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It's time for new shoes

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Astro

And In Other News

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jimmyjam

Took a walk today

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Astro

Guns On The Trail

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CoachLou

Wildlife Sightings Today

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IMScotty

Baseball Thread

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Astro

What Are You Reading?

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odd man out

Fitbit

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Traffic Jam

Corona Virus and the Trail

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jimmyjam

Liz Anjos "Mercury" FKT Attempt

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rhjanes

Podcasts....

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roadrunner

Pinned welcome to the cafe

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odd man out

Camping in Belgium Anyone?

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Drybones

Hiking Plans for 2020

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Astro

Recent Activities

  • Astro -

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

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    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 rocks of PA?
  • IMScotty -

    Liked Astro’s post in the thread Took a walk today.

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    You could go with Squirrel or Miss Acorn. :)
  • IMScotty -

    Liked Traffic Jam’s post in the thread Took a walk today.

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    Quote from IMScotty: “Oh that is great TJ, what a blessing. Now for my funny acorn story. Years ago my wife got it in her head that she wanted to make an 'Acorn Christmas Wreath.' That was a very odd thing, because not only does my wife almost never…
  • max.patch -

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

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    Quote from max.patch: “Quote from Drybones: “Quote from max.patch: “Trump is already setting the stage to declare the election invalid. And anybody who doesn't see that isn't paying attention. ” The Dems are still calling the 2016 election…
  • jimmyjam -

    Replied to the thread And In Other News.

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    Quote from max.patch: “Quote from Drybones: “Quote from max.patch: “Trump is already setting the stage to declare the election invalid. And anybody who doesn't see that isn't paying attention. ” The Dems are still calling the 2016 election…
  • max.patch -

    Replied to the thread And In Other News.

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    Quote from Drybones: “Quote from max.patch: “Trump is already setting the stage to declare the election invalid. And anybody who doesn't see that isn't paying attention. ” The Dems are still calling the 2016 election invalid...if you can't win one…
  • Drybones -

    Replied to the thread And In Other News.

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    Quote from max.patch: “Trump is already setting the stage to declare the election invalid. And anybody who doesn't see that isn't paying attention. ” The Dems are still calling the 2016 election invalid...if you can't win one steal one.
  • Dmax -

    Liked Drybones’s post in the thread Guns On The Trail.

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    Quote from Astro: “Quote from Dmax: “Quote from odd man out: “Show her the research paper on how useless guns are at bear defense. wildlife.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/jwmg.342 ” It's more of a mental thing. Kinda like how some people…
  • Dmax -

    Liked Traffic Jam’s post in the thread Fitbit.

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    I found this recent article about GPS watch accuracy interesting. Actually, it was too technical so I only read the first and last paragraphs. :) trainingpeaks.com/blog/how-accurate-is-your-gps-watch/
  • Drybones -

    Liked Traffic Jam’s post in the thread Took a walk today.

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    Took a walk today. It was a short walk and the most fun part was filling grandmas hands with acorns... over and over and over. When grandma tried to start a new game, someone filled grandmas pockets with acorns.

News

  • 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…