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  1. As a NYT subscriber, wasn't aware the link I...

    As a NYT subscriber, wasn't aware the link I posted had a paywall for viewers. Apologies.
  2. Smartphones put hikers in danger. What a surprise

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/18/technology/google-maps-hike-danger.html
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    I've written a pair of hiking guidebooks. The...

    I've written a pair of hiking guidebooks.
    The first, a guide to specific peaks, the Catskill 100 Highest peaks. Every chapter began with the peak name and elevation. Immediately following, a 1-5...
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    Caltopo works in airplane mode.

    Caltopo works in airplane mode.
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    No, but the plate belongs to a friend who...

    No, but the plate belongs to a friend who discovered my plate was already taken.
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    Puma, when/where did you see my 'Peakbagr' ? Ha...

    Puma, when/where did you see my 'Peakbagr' ? Ha ha, see my avatar.
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    "Most club members are not hikers, (but I know...

    "Most club members are not hikers, (but I know some are)" - Actually not the case. I've hiked with some and friends with others. I had the privilege of staying as a guest a couple of weekends when I...
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    "Does that start from Elk Lake or leave the...

    "Does that start from Elk Lake or leave the Noonmark trail? On another note, how far in advance can you book a date for? I wonder if it will fill up like AMC Hut Weekends? Between HS Graduation Scout...
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    The upcoming reservation system has some...

    The upcoming reservation system has some background. In the early 80's, the AMR (Ausable Club) sold it's holdings above 2500ft to NYS. This included most of the summits of the Great Range. With the...
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    Doug Paul is a two-fer. Longevity and lots to...

    Doug Paul is a two-fer. Longevity and lots to contriubute. My contributions - only that I've hung around since the early Darren days and the numbers pile up. LOL
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    Ticks come out anytime there is bare ground, even...

    Ticks come out anytime there is bare ground, even in winter. They pretty much hunker down underground or under the leaf litter. What's coming out now are last year's adults, looking for a meal. Soon...
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    My friend Carlo and I went looking for the...

    My friend Carlo and I went looking for the canister on SW Hunter (Leavitt Pk) about 10 days after it was placed. There was no clearing or herd path. Took a while of stubborn searching in thick...
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    I was asked to post this reply to Tom Rankin's...

    I was asked to post this reply to Tom Rankin's comment about The Catskill Mountaineer site. It's founder, Mike Cantwell isn't a member here but wanted this in reply:

    In regards to "Mike P." post...
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    If you're talking about the Catskill 35 High...

    If you're talking about the Catskill 35 High Peaks, there's a ton of information on Facebook and on the internet.
    If you're talking about the Catskill 100, there's a guidebook called 'The Catskill...
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    I've done it. My provider allowed unlimited PT so...

    I've done it. My provider allowed unlimited PT so I did 3x/week for a few months. The way to go. My PT was right on the money. She said start easy on climbing after 6-8wks, non challenging trails or...
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    The Taconic Crest receives a lot of snow, sitting...

    The Taconic Crest receives a lot of snow, sitting higher than the adjacent counties on both sides.
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    I was the co-director TCT end-to-end for 10...

    I was the co-director TCT end-to-end for 10 years. It began as a hike, but morphed into more of a speed hike and then a race for some after I was involved with the event.
    Unless you're set on doing...
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    Thanks all for the great input.

    Thanks all for the great input.
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    Peakbagger, who makes vests with downtek...

    Peakbagger, who makes vests with downtek treatment? Might be leaning toward down now.
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    Looking for vest recommendations

    Looking to get an insulated vest. Seems like everyone has down vests. I'm looking for synthetic insulation. Like the idea of down, but don't they have to be dry cleaned?

    Thanks
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    Agreeing with the comment that this is supposed...

    Agreeing with the comment that this is supposed to be a hiking board.
    If you want to throw barbs, do it somewhere else, please.
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    sent you a FB message.

    sent you a FB message.
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    I have 100 of them, we're up into the 70's number...

    I have 100 of them, we're up into the 70's number of finishers. Are you on FB?
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    I've been using the K10s, S/S for years. Easy to...

    I've been using the K10s, S/S for years. Easy to sharpen, quicker to put on and lighter than my big boy crampons.
  25. You might be surprised at how the moderators put...

    You might be surprised at how the moderators put aside our own personal views on things to keep from appearing right or left.
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