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  1. "but the temperature fell to 16 degrees" ...........

    "but the temperature fell to 16 degrees" ........ SIXTEEN degrees? That's practically tropical!
    God forbid one should ever get stuck on top of Algonquin when it's -20! Now that's what I call...
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    Biscuit - what size do you wear? I have a pair of...

    Biscuit - what size do you wear? I have a pair of Vasque Super Alpinistas - i will have to ck size but probably an 8. Have a pair of Black Diamond Sabertooth crampons that fit them for sale too. The...
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    Gregory Advent Pro

    I am looking for the Gregory Advent Pro Ultralight backpack for a friend. They haven't made them in a couple years but for the size of the pack it eccos features of larger packs which my friend is...
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    Gregory

    ck out gregory packs. for a nice size day pack i have the gals gregory jade. a "semi-light" pack with good stability and support and nice features. not sure if the guys version is a jade or not but...
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    Putnam pond trails question

    Curious to know the condition of the trails at Putnam Pond: to Treadway and to the Ponds for swimming. We used to hike back in there a lot until a few yrs back when they stopped maintaing the trails...
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    Current Conditions in the Daks

    HI: Hoping to get up to the Daks this weekend & I'm so disheartened to hear about all the damage. Does anyone know if the Mt Van Hovenberg mountain bike trails are open and ridable? And if so is the...
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    Putnam - Rock Pond Trails

    Has anyone hiked into Rock Pond this season? I know for awhile there they weren't maintaining that trail system and the last time I was out there it was so overgrown you couln't tell where the heck...
  8. hike/bike boot

    becca take a look on sierra trading post i've always been lucky finding good prices & lots of choices there. obviously you don't need gortex but something comfortable that will dry fast & these days...
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    signing out

    we definitely try to sign in and out on the trail heads. this was just one of those instances where we were hot and tired and i was in total pain and just wanted to get home. for crying out loud if...
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    Indian Head - Fish Hawk Cliffs

    Although the forecast called for 70% chance of rain by the time we hit the trail at around noon the skies were sunny - looked like maybe we had missed the rain. I like to do this hike in the spring...
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    no kidding

    after more research i do f ind that the registration/ card was old; not something new we'd missed. and there was a great older guy we used to call him father time super sweet but he's gone i guess....
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    Well I guess so....

    I just found this on a website - not sure when this was but to answer my own question:
    "Registry by all hikers is now a legal requirement at any trailhead in the Adirondacks. This includes filling...
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    Trail Head Log Books - is it the law?

    Question: is there a law stating you must sign in / out in the log books at trail heads? Typically we are always very good about doing this but my understanding was they were used to see how many...
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    Ranger @ Ausable Club Gate

    Hi:
    Does anyone know who employs the rangers who work in the little cabin at the Lake Road (?) gate on the Ausable Club property? (Where you check in before hiking to Sawteeth, Nippletop, Indian...
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    transition problem prob the cold

    yes i am pretty sure the cold and the snow is what screwed up my lenses so another lesson learned - bring a spare. but that's a good lesson for anyone who relies on glasses. if mine ever broke it...
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    Transition lenses

    I have transition lenses on my glasses & I really do like them. They do come in quite handy when out in the sun & I don't have to carry clips or prescription sunglasses. However, today I had a real...
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    Colorado

    Love it. We did Ouray in July and caught all the wild flowers in the mountains. I was freekin awesome! Right outside Ouray is a hike called Bridge to Heaven. Oh my it sure was! No input regarding...
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    Quited Down Alternative

    I got one from EMS; it has a full zip, pockets & pit zips which I didn't find on others. I got it on sale for a bit under $100 - more then I would ever normally spend as I'm one of those folks who...
  19. I Understand

    Hey Peakbagger - I was trying to be delicate because I know you guys don't want sales stuff going on here. But I did want to know where these guys look for stuff so I could choose where to post items...
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    Re: Fleece Cover

    Too funny! I made one also. My partner just made fun of me & it didn't seem to help. I even wrapped a couple of those instant heat foot warmers around the tube then put the fleece cover over it (it...
  21. Where Would You Look If you Wanted to Buy Used Hiking Apparel?

    Both my partner & I have some great hiking gear to sell: boots, pants, Arcteryx fleece, etc, Most are lightly used & in like new condition & top of the line brands. I want to list this stuff for...
  22. Just Ordered Kahtoolas

    I needed a new pr of hiking crampons. I spent a lot of time looking online and got it down to 3: Kahtoola KTS Aluminum, Black Diamond Contact STainless Steel & Stubai Ultralite Aluminum.
    I decided...
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    freezing bladders

    water bladders that is...
    you know, there's an opportunity here for some innovative ideas. w/ todays' technology & high-tech materials i don't see any reason why some sort of sleeve that you heat...
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    freezin water

    yes i guess the only thing is using a thermos for something warm. if there was a convenient way to have the hose inside your jacket i know tht helps but then you can't zip up properly. too bad winter...
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    Water Bladder issues in the Winter

    What do you do to keep your water from freezing in the tube & mouthpiece of your water bladder?
    I've tried wrapping mine in the "foot warmer" pad and pulling a fleece cover over - I heat up my...
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