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LIhikers 2019 Maine Hike

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Saco River Kayaking Trip

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  • StalkingTortoise -

    Replied to the thread Hiking Plans 2019.

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    Ten days from my departure for New Hampshire. My hiking prep has consisted of working in my yard on landscaping projects. So far, I have aced the 'sweating like a pig' portion of my training. Surprisingly, manually moving large quantities of topsoil…
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    Quote from max.patch: “Quote from StalkingTortoise: “Only in the AT Cafe would a trip report morph into a discussion of colonoscopy prep and propofol. PooFan (I'm due next spring for #2) ” to get us back on track -- i do not recommend that anyone…
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    Quote from StalkingTortoise: “Only in the AT Cafe would a trip report morph into a discussion of colonoscopy prep and propofol. PooFan (I'm due next spring for #2) ” to get us back on track -- i do not recommend that anyone attempt to do their…
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    Quote from LIhikers: “It was in this stretch that I found my right foot swollen and VERY painful. ” i woke up on sunday morning 3 weeks ago with a painful big toe; i thot it was the start of a gout attack. by early evening it was clear that it was…
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    Quote from max.patch: “i don't know what the solution to the homeless problem is, but i know it's not what los angeles is doing -- building 72 condo units that cost $700,000 each for the homeless. note: this free housing costs MORE than the average…
  • LIhikers -

    Replied to the thread whats the weather where you are?.

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    This past Sunday I went out on my bicycle for the first time since getting home from Maine. Won't do that again for another month or so.
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    OK, so while the -38 degrees we experienced in Minnesota last winter is kinda extreme, I'm ready for the return of a normal winter. Work is just plain miserable in high heat and humidity.
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    Just a few photos from a Saco River Kayaking trip I did with my wife. Conway, NH to Fryeburg, ME, 17 miles. It was a single overnight trip because that is all I can get my wife to do with me, after that she demands hot showers and soft beds.



    This part of the Saco is a flat water river.


    There was a huge raft of Merganser ducklings, I think these were Common Mergansers.


    It was a nice, hot, sunny day, so the first part of the trip the river was clogged with people floating on tubes and drinking beer. Once we got past them, however, we had the river to ourselves. We were the only people who went past the first takeout that day as far as I could tell. The Saco has lots of sandbars you can pull up on for camping. This is where we spent the night. Would have had a nice fire that night except some dumb-ass forgot the matches :)

    We pulled out the next day about noon and waited for our pickup. It was a good trip, got to camp with the wife which is a rare thing.

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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…