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  • Took a walk today

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    Glad to hear somebody's enjoying a good hike

  • Hiking & Biking

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    Just got home from doing 8 or 9 miles on the new bike. We had to mail some bills so a post office became the turn around point. No coffee or donuts involved with today's ride.

  • Hiking & Biking

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    Still not well, but not as bad as I was. Today I went to my local hardware store and picked up a 5x0.8mm tape to clean the powder coating from the eyelets on my new bicycle. I bought a set of fenders from my LBS to install but the powder coating on the eyelet threads wouldn't let the hardware screw in so I'll clean out the coating. If I'm not well enough to ride I might as well work on the thing. Monday I'll bring one of my tap handles home from work and do the job.

  • Astro on the AT 2018

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    In the Whites Kathy and I hit pretty much every kind of weather; rain, sleet, snow, huge wind so strong you had to lean into it to walk forward, fog so thick you could only see a few feet and even blue skies. Sounds like you're ready for it all.

  • You know, as many times as I've heard people give warnings about the 12 Tribes, I've never heard of anyone with a first hand, bad, experience with them.

  • Hiking & Biking

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    Kathy and I haven't been doing any hiking or biking. We've both got pretty bad colds and can hardly breath, it would be tough to do anything.

  • Hiking Plans 2018

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    Nice! Glad the knee isn't making trouble

  • Trail Maintenance and Volunteering

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    Kathy and I haven't been out at all this year to do boundary work. It'll probably be May before we get there, life is busy right now.

  • she's testing your limits, be firm but nice

  • Campmor might be in trouble

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    One thing Campmor was always known for was their customer service. The sales people would spend as much time as you needed showing and explaining products to you. And if in the end the product didn't work out the way you wanted it to then they would take it back for a full refund. And that plain paper catalog was always well worn by the time we got a new one. Kathy and I bought our first tent, shortly after we were married from Campmor's predecessor, Morsans, which was here on Long Island.

  • You know, I've never actually watched how my wife takes care of business in the woods, so I can't be of any help.

  • Credit scare.

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    We have our credit cards set up so we receive an e-mail when they are used. Woke up one morning to find one of them had been used to the tune of almost $4000 dollars at a Home Depot in the Bronx, a part of New York City. It turns out a number of large, home appliances had been orders. We immediately called the credit card company and reported it. The stopped the order and in the end we didn't have to pay anything. I just wish I had called the Home Depot first to find out what address the applian…

  • Campmor might be in trouble

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    On the way home from hiking yesterday Kathy and I stopped at Campmor. As soon as we walked in we could see things were reorganized and on display. There was a large banner announcing a Spring Sale. I happened to mention to one of the salesmen that I'd never seen Campmor have a sale like this before. He went on to tell me that they were trying to sell as much of the merchandise as possible to raise money in hopes of surviving. If they are able to survive they'll be tightening up their product lin…

  • Took a walk today

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    Kathy and I went to NY's Harriman State Park today for some hiking. We got there around 11AM and hiked until 4PM. If I had to guess I'd say we hiked about 5 or 6 or 7 miles. Not much but it was soooooooooo nice t be off of Long Island where the hiking is dead flat. At least today we had some hills. It was in the 30s when we started off but got well into the 40s by afternoon. When in exposed areas there was a pretty stiff breeze. Over the course of the day, I think we saw more trail runners than …

  • Well, first thing that comes to my mind is that you should NEVER be alone with any of the girls, make sure there's always another adult, and preferably a woman there with you. That's for your own protection. Besides that, I'm sure you have a lot to offer that younger, more relevant, adults don't have a clue about.

  • Hiking Plans 2018

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    Quote from jimmyjam: “I just got the all clear from my orthopedic surgeon. Hike On! Bbbllllrrrrrrttt!!!!!!! ” Congrats, but take it easy at first.

  • Wildlife Sightings Today

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    My wife Kathy drives a school bus. One of her neighborhoods, a crowded suburban area, has been invaded by a large flock of Canadian geese.

  • Shoes and Socks

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    Shoes might be the most important piece of gear hikers have. Take the time to find shoes that make your feet, and the rest of you too, happy.

  • Took a walk today

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    It was a beautiful day here on Long Island. The blue sky was sunny,and clear, the temps were just into the 60s during the afternoon and there was a gentle breeze. Our dog Tora, Kathy and I headed east to some state land in Rocky Point. There's a bit over 5000 acres of undeveloped land with all kinds of trails and woods roads. Some are for horses, some for mountain bikes and some for hiking. The land used to be an antenna farm for the RCA Corp, read about it here rockypointhistoricalsociety.org/r…

  • welcome to the cafe

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    The thing that gets my goat is that the government passes laws, but then doesn't enforce them, or worse, enforces them selectively.