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    Replied to the thread welcome to the cafe.

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    Quote from Astro: “I could see the same thing happening to me. When I was a teenager I slept so hard my mother was afraid the house might burn down and I would sleep right through it. ” well, they broke 2 windows getting in the place that i slept…
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    I could see the same thing happening to me. When I was a teenager I slept so hard my mother was afraid the house might burn down and I would sleep right through it.
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    Very sorry to hear that Max, very disturbing. Anyone who would break into an occupied home is either very dangerous or out of their mind or both. Possessions can be replaced, people cannot, glad you are alright.
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    Very sorry to hear that Max, very disturbing. Anyone who would break into an occupied home is either very dangerous or out of their mind or both. Possessions can be replaced, people cannot, glad you are alright.
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    Quote from max.patch: “my house was broken into and robbed last night between 1:00 am and 9:00 am. i was home and slept thru it. this could have ended up a lot worse than it did. ” Sorry to hear of the robbery, but glad that you were not personally…
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    Very sorry to hear that Max, very disturbing. Anyone who would break into an occupied home is either very dangerous or out of their mind or both. Possessions can be replaced, people cannot, glad you are alright.
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    Did the Cecret Lake hike today (that's Secret spelled funny). It's at the Alta Ski Resort above Salt Lake City. It's an out and back hike, about 1 mile one way with an elevation gain from 9500 ft to just shy of 10k ft. Very nice. We are here for a family…
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    Hello Everyone, I have finally finished updating my TrailJournal for my last PCT section hike. I hiked from Big Bear Lake to Agua Dulce, CA. There are 18 new entries, so keep clicking 'Next.' trailjournals.com/journal/entry/618389 I covered about 195
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    Quote from max.patch: “my house was broken into and robbed last night between 1:00 am and 9:00 am. i was home and slept thru it. this could have ended up a lot worse than it did. ” Sorry to hear of the robbery, but glad that you were not personally…
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    my house was broken into and robbed last night between 1:00 am and 9:00 am. i was home and slept thru it. this could have ended up a lot worse than it did.

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    Just a few photos from a Saco River Kayaking trip I did with my wife. Conway, NH to Fryeburg, ME, 17 miles. It was a single overnight trip because that is all I can get my wife to do with me, after that she demands hot showers and soft beds.



    This part of the Saco is a flat water river.


    There was a huge raft of Merganser ducklings, I think these were Common Mergansers.


    It was a nice, hot, sunny day, so the first part of the trip the river was clogged with people floating on tubes and drinking beer. Once we got past them, however, we had the river to ourselves. We were the only people who went past the first takeout that day as far as I could tell. The Saco has lots of sandbars you can pull up on for camping. This is where we spent the night. Would have had a nice fire that night except some dumb-ass forgot the matches :)

    We pulled out the next day about noon and waited for our pickup. It was a good trip, got to camp with the wife which is a rare thing.

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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…