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  • jimmyjam -

    Liked StalkingTortoise’s post in the thread Hiking Plans 2019.

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    Just booked the huts for my late summer hike - Crawford Notch to Gorham: 9/1 Mizpah Spring 9/2 Lake of the Clouds 9/3 Madison Spring 9/4 Joe Dodge Lodge 9/5 Carter Notch I tried to reserve Greenleaf Hut for 9/7 but it was already booked full. Looks…
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    Quote from StalkingTortoise: “Visited my favorite liquor store in Elkton MD today. Couldn't decide between the two so I compromised and bought both. :P appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…ec59db5d8654ec6657d9885ad The I.W. Harper was highly rated in an…
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    Quote from StalkingTortoise: “Visited my favorite liquor store in Elkton MD today. Couldn't decide between the two so I compromised and bought both. :P appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…ec59db5d8654ec6657d9885ad The I.W. Harper was highly rated in an…
  • Mountain-Mike -

    Liked StalkingTortoise’s post in the thread Hiking Plans 2019.

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    Just booked the huts for my late summer hike - Crawford Notch to Gorham: 9/1 Mizpah Spring 9/2 Lake of the Clouds 9/3 Madison Spring 9/4 Joe Dodge Lodge 9/5 Carter Notch I tried to reserve Greenleaf Hut for 9/7 but it was already booked full. Looks…
  • Astro -

    Liked StalkingTortoise’s post in the thread Hiking Plans 2019.

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    Just booked the huts for my late summer hike - Crawford Notch to Gorham: 9/1 Mizpah Spring 9/2 Lake of the Clouds 9/3 Madison Spring 9/4 Joe Dodge Lodge 9/5 Carter Notch I tried to reserve Greenleaf Hut for 9/7 but it was already booked full. Looks…
  • Astro -

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    Quote from chief: “Quote from jimmyjam: “Quote from CoachLou: “Quote from jimmyjam: “Quote from Dmax: “My wife, when we're ready, wants to trade her '14 crosstrek for a 4 door jeep. We're unable to pull a pop up camper with the crosstrek. I'll…
  • StalkingTortoise -

    Replied to the thread Hiking Plans 2019.

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    Just booked the huts for my late summer hike - Crawford Notch to Gorham: 9/1 Mizpah Spring 9/2 Lake of the Clouds 9/3 Madison Spring 9/4 Joe Dodge Lodge 9/5 Carter Notch I tried to reserve Greenleaf Hut for 9/7 but it was already booked full. Looks…
  • CoachLou -

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    Quote from CoachLou: “Quote from jimmyjam: “Quote from Dmax: “My wife, when we're ready, wants to trade her '14 crosstrek for a 4 door jeep. We're unable to pull a pop up camper with the crosstrek. I'll be pulling a pontoon boat with my f250 super…
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    Quote from jimmyjam: “Quote from CoachLou: “Quote from jimmyjam: “Quote from Dmax: “My wife, when we're ready, wants to trade her '14 crosstrek for a 4 door jeep. We're unable to pull a pop up camper with the crosstrek. I'll be pulling a pontoon…
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    Quote from jimmyjam: “Quote from CoachLou: “Quote from jimmyjam: “Quote from Dmax: “My wife, when we're ready, wants to trade her '14 crosstrek for a 4 door jeep. We're unable to pull a pop up camper with the crosstrek. I'll be pulling a pontoon…

News

  • New

    For years now my wife Kathy and I have been using a Rainshadow tent by Tarptent and are very happy with it.
    In preparation for this summer's AT section hike I decided to patch the 1 inch cut in the floor.
    I ordered a yard of silnylon to make the patches and bought a tube of clear, 100% silicone sealer.
    I used 2 tools to apply the patches, a plastic squeegee and a small, hardwood roller.
    Instead of working on the floor I decided to bring the area of the tent floor up to work on a small table.
    The first step was to cover the table top with waxed paper so nothing would stick to it.
    Then I put the floor of the tent on the table so I had easy access to the area with the cut.
    I decided to work the inside of the tent first so I cut a circular patch about 6 inches in diameter.
    Next I covered one side of the patch with a generous coat of the silicone sealer and put it down centered around the cut I was patching.
    Then I used the squeegee to work the excess sealer out. I'd hold the patch in…

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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…