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Re: Hiking in New York

Posted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 6:04 pm
by russb
3-4 days Backpacking definitely the Adirondacks. I recommend staying away from the High Peaks as it is very busy with people (good day hiking possibilities though). Areas in the 5.9 million other acres of the preserve I recommend: West Canada Creek Wilderness, Ha De Ron Dah Wilderness, and my favorite... the 5 Ponds Wilderness Area. There are areas closer to Woodstock, specifically in the Catskills but I am not as familiar with them.

At he beginning of July I will be hiking the Northville-Placid Trail from Lake Durant to Lake Placid (50miles). I did the first 70 miles last summer.

There is also the Cranberry Lake 50, a loop which goes through the 5-ponds WA among others.

Other options are the Finger Lakes Trail (part of the NCT) and its various branch trails.

Re: Hiking in New York

Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:18 pm
by fingerlakeshiker
good luck russ

Re: Hiking in New York

Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:25 pm
by russb
Thanks Ted.

Did I tell you I found the source spring for the stream near the Dunham Shelter in the flnf?

Re: Hiking in New York

Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:31 pm
by zelph
russb wrote:Thanks Ted.

Did I tell you I found the source spring for the stream near the Dunham Shelter in the flnf?
Did you get a photo of it? I'd like to see it if you did. Springs are cool!!!

Re: Hiking in New York

Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:15 pm
by russb
Zelph, here is a photo of it after I cleaned it out. I placed a some rocks to help contain the seep into a pool instead of letting it spread into a broad wet area. The seep was slow so it hadn't had a chance to clear the water yet after I dug out all the crap.

Re: Hiking in New York

Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:22 pm
by zelph
Thanks a bunch for posting it. :D Was the water highly mineralized to the taste?

Re: Hiking in New York

Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:39 pm
by russb
I didn't notice it to be any more mineralized than your typical backcountry water. But then again, I am used to drinking quite a bit of it. A filtered water person, might notice.

Re: Hiking in New York

Posted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 6:45 pm
by fingerlakeshiker
russb wrote:Thanks Ted.

Did I tell you I found the source spring for the stream near the Dunham Shelter in the flnf?
yes you did, but I have not found it yet.