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@maiaLocale: Rocky Mountains
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@trevor83Locale: ATL -- Zurich -- SF Bay Area
Fantastic report, Ike! It looks like you caught the fall colors at the perfect time!Nov 13, 2013 at 4:43 am #2044000
@jamesdmarcoLocale: Finger Lakes
Ike, A really nice report. I was planning a trip out this fall but got tied up with other things…dam-it. This was a different route. I have done bothe the NPT and NFCT but not up the Cold River. Yeah, the beaver ponds were full of small brookies.
Enjoyed reading the article!Nov 13, 2013 at 6:05 am #2044006
@stephen-mLocale: Way up North
Absolutely outstanding Ike :-) trips like this make mine look like a walk in a big garden.Nov 13, 2013 at 9:12 am #2044068
@klagsLocale: Northeast US
Nice to see another trip report about the ADK mtns. Are you carrying a tarp along with your bivy as well for when it rains? How was the fishing along your trip? I was in the western ADK region near Canada lakes and in the Cold River section of the NPT quite a bit this year as well, nice to see it from another perspective!Nov 13, 2013 at 9:20 am #2044072
@nickbLocale: Los Padres National Forest
Thanks for taking us along on the journey Ike!
Really liking the photos from this trip. The fall colors are beautiful and there's some great shots of you hiking/packrafting with taken from interesting perspectives. Looks like you must've been using a low tripod like a gorilla pod or something?
Would be interested to see what your gear list looked like for this trip, including camera equipment.Nov 13, 2013 at 9:24 am #2044073
@winterwarlockLocale: Western NY
I've been up in many of those areas, but hadn't seen anyone with the packraft…and fantastic photos to boot!Nov 13, 2013 at 9:42 am #2044078
@andrew-fLocale: San Francisco Bay Area
I'm always hungry after reading your trip reports!Nov 13, 2013 at 9:46 am #2044080
@anthonyjhuhnLocale: Mid West
Wow, you ate better than I do at home. I have no clue how you foodies do it
AnthonyNov 13, 2013 at 11:55 am #2044130
@walknhighLocale: White Mtns, AZ
Try fishing rod ferrule lube/wax on your paddle next time. Any wax will do.Nov 13, 2013 at 1:07 pm #2044157
Ike; Thanks for the great trip report. You obviously know a lot about outdoor photography. Your composition, exposures and focus are all excellent. And you obviously took the considerable extra time and effort to set up a mini-tripod and check the composition, exposures, etc. before placing yourself in the frame.
As a former magazine writer, photographer and editor I recognize and appreciate your talent. I hope you are using those skills in your career. Believe me, your talent is far above average.
GeorgeNov 13, 2013 at 1:13 pm #2044161
@ngatelLocale: Southern California
I don't know how you do it, but this one is better than the last article. Whew!Nov 13, 2013 at 4:21 pm #2044241
@cyndylovejoyLocale: Pacific Northwest
I really enjoyed this report and your beautiful photos. I'm glad you did not encounter any aggressive bears. Thanks for sharing!Nov 13, 2013 at 4:44 pm #2044251
@dipinkLocale: Western Washington
Really good read and lovely pictures. I need to do more multi-day trips!Nov 13, 2013 at 6:50 pm #2044287
@creachenLocale: East Bay
Excellent TR and pictures. Two thumbs up!!Nov 13, 2013 at 7:05 pm #2044294
@jjoynerLocale: California central coast
I just have to echo the poster who said, "Now that is how a trip report is done."Nov 13, 2013 at 7:39 pm #2044309
@hknewmanLocale: Western US
Great article showcasing a place I thought was simply flat lakes.(Ack! make that flat lands)Nov 13, 2013 at 7:44 pm #2044311
Excellent Ike! Thanks for taking the time and putting in the effort to do a proper trip report. I haven't been up that way since the '70s Real enjoyable read.
That sausage does look delicious too.Nov 13, 2013 at 8:26 pm #2044332
@davidinkenaiLocale: North Woods. Far North.
Are there any other kind?
*I too, was impressed by the white-water action shots.Nov 13, 2013 at 8:34 pm #2044338
@eugeneiusLocale: Nuevo Mexico
"Take my breath away….(*dun, dun, dun)"
I have a new man crush.
Ike, I loved the hell out of this TR.Nov 13, 2013 at 8:47 pm #2044342
@codybartzLocale: Northern Minnesota
I will add to the pile of positive comments. Thank you for this trip report. Way to go on getting out into the wild and exploring and wandering.Nov 14, 2013 at 3:58 am #2044385
@khafnerLocale: upstate NY
Great article. Flor those of us who grew up with the adks this was not only well done but a trip down memory lane. I see the dam at cedar lakes must be getting worse as the water level looked low. Keep the stories coming. Thank youNov 14, 2013 at 11:01 am #2044523
@drusillaLocale: Wild Wild West
Thank you for sharing your adventure. Beautiful photos, such eye candy for this desert dweller to see. Great job.Nov 14, 2013 at 11:17 am #2044528
Articles like this make me homesick for the place, despite loving the last almost 40 years of tramping all over the Rockies. My wife says I get a faraway look when I get my copy of Adirondack Life, and I had the same look when I read this article. Retirement may bring me back for more muddy footed adventures where I grew up.
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