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    I was taught in high school that X and Y chromesomes determine a person's sex. As far as I know those aren't changed, so a sex change only changes how you look and maybe how you feel about yourself, not what sex you are. Just my 2 cents.
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    Quote from Astro: “Quote from max.patch: “Quote from Astro: “Quote from jimmyjam: “Quote from LIhikers: “Does anyone else remember the ski jump video that was shown at the beginning of the TV show, The Wide World Of Sports? ;( ” And that's when Bruce…
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    Quote from max.patch: “Quote from Astro: “Quote from jimmyjam: “Quote from LIhikers: “Does anyone else remember the ski jump video that was shown at the beginning of the TV show, The Wide World Of Sports? ;( ” And that's when Bruce was Bruce and my…
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    Quote from Astro: “Quote from jimmyjam: “Quote from LIhikers: “Does anyone else remember the ski jump video that was shown at the beginning of the TV show, The Wide World Of Sports? ;( ” And that's when Bruce was Bruce and my hero. So disappointed in…
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    Quote from jimmyjam: “Quote from LIhikers: “Does anyone else remember the ski jump video that was shown at the beginning of the TV show, The Wide World Of Sports? ;( ” And that's when Bruce was Bruce and my hero. So disappointed in…
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    Quote from LIhikers: “Does anyone else remember the ski jump video that was shown at the beginning of the TV show, The Wide World Of Sports? ;( ” And that's when Bruce was Bruce and my hero. So disappointed in him/her/heshe
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    Quote from Astro: “Quote from odd man out: “Riding a bike down a ski "jump" is easy. Riding it down the landing is apparently the trick. An interesting fact about ski jumping is they don't really "jump" in that the skier is never going up. The…
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    Go Astros Can't say I really follow the team, but my wife and I do enjoy seeing the Yankees lose.
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    Quote from LIhikers: “Does anyone else remember the ski jump video that was shown at the beginning of the TV show, The Wide World Of Sports? ;( ” And that's when Bruce was Bruce and my hero. So disappointed in him/her/heshe
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    Quote from LIhikers: “Does anyone else remember the ski jump video that was shown at the beginning of the TV show, The Wide World Of Sports? ;( ” I love that video, gives me goosebumps.

News

  • New

    A number of us are gathering in Damascus for Trail Days 2020 to celebrate 20 years since we met on the Trail whilst thru-hiking.

    So far we have Walkin' Home, Diamond Doug, Veronica, Gizmo, Urban Camper and Lynda.

    Please pass on the news to anybody who might be interested or be in touch if you are attending Trail Days and our collective paths crossed in 2000.

    We did have ambitions to do some hiking, but for the moment it looks like we will be drinking beer, eating pizza and catching up with 20 years of news and views.

    Best

    John

News

  • 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…