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Astro on the CT 2020

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Liz Anjos "Mercury" FKT Attempt

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  • Astro -

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    Quote from Muddywaters: “It it always looks worse on paper than it really is. and at least you're not climbing stairs like you often do on the AT... I recall the climb out of twin lakes on the CW was a 3200'. After a good meal of hot dogs the…
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    It it always looks worse on paper than it really is. and at least you're not climbing stairs like you often do on the AT... I recall the climb out of twin lakes on the CW was a 3200'. After a good meal of hot dogs the night before and a good…
  • LIhikers -

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    It it always looks worse on paper than it really is. and at least you're not climbing stairs like you often do on the AT... I recall the climb out of twin lakes on the CW was a 3200'. After a good meal of hot dogs the night before and a good…
  • StalkingTortoise -

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    9.8 m to Clear Creek Bridge. 1.5 to reach Collegiate Loop Junction, and then 8.3 East Loop. Trail and views are great. Altitude is tough especially when climbing. Tomorrow starts off with 3,000 ft climb. Will provide more details and pictures when I…
  • StalkingTortoise -

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    It it always looks worse on paper than it really is. and at least you're not climbing stairs like you often do on the AT... I recall the climb out of twin lakes on the CW was a 3200'. After a good meal of hot dogs the night before and a good…
  • StalkingTortoise -

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    Parked at Twin Lakes yesterday and at 3pm walked about 2 miles on Hwy 82 before 5 miles on CT. This morning another 1.5 CT miles before taking the East Loop. Trail and views awesome, but a acclimating to the altitude is no fun.
  • jimmyjam -

    Liked Astro’s post in the thread Astro on the CT 2020.

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    9.8 m to Clear Creek Bridge. 1.5 to reach Collegiate Loop Junction, and then 8.3 East Loop. Trail and views are great. Altitude is tough especially when climbing. Tomorrow starts off with 3,000 ft climb. Will provide more details and pictures when I…
  • IMScotty -

    Liked max.patch’s post in the thread Astro on the CT 2020.

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    Quote from Astro: “Altitude is tough especially when climbing. Tomorrow starts off with 3,000 ft climb. ” That sounds like fun! :)
  • IMScotty -

    Liked Muddywaters’s post in the thread Liz Anjos "Mercury" FKT Attempt.

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    Gsmnp doesnt allow blazes in wilderness Theres a couple...but not routine. There are signs for trails at intersections. Mostly. However I recall an endless amount of white paint drips on the trail....... Way too much to have been by chance. I only…
  • Muddywaters -

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    It it always looks worse on paper than it really is. and at least you're not climbing stairs like you often do on the AT... I recall the climb out of twin lakes on the CW was a 3200'. After a good meal of hot dogs the night before and a good…

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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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    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
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