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  • Astro -

    Replied to the thread Kayak Trips.

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    Quote from LIhikers: “We have a 16 foot fiberglass canoe that's 40+ years old. Nice thing is that fiberglass is easy and cheap to repair. And I've broken it a few times. ” if it was a car you get a Q tag for that (antiQue). :)
  • LIhikers -

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    We have a 16 foot fiberglass canoe that's 40+ years old. Nice thing is that fiberglass is easy and cheap to repair. And I've broken it a few times.
  • max.patch -

    Liked StalkingTortoise’s post in the thread Corona Virus and the Trail.

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    Quote from max.patch: “Quote from Astro: “Checked both MATC and Whiteblaze, and it appearrs the Kennebec River Ferry started today. :thumbup: ” Using Whiteblaze as source of credible information is like a Ph.D candidate citing Wikipedia in their…
  • IMScotty -

    Liked odd man out’s post in the thread Corona Virus and the Trail.

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    Quote from Astro: “Quote from max.patch: “Quote from Astro: “Checked both MATC and Whiteblaze, and it appearrs the Kennebec River Ferry started today. :thumbup: ” Using Whiteblaze as source of credible information is like a Ph.D candidate citing Wikipedia…
  • IMScotty -

    Liked odd man out’s post in the thread Kayak Trips.

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    Nice we need to get a canoe. Wife doesn't like kauaksy.
  • Astro -

    Liked odd man out’s post in the thread Corona Virus and the Trail.

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    Quote from Astro: “Quote from max.patch: “Quote from Astro: “Checked both MATC and Whiteblaze, and it appearrs the Kennebec River Ferry started today. :thumbup: ” Using Whiteblaze as source of credible information is like a Ph.D candidate citing Wikipedia…
  • odd man out -

    Replied to the thread Corona Virus and the Trail.

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    Quote from Astro: “Quote from max.patch: “Quote from Astro: “Checked both MATC and Whiteblaze, and it appearrs the Kennebec River Ferry started today. :thumbup: ” Using Whiteblaze as source of credible information is like a Ph.D candidate citing Wikipedia…
  • odd man out -

    Replied to the thread Kayak Trips.

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    Nice we need to get a canoe. Wife doesn't like kauaksy.
  • IMScotty -

    Liked Astro’s post in the thread Kayak Trips.

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    Awesome, exercise, scenery, and history blended together! :thumbup:
  • Astro -

    Liked jimmyjam’s post in the thread Corona Virus and the Trail.

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    Quote from StalkingTortoise: “Quote from max.patch: “Quote from Astro: “Checked both MATC and Whiteblaze, and it appearrs the Kennebec River Ferry started today. :thumbup: ” Using Whiteblaze as source of credible information is like a Ph.D candidate citing…

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    I took a short Kayak trip last week. I don't get to do many of these since my wife's car is the one with a roof rack and she does not like to give her car up.

    I put in at the mouth of the Saugus River (Massachusetts). This is an urban setting. The theme of this trip is American Industry. The photo below is of part of GE's aviation complex in Lynn, MA. Lynn was the 'birthplace of the Jet Engine.'

    The navigable part of the river is all tidal estuary. I headed upriver on an incoming tide. It was a little tough at first with wind and waves (I have a river kayak, not an ocean kayak), but pretty quickly the estuary narrows up to look more like this...

    I saw plenty of ducks and geese, great blue heron, and was serenaded by Red Winged Blackbirds most of the way. I caught a glimpse of a large brown animal exiting the water. It was much bigger than a muskrat, I think it was an otter. I was not fast enough to get any good wildlife photos.

    My goal on this adventure was to reach the…

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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…