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  1. Thread: A ski to Santanoni

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    One of my favorite places to visit in the...

    One of my favorite places to visit in the Adirondacks. It is a good spot to introduce people to the park with it’s mix of natural and human history. Once you leave the road and the area around the...
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    Yes it works. It truly is a lifesaver. I...

    Yes it works. It truly is a lifesaver. I fortunately did not have to learn this first hand but was able to benefit from the experience of a friend from another agency. He was a victim of a friendly...
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    A couple of "before" pictures.

    A couple of "before" pictures.
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    You may also want to consider online resources....

    You may also want to consider online resources. One of the best is: http://www.adirondackjourney.com/
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    A recent one that was just a good story and hard...

    A recent one that was just a good story and hard to put down?

    I would offer a different telling of the race to the South Pole Scott and Amundsen (since released under title The Last Place on...
  6. Thread: Horseheads NY

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    Here is a good site for hiking in the Finger...

    Here is a good site for hiking in the Finger Lakes area http://www.cnyhiking.com/
    As for PA if you are looking for an Adirondack connection Wellsboro is the final resting place of George W....
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    Thank you to all that served, and those who still...

    Thank you to all that served, and those who still answer the call today.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TyKtpveR7U
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    Granite Gear:...

    Granite Gear:
    http://www.granitegearstore.com/Ruff-Rider-Dog-Pack-P39C4.aspx


    Simple but durable mine is at least ten years old and has held up well.
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    Were they the "Flash" we had two pair. My wife's...

    Were they the "Flash" we had two pair. My wife's have held up well, mine lasted one season. I took them back to the EMS in Buffalo with the receipt, the best they offered was 50% off my next pair....
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    I was never impressed with the sites along...

    I was never impressed with the sites along Floowdood Rd. They seemed somewhat over used but it has been 10 years since I have been driven down there and I never looked at them that closely. If...
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    A less crowded alternative to the above: ...

    A less crowded alternative to the above:

    http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/24494.html

    Rollins gives you easy access to some very nice canoe day trips:

    http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/24494.html
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    "In the 2008 hunting season, only 2 dear were...

    "In the 2008 hunting season, only 2 dear were taken in the Moose River Plains."

    That certainly would not be for the lack of trying. I stayed at Wakely Dam this past November for a couple of night...
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    My son is deployed to Iraq and speaks favorable...

    My son is deployed to Iraq and speaks favorable of the fleece. It has been getting very cold at night and these are working well for him. He gave me a pair of the gloves to try and I was pleasantly...
  14. Thread: Maintenance

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    Thanks for remembering the day.

    Thanks for remembering the day.
  15. I am struck by the length of the articles in the...

    I am struck by the length of the articles in the early issues compared to what I see today they are much more detailed. One that caught my eye was this

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    Any luck with the gift shop at the Adirondack...

    Any luck with the gift shop at the Adirondack Museum they have a fairly large selection of prints and poster. Also you may want to try Old Forge Hardware they too have prints and posters.
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    A good resource http://www.canoeoutfitters.com/...

    A good resource
    http://www.canoeoutfitters.com/

    This page outlines a number of different routes
    http://www.canoeoutfitters.com/routes.html

    The Bog River/Lows Lake to the Oswegatchie River ...
  18. Thread: Essential Books?

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    In re reading some of the earlier post I see...

    In re reading some of the earlier post I see numerous mentions of South, and Endurance both of which tell the story of Shackelton’s experience trapped on the ice. Both are great books about an...
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    The Emerald Ash Borer is different then then...

    The Emerald Ash Borer is different then then Asian Long-horned Beetle which attacks a number of different hardwood species. It was first found in New York in 1996 and crossed into Canada in 2003...
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    A great online guide to just the 46 high peaks...

    A great online guide to just the 46 high peaks is:

    http://www.adirondackjourney.com/

    Very detailed information about not only the peaks themselves but the approach as well as the trail heads...
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    They have been here in western NY all summer....

    They have been here in western NY all summer. They first started appearing last year with many more this year. We also notice them around Blue Mt. Lake in July. Here is a brief summary that appeared...
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    Granite Gear ...

    Granite Gear http://www.granitegear.com/products/doggear/ruffrider.html

    I have been please with everything I have ever purchased from them. As for the dog pack I inherited this from my buddy....
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    Or, blame it on the kids. We have four boys so...

    Or, blame it on the kids. We have four boys so between us we have some where in the neighborhood of 25 different packs. Everyone started with an external frame then moved into a good internal, then...
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    Stay away from Bee Hunter Trail as it is the ...

    Stay away from Bee Hunter Trail as it is the seems to be the most popular for snow mobilers. I think the Summit Trail is the best for winter, it is next to the best sledding hill in the park as...
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    Tony A "Alone in the Wilderness" and "Into...

    Tony

    A "Alone in the Wilderness" and "Into the Wild" are two different stories. They really are polar opposite it how to achieve solitude in the wild.
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