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Harper's Ferry Appalachian Trail Bridge

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  • Astro -

    Replied to the thread Harper's Ferry Appalachian Trail Bridge.

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    Quote from LIhikers: “How about a couple of long zip lines across the river, one northbound and the other southbound :D ” And when they get through doing those, they could add one for the NoBo downhill into Port Clinton, PA. :)
  • rhjanes -

    Liked LIhikers’s post in the thread Harper's Ferry Appalachian Trail Bridge.

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    How about a couple of long zip lines across the river, one northbound and the other southbound :D
  • Astro -

    Liked LIhikers’s post in the thread Harper's Ferry Appalachian Trail Bridge.

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    How about a couple of long zip lines across the river, one northbound and the other southbound :D
  • IMScotty -

    Liked jimmyjam’s post in the thread Hiker Rescues and Fatalities.

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    Quote from LIhikers: “I'm sorry to hear how this ended. Something that should have been enjoyable and exciting has turned into a whole other thing for family and friends. And of course every time something like this happens will make the public at…
  • IMScotty -

    Liked LIhikers’s post in the thread Harper's Ferry Appalachian Trail Bridge.

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    How about a couple of long zip lines across the river, one northbound and the other southbound :D
  • jimmyjam -

    Replied to the thread Hiker Rescues and Fatalities.

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    Quote from LIhikers: “I'm sorry to hear how this ended. Something that should have been enjoyable and exciting has turned into a whole other thing for family and friends. And of course every time something like this happens will make the public at…
  • LIhikers -

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    I'm sorry to hear how this ended. Something that should have been enjoyable and exciting has turned into a whole other thing for family and friends. And of course every time something like this happens will make the public at large think that a simple…
  • LIhikers -

    Replied to the thread Harper's Ferry Appalachian Trail Bridge.

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    How about a couple of long zip lines across the river, one northbound and the other southbound :D
  • IMScotty -

    Liked Astro’s post in the thread Harper's Ferry Appalachian Trail Bridge.

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    Quote from jimmyjam: “Quote from Astro: “How about they use another canoe like in Maine. Or perhaps a bigger row boat. ” I think I remember seeing rapids at that crossing. ” Make it even more interesting. :D
  • Astro -

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    Quote from jimmyjam: “Quote from Astro: “How about they use another canoe like in Maine. Or perhaps a bigger row boat. ” I think I remember seeing rapids at that crossing. ” Make it even more interesting. :D

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  • New

    This weekend Kathy and I were able to get away for a quick overnighter. Due to a Saturday morning commitment we weren't able to leave until 3PM which got us to the area of Bear Mountain, NY about 5. Due to the late start we decided to not start from the Bear Mountain Inn parking lot but much closer to our intended camp site, we parked at the AT trail head on South Mountain road. We put on our packs and in a quarter mile we at the campsite. The map we used didn't name the campsite but we think it's called Hemlock Springs, we set up our tent and got ourselves set to spend the night. With our set up done we cooked up dinner, admired the clear night sky filled with stars and then went to sleep. About 12 hours later we got up, ate breakfast, packed up, and started walking southbound on the AT. In maybe a mile or 2 the AT intersected the blue blazed Anthony's Nose trail. We followed the blue blazes and in not too long we were at the peak with a nice view of the Hudson River below,…

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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…