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Classical Music!

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looking for a 90 mile hike

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  • chief -

    Replied to the thread Classical Music!.

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    Quote from odd man out: “Viola da gama is not quite a cello. The cello is in the violin family (with the viola). All have 4 strings tuned in 5ths. Viols have more strings and tuned with a variety of intervals, commonly 4ths. The shape is different. The…
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    The NL Central hasn't started yet. So the good news is my team is tied for first. :thumbup: The bad news is they are also tied for last. :thumbdown:
  • odd man out -

    Replied to the thread Classical Music!.

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    Viola da gama is not quite a cello. The cello is in the violin family (with the viola). All have 4 strings tuned in 5ths. Viols have more strings and tuned with a variety of intervals, commonly 4ths. The shape is different. The modern double bass used in…
  • chief -

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    so yeah i like classical music, especially from the boroque period. i found this video on utube i thought i'd watch since it memtions vivaldi. the group has a chinese girl playing the viola da gamba (think cello with frets). there is a part where the…
  • Astro -

    Liked max.patch’s post in the thread Water Sources from Springer Mtn to Neels Gap.

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    the only "dry" section from springer to neels is the 6 mile section from hawk mountain shelter to justus creek. fill up at the creek behind the shelter and you'll be fine. if you are hiking now or in the near future all water sources will be…
  • Astro -

    Liked max.patch’s post in the thread Baseball Thread.

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    this ichiro nonsense makes about as much sense as disco night, 10 cent beer night, and eddie gaedel. next promotion -- stormy daniels playing the role of morgana the kissing bandit. that oughta put butts in the seats.
  • Astro -

    Liked IMScotty’s post in the thread Baseball Thread.

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    Somehow I missed all this. March 21st! This is rather astounding... appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…9a06e165ff38206b42885ab25
  • Astro -

    Liked max.patch’s post in the thread Baseball Thread.

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    ichiro goes 0-4 in game two; retires. on "opening day" oakland is starting off with 0-2 record while seattle is running away from everyone at 2-0. edit to add: i just looked at the box scores again -- oakland was the home team for both games. this…
  • CoachLou -

    Liked jimmyjam’s post in the thread looking for a 90 mile hike.

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    Shenandoah National Park. Resupply and shower in the park campgrounds.
  • CoachLou -

    Liked Mountain-Mike’s post in the thread looking for a 90 mile hike.

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    North from Damascus will put you through Mt Rodgers & Grayson Highlandlands with the wild ponies. Another great streach is Pearisburg northbound. You would hit the VA Tripple Crown; Dragons Tooth, MaCafee Knob & Tinkers Cliff.

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    The night before my hiking buddies were to arrive, my juniper allergy decided to go into high gear. I didn't want to cancel because I was really looking forward to it and we had been weeks in planning it. So I decided if I felt bad in the morning I'd go along anyway for the first night so that I could shuttle them to the other trail head the following morning.
    Slingshot and Craig arrived at my house about 3pm and I told them of my sinus situation and what my plan was. So we headed west in both trucks. Our first destination was Sheetz at Zion Crossroads for sandwiches for dinner. Next on to Crabtree Falls Meadows. The Meadows is just above the top of the falls about 2 miles down a narrow 4 wheel drive road. Apparently a big storm had come thru or possibly a tornado as the road was covered in blow downs. The Forest service had cut a path thru barely 8 ft wide, I mean wtf guys would it have been any harder to cut 10 ft? The pictures I took of the road are void of the blow downs. There…

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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…