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And In Other News



Wildlife Sightings Today



Hiking & Biking



FS -- Svea 123 Stove


Wise Old Owl

Astro on the AT 2018



Other Hobbies and Interests



Pinned welcome to the cafe


odd man out

Pop Muzik



Other Hobby, Kayaking Questions



Planning to fly to your hiking destination?



Took a walk today


odd man out

One day, two different helicopter rescues at low gap shelter.


Wise Old Owl

Baseball Thread



Hiking Plans 2018



Basketball Thread



Foot Care in the Desert


Wise Old Owl

High blood pressure


Wise Old Owl

the football thread



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  • max.patch -

    Replied to the thread And In Other News.

    among others, the judge also coulda quoted... "why don't we do it in the road" by the beatles. "you can't always get what you want" by the stones.
  • max.patch -

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    woman pays dating service 12,000 pounds (which alexa tells me is almost $16,000) to find her a man. unsuccessful; she sues to get her money back. company refuses. she writes online reviews calling the company "fraudulent" and "a scam". company…
  • Drybones -

    Liked LIhikers’s post in the thread Other Hobbies and Interests.

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    Quote from Traffic Jam: “I made it through bluegrass camp. It was a great learning experience...but super nerve-wracking. I nearly left on the first day. Performed on a big stage and didn't screw up (I think). I worked hard to memorize songs but…
  • Drybones -

    Replied to the thread Wildlife Sightings Today.

    We live on the backwaters of a large lake so we see lots of critters, have a small herd of mink living in the back yard, didn't think to get a photo when one walks up to me on the sea wall yesterday, momma coon was carrying a youngster across the sea…
  • Drybones -

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    You never know how kids will turn out. Our youngest son made mediocre grades in high school, got into trouble at age 17, graduated HS and worked for a machine shop 18 months, got married, had a baby...decided to go to college majoring in mechanical…
  • Drybones -

    Liked jimmyjam’s post in the thread And In Other News.

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    You know you're in the south when you're going into a store that sells only jerky and the sign says: appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…8c14b3a148231e31019033157
  • Ewok11 -

    Replied to the thread Hiking & Biking.

    For clarification, I don't think the majority of drivers in Southeastern Idaho are jerks and I detest some of my fellow cyclists. I think most people are legitimately ignorant to the rules of the road and a good many are distracted. It happens when I'm…
  • Ewok11 -

    Liked Dan76’s post in the thread Hiking & Biking.

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    Quote from Ewok11: “I don't begrudge anyone whatever kind of exercise they're getting, indoor or outdoor. I'm in Idaho where the whole concept of the "Idaho Stop" started, in a town with bike lanes and still people don't get it. I tried zigzagging…
  • Wise Old Owl -

    Replied to the thread FS -- Svea 123 Stove.

    Still for sale just cover shipping....
  • Mountain-Mike -

    Liked max.patch’s post in the thread Other Hobbies and Interests.

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    Quote from LIhikers: “Quote from Traffic Jam: “I made it through bluegrass camp. It was a great learning experience...but super nerve-wracking. I nearly left on the first day. Performed on a big stage and didn't screw up (I think). I worked hard…


  • New

    Post-flight blood clots can catch even seasoned travelers by surprise, as travel writer Lindsey Campbell recently found out. She stretches before flights and moves around as much as she can—but after landing, she dismissed her calf pain as probably an injury from hiking.

    Blood clots can form in veins deep inside the leg (hence the name “deep vein thrombosis” or DVT) if your knees are bent and you don’t move your legs for hours. The resulting clot forms in your calf, and causes soreness that proceeds to extreme pain. Here’s how Campbell describes it:
    After a flight—or, really, anytime—it’s good to know the signs to watch out for. If the clot is in your leg, you may experience:
    • Swelling in the lower leg
    • Cramps or tenderness in the lower leg
    • Redness or bruising
    • A swollen area that is warm to the touch
    Typically the symptoms are only in one leg, or more severe on one side than the other.
    What’s worse, pieces of the clot can break off and travel to the lungs, where they can interfere with…


  • 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.

  • 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…