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Adirondack Fire Tower Hike
« on: December 05, 2015, 04:12:25 PM »
My scouts and I have started the ADK Firetower Challenge.  Today we hiked a tower in the Southern Adirondacks, the snow melted off as we were climbing, just beautiful! 






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Re: Adirondack Fire Tower Hike
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2015, 04:18:23 PM »
Good for you!  Man, you guys sure had a nice day for it......how many boys took advantage of your generosity?
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Re: Adirondack Fire Tower Hike
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2015, 04:36:12 PM »
Good for you!  Man, you guys sure had a nice day for it......how many boys took advantage of your generosity?

Thanks Wolfy!  There were 15 of us...

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Re: Adirondack Fire Tower Hike
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2015, 04:49:00 PM »
Hope you don't mind a couple more questions, but did you consider that to be a good turnout and did you work on any skills such as map/compass or the like?
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Re: Adirondack Fire Tower Hike
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2015, 05:30:07 PM »
Outstanding! 15 kids outside together at one time is a win. Was a beautifully cool day done here too.

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Re: Adirondack Fire Tower Hike
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2015, 06:30:48 PM »
Vistas like that are balm for a ragged soul.

Good on you for getting them up there and back again.
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Re: Adirondack Fire Tower Hike
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2015, 06:51:23 PM »
Hope you don't mind a couple more questions, but did you consider that to be a good turnout and did you work on any skills such as map/compass or the like?

Yeah - It was good, some of my scouts were at Rensselaer Polytechnic today working on their Nuclear Science merit badge.  We always do skills training on outings, geology today...

Outstanding! 15 kids outside together at one time is a win. Was a beautifully cool day done here too.

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For sure!

Vistas like that are balm for a ragged soul.

Good on you for getting them up there and back again.

LOL - a bigger chore than some might think...  TY

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Re: Adirondack Fire Tower Hike
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2015, 07:28:34 PM »
:hail: :thumbsup: :banana:
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Re: Adirondack Fire Tower Hike
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2015, 07:59:51 PM »
They view is as rewarding as the work with the youth.


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Re: Adirondack Fire Tower Hike
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2015, 08:43:49 PM »
Nice post.  Makes me feel good to see kids out learning something in the outdoors.  Good for you.
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Re: Adirondack Fire Tower Hike
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2015, 09:18:53 PM »
Well done good Sir, good memories made for all involved   :thumbsup:
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Re: Adirondack Fire Tower Hike
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2015, 03:28:49 PM »
Thanks guys.  Its guy of self-serving truthfully, I enjoy the ADKs as much as they do lol...

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Re: Adirondack Fire Tower Hike
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2015, 06:39:20 PM »
Outstanding!!  Getting that many kids together can be really tough, so great job on that!  Looks like great scenery to help make the hike go a lot easier too.  Great job!!

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Re: Adirondack Fire Tower Hike
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2015, 07:59:13 PM »
cool :)....gadgets left at home i hope 8)....woods
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Re: Adirondack Fire Tower Hike
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2015, 11:31:26 PM »
Great pictures, mneedham!  I bet the children had a blast.


Yeah - It was good, some of my scouts were at Rensselaer Polytechnic today working on their Nuclear Science merit badge.  We always do skills training on outings, geology today...

That's very cool!  I did my undergrad at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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Re: Adirondack Fire Tower Hike
« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2015, 02:55:54 PM »
Outstanding!!  Getting that many kids together can be really tough, so great job on that!  Looks like great scenery to help make the hike go a lot easier too.  Great job!!

It does!  Thank you...

cool :)....gadgets left at home i hope 8)....woods

LOL - Its hard to use gadgets in the ADKs in general, but we have rules about gadgets!

Great pictures, mneedham!  I bet the children had a blast.


Yeah - It was good, some of my scouts were at Rensselaer Polytechnic today working on their Nuclear Science merit badge.  We always do skills training on outings, geology today...

That's very cool!  I did my undergrad at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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Awesome!  Great school.  What did you study?

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Re: Adirondack Fire Tower Hike
« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2015, 03:41:21 PM »
Thanks for sharing the pics of your trip. Much different terrain than what we have down here.

A big pat on the shoulder for working with the scouts, I'm sure they had a blast! Memories they will have for a lifetime.
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Re: Adirondack Fire Tower Hike
« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2015, 07:16:29 AM »
"Yeah - It was good, some of my scouts were at Rensselaer Polytechnic today working on their Nuclear Science merit badge.  We always do skills training on outings, geology today..."

Nuclear Science Merit Badge?  Wow.  Is this the one where you rub two atoms together and incinerate a city?
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Re: Adirondack Fire Tower Hike
« Reply #18 on: December 10, 2015, 06:40:59 PM »
That looks like an awesome place to explore. Really nice scenery. :thumbsup:

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Re: Adirondack Fire Tower Hike
« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2015, 09:53:21 PM »
Man I wish I had places like that to go hiking close by. SE Kansas doesn't really have views like that.  :rofl: Kansas does have some awesome scenery though so I don't complain to often. I just wish there were more state owned land that I could get on and just explore. Closest area like that is at least 30 min away and I work nights so it's hard to get to those locations when I want to.

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Re: Adirondack Fire Tower Hike
« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2015, 04:50:25 AM »
We are really lucky, being centered between the ADKs, Catskills, Berkshires, and Taconic range...  No shortage of beauty..