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Pinned welcome to the cafe

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Wildlife Sightings Today

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Took a walk today

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Hiking & Biking

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2019 or 2020 Outback

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FS -- Svea 123 Stove

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How I patched our tarptent

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Hiking Plans 2019

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Need Advice: 6 day hike SoBo

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Is anyone going to 2019 Trail Days?

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Trillium

Knead Bread

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And In Other News

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Hey let's discuss taking girls and grandaughters - first experiences

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Basketball Thread

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shenandoah national park shuttle

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easorses

Hiking Italy's Cinque Terre - My love-hate relationship with the Parco Nationale delle Cinque Terre

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Bears in AT between Spinger Mtn and Neels Gap

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    Quote from IMScotty: “Quote from chief: “now this is talent. i think i'm in love again. youtube.com/watch?v=XMfhyMlBw40 ” Wow, she is unbelievable! ” and that's just rehearsal!
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    Quote from chief: “now this is talent. i think i'm in love again. youtube.com/watch?v=XMfhyMlBw40 ” Wow, she is unbelievable!
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    Quote from Drybones: “Did an overnight float on the Etowah River this weekend, saw the usual water birds and their young, also saw several eagles, osprey...the highlight for me was watching a litter of young river otters feed on a large striper that…
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    Did an overnight float on the Etowah River this weekend, saw the usual water birds and their young, also saw several eagles, osprey...the highlight for me was watching a litter of young river otters feed on a large striper that was pulled up on a log,…
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    Quote from max.patch: “i just learned that there is something called the "american cornhole league" and it's a big enough deal that it's shown on espn2. i gave it a couple minutes but it's not my thing. ” Playing isn't that bad, but I personally…
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    Quote from LIhikers: “As a result of Saturday's hike Kathy and I have been picking ticks off of ourselves the last 2 days ;( Kathy has already had Lyme disease once and I'm still waiting for my turn. Anybody know if Lyme disease has made it to…
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    now this is talent. i think i'm in love again. youtube.com/watch?v=XMfhyMlBw40

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…
  • New

    "It was the best of times. It was the worst of times."

    I had plans. Big plans. My sister who lives in Italy had been bugging me for years to come visit so we could hike the seaside trails connecting the Cinque Terra, or 'Five Lands' for those of you not versed in the Italian language. From the south, the villages of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso al Mare hug the cliffs of the Ligurian Coastline, AKA the Italian Riviera.

    This was the year that the stars aligned. I cashed in a boatload of frequent flier miles and made an airbnb reservation in Vernazza for one night. We would take the train from her home town of Siena to Pisa, climb that crazy tilting bell tower, then take another train to La Spezia before transferring to the local train that serves all five villages. Once we were checked into our apartment, we would hike from Vernazza to Corniglia then take the train back to clean up for dinner. The next morning, we would hike from Monterosso back to…

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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…