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  • odd man out -

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    Quote from odd man out: “Quote from IMScotty: “Stalking Tortoise, RE: Seaside of the Netherlands Great Story! ” agree. We visited a sealife rescue center on the coast during our short trip to northern Netherlands. Also learned from a friend at…
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    Quote from IMScotty: “Quote from Astro: “Knocked off another 19.8 miles on the Ozark Highland Trail, going from Cherry Bend to Lick Branch. Now have completed 55 miles. Plan to post a trip report with pictures tomorrow. ” We are waiting :) ” Sorry,…
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    Quote from IMScotty: “I should get back what I paid for this one. ” I think that's a safe bet! Interesting story.

News

  • New

    On another thread LIHikers mentioned he was looking to buy a new pack and was considering ULA, so I thought I would create a new thread to focus on Packs under Gear.

    I bought my ULA Catalyst in 2012 and Circuit in 2015 (good deal on Massdrop and opportunity to drop another half pound as I also dialed the other gear in). Very happy with both. Use the Circuit mostly, but occassionaly use the Catalyst during the winter when carrying more winter clothing and my older bigger 20* bag (just bought new WM 20* this summer). Great company and customer service. Sew their packs in the USA. To me ULA is in the middle of the spectrum between the comfort focused packs and the extreme ultra lite ones. To me, good comfort at reasonable weight.

    I am probably a little rough on packs (fall and slide a lot, especially in NH & ME), but seems to be holding up overall and from what others have said online ULA will work with you on replacing parts.
  • New

    Kathy and I are starting to formulate a plan for next year. Right now we think that first we'll hike from the Delaware River bridge to the Bear Mountain bridge. That's 110 miles. Then we'll spend a night at the Bear Mountzin Inn so we can get cleaned up. Next we'd drive to Maine and camp in Baxter State Park a few nights so we can hike Katadyn. Then we'll go to New Hampshire so I can hike Wildcat D. Then we just have to make the drive home. We haven't picked any dates yet but soon so we'll be ready to make reservations.
  • New

    The original plan was to walk back to 4 Pines thereby getting Tinker Cliffs and McAfee Knob but it was not to be with all the rain from the hurricane remnant. Slingshot wanted a sunny picture on the Knob and I don't blame him so we decided not to walk three days in the rain and we bailed after the first day of rain.
    Day one was two hours of driving for him to get to my house and then 3.5 hours to 4 Pines and then 1.25 hour shuttle. So a 4 pm start time. Hiked past Thunder Ridge shelter and got some intell on a couple of stealth spots just passed the FAA tower on Apple Orchard Mountain. The spots were tucked away in some pines with no view so we decided to be bold and go unstealthy like and camp in the field right below the tower. Fantastic sunset, tons of stars and even a little milky way and an unbelievable sunrise. Day one included passing under the Guillotine.
    Day two we crossed a footbridge, Blackrock Overlook, Floyd Mountain, Bryant Ridge shelter, Fork Mountain, and we pulled up…

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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…