Welcome to the AppalachianTrailCafe.net!
Take a moment and register and then join the conversation

Appalachian Trail Cafe

Pull up a stool and join the conversation

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site, you are agreeing to our Cookie Policy.

Unread Threads

Topic Replies Last Reply

2019 or 2020 Outback



Hawksbill Crag in Newton County, Arkansas



Wildlife Sightings Today



Skurka: Ineffective & outdated: Six reasons to not hang a bear bag



AT Tattoo?



Baseball Thread



whats the weather where you are?



Hiking & Biking



Pinned welcome to the cafe



Pop Muzik



And In Other News





odd man out

AT Thunder Ridge to RT. 60


Traffic Jam

Hiking Plans 2019



A place for jokes



Recent Activities

  • chief -

    Replied to the thread 2019 or 2020 Outback.

    Quote from max.patch: “Quote from LIhikers: “Personally I'm not a fan of turbos in cars, they're just one more thing that can go wrong. ” i agree! ” over the years i've had a lot of experience with turbos on diesel engines from little 3 cylinder…
  • max.patch -

    Replied to the thread 2019 or 2020 Outback.

    Quote from LIhikers: “ Personally I'm not a fan of turbos in cars, they're just one more thing that can go wrong. ” i agree!
  • LIhikers -

    Replied to the thread 2019 or 2020 Outback.

    Whatever you choose, it'll be good. I love my 2002 Subaru Forester. It's treated me well for 17+ years and over 417,000 miles. I'd get a new one but I like the fact that my 02 is smaller than the ones they sell now. Personally I'm not a fan of turbos in…
  • Astro -

    Replied to the thread Hawksbill Crag in Newton County, Arkansas.

    Quote from Astro: “Quote from Trillium: “Tragic story: College student dies on class trip to Hawksbill Crag Astro, have you ever hiked to Hawksbill Crag? The picture on the article put me in mind of MacAfee Knob. ” Not yet, but I have seen pictures…
  • Astro -

    Liked jimmyjam’s post in the thread Skurka: Ineffective & outdated: Six reasons to not hang a bear bag.

    Like (Post)
    Quote from Astro: “Anyone here have experience with Ursack? For the last 1500 or so miles of the AT I have been using bear boxes, poles, and cables when there, otherwise usually sleeping with my food in my tent. Last one I did was at a really remote…
  • Drybones -

    Replied to the thread Wildlife Sightings Today.

    male wood duck...he leaned over a few minutes later, quaked to his mate and they headed out to dinner before dark
  • Drybones -

    Liked Astro’s post in the thread AT Tattoo?.

    Like (Post)
    Perhaps some new ideas for those interested. thetrek.co/appalachian-trail/a…rail-tattoos-portfolio-1/



  • 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.

  • 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…