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White Mountain Facebook Rescue

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Pop Muzik

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Took a walk today

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Pinned welcome to the cafe

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LIhikers

the football thread

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max.patch

Candlepin Bowling

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odd man out

And In Other News

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Baseball Thread

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inReach 1.5 died after firmware update - Replaced with InReach Explorer+

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  • CoachLou -

    Liked IMScotty’s post in the thread White Mountain Facebook Rescue.

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    Quote from LIhikers: “Kathy and I don't know where we'll move to in retirement but we have decided the place has to have a "real" winter, whatever that means. ” To me that means cold enough for ponds to freeze for ice fishing, and enough snow for…
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    Heading to NC to pick up my dad to take him to FL for his birthday Wednesday (with brother and sister). Get to spend a few days in warm FL, but then have pay for it a the end of the month when I take my wife to Northern IN for family reunion. Of course…
  • SarcasmTheElf -

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    Quote from LIhikers: “Kathy and I don't know where we'll move to in retirement but we have decided the place has to have a "real" winter, whatever that means. ” To me that means cold enough for ponds to freeze for ice fishing, and enough snow for…
  • SarcasmTheElf -

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    Kathy and I don't know where we'll move to in retirement but we have decided the place has to have a "real" winter, whatever that means.
  • IMScotty -

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    Quote from LIhikers: “Kathy and I don't know where we'll move to in retirement but we have decided the place has to have a "real" winter, whatever that means. ” To me that means cold enough for ponds to freeze for ice fishing, and enough snow for…
  • IMScotty -

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    Kathy and I don't know where we'll move to in retirement but we have decided the place has to have a "real" winter, whatever that means.
  • LIhikers -

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    Kathy and I don't know where we'll move to in retirement but we have decided the place has to have a "real" winter, whatever that means.
  • LIhikers -

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    We can pack tomorrow, tonight let's flip a coin Heads Carolina, tails California Somewhere greener, somewhere warmer Up in the mountains, down by the ocean Where don't matter long as we're goin' Somewhere together, I got a quarter Heads Carolina, tails…

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    We had an interesting hiking incident take place up here this week. A hiker got in trouble on Franconia Ridge in the Whites and for some reason thought the first call he should make looking for help should be the the local hiking page "Hike the 4000 footers of NH!"

    His post was, “send help, stuck by cairn on Old Bridle in alpine between hut and Lafayette Summit. Wind took map and compass, white out conditions.” Needless to say this caused quite a bit of excitement in the FG group. The thread appears to have been deleted, otherwise I would send you a link.

    Here is a newspaper article on the rescue...

    unionleader.com/news/safety/fa…ff-8777-4a58d75fabbb.html
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    Next week is my bowing leagues Christmas party. I'm the guy who arranges for the pizza delivery, brings some extra cold ones for the guys, and stuffs the envelopes with cash prizes, and gets a few bottles of cheap wine so that everyone goes home with something.

    Candlepin bowling is a charmingly New England thing. Three balls, little balls, the dead wood stays in the lane. It is the most frustration sport I've every played. I suck as a bowler, I am one of the worst in my league. But I work hard to try to keep the group together. Strangely enough, I feel like I am doing God's work here :) Bowlers are mostly working guys. Once a week we get together, throw back a few beers, talk crap, and let off some steam. A relaxing respite from the pressures of modern life.

    Candlepin bowling is dying. Every year another bowling ally closes down. The land they sit on has just become too valuable around here. We had to move the league to another town a few years, the old alley is a…

News

  • 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.

    appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…ef83b742e5302cd55b88a6156
  • 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…