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    Mike; The trail from the Garden to Porter...

    Mike;

    The trail from the Garden to Porter Mt. is currently closed due to a landowner problem. Pending state approval, there will be a reroute that avoids the private land.

    A hike from the...
  2. The 3,861 elevation is from the 1953 15' series...

    The 3,861 elevation is from the 1953 15' series of USGS topo maps that used 20' contours. Because that elevation was printed in black on the 1953 topo, it was considered a "checked elevation"...
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    Definitely a few more trees down here and there,...

    Definitely a few more trees down here and there, but no stretches of trail seriously blocked by blowdown as was the case after Hurricane Floyd in 1999. There may be a few reports after this weekend...
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    To answer the specific question about tenting...

    To answer the specific question about tenting next to a lean-to, the official answer is "no"; but you'd never realize that from the way the current regulations are written. At the DEC's request, the...
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    Lots of good suggestions above. One detail that...

    Lots of good suggestions above. One detail that I didn't see was to note that the Ausable Club approach to Gothics is on private land. There is a foot travel easement, but no dogs are allowed. I...
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    With the recent state purchase of the Casey Brook...

    With the recent state purchase of the Casey Brook Tract, it is now only just over 3 miles from the trailhead to state land at the top of the pass between the Colvin Range and Boreas Mt. No...
  7. On the 1952 Santanoni 15' quadrangle,...

    On the 1952 Santanoni 15' quadrangle, MacNaughton's elevation is just a highest contour elevation. The 1978 Ampersand Lake metric 7.5' by 15' sheet shows an elevation of 1214 meters or 3,983 feet. ...
  8. We're in "early mud season" mode right now, so...

    We're in "early mud season" mode right now, so conditions will indeed be variable. Mud is a given, but some trails will have a "spine" of icy residue while north-facing trails may still have snow. ...
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    I have written the "Accident Report" column for...

    I have written the "Accident Report" column for the ADK's "Adirondac" magazine for nearly 30 years now. Nothing that I read here surprised me in the least as the Adirondacks have experienced the...
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    Meadow Lane is State land, and there is no way...

    Meadow Lane is State land, and there is no way ADK could gain control and then charge a nominal fee to camp. (Yes, there could be a land swap, but that would have to be a constitutional amendment and...
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    Two issues here: 1) The Town of North Elba...

    Two issues here:
    1) The Town of North Elba decided several years ago to stop plowing Meadow Lane. One main reason was the frequent problem that camper's cars would be plowed in and the Town felt a...
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    Meadow Lane closed for the winter

    Meadow Lane (previously South Meadow Road) is now closed for the winter. This adds about one mile to the approach to Marcy Dam via the Truck Trail or to the Klondike Notch and Mr. Van trails.
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    There is still snow starting at the toll house. ...

    There is still snow starting at the toll house. High winds have created some bare spots - especially in the final mile - as well as a few big drifts. Otherwise, have a good ski.
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    Yes, the 1953 Ausable Forks quad is certainly...

    Yes, the 1953 Ausable Forks quad is certainly "bristling" with new names. I am guessing that the surveyor in charge of that quad liked talking to local residents and used every name he gathered from...
  15. Actually, no problem with dogs on the AMR...

    Actually, no problem with dogs on the AMR approach to either Noonmark or Round. It's only on trails accessed from the Lake Road where the no dog rule is strictly enforced.
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    I would recommend Wilmington Notch State...

    I would recommend Wilmington Notch State Campground. It is low-key, uncrowded, and near many of the bike trails shown on the barkeatertrails.org web site. Bears are not a major problem at the...
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    When the State first acquired the Santanoni...

    When the State first acquired the Santanoni Preserve there was great concern about overuse. When that proved not to be a problem, camping and other restrictions were lifted. I thus agree with...
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    Moose, McKenzie, SOA Trails access

    A conversation with the SOA's attorney today confirms that as of late September Blodgett Lane is now a legal approach to the trails to Moose and McKenzie. This replaces the older approach via...
  19. New location for Lake Placid-High Peaks snow reports

    The location for the ski condition reports that have been on the lakeplacid.com web site has been changed to: http://www.jackrabbittrail.org/conditions.html.

    So far, not much to report except for...
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    Reminder: SOA trails closed

    Last summer, the Lake Placid Shore Owners Association (SOA) decided to close off access to the trails on private land on the west shore of Lake Placid. This means that the Chipmunk Lane access...
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    Here's a link to a newspaper article on the...

    Here's a link to a newspaper article on the closure. Sounds as though hikers won't be able to use the Stagecoach Rock parking for Cascade and maybe not the other one east of the actual trailhead.
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    Cascade Pass closed May 12-13

    The DOT has signs announcing this closure for next weekend to deal with bank stabilization and drainage issues. The detour will be via Upper Jay and Springfield Road to Fox Farm Road to Rt. 86. It...
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    Yes, the trail is still officially closed, and...

    Yes, the trail is still officially closed, and yes the section where one always had to hop rocks in the brook bed is now virtually impassable. This "impassable" section can be bypassed by taking the...
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    There were a few scattered patches, mostly in the...

    There were a few scattered patches, mostly in the Dix Wilderness and surrounding Elk Lake Lodge property that experienced severe blowdown with Irene. Otherwise, the other reports that it was mostly...
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    9-23 Update

    All trails leading from the Lake Road are now open with the exception of the W.A. White Trail - and that is only because the river bridge is out. Deer Brook Trail remains closed as well due to...
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