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  • Packing your fears

    A.T.Lt - - General

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    Quote from jimmyjam: “I crave fresh veggies, cheeseburgers and chocolate milk. Which is weird because I eat very little red meat and I never drink chocolate milk unless I'm hiking. ” And I never drink soda... But all I think about is Dr Pepper with crushed ice...

  • Packing your fears

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    I pack too much food as well, and usually start out with too much water, but once I get going I carry just enough and filter when needed... Seems like most people pack too much food, but the real question is while out there what do you crave the most?? Obviously we all have enough food , but I tend to crave certain foods whether its a day hike or a multi day hike... Burgers, beer, fountain Dr Pepper and salad...not necessarily in that order!

  • Back in my day!

    A.T.Lt - - General

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    Quote from CoachLou: “I had an ancient 2 burner, then I somehow came into possession of an 80s vintage 2 burner.... Both colemans of course. I must have given them away when I divorced. I would never just throw good gear away ” I had one of those Coleman 2 burner stoves and one gas lanterns also. They were given to me when I was around 18 years old buy a little old lady that I did work for. They were easily about 20-30 years old when she gave them to me. I had a Eureka Timberline tent and a Lumb…

  • Baseball Thread

    A.T.Lt - - Coffee Talk

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    Quote from Trebor: “My sons team lost the first game in the double elimination championship series. They fought back in the losers bracket and won all 7 remaining games including the undefeated Athletics team to win the Championship. It was awesome. Super proud of those kids. Now it's on to All Stars.appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…13f4c5ca979ed6daeee621c8a ” Even the coach gets a trophy?? Haha! My sons season is winding down. We are 6-6 and play some very good teams from neighboring towns. Next …

  • Let's meet!

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    Hiker boy Sarcasm the Elf Rafe Imscotty LIHikers Coach Lou Mr. Coffee 1azarus Moulder and the couple from TOS with the baby... I can't remember their name

  • I wanna LASH it!

    A.T.Lt - - Pacific Crest Trail

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    Quote from twistwrist: “Soooo, though I've made the decision to stay at home, work and save money, and love on my old pup as long as I can, the universe may have other plans. Read world has been schitty...finding a job has been impossible so far. I'm going to give it through June. If I'm unable to find work, rather than sit at home and wallow in self-pity, I'm going to hike about 1,500 miles of the PCT and wallow there. Let the research begin. ” Are you looking to go back to teaching at all? Or …

  • Took a walk today

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    Quote from AnotherKevin: “Quote from Trillium: “Every single time that you Yankees mention Harriman Park, I am transported back to my high school days and think first of that railroad worker saying "I work for Mr. EH Harriman of the Union Pacific Railroad, and he entrusted me....." and the second thought is about the young guy I was sweet on and his buddy. That summer, the buddy was Butch, the young guy was The Kid and I was the Teacher Lady. We were going to the National Junior Achievement Conv…

  • Wild Edibles

    A.T.Lt - - Trail Chefs

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    Watercress is a something I used to always harvest from the banks of small streams.

  • whats the weather where you are?

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    Quote from Rasty: “Quote from JimBlue: “Quote from Rasty: “70° and perfect in Chicago. The NRA restaurant show in Chicago is amazing. The McCormick center is gigantic. The $100 for admission for four days is well worth the price. ” Rifles attached to stove and fridges ? Too bad I cannot go. ” Quote from sheepdog: “seems funny that the NRA would be in Chicago ” National Restaurant Association ” Ahhhh Yes! They're all for our "Fork Amendment" rights!

