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Why most of America can't make great biscuits.


Wise Old Owl

Offering my home to stay in PA


Wise Old Owl

Astro on the AT 2019



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Hey let's discuss taking girls and grandaughters - first experiences


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Hiking couple -- He's blind and she can't walk.


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jimmyjam on the AT 2019


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the football thread



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  • Wise Old Owl -

    Replied to the thread Why most of America can't make great biscuits..

    Not exactly how I would want the thread to end, what were you thinking?
  • Wise Old Owl -

    Replied to the thread Offering my home to stay in PA.

    Wonderful Idea... please make sure you set the rules about drinking and smoking, just do your best.
  • Astro -

    Replied to the thread Astro on the AT 2019.

    Well I have a big day tomorrow so I am going to bed. Will try to get some more reports up this weekend.
  • Astro -

    Replied to the thread Astro on the AT 2019.

    And here is one of my tent on Moxie Bald Mountain the night before. You can see there were strong winds.
  • Astro -

    Replied to the thread Astro on the AT 2019.

    Day 15 (cont.) Moxie Bald Mountain pictures in the morning.
  • Astro -

    Replied to the thread Astro on the AT 2019.

    Day 15 Pleasant Pond Mountain to Moxie Bald Mountain 10.5 miles Big excitement this morning was getting two meet LIHikers (Paul and Kathy). Had very enjoyable conversation and took pictures. Really great people! Ate supper early again at the campsite…
  • Astro -

    Replied to the thread Astro on the AT 2019.

    Day 14 Caratunk House B&B to Pleasant Pond Mountain 8.3 miles Missed taking pictures on the two best things about Caratunk House B&B other than Paul (former thru hiker) who runs it, the milkshakes and breakfast. Best breakfast I have had in over 2000…
  • Astro -

    Liked jimmyjam’s post in the thread Astro on the AT 2019.

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    Quote from Astro: “Going SoBo also probably gets toughest parts of trail out of the way in case I end up having to finish in the dark. ” sobo might be the way to go. The trail between the Inn and the top of Killington was pretty good from what…
  • Astro -

    Replied to the thread Astro on the AT 2019.

    Quote from CoachLou: “I need Gorham to Grafton!!! ” If you are willing to cut your speed in half, I would love to do it with you next July. :)
  • Astro -

    Liked max.patch’s post in the thread Astro on the AT 2019.

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    andover -- infamous for that 8 mile road walk to town on a lightly traveled (at least back in the day) road. on the way back to the trail we waited 20 minutes and no cars passed, so we walked a mile, got a ride for a mile, walked 2 miles, and then a UPS…



  • 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.

  • 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…