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Foothills Trail hike

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Astro on the AT 2019

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whats the weather where you are?

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Took a walk today

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Water Sources from Springer Mtn to Neels Gap

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Whiskey Thread

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2nd Chance Hiker

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What Are You Reading?

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Astro

looking for a 90 mile hike

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Classical Music!

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Baseball Thread

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Wildlife Sightings Today

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AT RT. 60 to The Priest

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  • Mountain-Mike -

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

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    While we don't have a hard plan yet what we're thinking is to start in Monson and hike south to Stratton. Then we'll get a shuttle back to Monson and hike north to Baxter. Astro, you'll pass us somewhere along the way to Katadyn. We're the old, white…
  • Mountain-Mike -

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

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    The plan is for this to be the last one of these. :) Only 340.1 miles to go to complete the AT, so if my body holds up this will be the year. I made my reservations with the AMC this week. Will catch the shuttle to the Gail River Trail on the morning…
  • max.patch -

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

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    The plan is for this to be the last one of these. :) Only 340.1 miles to go to complete the AT, so if my body holds up this will be the year. I made my reservations with the AMC this week. Will catch the shuttle to the Gail River Trail on the morning…
  • Traffic Jam -

    Replied to the thread Foothills Trail hike.

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    I keep thinking about doing a section hike of the AT instead of the FHT.
  • Traffic Jam -

    Replied to the thread Astro on the AT 2019.

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    Good luck Astro.
  • Traffic Jam -

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

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    The plan is for this to be the last one of these. :) Only 340.1 miles to go to complete the AT, so if my body holds up this will be the year. I made my reservations with the AMC this week. Will catch the shuttle to the Gail River Trail on the morning…
  • IMScotty -

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

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    While we don't have a hard plan yet what we're thinking is to start in Monson and hike south to Stratton. Then we'll get a shuttle back to Monson and hike north to Baxter. Astro, you'll pass us somewhere along the way to Katadyn. We're the old, white…
  • IMScotty -

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

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    The plan is for this to be the last one of these. :) Only 340.1 miles to go to complete the AT, so if my body holds up this will be the year. I made my reservations with the AMC this week. Will catch the shuttle to the Gail River Trail on the morning…
  • Traffic Jam -

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    Trying to arrange a shuttle for an upcoming FHT hike. If it doesn’t work out, I’ve decided to take my bicycle and do some bike shuttling, That will be interesting to say the least.

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    The plan is for this to be the last one of these. :)
    Only 340.1 miles to go to complete the AT, so if my body holds up this will be the year.

    I made my reservations with the AMC this week. Will catch the shuttle to the Gail River Trail on the morning of 6/19.

    6/18 Pinkham Notch Joe Dodge Lodge
    6/19 Galehead Hut
    6/20 Zealand Falls Hut
    6/21 Crawford Notch - AMC Highland Center (Highland Shapleigh Bunkhouse)
    6/22 Mizpah Hut
    6/23 Lake of the Clouds Hut
    6/24 Madison Spring Hut
    6/25 Pinkham Notch Joe Dodge Lodge

    6/26 I will swap my day pack for my real pack and then head for Carter Notch.

    Plan is to make it to Mt Katahdin by 7/28 (40 days). But I have a little buffer added in case I get banged up or go slower than expected.

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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…