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MLK 2021

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LIhikers

18 Best Hikes California to Maine

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LIhikers

Cafe Performance

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Astro

Hiking plans 2021

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Muddywaters

Hiking Miles 2020

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jimmyjam

Daypack

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max.patch

Trailhead Parking

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And In Other News

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Astro

Took a walk today

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Corona Virus and the Trail

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Tarptent Double Rainbow

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LIhikers

Podcasts....

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Astro

Basketball Thread

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max.patch

Baseball Thread

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Astro

AT Gear List for Older Hikers

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LIhikers

whats the weather where you are?

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  • max.patch -

    Liked LIhikers’s post in the thread 18 Best Hikes California to Maine.

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    I'm at zero out of the eighteen. Besides, the best trail hike is the one you are on at the moment. :)
  • LIhikers -

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    Quote from IMScotty: “Enjoy your hike, stay dry and warm. ” Thanks !
  • LIhikers -

    Replied to the thread 18 Best Hikes California to Maine.

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    I'm at zero out of the eighteen. Besides, the best trail hike is the one you are on at the moment. :)
  • IMScotty -

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    Enjoy your hike, stay dry and warm.
  • IMScotty -

    Liked LIhikers’s post in the thread MLK 2021.

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    No wonder I didn't know, I don't do Facebook. We'll be leaving for Harriman soon.
  • LIhikers -

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    No wonder I didn't know, I don't do Facebook. We'll be leaving for Harriman soon.
  • IMScotty -

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    Yikes, woke up to a pretty dark and miserable looking day. I think I will time this to get to the Pine Knoll shelter just before dark. From what I see there is no definitive plan for Sunday, some want miles and some not so much. I plan on hiking back…
  • IMScotty -

    Liked LIhikers’s post in the thread MLK 2021.

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    I don't know what the usual MLK group is doing this weekend. Kathy and I are putting our packs together for our very own MLK, 2 night trip to Harriman State Park. We don't have a plan for which trails or places to camp we'll use, that'll be decided on…
  • IMScotty -

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    LI Hikers, a plan is coming together on a FB page. Looks like a small group will be heading to the Mohawk Trail in CT, heading south from the northern end. First night at 'Pine Knoll' shelter on the Mohawk Trail? I am looking that up now. I'm going…
  • LIhikers -

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    The forecast is for night time temps in the low 30s and low 40s as a daytime high. Tomorrow, Saturday, is forecast to rain but Sunday and Monday should be precipitation free.

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  • Six Moon Designs Deschutes Plus
    Weight - 16 ounces
    Weight w/Pegs - 18.125 ounces
    Material - 30D Silnylon
    Features - A no-frills tarp with a no-see-um skirt perimeter. Uses a single trekking pole set anywhere between 40" (100cm) to hug the ground or 49" (125cm) to provide great ventilation.
    Pros - Weight, Ventilation
    Cons - The setup is slightly confusing. There are 6 points to attach with pegs. Two of those point must be pegged first and are very difficult specify in dark and/or windy…
  • Winter Linville Gorge

    On February 27th, 28th and 29th I did a two night out and back trip from Wolf Pit Road trail-head to Table Rock mountain and back. In typical cafe fashion I planned this trip while driving 80 mph east on I-40 heading back from the Smokies. I stopped at a McDonald's to borrow some free Wifi to get a picture of a the trails and away I went. Going up Wolf Pit road in my 2002 Honda Accord was risky with the amount of ice and snow on the road. The final hill going down to the…
  • Great Smoky Mountain National Park

    On February 25th and 26th I did a nice loop in the Smokies from Big Creek Ranger Station parking lot to Deep Gap along the AT south of Mt. Cammerer fire tower. There was about 6 to 8 inches of snow while going up. I stealth camped due to the amount of snow coming in and the next day went down the Big Creek trail. Overnight there was another 6 to 8 inches of snow and freezing fog.

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  • Chicken Jambalaya

    5 grams - Freeze Dried Chicken
    7 grams - Dehydrated Chopped Onion
    5 grams - Dehydrated Leeks
    2 grams - Freeze Dried Celery
    5 grams - Freeze Dried Bell Pepper
    56 grams - Rice (Real or Instant)
    2 grams - Dehydrated Green Onion
    7 grams - Creole Seasoning
    7 grams - Dehydrated Diced Tomato
    7 grams - Tomato Powder
    7 grams - Chicken Stock Powder
    1 gram - Black Pepper
    1 gram - Salt
    28 grams - Dried Chorizo Sausage
    14 grams - Olive Oil
    8 ounces - Water

    Calories - 680
    Dry Weight -…
  • Nestle Nido and Breakfast Essential Based Milkshakes

    Nestle Nido is a full fat powdered milk which when combined with water makes a high calorie milk. I add Nestle Carnation Breakfast Essentials to add flavor and additional calories.

    Chocolate Latte

    1/2 Cup - Nestle Nido
    2 Packets - Chocolate Nestle Carnation Breakfast Essentials
    2 Packets - Folgers Instant Coffee Singles
    16 Ounces - Water

    Calories 580
    Weight 4.5 ounces

    1) Combine dry ingredients in zip lock bag
    2) Mix with water and…