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  • Took a walk today

    LIhikers - - General

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    As a result of Saturday's hike Kathy and I have been picking ticks off of ourselves the last 2 days Kathy has already had Lyme disease once and I'm still waiting for my turn. Anybody know if Lyme disease has made it to Maine?

  • Took a walk today

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    Actually, it was yesterday, Saturday, that Kathy and I decided to go for a walk. Here on Long Island the weather was beautiful with a high of 70, no wind, and clear skies. We had some things to get done in the morning but decided to go for a walk in the afternoon. We headed east to Long Island's Pine Barrens region with no destination in mind but we did have our hiking maps of the area in the car with us. As I drove Kathy picked out a place for us to hike, some county parkland that is minimally …

  • Hiking & Biking

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    Quote from max.patch: “at first glance this looks kinda silly -- but upon reflection -- i bet it would make cycling on the highway safer. qz.com/1620913/the-best-cyclin…ontent=link&ICID=ref_fark ” That's interesting, I'll have to ponder on it. I wonder what would happen if a car snagged the end of the noodle.

  • How I patched our tarptent

    LIhikers - - Gear

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    For years now my wife Kathy and I have been using a Rainshadow tent by Tarptent and are very happy with it. In preparation for this summer's AT section hike I decided to patch the 1 inch cut in the floor. I ordered a yard of silnylon to make the patches and bought a tube of clear, 100% silicone sealer. I used 2 tools to apply the patches, a plastic squeegee and a small, hardwood roller. Instead of working on the floor I decided to bring the area of the tent floor up to work on a small table. The…

  • 2019 or 2020 Outback

    LIhikers - - Coffee Talk

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    When I bought my Subaru I actually had them remove some options I didn't want and they lowered the price accordingly. But I did have them install a trailer hitch and a dog barrier behind the rear seat. My wife thought the dog barrier was mean to the dog until I told her that in the even of an accident the dog was less likely to get injured if it wasn't flying around in the car. And the trailer hitch was for mounting a bicycle rack.

  • Thanks for taking me someplace I'll probably never go to in person. And as for that pesky woman who ruined your photos.......................

  • Based on my AT experience between Harper's Ferry, West Virginia and Stratton, Maine, you're more likely to loose food to mice, squirrels, and other small mammals than you are to bears.

  • Took a walk today

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    Kathy and I took a 6 mile walk in a local county park today despite pouring rain and temperatures in the mid 40s. So to keep warm and dry I donned my Outdoor Research Seattle Sombrero rain hat and Marmot Precip rain jacket. Below the jacket I was was soaking wet, but so what since I was warm enough. I like the hat because it has a nice wide brim all the way around. That opens up my field of view compared to the hood on the jacket. Also the brim carries the rain water out past the collar of the j…

  • REI

    LIhikers - - Gear

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    I got an e-mail invitation to join them for a grand opening celebration in North Conway, NH. I'm thinking it's just toooooooo far to go for a day.

  • Tragedy on the AT

    LIhikers - - AT Specific

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    I guess even on the trail we have to expect to run into the full range of humanity. I suppose the answer might be to hike lesser known trails, that way your expose to people is less.

  • Quote from Drybones: “Quote from Astro: “Quote from LIhikers: “Not me. It's too far away and my time off work is already spoken for. ” And I would rate actually hiking as a better investment of that time. ” Agree....I hate crowds. ” Me too, about hating crowds. That's why even though I live less than 50 miles from New York City, and all it's things to do, I can't remember the last time I was there ( or is it just because I'm getting old and loosing my memory...lol)

  • Not me. It's too far away and my time off work is already spoken for.

  • Hiking Plans 2019

    LIhikers - - Trip Planning

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    Today I got the official reply, I can have my 6 week leave of access! I n fact, he told me there'll always be a job there for me as long as I want to work. I guess they're happy with my work.

  • Hiking Plans 2019

    LIhikers - - Trip Planning

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    Quote from Astro: “Quote from LIhikers: “Yesterday I asked my boss for a 6 week leave of absence for this summer that encompassed the whole month of July and the first 2 weeks of August to go hiking. He didn't think it would be a problem but he has to run it by the entire management team. He said he'll try to get that done in the next week or two. So things are looking good for finishing up the last section of the northern half of the AT this year. Kathy and I will start making some plans and pu…

  • Hiking Plans 2019

    LIhikers - - Trip Planning

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    Yesterday I asked my boss for a 6 week leave of absence for this summer that encompassed the whole month of July and the first 2 weeks of August to go hiking. He didn't think it would be a problem but he has to run it by the entire management team. He said he'll try to get that done in the next week or two. So things are looking good for finishing up the last section of the northern half of the AT this year. Kathy and I will start making some plans and putting together meals and other things we'…

  • Took a walk today

    LIhikers - - General

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    Not today but yesterday Kathy and I got out for a quick 4.79 miles on a local suburban trail. The hardest part was not slipping and falling into one of the very many mud patches and puddles. Or maybe it was getting across a 6 lane road without getting run over. In any case it was a good walk and we did get to see some deer,

  • Duluth Trading Company?

    LIhikers - - Gear

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    In this day and age it surprises me that they're opening brick and mortar stores. I hope that doesn't mark the end of their high quality.

  • It's good to see that there are young people interested enough in the outdoors to take charge.

  • Quote from Astro: “Quote from LIhikers: “Kathy and I have a 40something dollar dividend. I've always left the dividend for Kathy to use, after all our membership is in her name. ” That is probably a good way to keep a happy wife. ” Happy wife, happy life

  • And In Other News

    LIhikers - - Coffee Talk

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    Years ago, when personal computers were first becoming popular, I read and article that said photos would no longer be reliable evidence in the courts because of the way the photos could be manipulated. And going along with the article was a photo of Abram Lincoln walking through the White House rose garden shoulder to shoulder with Ronald Reagan (I think). And the photo looked perfect and real.