First off, I couldn't get into the board suggestions sub forum, it said access was denied.
Second, I don't know if this is a setup option for you as admin or what but ... I'm in a few other forums as well, and the way they typically seem to be setup is that the most recent post to any thread is always the top thread. That way the threads that are getting the most activity are at the forefront, followed by others that haven't been posted to as recently.
That may be an option that is not particular to this forum's setup capabilities. What I have been doing is just clicking the 'View 10 Most recent posts' link on the forums main page.
Also, do you have any interest in changing the name of the Boat Restoration sub forum to Boat Restoration and Outfitting ?
I do restore wood and canvas boats, so I'll have posts referencing that topic, but I also constantly have outfitting issues on my mind as well
Just a couple of items I was thinking of, hope you were out paddling this weekend and not tending the forum ! Pete
Post by Ken Corbett on Apr 10, 2006 10:01:42 GMT -5
Thanks for tipping me off to the posting problem. I'm new at this game, and I'll take all the help I can get.
I've opened up posting on the board suggestions sub forum.
I don't see any way to influence the display to show the most recently active thread, I'll research that.
I don't expect to be paddling until it warms up, besides I don't have access to a car right now ... I'm being patient. I prefer warmer weather, as I was hypothermic twice last May when there was no spring, just gloom.
I don't intend to spend a lot of time tending the forum, I hope to get it running itself, and just check in once in a while. Thanks for the heads up on these issues.
Post by Ken Corbett on Apr 10, 2006 14:22:17 GMT -5
I have run the St. Croix River, an overnighter maybe ten years ago. I found the river crowded, full of logs and tires underwater and even up on the banks. Also, there were long stretches of flat water and the rapids were far between.
On the plus side, the campsites were nice and the birds, mainly eagles, were great to watch.
I didn't review it because I knew so many folks loved it and I didn't want to say anything negative, or anything some might find "elitist". A lot of folks enjoy themselves there, and it would have sounded whiney to knock it.
Maybe it's different now. My buddy Sammy Solo swears by the St. Croix. It has dam release, so you can paddle it later in the season most years. And I've heard a lot of praise for the tripping possibilities on the big lakes upstream.
I guess it's a case of if I can't say something nice, don't say anything at all. I don't have any images either.
I haven't run the Pollet River. However, there are several sites with lots of pictures elsewhere on the web, especially showing the spring run. I haven't heard whether there will be a run this year. Low water?
That is a great wite about the Maliseet Trail. Sammy's Lament is an AWESOME read. I've read a bit about Edwin Tappen Adney and his work preserving aboriginal construction techniques of the birch bark canoe. Henri Vaillencourt, the worlds best birch bark canoe builder of current times, lives in Greenville, NH, about an hour from us here in Gilsum, NH. I learned of Adney by reading of Vaillencourt. Interesting seeing his name come up again on Sammy's site.
I did the St. Croix for the first time last fall which was a nice time of the year to see the trees and the crowds were GONE Luckily the water was running and it seemed to us that there was a nice little class 2 rip around every corner. There was a good size flat water section as I recall though but it was quite scenic. The crowds would detract from all of that though I imagine
I hope the Pollet can be run this year, but I imagine that's wishfull thinking. Peter
Last Edit: Apr 10, 2006 21:24:53 GMT -5 by peterng