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  • Astro on the AT 2019

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    I don't think I'm gonna bring a puffy but will carry a 200 weight fleece jacket/shirt I can wear with or without my rain jacket when we go to Maine in July.

  • Ah getting close to 60 and cant walk.

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    Don't take life too seriously or you won't make it through.

  • Astro on the AT 2019

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    Hope to meet you someplace in Maine.

  • Quote from max.patch: “idiots is too nice a term to use. who the hell leaves an 80 year old behind? this never should have happened. ” I have to agree with Max.Patch. I can imagine the 80 year old having trouble climbing the trail and telling the others to go on that he'd be OK. No matter how much he protested I would have changed my plans, the mountain will always be there for another day.

  • Hiking & Biking

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    Looks nice

  • Vermont's Crazy Irene

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    When I saw the title of this thread my mind thought of the Crazy Ivan maneuver they talked about in the movie Hunt For Red October. Not even close...lol

  • Hiking Plans 2019

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    Quote from Traffic Jam: “Abysmal hiking conditions for me lately. The planned hike to Damascus was canceled due to other obligations. I was very bummed so planned to hike a few miles and spend the night in SNP on my way to see the grand baby last week but that didn’t work out either. Not sure when I’ll get to hike, next week is music camp so all my time is spent practicing and memorizing tunes. But if that’s all I have to be sad about, my life is pretty damn wonderful! Hope everyone is doing gre…

  • Took a walk today

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    Nice photos, thanks for taking us along

  • Hiking & Biking

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    Riding home from work this past Monday I was nearly run down by a car. I was pedaling straight through an intersection with a green light and noticed a car on the side street to the right accelerating toward a red light. It slowed a bit but went through the red light right toward me. In a split second I decided that I wasn't going to be run over that day and thought I'd try to leap to the SUV's hood. As the vehicle neared I pulled my feet from the toe clips and stood up on my pedals, at the same…

  • Hiking Plans 2019

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    Be careful in the heat. I've been to the hospital twice for heat related issues, and it wasn't any fun.

  • Took a walk today

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    Kathy and I took a walk today in a local county park. Just a few miles in a couple hours. Later in the day I had to remove a tick from my back.

  • Hiking Plans 2019

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    Quote from StalkingTortoise: “Just booked the huts for my late summer hike - Crawford Notch to Gorham: 9/1 Mizpah Spring 9/2 Lake of the Clouds 9/3 Madison Spring 9/4 Joe Dodge Lodge 9/5 Carter Notch I tried to reserve Greenleaf Hut for 9/7 but it was already booked full. Looks like I'll bring my full pack with me and make the decision on 9/6 if I backpack and camp to cover the 'orphan' section from Franconia Notch to the Gale River Trail on 9/7 & 9/8. The other possibility is to head up to NH e…

  • Took a walk today

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    This past Saturday my wife Kathy, our friend Sandy, and I took a drive to Harriman State Park. Knowing that the park would be crowded due to the Memorial Day weekend we parked on route 9W on the east side of the park and walked a 6+ mile loop. It seems the climbs were a bit much for our friend and it was really slow going. That's OK because we really enjoyed sharing a good time with our friend. Maybe the best part is that we didn't see many people all day, a dozen at the most and at least half o…

  • How I patched our tarptent

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    Again, yesterday, I worked on our tent some more. I set it up out in the yard so I could go over the seams with sealer. The suggested (by Tarptent) sealer is 100% Silicone thinned with Mineral Spirits until it is a brush-able mixture. Using a cheap 1 inch brush I went over all the seams on the roof two times. I had some of the mixture left over and decided to give the flat part of the roof a coat too. I thinned the sealer out more and brushed it onto the flat center part of the roof. That panel …

  • Took a walk today

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    Thats good to know

  • Took a walk today

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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

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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

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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.