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  • CoachLou -

    Replied to the thread MLK IV.

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    Quote from Astro: “Just wish it wasn't so far for me to drive. :( And the potential of snow and ice makes it even tougher. Maybe some day after I retire. :) ” MLK X?!
  • CoachLou -

    Liked Astro’s post in the thread MLK IV.

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    Just wish it wasn't so far for me to drive. :( And the potential of snow and ice makes it even tougher. Maybe some day after I retire. :)
  • jimmyjam -

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

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    Happy Thanksgiving to all at the Cafe. Getting ready for seven Chinese college students to share an American Thanksgiving with us. :)
  • jimmyjam -

    Liked Astro’s post in the thread MLK IV.

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    Just wish it wasn't so far for me to drive. :( And the potential of snow and ice makes it even tougher. Maybe some day after I retire. :)
  • Astro -

    Replied to the thread MLK IV.

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    Just wish it wasn't so far for me to drive. :( And the potential of snow and ice makes it even tougher. Maybe some day after I retire. :)
  • Astro -

    Replied to the thread welcome to the cafe.

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    Happy Thanksgiving to all at the Cafe. Getting ready for seven Chinese college students to share an American Thanksgiving with us. :)
  • jimmyjam -

    Liked LIhikers’s post in the thread Short short out-n-back.

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    glad to hear that you were able to get out even if it was just a short trip. And hope the knee gets better for you quicker rather than later
  • jimmyjam -

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

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    Quote from SarcasmTheElf: “Quote from LIhikers: “I'm hoping that everyone has something to be thankful for this year and that you find a way to celebrate the day. ” As long as spiders don't have wings, everyone has something to be thankful for. :D ” I…
  • Jake Ace -

    Replied to the thread the football thread.

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    Some goot football on today.

News

  • New

    I did a short out and back last weekend to exercise my knee. Just from Reid's Gap to Maupin Field Shelter. I camped in the woods and tried out a used Trailstar I picked up.
    The winds blew at a constant 15-20 mph and gusted to I guess about 40 or so. Starting at 10 pm we got several hours of rain with that wind. The Trailstar is touted as a very storm worthy tarp and I can definitely say it lived up to it's reputation. Absolutely no flapping at all, it never even flinched.
    There was another solo hiker there, a couple, and about a dozen from ODU - all doing the Three Ridges Loop. The ODU hung three food bags on the pole, one of them fell during the night as it opened under it's 35 pound weight!! Biggest food bag I've ever seen.

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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…