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Netflix

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max.patch

A Hiking Record Almost Impossible to Believe

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LIhikers

Happy Thanksgiving

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Astro

Pulling RV’s

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Traffic Jam

Took a walk today

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Traffic Jam

Conclusion drawn: I'm entirely too fat and out of shape for this!

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max.patch

Hiking & Biking

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Astro

Pinned welcome to the cafe

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DIY Fleece

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LIhikers

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  • Astro -

    Liked max.patch’s post in the thread Netflix.

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    Quote from Astro: “Watching Virgin River with my wife. Amazed at how old Henry Steele's tutor from One on One and Otter from Animal House have gotten. I guess the last 42 years might have aged me a little too. ;) ” Oh my goodness...you made me google…
  • max.patch -

    Liked Astro’s post in the thread Netflix.

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    Watching Virgin River with my wife. Amazed at how old Henry Steele's tutor from One on One and Otter from Animal House have gotten. I guess the last 42 years might have aged me a little too. ;)
  • max.patch -

    Replied to the thread Netflix.

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    Quote from Astro: “Watching Virgin River with my wife. Amazed at how old Henry Steele's tutor from One on One and Otter from Animal House have gotten. I guess the last 42 years might have aged me a little too. ;) ” Oh my goodness...you made me google…
  • LIhikers -

    Replied to the thread A Hiking Record Almost Impossible to Believe.

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    That line of people is worse than the line of people waiting to go to the summit of Mt. Washington the day we hiked past there. AMAZING !
  • Astro -

    Replied to the thread Netflix.

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    Watching Virgin River with my wife. Amazed at how old Henry Steele's tutor from One on One and Otter from Animal House have gotten. I guess the last 42 years might have aged me a little too. ;)
  • Astro -

    Liked odd man out’s post in the thread A Hiking Record Almost Impossible to Believe.

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    OK, not really hiking, but mountaineering. There are only 14 mountains in the world with peaks over 8000 m above sea level. In 1986, the legendary mountain climber Reinhold Messner became the first person to climb all of them. It took him 16 years, 3…
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    Replied to the thread A Hiking Record Almost Impossible to Believe.

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    Wow!
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    Liked Traffic Jam’s post in the thread Took a walk today.

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    I hope they weren’t discouraged from future hikes. Sometimes we make mistakes and have to readjust our plans, it’s a learning process...always.
  • jimmyjam -

    Liked max.patch’s post in the thread Took a walk today.

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    i did a short hike sunday from 3 forks to long creek falls and then on to the cemetary where i had lunch and then returned. probably 4 miles round trip. the falls had more volume than usual for this time of year. wore shorts in december! really nice…

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    OK, not really hiking, but mountaineering. There are only 14 mountains in the world with peaks over 8000 m above sea level. In 1986, the legendary mountain climber Reinhold Messner became the first person to climb all of them. It took him 16 years, 3 months, and 19 days to finish. The following year another legendary climber, Jerzy Kukuczka, finished all 8000 peaks, taking just 7 years, 11 months, and 14 days to do it. Since then, only 41 people have accomplished this feat, but none did it faster until in 2013 when Kim Chang-Ho beat Jerzy's record by 39 days (1.33% faster).

    That is until this year when Nirmal Purja, former British Gurkha soldier from Nepal, accomplish this feat in an incredible 189 days, beating the old record by 2678 days or by 93.4%! It's not too often you see a record broken by that margin. Along the way he set a number of other climbing records such as hiking from the summit of Everest (#1) to the summit of Lhotse (#4) in just 12 hours. Of course that's "only" a…

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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…