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  • LIhikers -

    Replied to the thread welcome to the cafe.

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    Quote from Traffic Jam: “....In my new job, I take care of a lot of grumpy old men. Don’t be a grumpy old man, it gets you nowhere. Just sayin’. :) ” It's too late for the old part, I'm gonna be 67 in June. As for grumpy, most of the time I have a…
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    Liked chief’s post in the thread welcome to the cafe.

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    Quote from Astro: “Quote from chief: “if there's a cliff at 50, then at 60 there's a black hole! ” Oh no, I better make sure I finish NH & ME this year. :) ” i turn 70 in 2020, soon as that black hole shoots me out the other side, i'm hoping to land in…
  • Drybones -

    Liked Traffic Jam’s post in the thread What Are You Reading?.

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    The U.S. Armed Forces Survival Manual. Currently on the map and compass chapter. I seem to mumble “WTF” under my breath a lot...I’ll never understand this.
  • Drybones -

    Liked Mountain-Mike’s post in the thread St Patrick's Day.

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    my favorite quote was from an Irish boss" Us Irish are known for two things. Drinking & fighting! We tend to do them together & neither of them end up well."
  • Drybones -

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    I turned 70 last month, I thank my God for the great health he has given me, which I by no means deserve, still hiking, biking and paddling...but it's slowing down, started feeling my age at 68.
  • Mountain-Mike -

    Liked Traffic Jam’s post in the thread welcome to the cafe.

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    Quote from Astro: “Quote from Traffic Jam: “Curious...do you still hike? I feel some pressure to hike (and do other activities) as much as I can, while I can. It’s been frustrating because life events are getting in the way and I worry that my…
  • Traffic Jam -

    Replied to the thread welcome to the cafe.

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    Quote from chief: “Quote from Traffic Jam: “Quote from chief: “Quote from Astro: “Quote from chief: “if there's a cliff at 50, then at 60 there's a black hole! ” Oh no, I better make sure I finish NH & ME this year. :) ” i turn 70 in 2020, soon as…
  • Traffic Jam -

    Replied to the thread welcome to the cafe.

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    ....In my new job, I take care of a lot of grumpy old men. Don’t be a grumpy old man, it gets you nowhere. Just sayin’. :)
  • Traffic Jam -

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    Quote from Astro: “Quote from Traffic Jam: “Curious...do you still hike? I feel some pressure to hike (and do other activities) as much as I can, while I can. It’s been frustrating because life events are getting in the way and I worry that my…
  • Astro -

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

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    while baseball would have you believe opening day is just about a week away on march 28; that is not the case. "opening day" for the seattle mariners and oakland athletics actually started today -- well, actually in the middle of the night (2:30 am on…

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  • New

    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…