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    Adirondack Tips: Much more activity for your...

    Adirondack Tips: Much more activity for your requests on other forums here: http://adkforum.com or sister forum for peak hiking: http://www.adkhighpeaks.com/forums/ . Coming from VT, consider the...
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    Little Pond MT X/BC ski 1-20-13 Woodford, VT

    With the lack of much new snow to offset recent melting in the ADKs, I headed over to VT to enjoy what turned out to be great snow and a new peak for me. The groomed XC ski area Prospect Mt. (2,200...
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    Very Exposed

    I did Longs in the mid-80's while living in Boulder. We left after 8 AM and returned in darkness. It is not only a long trip but over a mile up. Tree line starts before the Boulder field and is...
  4. Thread: Zipper Repair

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    Replacing the whole zipper is a last resort

    Most zipper pulls (or the entire slider/pull) can be replaced. Take it to a fabric store and ask for help. They sell zipper repair kits for a few $ with assorted parts that will be handy for the...
  5. Thread: Colorado hiking?

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    Mountain passes

    The tip on the mountain passes is a good one. Check out maps to get off the main roads. A 4 WD or high clearance vehicle will get you more access. I took my kids to the top of Boreas pass (SE of...
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    The 13th Lake area (location of Garnet Hill Lodge...

    The 13th Lake area (location of Garnet Hill Lodge - good view from their property and a bar!) offers very nice hiking options many into the Siamese Ponds wilderness. Near the Lodge, you can hike up...
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    I assume you mean the E-W lake along Rt. 74 east...

    I assume you mean the E-W lake along Rt. 74 east of Paradox Lake. I stayed at the Eagle Lake lean-to a few years ago when my primary destination couldn't be reached due to flooded roads. I don't...
  8. Adirondack hiker looking for VT or NH day hike trail

    My wife & I are headed to Woodstock, VT for a few days late July. Wed like to do a day hike with some views and Im looking for suggestions. If the weather is good, Im thinking about heading over...
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    Newcomb roadside spring

    There is (was at least last year) one in Newcomb S of town by their small ski hill. The road continues to Goodnow Flow.
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    For car or boat camping I like the two burner...

    For car or boat camping I like the two burner propane - easy to light and instant. Any beginning camper can start it too. As long as you don't use it a lot, the cost of the canisters and disposal...
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    I vote for skis - combination trips are great

    A few winters ago I did 2 ADK peaks (Snowy and Vanderwhacker) XC skiing the approach and switching to snowshoes for the last mile or 2. What a great way to cover mileage that isn't too difficult...
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    Hiking in NE Mass or SE NH

    My 21 year old daughter has asked me to take her and her boyfriend on a hike soon when my wife & I leave Seabrook, NH after visiting her on our way west (down 495 to the Mass Pike). We don't mind...
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    One option for drip proof protection is a pail...

    One option for drip proof protection is a pail with a screw on lid. I have these in several sizes from used pool water treatment chemicals. They clean up well and you can use a plastic trash bag as...
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    Exploring N of Montreal

    OK this isnt a NY inquiry, but a request from an ADK regular looking for info on places to go in Canada (many of whom visit this site and the ADKs regularly).

    In mid July I need to be in Montreal...
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    Skiguy's info is good. You could make a big loop...

    Skiguy's info is good. You could make a big loop to include Loj to Avalanche pass, then to Flowed lands and the Upper Work trailhead, then North through Indian Pass to the Loj. I have skied it all...
  16. XC skiing options in forest off Rt. 9 east of Prospect Mt., Bennington, VT

    Im looking for information about possible XC skiing in the woods east of Prospect Mtn. Ive driven from the Albany area to ski at Prospect several times but would like to explore a bit. Im...
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    Poll: I'm for it given the realities of the situation

    Thanks Grumpy - nice summary & it reflects my feelings. I too will miss access from the S. Meadow lot as I am mostly in the area in winter for skiing including overnight. With the growth of...
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    Avalanche Pass & Lake Colden XC Ski Sun. 12/30

    Skiing in from the Loj was somewhat slick but OK. The Sat 12/29 rain/thaw then refreeze hurt areas below about 2400 ft. (may be covered by now). The many skiers & shoers tended to break up any...
  19. Thread: sticky zipper

    by BobK
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    Zipper lube

    Not sure this is recommended by manufacturers, but I have lubricated zippers for many years with spray silicone or more recently with a teflon type. You can buy a can at any hardware store. I spray...
  20. Seen the damage and motorized vehicles

    I too would be happy to provide written comments if there is that opportunity. I've been up to Berlin Mtn both winter and summer. Only in summer did I see the extensive damage from ATV's and I can...
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    NY section

    I've been a participant for several years and vote for trying a NY section. VFTT has been the premier NE board but with the apparent increase in usage, more segregation is worth a try. ADK Forum...
  22. Backcountry Ski and Snowshoe pole tip replacement

    My 2 piece Komperdell Backcountry & Snowshoe poles have served me well for 4-5 years. For winter use I add big powder baskets (5 nylon and leather spinning style). They extend to 155cm essential...
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    My favorite 2006 outdoor photo

    I enjoyed all the photos - great shots of many beautiful places. I'll add one of mine that makes me think of the many enjoyable camping trips I've had over 30+ years in the Adirondacks. This was of...
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    What lightweight tarp to buy?

    Ive been searching for posts on lightweight tarps but have found mostly comments on tarp-tents. Im looking for a roughly 10-12 tarp to take backpacking or canoe camping. I normally string a...
  25. Long Pond & Rock pond info? West Siamese Wilderness

    My wife and I are considering a 3 day backpack trip into this area 7/14-17 and we are looking for info to see if this is a good fit for us. Our hope is for some quiet time with tent camping, hiking...
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