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These are my experiences in maps, photos, and stories.

New York State - Maps, photos and stories of special places.
Other States - Maps, photos and stories outside of NY.
Topics - Essays, links, and other interesting content.

Google County Maps - State land maps, tracks and waypoints.
State Land Websites - Links to many of the state land webpages.
State Truck Trails Over A Half Mile - Dirt roads to explore in the backcountry.
NYS DEC Lean-To Locations - Listings, coordinates and GPS data for lean-tos.

Moose River Plains - Maps and photos of state's largest free camping area.
Piseco-Powley Road - Maps and photos of 15 mile dirt road with camping.

For Downloadable Backcountry Campsites and Trail Data see Google County Maps.

Wildlife Management Units (Deer) - Google Map shows the WMU boundaries.
Google Maps of Deer Harvest Density in 2016 by WMU or Town. In 2015 by WMU.
Google Maps of Buck Harvest Density in 2016 by WMU or Town.
2016 Deer and Buck Harvest by Town - Google Spreadsheet with FIPS codes for making your own calculations.

Parking and Access to Trout Streams - An interactive, downloadable Google Map.
Lakes with DEC Contour Maps - A Google Map links to Contour Maps for Fishing.

NYS Statewide Snowmobile Trail System - State trails on public and private lands.

Interactive Maps of NY Census - Explore and download KML files.
Charts and Interactive Diagrams - From population to pollution control.

Big Red - Photos and Videos of my lifted truck with its camper shell.
Big Red's Dual Battery Setup for Camp Power, Video Tour and Diagram.

Charts: February 2016 Temperatures, Sulfur Dioxide Emissions in NY State and Temperature, Through Monday February 26.
Google Maps: Crude Oil Production By State, US Counties – Square Miles and US Population Per Square Mile.
Photos: Albany County Rail Trail, Alfred E. Smith Building, Clarksville, New York, Coeymans, New York, Delmar, New York, Hannacroix Preserve, Keleher Preserve, New York State Capitol and Westerlo, New York.
Maps: 2009 2014 Violent Crimes Rate Average, Corn vs Hay-Pasture in Albany County, Granger State Forest, Ohisa And Otsquago State Forests, Sand Bay State Forest and Stewarts Shops.
Videos: East Branch Campsite Walk Around, How PIR Sensor Works and How To Use It with Arduino, Lead Battery Recycling, Off Grid Living: My Power Solution At The Cabin, Red Trail Overlook and Wind Turbine Tour.

See more Charts, Google Maps, Maps, Photos and Videos or archived February 2017.

Questions, comments? Feel free to email me at andy@andyarthur.org.

Last year was pretty mild too …

On Monday 02/20/17 we had mostly sunny skies with high of 43 and a low of 26, which is seven degrees above normal.

On Tuesday 02/21/17 we had drizzle and mostly cloudy skies with high of 44 and a low of 18, which is eight degrees above normal.

On Wednesday 02/22/17 we had rain and partly cloudy skies with high of 57 and a low of 38, which is 21 degrees above normal.

On Thursday 02/23/17 we had mostly sunny skies with high of 69 and a low of 41, which is 32 degrees above normal.

On Friday 02/24/17 we had rain, patches of fog and partly cloudy skies with high of 74 and a low of 41, which is 37 degrees above normal.

On Saturday 02/25/17 we had thunderstorm, thunderstorm rain, rain, mist and mostly cloudy skies with high of 70 and a low of 37, which is 33 degrees above normal.

On Sunday 02/26/17 we had rain, snow and cloudy skies with high of 38 and a low of 24, which is normal.

Map: Sand Bay State Forest

Map: Sand Bay State Forest

This 326 acre state forest was acquired by the state from the US Army in 1964. It is named for the sandy shoreline of Lake Bonaparte that makes up part of the southern boundary of the forest. Underlying much of the property is granite bedrock, which in places surfaces as bare rock outcrops, and in other places is covered with relatively deep, rich soil. The terrain varies from steep rocky ridges to a 90 acre ecologically rich wetland. Timber management is very limited by the difficult terrain and has been confined to stands near the North Shore Road.

A shallow draft boat launch and parking lot is available to fishermen wishing to try their luck on Lake Bonaparte. Other recreational pursuits include white-tailed deer and small game hunting and woodland hiking and exploration.

The Lake Bonaparte Day Use Area composed of six campsites is located along North Bonaparte Road. (See right sidebar for regulations)

Map: Ohisa And Otsquago State Forests

Map: Ohisa And Otsquago State Forests

Herkimer County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. It was created in 1791 north of the Mohawk River out of part of Montgomery County. As of the 2010 census, the population was 64,519

Herkimer County is in central New York State, northwest of Albany, and east of Syracuse. The northern part of the county is in the Adirondack Park. The Mohawk River flows across the south part of the county.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herkimer_County,_New_York

February 2016 Temperatures

While we had a brief period during February 2016 that was fairly cold, it was pretty mild for the most of the month of February last year. There is a visual glitch in this graph when the temperature drops below zero, I don't know how to fix this with ChartJS, but it's otherwise readable.

Sulfur Dioxide Emissions in NY State

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) is one of a group of gases called sulfur oxides (SOx). While all of these gases are harmful to human health and the environment, SO2 is of greater concern.

Control measures that reduce SO2 can generally be expected to reduce people’s exposures to all gaseous SOx. This may have the important co-benefit of reducing the formation of particulate SOx such as fine sulfate particles.

Emissions that lead to high concentrations of SO2 generally also lead to the formation of other SOx. The largest sources of SO2 emissions are from fossil fuel combustion at power plants andother industrial facilities.

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) is one of a group of gases called sulfur oxides (SOx). While all of these gases are harmful to human health and the environment, SO2 is of greater concern.

Control measures that reduce SO2 can generally be expected to reduce people’s exposures to all gaseous SOx. This may have the important co-benefit of reducing the formation of particulate SOx such as fine sulfate particles.

Emissions that lead to high concentrations of SO2 generally also lead to the formation of other SOx. The largest sources of SO2 emissions are from fossil fuel combustion at power plants andother industrial facilities.

In 2013, 52% of the state's industrial emissions of sulfur dioxide come from four coal fired power plants -- Somerset Operating Company, Huntley Steam Station, Cayuga Operating Company and Dunkirk Steam Generating Station. Most of these plants now are only used occasionally, if not permanently retired in favor of natural gas repowering or abandonment.

Data Source: Title V Emissions Inventory, 2013. https://data.ny.gov/Energy-Environment/Title-V-Emissions-Inventory-Beginning-2010/4ry5-tfin

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