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Re: EDIT: IR - Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Nano Dry Bag - Kathryn Montovan

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  • Carol
    Thanks for the ideas, Katie. I ve hiked a tiny bit of the FLT and agree with your assessment:) I hiked the Black Forest Trail in Sep 2005. I used this guy s
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      Thanks for the ideas, Katie.
      I've hiked a tiny bit of the FLT and agree with your assessment:) I hiked the Black Forest Trail in Sep 2005. I used this guy's topo map: http://outdoors.webshots.com/album/122379718Bezwfp?start=12
      I don't recall water crossings being difficult at that time of year. I saw 2 bears from close range on that trip and was glad I didn't see any rattle snakes!

      --- In backpackgeartesters@yahoogroups.com, "sull0294" <sull0294@...> wrote:
      > Hi Carol,
      > Thank you for your edits. I have modified my file, uploaded it to the appropriate folder, and deleted the test file. My PC died a few days ago, so I had to switch report writing programs to a non-BGT program that will work on my mac. As a result, the formatting is slightly different than it was.
      > I have not heard of the Canada Lakes area, but will look into it. I am always looking for new spots to check out. For most of my paddling I head to the western end of the Adirondack park. I like to sea kayak in the Thousand Islands (requires advanced paddling skills but the parks canada sites are great in the off season), and Cranberry and Saranac lakes (both are in the Adirondacks and have nice public use campsites). My favorite stream canoeing (or kayaking with a 12-15' boat) destination is the Oswegatchie River (near Cranberry Lake and Wanakena, NY). It would be suitable for a two night trip, or a longer trip with a portage to get to Cranberry lake. If you are looking for white water kayaking I know that Beaver River (near Lowville, NY) is famed to be one of the best in the region. I do not white water kayak myself, but have hiked and climbed along the gorge and Eagle Falls is one of my favorite spots.
      > I am still figuring out good backpacking places here. I have hiked sections of the Finger Lakes Trail, which is convenient but most sections are not very exciting, breathtaking, or challenging. I recently had someone recommend the Black Forest in Pennsylvania which I intend to check out if I can find a hiking buddy willing to do a strenuous 4-5 day trip with difficult stream crossings. I know that the high peaks region of the Adirondacks is terrific and have hiked one of the peaks, but can't often drive that far for my trips. This summer my plan is to spend a good number of weekends hiking different sections of the Finger Lakes Trail in hopes of finding some new favorite spots. If you ask me again in a few months I may have better recommendations.
      > See you again in a couple of months for the FR.
      > -Katie
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