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Liz Anjos "Mercury" FKT Attempt

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Wildlife Sightings Today

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Astro on the CT 2020

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Whiskey Thread

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Article in Atlanta newspaper about thruhikers

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And In Other News

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Skurka Trip Planning 7 Steps

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Astro on the AT 2020

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Took a walk today

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  • Astro -

    Replied to the thread Liz Anjos "Mercury" FKT Attempt.

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    Quote from Muddywaters: “Shes out of running for overall, and got lost for several hrs apparently....I guess it could happen. No phone.....? No guthook? Doyle proudly put forth that she made it the whole 31 mi from newfound to davenport without any…
  • StalkingTortoise -

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

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    Quote from Muddywaters: “Mags wrote that a few years before increased activity began increasing bear issues a little. I had no bear issues, porcupines are a different story. An amorous one was trying its best to get in my net inner one night...couldnt…
  • Muddywaters -

    Replied to the thread Liz Anjos "Mercury" FKT Attempt.

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    Shes out of running for overall, and got lost for several hrs apparently....I guess it could happen. No phone.....? No guthook? Doyle proudly put forth that she made it the whole 31 mi from newfound to davenport without any suppport......
  • CoachLou -

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

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    Got my hat and data book, so along with some sun screen got the extra things I think I need to do this section of the Colorado Trail. Using this as a trial for how I adjust to altitude so in probably 2022 I can do a thru hike. 2021 booked for…
  • IMScotty -

    Liked odd man out’s post in the thread Wildlife Sightings Today.

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    Saw the eagle again yesterday. He has a favorite sycamore tree right next to the parking lot overlooking the river. The branches are pretty bare so you can get a good look. There were a number of other people milling around. I ask them if they saw the…
  • odd man out -

    Replied to the thread Wildlife Sightings Today.

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    Saw the eagle again yesterday. He has a favorite sycamore tree right next to the parking lot overlooking the river. The branches are pretty bare so you can get a good look. There were a number of other people milling around. I ask them if they saw the…
  • jimmyjam -

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

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    In Salida getting a hamburger and a salad at Uptown Grill. Only 13 miles to Monarch Spur RV and Campground where I will tent tonight and leave my resupply box. Tomorrow plan to get acclimated to the altitude by checking out Buena Vista before parking…
  • Astro -

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

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    Awesome! Salida has a cool vibe...at least if your visiting. Good memories. Ate my fill there.
  • Muddywaters -

    Replied to the thread Astro on the CT 2020.

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    Awesome! Salida has a cool vibe...at least if your visiting. Good memories. Ate my fill there.
  • Astro -

    Replied to the thread Astro on the CT 2020.

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    Quote from LIhikers: “Happy hiking ! ” Just sorry we didn't get to meet in ME again. Maybe next year.

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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…