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Liz Anjos "Mercury" FKT Attempt

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And In Other News

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It's time for new shoes

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Drybones

Took a walk today

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Guns On The Trail

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Wildlife Sightings Today

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Baseball Thread

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What Are You Reading?

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Corona Virus and the Trail

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  • max.patch -

    Replied to the thread Liz Anjos "Mercury" FKT Attempt.

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    On Day 34 I hitched into Erwin, TN with 2 other thrus where we did laundry, picked up our mail and wrote letters, and then went to Pizza Hut for pizza and the AYCE salad bar. Everyone is Erwin was very friendly which was the opposite of thier reputation…
  • jimmyjam -

    Liked roadrunner’s post in the thread And In Other News.

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    We need a president that puts an end to this toxic partisan environment and Trump and Biden won't/can't do this; Trump loves to fight too much and Biden is just out of it. I can't believe the Dems don't have a better candidate to put up against Trump. I…
  • roadrunner -

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    We need a president that puts an end to this toxic partisan environment and Trump and Biden won't/can't do this; Trump loves to fight too much and Biden is just out of it. I can't believe the Dems don't have a better candidate to put up against Trump. I…
  • IMScotty -

    Liked Astro’s post in the thread And In Other News.

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  • jimmyjam -

    Liked Drybones’s post in the thread It's time for new shoes.

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    If you're walking fast enough to do 20-24 miles a day, and one 28, you're slapping the ball of your foot hard against the ground, not bad if it's dirt, rocks eventually beat you up bad, my down sleeping bag hurt to touch my feet, I was hurting so bad one…
  • Astro -

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  • Astro -

    Liked jimmyjam’s post in the thread It's time for new shoes.

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    Quote from Astro: “Quote from Drybones: “A good insole is more important to me than the shoe, I replace insoles with one with as high an arch support as I can find, helps the damaged nerves the rocks of north VA and WV gave me. ” How about the…
  • IMScotty -

    Liked Drybones’s post in the thread It's time for new shoes.

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    If you're walking fast enough to do 20-24 miles a day, and one 28, you're slapping the ball of your foot hard against the ground, not bad if it's dirt, rocks eventually beat you up bad, my down sleeping bag hurt to touch my feet, I was hurting so bad one…
  • Drybones -

    Liked max.patch’s post in the thread What Are You Reading?.

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    Quote from jimmyjam: “Just finished "Becoming Odessa" by Jennifer Pharr Davis. A good read. I noticed one little descrepency- she says the huts in The Whites had showers- I might be wrong, but I don't think they ever had showers. ” I guess she…
  • Drybones -

    Replied to the thread It's time for new shoes.

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    If you're walking fast enough to do 20-24 miles a day, and one 28, you're slapping the ball of your foot hard against the ground, not bad if it's dirt, rocks eventually beat you up bad, my down sleeping bag hurt to touch my feet, I was hurting so bad one…

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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…