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I can advise on anything having to do with hiking and backpacking skills and equipment, including map and compass and orienteering skills. I cannot advise on the use of GPS devices. I cannot advise on car camping or group camping (10 or more people). My primary geographic expertise is in the US Northeast, but I know how to find information on hiking and backpacking just about anywhere.

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I've been hiking and backpacking for about 45 years, including section hiking the entire Appalachian Trail. I have hiked extensively in the New York Metropolitan Area, as well as various other areas from Georgia north, including upstate New York, New England, and Eastern Canada.


New York Walk Book, 7th Ed.
New Jersey Walk Book, 2nd Ed.


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What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

Hike the 46 High Peaks of the Adirondacks.

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2014-10-13 Jackie Jones Fire Tower at Harriman:

I haven't attempted to climb that fire tower in at least six years, but the last time I tried, it was not possible to do so. I don't recall exactly, but I think the tower was fenced in and the gate was

2014-09-08 Black Rock Forest:

There's not a lot that I can tell you, since I've only hiked in that area once. I did the climb up Storm King -- the hike was diffcult, but worth it -- the views were amazing. I keep meaning to head back

2013-10-22 Backpacks:

The best way to decide is to try the packs on, fully loaded, and walk around with them for a bit. Wear your hiking shoes when you do this.    In terms of size, you could make the Keltys and the North Face

2013-08-08 Stealth camping near Lake Wanoksink in Harrinam SP:

If you've camped at Pine Meadow Lake, then you probably have a more than passing familiarity with the area. Lake Wanoksink is accessible via a number unmarked trails and woods roads, most of which start

2013-05-21 Tentless hiking trip in Northeast:

What you propose is nice ideal, but you should be aware of a number of potential problems:    1. The regulations of most state parks in NY and NJ require that you camp at designated sites, usually in or


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