidden lean2. Based on its little use, it almost is.
I've often speculated that the Colvin Brook Lean-to is probably one of the least used lean-tos in the park. It's fairly remote to begin with (at least 5 miles from the closest trailhead). It's located too far off of the NPT (more than a mile and across a potentially troublesome river crossing with no bridge) for most thru hikers to consider it as viable campsite. Non thru-hikers rarely pass through that area as well- most who are interested in visiting the West Canada Lakes access that area via Perkins Clearing, further to the south. And the Sucker Brook trail gets very, very little use.
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Old 01-16-2016, 07:02 PM   #15
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Very cool! Thanks for the effort involved.

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