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    Replied to the thread Baseball Thread.

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    Would a more perfect game be 21 pitches, all hit for ground or fly outs?
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    Local giirl pitched at our D2 school Freshman year, and was an All American. Next year she was at U of Kentucky.
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    Liked Muddywaters’s post in the thread Baseball Thread.

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    (Hidden Content) Quote from IMScotty: “HA, rather boring for the infielders when she is on the mound :) ” Thats how they like it. But to be blunt..theres about 40 or so really good competitive softball programs in all of NCAA. Out of about 300 D1, 750…
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    (Hidden Content) Quote from IMScotty: “HA, rather boring for the infielders when she is on the mound :) ” Thats how they like it. But to be blunt..theres about 40 or so really good competitive softball programs in all of NCAA. Out of about 300 D1, 750…
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    Liked IMScotty’s post in the thread Baseball Thread.

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    HA, rather boring for the infielders when she is on the mound :)
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    Liked LIhikers’s post in the thread Hiking plans 2021.

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    earlier today I was able to make reservations for Baxter state park. All the tent sites at Katadyn Stream Campsite were gone so we'll be in lean-to #5 the nights of August 10, 11, 12 and 13. Now I have to see what hoops we'll have to jump through due…
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    Liked jimmyjam’s post in the thread Hiking plans 2021.

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    Guess what? Slingshot and I have obtained an overnight permit for the Bright Angel Campground located across the river at the bottom of the canyon at Phantom Ranch. Bbbbbrrrrlllllllttttttt!!!! appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…7b4a1486367cdeb06ec52f3ea

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    Which guide do you use to plan your next hike?
    In the mail today I received "WhiteBlaze Pages 2021". I figured it was a good time to order a new guide. I've been using one that is ten years old, or so. I figured with Covid there must have been a few changes and closures.
    I liked the way Appalacian Pages was laid out, and the WB2021 looks to be about the same.
    I had the first edition and liked and disliked the profile. The water sources and shelters weren't lined up right. The WB guide seems to do really good at putting them in the right places on the profile.
    The Data book is another great resource for water and road crossings.
    My book shelf is getting fuller. Does that mean I'm getting smarter? ?(

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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…