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Hiking Plans 2018

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StalkingTortoise

whats the weather where you are?

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Other Hobbies and Interests

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LIhikers

Knead Bread

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Wise Old Owl

And In Other News

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Drybones

Restricted land for sale AT specific

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Drybones

Gear on the cheap

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Drybones

Being Safe on the AT - Weapon Safety

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Wise Old Owl

Baseball Thread

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Astro

the football thread

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Jake Ace

Cuben Fiber Rant

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Jake Ace

The next phase

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Hiking stick

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LIhikers

2018 LT E2E

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LDog

Pop Muzik

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Bo Peep

It's tarp season

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jimmyjam

Took a walk today

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Ewok11

Wildlife Sightings Today

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Tin Man

Hiking & Biking

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LIhikers

Wild Edibles

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Wise Old Owl

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  • jimmyjam -

    Liked Astro’s post in the thread Hiking Plans 2018.

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    Quote from jimmyjam: “Getting surgery on my knee on Wednesday. Medial meniscus tear and I have some patella damage. Hopefully I'll be able to continue hiking after I recover. ” I believe that is what my wife had. Wish you the best, and look forward…
  • jimmyjam -

    Liked StalkingTortoise’s post in the thread Hiking Plans 2018.

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    Three months out and the planning is in full swing. Smoking Sox and occasional guest section hiker Sheep's Head will fly down from Boston to Charlotte then rent a car to get over to Standing Bear Hostel. Tortoise daughter will drive over from Raleigh…
  • StalkingTortoise -

    Replied to the thread Hiking Plans 2018.

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    Three months out and the planning is in full swing. Smoking Sox and occasional guest section hiker Sheep's Head will fly down from Boston to Charlotte then rent a car to get over to Standing Bear Hostel. Tortoise daughter will drive over from Raleigh…
  • LIhikers -

    Replied to the thread whats the weather where you are?.

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    Quote from Drybones: “... single digits at night, high wind, snow, and deep post holing over Mt Rogers with slush in the holes. ” Gee that sounds like an overnighter that Kathy and I did last winter. We went to the Telephone Pioneer shelter, in New…
  • LIhikers -

    Replied to the thread Other Hobbies and Interests.

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    Quote from Bo Peep: “Quote from jimmyjam: “Quote from Bo Peep: “Christmas recital today, ready or not. <X Maybe it will put me in the Christmas spirit. ” Have fun and enjoy yourself, that's all that matters. ” I was still nervous but had fun and really
  • Jake Ace -

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    Quote from Bo Peep: “Quote from jimmyjam: “Quote from Bo Peep: “Christmas recital today, ready or not. <X Maybe it will put me in the Christmas spirit. ” Have fun and enjoy yourself, that's all that matters. ” I was still nervous but had fun and…
  • Jake Ace -

    Liked Astro’s post in the thread Other Hobbies and Interests.

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    Good point, I don't hike because I am good at it. I hike because I enjoy it. :)
  • Jake Ace -

    Liked Bo Peep’s post in the thread Other Hobbies and Interests.

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    Quote from jimmyjam: “Quote from Bo Peep: “Christmas recital today, ready or not. <X Maybe it will put me in the Christmas spirit. ” Have fun and enjoy yourself, that's all that matters. ” I was still nervous but had fun and really enjoyed it. I…
  • Jake Ace -

    Liked Bo Peep’s post in the thread Other Hobbies and Interests.

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    Christmas recital today, ready or not. <X Maybe it will put me in the Christmas spirit.
  • jimmyjam -

    Liked Astro’s post in the thread Other Hobbies and Interests.

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    Good point, I don't hike because I am good at it. I hike because I enjoy it. :)

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    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.
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    56 grams - Rice (Real or Instant)
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    7 grams - Creole Seasoning
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