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  • Astro -

    Replied to the thread Corona Virus and the Trail.

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    Video about increase in LNT violations in 2020 due to Corona Virus youtu.be/VnuV6R8No28
  • IMScotty -

    Liked Astro’s post in the thread Baseball Thread.

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    Big walk off hit for Brett Phillips. Worst trade Lunhow ever made was him, Josh Hader. Domingo Santana, and some others for Carlos Gomez and Mike Fiers. Saw Phiilips hit a homerun as a numberless minor leaguer against the Braves at Disney many years…
  • Mountain-Mike -

    Liked LIhikers’s post in the thread What does 3 season mean to you ?.

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    Quote from Mountain-Mike: “............While working at Angels Rest Hiker Haven recently I loaned it to a former Marine on a thru-hike that was low on funds & using his poncho liner. I hope it helps him to finish his hike. ” That's an impressive…
  • Mountain-Mike -

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

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    Quote from IMScotty: “The Internet is full of dreamers who think their treasure is worth a fortune. I would be happy to get $100 for it at 'Brimfield.' brimfieldantiquefleamarket.com ” Well in that case maybe a tank of gas to Vermont and a night at…
  • Mountain-Mike -

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

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    One of my other hobbies and interests is 'Antiquing'. My wife and I like to see what we can find in stores, yard sales and flea markets. I never really spend any serious money, and I try to sell enough to pay for the new junk I buy. I thought Traffic…
  • Astro -

    Liked IMScotty’s post in the thread welcome to the cafe.

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    The first time I saw him was in Boston. I had never heard of him, did not know who he was. He was the opening act for Nanci Griffith, another Austin musician. I'll tell you, he stole the show. The place was rocking, I was impressed. By the time…
  • Mountain-Mike -

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

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    Working on 22 lbs of apples today. First up is apple butter then apple pie and dehydrated apples. My house is gonna smell good!
  • IMScotty -

    Replied to the thread welcome to the cafe.

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    The first time I saw him was in Boston. I had never heard of him, did not know who he was. He was the opening act for Nanci Griffith, another Austin musician. I'll tell you, he stole the show. The place was rocking, I was impressed. By the time…
  • IMScotty -

    Liked Astro’s post in the thread welcome to the cafe.

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    Quote from IMScotty: “I was lucky enough to see Jerry Jeff Walker a couple of times. He was a great showman. He does a much better version of Mr. Bojangles that is slower and more heartfelt. Check out this version from his "Great Gonzo" album.
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    Liked Astro’s post in the thread Hiking & Biking.

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    Quote from IMScotty: “Quote from Astro: “Quote from Traffic Jam: “22 miles and Bald River Falls...just down the road from the BMT and Green Cove Motel. I love this area! I’m considering buying a gravel bike but they are in short supply right…

News

  • New

    I sold my big trailer and bought a large teardrop trailer which is about half the size and weight of the other. So much easier to maneuver. We took it to Loft Mountain Campground for a break-in. It's peak leaf peeper time in the SNP so even though we went on a Tuesday we barely got a spot. It was very warm for October, upper 70s in the day and only 50s at night. The colors were pretty good, mostly yellow, gold, orange and a little red. Made a fire each night and had s'mores. Really really liking the little camper.

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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…