Adirondack ADV Loop

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida' started by mgb71, Jun 21, 2018.

  1. mgb71

    mgb71 Been here awhile

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    Great feedback and nice photo.

    I want to see more photos!
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  2. KCuv

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    I agree its unbelievable! I got lost somewhere in the otter creek trail which is NW of the loop. Its scary, and i thought i was going to die, i wouldn't have wanted to do it with a full blown Dirtbike or ATV, but now looking back, i want to go there again lol. Interested to hear your review of it!
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  3. DrHeinrich

    DrHeinrich um.... huh. Supporter

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    I had to cut it short on Tuesday - frost in the shaded corners still at 10am and a cold, north wind. Just felt really tight on the bike.

    So I headed east on 28N at Long Lake down to North Creek (also a gorgeous road) and rejoined the route for another two hours before hammering it the 140 miles home. Psyched to get back early spring before the blackflies are out.

    A few more pics...
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  4. mgb71

    mgb71 Been here awhile

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    Great photos! Thanks for posting.
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  5. ScorpionT16

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    Just did a weekend Hiking trip in the Adirondacks, and love the area! Thought it would be great for bikes/ADV riding, and next year plan to do a bike trip.

    How do you guys deal with the no cell coverage? we hardly had any there - I normally ride solo, so if something happens, i'd bo SOL, and that place looks vast!
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  6. dstutz

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    PLB, spot, inreach, sat phone
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  7. NoelJ

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    Garmin InReach. The Mini connects to your phone via an app, provides GPS functionality if you want it, but more importantly allows satellite connections for an SOS signal or texting, as well as real-time tracking. $350 up front and 15-30 dollars/month ongoing costs. As a guy who's been alone in the woods with a shattered leg [without a Garmin, but with cell coverage, which was pure luck], I'd call that a bargain.
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  8. tennyis

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    Would this be suitable for a Vstrom? I wont make it down this year now but possibly in the spring if it isn't to wet haha.
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  9. ScorpionT16

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    Thanks, looking at those devices now. the inReach looks good, will add it to my X-mas wishlist and pray someone very very giving bites.
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  10. NoelJ

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    Good choice I think. Lots of pretty bad reports on the Spot, even though it works fine for most people.
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  11. mgb71

    mgb71 Been here awhile

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    The regulations in the Adirondacks keep the cell tower presence to a minimum (which I think is a good thing) so definitely don't rely on your smartphone for navigation.

    Despite the vast feel of the Adirondacks there really aren't any areas where you are truly remote unless you get off the bike and hike into the back country like the High Peaks wilderness area.
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  12. ScorpionT16

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    I did read a lot of bad reviews on the Spot, esp about customer service. inReach looks good, i did a 2 week trip to NC/Virgina this summer and crashed, luckily had cell signal and it wasn't too bad, I rode away. Though lots of times in that trip I'd look down and notice no signal and wonder.

    We stayed in Keene Valley and hiked the Gothics last weekend. 90% of the time we had no signal, used Wifi at local coffee shops, even the cabin we booked had no wifi/cell signal. Thinking if I'll be spending time in more remote places, esp alone something is needed as a back-up, even just to communicate to Family. Garmins text function seems cool.
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