  • Bear Food

    A.T.Lt - - AT Specific

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    Quote from AnotherKevin: “Quote from Rasty: “The Smokies and Adirondacks have been the only places I've hung my food ” I hang food in (most of) the Catskills, too. There are folks in hippy places like Hunter, Tannersville and Woodstock who feed bears, including one old lady in Hunter who hasn't been deterred by getting multiple tickets for putting bear food out in her back yard. Places like the extreme upper reaches of the Neversink, I might break the law and sleep with food, because neither the…

  • Short Walks with Coach Lou

    A.T.Lt - - Trip Report

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    Quote from AnotherKevin: “Hey, Lou! Sorry you're laid up - it s*ks! (* = 'tin', of course... ) While I'm stuck doing mostly armchair hiking, I'm trying to get some good work done, collating other people's GPS tracks and making sense of them for Open Street Map. Since I know you've done some maintenance on this one, I thought you might be interested in seeing where I've got to with hiking.waymarkedtrails.org/#route?type=relation&id=919642 I'm still working on the northern sections, and starting f…

  • Took a walk today

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    With my sons baseball season in full swing, and a recent change in assignment at work which includes always changing hours and new days off, I haven't been able to get out and walk at all! Im hoping this coming friday is nice ! Im looking to do a local walk.

  • I wish I had known that a new edition was coming out. Oh well, I guess i will just have to get the new one when it is released I got the bundle, NatGeo maps specifically for the NPT and the dude book. ( I just double checked and the order says 4th edition) When and if I do actually commit to doing it I will definitely be asking more detailed questions. I did read your TJ a while back in regards to your hike. I have a friend who may be doing the NPT this summer some time and he's alotting himself…

  • Quote from AnotherKevin: “OK, now that I'm not on a device that's going bonkers. I carried a couple of NatGeo Trails Illustrated maps on my NPT hike. (They were co-branded with ADK, so they're the ADK maps as well.) I didn't like them very much. The 1:75000 scale was awfully coarse, the overprinted compass rose was hard to read (and sometimes even hard to find!), and they were huge sheets that presented some challenges to refold. They were the best that I had available, though. The strip maps in…

  • John Muir Trail

    A.T.Lt - - Other Trails

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    Its absolutely on my to-do list as well. After reading Scotty's trail journal and just looking at the pics and videos he posted there, I just can't see how I can't not hike! Great report on your hike! So many questions!

  • Short Walks with Coach Lou

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    The boys baseball has begun and that means my weekends are now going to be filled with practices and games! Which directly affects me getting out in the woods as much! Last weekend I was under the weather so was unable to get out there. This coming sunday looks promising!

  • I have the Nat Geo maps for Harriman, the Catskills and Adirondacks High Peaks Region. I also have the NY/NJ Trail Conference maps Harriman and Catskills, and the ADK Mountain Club maps for the Adirondack High Peaks. I think the Nat Geo maps are good, they're colorful and are sufficient, but I find the NY/NJ Trail Conference and ADK maps show more details, specifically "tent sites" , tote and logging roads, and the whereas the Nat Geo maps don't. There are small differences that the Nat Geos don…

  • Quote from rafe: “Quote from A.T.Lt: “adirondackdailyenterprise.com/…al-mistake-.html?nav=5008 I was just recently having a conversation with a friend on some of the topics discussed in this article. Social media has opened hiking, and climbing to a broad audience that sees pictures Of hikes and trips in amazing locations and hikers completing these adventures. Inexperienced people see them and think it's easily capable of doing. And for the most part it is until it goes bad. Then they're not pr…

  • REI Dividend is in, what can I get now?

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    Quote from AnotherKevin: “Quote from A.T.Lt: “$88 I didn't realize I bought that much stuff there this year. I think I want crampons. But want ones that I can wear with my trail runners and my snow/winter/snowshoe boots ” No crampons work with trail runners. Seriously. The soles just aren't stiff enough. The crampon really needs to be rigidly on the boot. Around here, you do NOT want aluminium crampons. You've seen our ice conditions - those patches of sandstone poking out just EAT aluminium cra…

  • Nozipp Sleeping Bag

    A.T.Lt - - Sleep Systems

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    Quote from Rasty: “Quote from A.T.Lt: “Quote from Rasty: “I really like that it's quick to open. I've had a few times where I thought a animal was just outside of my tent and felt a bit trapped in my sleeping bag trying to find the drawcord. ” It looks like it has a hood drawcord though, right? ” It does have a hood drawcord. The difference is that when you pull the magnets apart the drawcord doesn't matter. Watch the video and you will see how easily the sleeping bag is opened. I don't think an…