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  • Thanks for the great pictures and trip report. Great inspiration along with JimmyJam's as I rehab my knee and get ready to hike the rest of the White's next summer.

  • Quote from StalkingTortoise: “So...what about Sox and Adam? They made it over Little Haystack, Lincoln, Lafayette and Garfield without a single view. Nothing. appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…7a9b805ecc741079e5b495622 They ended up camping about 2 miles south of the Galehead Hut. When it cleared later that evening, they were down below treeline and didn't get to see anything other than the immediate forest views. Timing is everything... ” That last line is so true, especially in NH and ME. I saw s…

  • Baseball Thread

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    Quote from max.patch: “i go to one rome braves game a year -- but i wasn't at this one. history made last nite -- first 2 pitch complete inning in baseball. edit to add: 2 pitches -- 2 line drives -- 3 outs. sometimes it's better to be lucky than good. youtube.com/watch?v=nLZqKqAjutc ” They started using the "international rules" in extra innings in MiLB to speed up the games and make them more interesting. In this case it definitely worked.

  • Baseball Thread

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    Quote from max.patch: “here's one way to steal third ya don't see every day. youtube.com/watch?v=T3gmehjvoGw ” Butch Hobson has had an interesting life. After playing QB for Bear Bryant at Alabama he went on be a star 3B for the Red Sox and eventually their manager. Later after a drug bust while managing in AAA the MLB clubs pretty much wrote him off. Great to see him still managing in the independent leagues. Never a boring character.

  • Baseball Thread

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    Quote from max.patch: “i had no idea til just now that the video to this song was baseball related. youtube.com/watch?v=n-RnmA8j0ZQ ” Never heard of him or the song before, but I thought the video was well done.

  • Baseball Thread

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    Quote from max.patch: “astro, since you're our resident baseball expert i'm giving you the responsibility of giving us an update on big al in 10 years. youtube.com/watch?v=nsx9ym6WJCA ” Will do assuming we are all still around in 10 years. They are supposed to be doing a prequel to the Sandlot. Perhaps if that kid could act a little too, he might have a role.

  • Hoverglide Pack

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    I saw light weight materias mentioned, but didn't see the actual weights of the different styles of packs anywhere.

  • Hoverglide Pack

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    Quote from max.patch: “looks interesting... on kickstarter in about 3 weeks -- just after labor day if my mental math is correct. hot-newtech.com/hoverglide/?re…al&utm_campaign=2106cab1# youtube.com/watch?time_continue=30&v=to5OKjZsKRs ” I believe I will wait a little on that one till they prove it in the field. At first glance appears a lot of things could go wrong.

  • jimmyjam's run thru The Whites

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    That was a well planned zero to avoid the rain. Thanks for sharing the great pictures of the great views.

  • Wildlife Sightings Today

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    Quote from max.patch: “i live a mile from kennesaw mountain -- this is my backyard; i could probably post a similar picture every nite. appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…7a9b805ecc741079e5b495622 ” Since our dog has passed on we get a lot more hanging around in the backyard. The persimmon tree in our front yard is also popular this time of year.

  • jimmyjam's run thru The Whites

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    Quote from IMScotty: “You got a nice day for Moosilaukie! ” Yeah, I think that makes a big difference. I am glad I went slackpacking SoBo in good weather compared to some who went NoBo in the rain.

  • welcome to the cafe

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    were-backin-business-they-needplastic-straws-in-california-35220678.png I give up on trying to get the image to display initially. But if you click on it you can see it. I thought it was pretty funny meme, especially for those of us around in the 70s.

  • welcome to the cafe

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  • Astro on the AT 2018

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    Quote from StalkingTortoise: “My last option to complete the full section from Franconia Notch to Crawford Notch passed. Car is loaded and I'm hoping for an 11:00 departure for Hartland VT then onto the Gale River Trailhead tomorrow morning. I'll take lots of pictures on the trail up to Galehead. ” As best I have been able to research so far it starts off mild, but picks up in difficulty as you get closer to the AT. Have a great time and I have you have good weather.

  • New Hamshire Section Hike

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    Quote from jimmyjam: “Astro it's kinda wicked out there right now. It's about 10x10 dark damp no light, 2 sets of bunks 3 high. The door is 3/8" plate steel lol. ” No problem, I will check it out in person next summer. Hope you have good weather tomorrow.

  • New Hamshire Section Hike

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    Quote from jimmyjam: “Made it to Lake of the Clouds and splurged for a bunk.appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…7a9b805ecc741079e5b495622appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…7a9b805ecc741079e5b495622 ” How about a picture of the dungeon.

  • New Hamshire Section Hike

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    Maybe the weather man wrong this time (would not be the first time), and you will have great weather.

  • Astro on the AT 2018

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    Quote from jimmyjam: “The first part of the trail Nobo from Garfield camp site toward Galehead hut is a wickedly steep downhill. It was easily 60 degrees or better and had a cascading Brook of water running down it. We had to take a short bushwhack around one pouroff. 64 hikers there two nights ago. Most groups doing the Pemi loop. Seeing about 4 or so thrus a day. We did 14.5 yesterday to get to Ethan pond. ” 14.5m in the Whites is a significant "walk"!

  • And In Other News

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    Quote from SarcasmTheElf: “Quote from odd man out: “Quote from SarcasmTheElf: “Quote from max.patch: “Quote from odd man out: “CBS Sunday Morning today broadcast and article about the world wide plastic crisis. cbsnews.com/video/drowning-in-plastic-waste/ ” 8.3 billion metric tons.i guess getting rid of straws is a start. ” As if things aren’t bad enough already, now they’re using metric? ” Along with 99.5% of the countries in the world. ” Only 98.46% of the countries in the world use metric tha…

  • Baseball Thread

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    Quote from max.patch: “flop! so...when did soccer star neymar start playing for tampa bay? youtube.com/watch?v=V3YDkq6d1Gg ” Carlos Gomez may be a lot of things, but boring is never one of them.