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  • Took a walk today

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    Quote from Wise Old Owl: “Quote from Traffic Jam: “I had a nice walk today as I explored House Mountain just outside Knoxville. Not many actual miles to add to my (still nonexistent) 2019 Mileage List. It was only 3 miles of hiking but about 20 miles for the smileage list! It was amazing to hike up to the ridge and sit for a while, listening to the sleet, gazing at the view with a thermos of coffee by my side and cheese, pepperoni, and bagel chips for lunch. Hiking in winter is wonderful. The Ho…

  • Took a walk today

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    Walked 3 miles the other day on some local trails with a 20# pack. It was muddy and there were some blow downs so the pack had to be removed and pushed in front of me. It was a muddy mess but fun. Oops, just remembered my muddy shoes are still in the car.

  • Short Overnighter

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    Glad you got out.

  • whats the weather where you are?

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    It’s gonna be 66* today, 70’s tomorrow and Thursday (cloudy, rainy, and cloudy again). For me, it’s about the sunshine, not the temp. It’s been so gray and rainy all winter that 30* and sunny is 100x better than 70’s with rain.

  • GHD I

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    Quote from CoachLou: “So I stepped out of my car Sunday and started to shiver. By nine a had a spitting head ache. Chills and sweats thru the nite. Took the NyQuil last nite and woke up at 3 soaking wet.......... would you call this the Flu ? ” Either that or menopause. Hope you feel better soon.

  • Took a walk today

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    Walked 4 miles with a 15# pack. It was on asphalt. Trying to decide if that constitutes hiking and can be added to my mileage? I sat down this morning and started my 2019 mileage list. One of my problems is sometimes I don’t know how many miles I hiked and have to guess.

  • Took a walk today

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    Quote from chief: “Quote from Traffic Jam: “Quote from chief: “Quote from Traffic Jam: “Quote from chief: “Quote from Traffic Jam: “I had a nice walk today as I explored House Mountain just outside Knoxville. Not many actual miles to add to my (still nonexistent) 2019 Mileage List. It was only 3 miles of hiking but about 20 miles for the smileage list! It was amazing to hike up to the ridge and sit for a while, listening to the sleet, gazing at the view with a thermos of coffee by my side and ch…

  • whats the weather where you are?

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    Beautiful, sunny, and warm today. It’s 63*!

  • Took a walk today

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    Quote from chief: “Quote from Traffic Jam: “Quote from chief: “Quote from Traffic Jam: “I had a nice walk today as I explored House Mountain just outside Knoxville. Not many actual miles to add to my (still nonexistent) 2019 Mileage List. It was only 3 miles of hiking but about 20 miles for the smileage list! It was amazing to hike up to the ridge and sit for a while, listening to the sleet, gazing at the view with a thermos of coffee by my side and cheese, pepperoni, and bagel chips for lunch. …

  • Took a walk today

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    Quote from chief: “Quote from Traffic Jam: “I had a nice walk today as I explored House Mountain just outside Knoxville. Not many actual miles to add to my (still nonexistent) 2019 Mileage List. It was only 3 miles of hiking but about 20 miles for the smileage list! It was amazing to hike up to the ridge and sit for a while, listening to the sleet, gazing at the view with a thermos of coffee by my side and cheese, pepperoni, and bagel chips for lunch. Hiking in winter is wonderful. The House Mou…

  • Took a walk today

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    I had a nice walk today as I explored House Mountain just outside Knoxville. Not many actual miles to add to my (still nonexistent) 2019 Mileage List. It was only 3 miles of hiking but about 20 miles for the smileage list! It was amazing to hike up to the ridge and sit for a while, listening to the sleet, gazing at the view with a thermos of coffee by my side and cheese, pepperoni, and bagel chips for lunch. Hiking in winter is wonderful. The House Mountain natural area is in Knox Co and managed…

  • Whiskey Thread

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    One more point. It’s like a red hot without the cinnamon flavor and the heat sort of masks the smooth bourbon taste. In a way, it’s like a rough, cheap(?) bourbon. I still like it. For some reason, it makes me think of a Bloody Mary with pickled jalapeños.

  • 2018 Hiking Miles

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    hmmmm..... if we don’t include asphalt, then what about road walks? This is getting complicated.

  • 2018 Hiking Miles

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    I think at our age, any time we get out it’s a win and it definitely counts! Unless you’re a purist. What would a ‘no asphalt, trail only’ purist be called? NATO?

  • Whiskey Thread

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    excuse me...it’s ‘Tabasco barrel finished’. It’s interesting. Sort of sweet with a spicy finish. Reminds me of a redhot...is that what it’s called? Those little cinnamon candies? Second taste is yummmm.

  • 2018 Hiking Miles

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    Every day I remind myself to write down my mileage this year before it slips my mind but then don’t do it. I’m already starting to forget my mileage. Question, do we include walking on greenways/asphalt? What if it includes a little running? Ugh, this is getting complicated.

  • Whiskey Thread

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    lol, I bought an airplane-sized bottle of George Dickel aged in Tabasco barrels. Figured it wouldn’t hurt to try. Report coming soon.

  • Whiskey Thread

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    Quote from Drybones: “Got me a big ice cube maker, may be all in my head, but it does seem to make the drinks better. ” I like ice in mine but it seems the ice melts quicker than it should, watering it down too much. It (unconsciously) makes me drink faster. I gotta do something about that.

  • Whiskey Thread

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    Quote from StalkingTortoise: “Quote from Traffic Jam: “Quote from jimmyjam: “Anybody tried Pappy Van Winkle? ” Nope but it looks really good...and pricey. I googled it and it’s bottled at the same distillery that bottles Buffalo Trace.Just discovered that they also bottle Larceny, Henry McKenna, et al. I feel stupid...didn’t realize that distilleries bottle other brands of bourbon. ” I believe the distillation process is generic. The aging process is what gives each bourbon its own character. An…

  • Hiking Plans 2019

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    I hope to finish the Foothills trail. For me, the FHT has a narrow hiking season and I either need to do it before May or in the fall. It would be nice to do more AT sections, specifically the northern half of SNP, I40 to Damascus, maybe some day hikes in PA during visits to my daughter. There are a few more Cumberland Trail hikes on my list but that trail has so many obstacles and restrictions that I likely won’t finish it. It’s a great trail and I will always love it and support it.