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MLK VII

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LIhikers

Re-inventing Yourself

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chief

Whiskey Thread

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max.patch

Why most of America can't make great biscuits.

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AnotherKevin

Pinned welcome to the cafe

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Astro

And In Other News

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max.patch

Epic Stop on the AT! The Station at 19e Pub/Hostel

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Astro

whats the weather where you are?

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jimmyjam

Wildlife Sightings Today

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Drybones

Took a walk today

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Drybones

Basketball Thread

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max.patch

Nutella

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Astro

Final hike

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Love Hiking

Pop Muzik

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Drybones

"Stranger in the Shelter" -- story of the first murder on the AT

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LIhikers

Trail Maintenance and Volunteering

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LIhikers

Recent Activities

  • LIhikers -

    Replied to the thread MLK VII.

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    Looks like you folks are in for some winter weather........ Friday Snow, mainly before 10am. High near 40. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible. Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 23. Saturday
  • Astro -

    Liked 1azarus’s post in the thread MLK VII.

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    OK...SO Finally figured out where the conversation was. hi all. will look here from now on, i promise.
  • Astro -

    Liked max.patch’s post in the thread Re-inventing Yourself.

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    Quote from Astro: “Quote from AnotherKevin: “I'm still in the corporate world full-time, but I'm planning to blow it off as soon as my wife (who has some long-term health issues) is Medicare-eligible and my daughter's wedding is paid off. Sooner if…
  • CoachLou -

    Liked 1azarus’s post in the thread MLK VII.

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    OK...SO Finally figured out where the conversation was. hi all. will look here from now on, i promise.
  • jimmyjam -

    Liked AnotherKevin’s post in the thread MLK VII.

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    Quote from IMScotty: “I will contact Rafe to see if he wants to join us this year. Has anyone heard from Another Kevin? ” Hi, I'm here - I don't hang out on the hiking sites much because life has got seriously in the way of hiking the last 2-3…
  • 1azarus -

    Replied to the thread MLK VII.

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    OK...SO Finally figured out where the conversation was. hi all. will look here from now on, i promise.
  • chief -

    Replied to the thread Re-inventing Yourself.

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    you guys seem to have a million ways to retire yet not retire. more power to you, but i am not particularly impressed so i'll exit this conversation.
  • jimmyjam -

    Liked EdDzierzak’s post in the thread Re-inventing Yourself.

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    I retired when I got fed up with my job - Medical School Library Director. It was "fun" for about the first 38 of 41 years. Years of enforced savings AKA retirement through TIAA put away a fair bank roll. That and SS turned out ok. However, wife says…
  • max.patch -

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    Quote from Astro: “Quote from AnotherKevin: “I'm still in the corporate world full-time, but I'm planning to blow it off as soon as my wife (who has some long-term health issues) is Medicare-eligible and my daughter's wedding is paid off. Sooner if…
  • Astro -

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    Quote from AnotherKevin: “I'm still in the corporate world full-time, but I'm planning to blow it off as soon as my wife (who has some long-term health issues) is Medicare-eligible and my daughter's wedding is paid off. Sooner if the company forces me…

News

  • New

    There are times in life when people decide they need or want to change.
    I'm considering that now.
    While I love the work I do, and enjoy my present job, I may give it all up if I can't get the time off I want this summer.
    The problem is I don't know what I'd look to do after we finish the hike that we want to do in that time that I want off.
    I've never seriously considered anything other than aircraft maintenance. But if I quit my job to go hike, my post hike possibilities are endless. First I'd have to decide if I'd retire (stop working at a paid position) or not, I could do a volunteer thing. Then, in what field. Sometimes I think it would be nice to work with people and not machines. I'm not even sure how I'd narrow down the choices. And of course there's the age thing to consider. Who would hire a 67 year old with no experience in a position they are applying for.

    Have any of you ever made a radical change in direction of your life?
    Any advice you could send my way would be…

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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…