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

    KCuv Adventurer

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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

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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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    ScorpionT16 Been here awhile

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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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    PLB, spot, inreach, sat phone
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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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    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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    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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    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

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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

    ScorpionT16 Been here awhile

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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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    It seems as though your website (adventure-science) is down? Wanting to hopefully explore the loop this summer
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    Thanks for letting me know. I'm checking into it now to figure out why it's down.
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    Advntr Answering the call of the wild

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  16. mgb71

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    The issue has been resolved and the website is back up.

    Thanks for letting me know.
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    Thanks!!
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  18. mgb71

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    ***UPDATE 20APR2020***
    I've had to take down my website and am in the process of building a new one so if anyone needs route info or GPX files for the ADK ADV LOOP then send me a message.


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    mgb71 Been here awhile

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    So I was out on a bicycle trip this weekend and discovered that the dirt road (Piseco Rd) which goes from Stratford to Piseco Lake is closed. There are large sections of it that have been washed out from a recent storm and though it is completely rideable on a motorcycle the town has gated the road and put some large boulders at one of the bridges making it impassable. I forgot to get a photo of the gate but would be very difficult to get a motorcycle around it though you could probably figure something out to get over or around those boulders. There is no indication of how long this road will be closed. This is too bad because this is a fun road to ride with plenty of camping spots along it.
    piseco_rd_closed_1.jpg
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    The easiest option would be to get on Rte. 10 which parallels Piseco Rd. but I have worked out a re-route which goes over to Mayfield & Northville. This re-route actually has some great dirt roads on it that I always wanted to include in the loop but they just didn't link-up nicely.

    The one issue with this re-route is that there is a very small bridge out over a small drainage (8 ft wide x 2 ft deep) on Tolmantown Rd and I'm not sure if it would be passable on a motorcycle. I went through there on my bicycle on Sunday and some guys had put some 2x10's over the ditch to drive their ATV's across it so I'm sure it's possible but maybe a little risky with a fully-loaded ADV bike. I'll try to get over there this weekend to try riding it myself.

    I've attached the GPX tracks for this re-route and I'll post some updates soon.

    RED = DIRT, DARK BLUE = PAVEMENT
    ADK_ADV_LOOP_PISECO_REROUTE_2.jpg

    Attached Files:

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