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Wildlife Sightings Today

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Drybones

Baseball Thread

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IMScotty

Astro on the AT 2019

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CoachLou

jimmyjam on the AT 2019

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StalkingTortoise

Hey let's discuss taking girls and grandaughters - first experiences

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Wise Old Owl

Why most of America can't make great biscuits.

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Wise Old Owl

Offering my home to stay in PA

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Wise Old Owl

Pinned welcome to the cafe

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Mountain-Mike

Grayson Highlands Info

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Astro

Hiking couple -- He's blind and she can't walk.

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Traffic Jam

Pop Muzik

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max.patch

the football thread

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  • IMScotty -

    Liked Drybones’s post in the thread Wildlife Sightings Today.

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    I was in the hammock by the lake swinging and smoking a cigar, had a squirrel with a pear in its mouth come by me and a large swamp rabbit came out of the lake grass and fed near me, I'm guessing 7-8 lbs, swamps are 2-3 times larger than a hill rabbit.
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    Liked Drybones’s post in the thread Wildlife Sightings Today.

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    I was in the hammock by the lake swinging and smoking a cigar, had a squirrel with a pear in its mouth come by me and a large swamp rabbit came out of the lake grass and fed near me, I'm guessing 7-8 lbs, swamps are 2-3 times larger than a hill rabbit.
  • Drybones -

    Liked jimmyjam’s post in the thread jimmyjam on the AT 2019.

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    OK, I'm not going to bore ya'll with my condition after this, but I have been symptom free for five full days now. No vertigo, no light headedness, no shortness of breath and no chest pain. They have given me the option of a pacemaker installed on 8/20…
  • Drybones -

    Liked jimmyjam’s post in the thread jimmyjam on the AT 2019.

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    Still perfect BP and HR since Friday.
  • Drybones -

    Liked Traffic Jam’s post in the thread jimmyjam on the AT 2019.

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    Quote from jimmyjam: “And my 1st wife is a cardiologist NP. I consult with her too. ” Forgive me...I had a lol moment when I pictured you showing up for your appointment with your wife and your ex. Might not be a bad idea though. Take care JJ.
  • Drybones -

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    I was in the hammock by the lake swinging and smoking a cigar, had a squirrel with a pear in its mouth come by me and a large swamp rabbit came out of the lake grass and fed near me, I'm guessing 7-8 lbs, swamps are 2-3 times larger than a hill rabbit.
  • max.patch -

    Liked IMScotty’s post in the thread Baseball Thread.

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    Quote from max.patch: “lol, bears coach matt nagy wants some "penis and cracker jack." youtube.com/watch?v=t5-aJNM0SWM ” He definitely needs to work on his enunciation there.
  • IMScotty -

    Liked CoachLou’s post in the thread Astro on the AT 2019.

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    Quote from Astro: “Quote from CoachLou: “I need Gorham to Grafton!!! ” If you are willing to cut your speed in half, I would love to do it with you next July. :) ” Ha Ha Ha!!!!!! You must have me confused with that young retired NYC cop that runs up…
  • IMScotty -

    Liked Astro’s post in the thread Astro on the AT 2019.

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    And here is one of my tent on Moxie Bald Mountain the night before. You can see there were strong winds.
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    Liked Astro’s post in the thread Astro on the AT 2019.

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    Day 15 (cont.) Moxie Bald Mountain pictures in the morning.

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    I did post some of this in a thread called "Damascus to ????" But I didn't really provide much detail, so this is for TJ and DB if they hike it. If you have time, Damascus to Marion or vice-versa would be a really nice section. But if you only have a few days, I would park in Damascus and get one of the outfitters to shuttle me up to the parking lot at Grayson Highlands State Park where the AT crosses it and hike SOBO back to Damascus. Going sobo I would push for Whitetop Mountain only about 11.8 miles (you will pass Wise Shelter after 1 mile and Thomas Knob Shelter 5.1 miles after that). The terrain is mostly a ridge walk with mild ups and downs, take the side trail to Mt. Rogers if time and weather permits ( I did not as I had 40 mph wind, rain, fog and little visibility). There are plenty of water sources along the way and at the shelters. I do not recommend staying at Thomas Knob Shelter its is nasty and I believe this is a bear problem shelter. Anyway when you get to the road at…

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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…