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Muddywaters

Hiking plans 2021

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Guide Books

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    Liked Muddywaters’s post in the thread Baseball Thread.

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    Quote from Astro: “Local giirl pitched at our D2 school Freshman year, and was an All American. Next year she was at U of Kentucky. ” Autumn was good pitcher. Nice young lady too .She was one overlooked. Thats what a D2 has to luck into to really…
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    Quote from Astro: “Local giirl pitched at our D2 school Freshman year, and was an All American. Next year she was at U of Kentucky. ” Autumn was good pitcher. Nice young lady too .She was one overlooked. Thats what a D2 has to luck into to really…
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    Quote from LIhikers: “As of now being vaccinated gets you into Maine with out a covid test or quarantine. ” Gives new meaning to the phrase... (Hidden Content) :D
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    Liked Muddywaters’s post in the thread Baseball Thread.

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    Quote from Astro: “Local giirl pitched at our D2 school Freshman year, and was an All American. Next year she was at U of Kentucky. ” one of my daughters teammates was NCAA freshman of the year, took her team to WCWS as true freshman. 2 years…
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    Quote from LIhikers: “As of now being vaccinated gets you into Maine with out a covid test or quarantine. ” Gives new meaning to the phrase... (Hidden Content) :D
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    Liked LIhikers’s post in the thread Hiking plans 2021.

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    As of now being vaccinated gets you into Maine with out a covid test or quarantine.
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    Liked CoachLou’s post in the thread Wildlife Sightings Today.

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    Quote from IMScotty: “From my local community FB page. It amazes me how little people seem to know about the wildlife in their backyard. Clearly this was a Mountain Lion :) appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…8188ae1697da79c33b32719a7 ” Looks like a black…
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    Liked max.patch’s post in the thread Wildlife Sightings Today.

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    Quote from IMScotty: “From my local community FB page. It amazes me how little people seem to know about the wildlife in their backyard. Clearly this was a Mountain Lion :) ” Someone in my neighborhood FB page posted about a duck in the street the…
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    Liked Muddywaters’s post in the thread Baseball Thread.

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    Quote from Astro: “Local giirl pitched at our D2 school Freshman year, and was an All American. Next year she was at U of Kentucky. ” one of my daughters teammates was NCAA freshman of the year, took her team to WCWS as true freshman. 2 years…
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    Liked odd man out’s post in the thread Baseball Thread.

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    Quote from IMScotty: “That would be an interesting search, of all the perfect games ever pitched, which one had the fewest number of pitches? I don't know if that makes it 'more perfect', but it should be good for bragging rights anyway. ” In MLB,…

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  • New

    Which guide do you use to plan your next hike?
    In the mail today I received "WhiteBlaze Pages 2021". I figured it was a good time to order a new guide. I've been using one that is ten years old, or so. I figured with Covid there must have been a few changes and closures.
    I liked the way Appalacian Pages was laid out, and the WB2021 looks to be about the same.
    I had the first edition and liked and disliked the profile. The water sources and shelters weren't lined up right. The WB guide seems to do really good at putting them in the right places on the profile.
    The Data book is another great resource for water and road crossings.
    My book shelf is getting fuller. Does that mean I'm getting smarter? ?(

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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…