I had a couple of pieces of 9′ Tyvek left over from the home remodeling that I wanted to experiment with for camping applications. I took a piece to use as a ground cloth in my megamid tipi when we winter camped on Peaked Mountain.
The piece had been left over when the patio [...]
We were looking to get in a quick overnight trip before black fly season. Looking at the weather report for the weekend, things didn’t look very promising, with high winds, rain and freezing temperatures forecast for the weekend. So Skip and Jim decided on a short Friday night overnight trip with plans to extract before [...]
After my aborted winter camping trip to Gull Lake I wanted an opportunity to use the Eureka Kaycee 0 degree sleeping bag that had been provided to me. So Monday night while Eric and Kathryn were at piano lessons and swimming I packed up my gear and hiked into the woods across the road to [...]
Earlier in winter I had been contacted by Ed’s Wilderness Systems to use and review one of his pulks for winter camping. At the beginning of March I was contacted by a representative of Eureka! offering a winter camping sleeping bag for review.
Over the winter I did a lot of snowshoeing but few overnight [...]
Mitchell Ponds is located southeast of Old Forge, NY at 43.6709°N 74.7485°W, elevation at 1,919 feet in the Moose River Plain. The western access from the Moose River Plains Road is across an old road that travels 1.7 miles to the foot of Mitchell Ponds. This trail is an easy hike up and over [...]
Martin Luther King weekend Skip, Jim, Matt, Mark, Len, Rob and Wayne hiked into Skip’s cabin at Shaker Place. We towed our gear on sled, because it was a short distance and level path. On the way in we passed nice slopes left on the sand pits. We looked at the steep slopes – then [...]
A few weeks ago I got a new computer – a Dell, pre-loaded with MicroSoft Vista, despite my best attempts to ward it off. Almost everything transitioned smoothly except my MicroTek ScanMaker 4900 flatbed scanner which, officially, is not supported with Vista device drivers. After many machinations I finally got it to work tonight.