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  • And In Other News

    IMScotty - - Coffee Talk

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    Quote from max.patch: “eggs -- which were bad for us, and then good for us, are now bad for us again. cnn.com/2019/03/15/health/eggs…-disease-study/index.html ” I'm still eating mine. I'm pretty sure it was all the bacon these people had with their eggs.

  • St Patrick's Day

    IMScotty - - Coffee Talk

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    My wife and I decided we would visit each of Boston's best Irish Pubs over the coming year. We visited the 'Tavern at the End of the World' last week, here is my review... appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…df926e84e3aad4630759a3d08 Ambience: This is a cute little tavern, small in size, but it never felt crowded on this Saturday night. The patrons were super friendly and welcoming, the service was good. We overheard a mix of Irish accents and local natives. This is a neighborhood bar. I have to tell…

  • AT RT. 60 to The Priest

    IMScotty - - Trip Report

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    Well on the bright side at least you got a night in the woods. Get better!

  • Took a walk today

    IMScotty - - General

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    Max, Great report. I have a feeling those steps up the falls have terminated more than a few thru-hikes.

  • Same problem here, my daughter is on an AFROTC scholarship. The tuition part is tax free, but room and board is considered income so she (meaning me) owed taxes on that. Came as an unwelcome surprise, penalties and all. This year I made quarterly pre-payments, so at least there were not any penalties to be paid.

  • Took a walk today

    IMScotty - - General

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    It is something between sleet and snow here, my morning walk was very short. The previous photos got me itching to see some art, so my wife and I took a walk around Harvard's Art museums. appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…df926e84e3aad4630759a3d08appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…df926e84e3aad4630759a3d08appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…df926e84e3aad4630759a3d08appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…df926e84e3aad4630759a3d08appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…df926e84e3aad4630759a3d08appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…d…

  • Quote from CoachLou: “I did not get one this year........ I haven’t spent the $14.07 from last year! ” But you need to get that titanium cheesecake pan...

  • welcome to the cafe

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    Quote from odd man out: “We just got back from a day trip to Chicago. I suppose a few hours of walking through the Art Institute qualifies as a "hike". I can post pics when I get to my computer. ” Great museum, one of the paintings I really enjoyed was "Song of a Lark' by Jules Breton, and then I saw this story... nbcchicago.com/news/local/Bill…ative-Life-279277812.html You can actually get in plenty of miles in that whole waterfront park area, I know I did. But that was the summer time, I don't…

  • Quote from odd man out: “Quote from jimmyjam: “I got $14 mmmmm. Maybe a couple of Rite in the Rain notebooks. ” I've been wanting some of those. Do you need the RiR pen to go with it? ” They work with any pen, but the RIR pen, like an 'astronaut pen,' is pressurized and will work at any angle. I use them for writing when I am in my hammock, which tends to be upside down. If you don't want the expense of an astronaut pen, the RIR paper also works with pencil.

  • welcome to the cafe

    IMScotty - - Coffee Talk

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    Things have been quiet in the Cafe, wish I had something to contribute but it seems like I have been doing nothing but work and sleep lately. Tell you what, I will commit to take at least one short walk in the coming week and post if the rest of you do too Mostly, I am looking forward to the summer right now when the weather and the time I have to do things improves.

  • Where is mine? Maybe my wife intercepted it

  • 2nd Chance Hiker

    IMScotty - - Pacific Crest Trail

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    Photo from Second Chance's FB group page... Before and After: Wow, he has already lost some weight. Good for him. appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…df926e84e3aad4630759a3d08

  • 2nd Chance Hiker

    IMScotty - - Pacific Crest Trail

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    Mountain Mike - As a section hiker I have some choice as to when I hike. I went through the Sierras in August which was gorgeous, but I know I had it easy compared to the thru-hikers. On the other hand the earliest I can get out to do these desert sections is the end of May. If all goes well I will be hiking across the mojave towards Tehachapi in early June. That should be interesting. This pale Irish boy really suffers in the desert.

  • 2nd Chance Hiker

    IMScotty - - Pacific Crest Trail

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    Quote from Astro: “Great thing about teaching is the time off in the summer. The downside is that it is not Fall or Spring. ” I keep telling my wife I have it tough, but she doesn't believe me. I would trade my summer for the Fall any day. The fall is my favorite time of the year.

  • Baseball Thread

    IMScotty - - Coffee Talk

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    If it works.... its perfect

  • 2nd Chance Hiker

    IMScotty - - Pacific Crest Trail

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    Second Chance has a new video up... youtube.com/watch?v=KWIrSmnculY I have to admit, I love this guy. He finally had a 10 mile day. The remember the part of the trail seen in this video, it is after Mount Laguna. So sunny, hot, and dust dry for me. I am jealous of how pretty, cloudy, and green it is now. Makes me wish I could get out there this time of year. With all the rain they have been getting, this is setting up to be a 'Super Bloom' year in the desert too. Ughh, maybe if I ever get to ret…

  • 'Mostly Harmless' was found dead this summer on the Florida Trail. Police there are seeking help in identifying who he is. Here is an excellent three-part podcast on the 'Mostly Harmless' mystery... https://soundcloud.com/ccso-media-re...ment-episode-1 https://soundcloud.com/ccso-media-re...ment-episode-2 https://soundcloud.com/ccso-media-re...ment-episode-3 Please share this story.

  • 2nd Chance Hiker

    IMScotty - - Pacific Crest Trail

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    There is also a FB page that seems to be moderated by someone close to him. Similar sentiments were echoed, the attention he is getting from the public is a little overwhelming and asking people to keep some distance and respect his privacy. I will be continuing my PCT section hike towards the end of May around mile 266, but if he is still on trail he will probably be well past that by the time I get there.

  • 2nd Chance Hiker

    IMScotty - - Pacific Crest Trail

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    Quote from max.patch: “episode 10 quick recap: the good: hiked 6 miles. the bad: ran out of water. again. ” Yup, his slow pace and poor water management is going to bite him in the butt at some point. I really don't think he knows how lucky he has been with the rain and the clouds so far. He was 5 miles from Mount Laguna in the last video so the next day should not be a problem. I seem to remember several water opportunities and some road crossings after that, but when he gets into the long, dry…

  • 2nd Chance Hiker

    IMScotty - - Pacific Crest Trail

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    Glad he is having fun, hope he loses the weight. The first 20 miles are pretty easy, but he is going to reach some sections soon where at the rate he is going there is no way he can carry enough water to get through. I predict trouble ahead.