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  • Hiking & Biking

    odd man out - - General

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    Quote from Astro: “Quote from LIhikers: “When Kathy and I hiked Vermont we went to the peak of Mt. Killington. The ski lift was running, bringing down hill cyclists and their bikes to the top of the mountain. The cyclists had helmets, shoulder pads, chest protectors and more. Not something I'd want to do. Right now I'm killing time at Dunkin Donuts as I'm cycling to work today. ” Sorta like football, if they have to put all those pads and special helmets on you, maybe you really shouldn't be doi…

  • Quote from StalkingTortoise: “Did y'all know that you can't ship alcohol to yourself in your Joe Dodge Lodge care package? It's against USPS rules. Good thing my good buddy Smoking Sox drove down to PA before the hike and hand delivered my bottle to the lodge. I mean... how else could it have gotten there? ” Yes, I knew that. Not sure how it's enforced. Also, not sure what they do about things shipped from other countries where it is allowed. We once got a package in the mail with a bottle of Gr…

  • Hiking & Biking

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    So what is the most extreme downhill ride? I once read that the ride from the summit of Haleakala (Maui) to the ocean was the only place you could bike from 10,000 feet above sea level to the ocean on 35 miles of paved public roads. They used to have tours that would take you up and you coast back down, but the National Park now doesn't allow that anymore so the commercial excursions now have to start at the park entrance (6300 ft). However the park service doesn't prevent your from riding down …

  • Different Trail Legs

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    Quote from jimmyjam: “Quote from odd man out: “scamptrailers.com/showroom/13-…-trailers-layout-1.htmlWe have had a pop up for car camping for 20 years. But we just use it for a bed and storage. There is a three burner stove that hooks up to the outside under the awning. Would maybe like to get a hard side trailer to save the hassle of setting it, and now that the kids are gone, we don't need sleeping for 5. But all trailers have many bells and whistles I don't need. All the utilities would be mo…

  • Different Trail Legs

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    For toilets we have one of these in our trailer. It is extremely practical. Waste is sealed in the air right water tight odor proof chamber. Pour water in the storage tank and push the pump to "flush". To dump, snap off the base and carry it to a toilet. Then just hose it down to clean. thetford.com/product/porta-potti-335/

  • Different Trail Legs

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    We have had a pop up for car camping for 20 years. But we just use it for a bed and storage. There is a three burner stove that hooks up to the outside under the awning. Would maybe like to get a hard side trailer to save the hassle of setting it, and now that the kids are gone, we don't need sleeping for 5. But all trailers have many bells and whistles I don't need. All the utilities would be more trouble than they are worth for me.

  • Baseball Thread

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    Quote from Astro: “Quote from IMScotty: “Was that a wiffle ball ? ” I assume it hit the lip of the grass at just the right angle. ” it looks to me like it changed direction on in the foul territory grass (not at the lip). I think the ball came off the bat with a lot of spin.

  • Baseball Thread

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    We need more umps like this one. [media]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWY9S-uKU-4[\media]

  • Let's NOT talk about any of the following: - How many miles I hiked today - Gear - The weight of my pack - The true definition of a thru hiker

  • And In Other News

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    Quote from Astro: “Quote from odd man out: “A friend of mine came to a fork in the road, and it gave him the finger. appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…5b64709cfb7b7520ccbe7e5e3 ” Get link no longer available error. ” curious - it's uploaded to the AT Cafe server. Try again. appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…5b64709cfb7b7520ccbe7e5e3

  • Whiskey Thread

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    Quote from Traffic Jam: “Quote from odd man out: “Yesterday I got a bottle of Wilderness Trail Single Barrel Bourbon as a gift from my son in law (born and raised in KY). Having some tonight in an Old Fashioned. I'm do expert. I thought it tasted a little camely. Since it's called Wilderness Trail, can I also post this in the I Went for a Walk Today thread?. Maybe I'll get some Wild Turkey and post it in the Wildlife Sightings thread. ” Hmmmm....I’ve never tasted a camel. ” oops, that's carmely.…

  • And In Other News

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    A friend of mine came to a fork in the road, and it gave him the finger. appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…5b64709cfb7b7520ccbe7e5e3

  • Whiskey Thread

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    Yesterday I got a bottle of Wilderness Trail Single Barrel Bourbon as a gift from my son in law (born and raised in KY). Having some tonight in an Old Fashioned. I'm do expert. I thought it tasted a little camely. Since it's called Wilderness Trail, can I also post this in the I Went for a Walk Today thread?. Maybe I'll get some Wild Turkey and post it in the Wildlife Sightings thread.

  • Whiskey Thread

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    Quote from jimmyjam: “Quote from Traffic Jam: “Tried Benromach single malt Scotch whiskey. Blech, tastes like glue. ” That's because it's Scotch. I've yet to try one that I like, that's why I stick to good old Kentucky or Tennessee whiskey ” It's "an acquired taste", which is a nice way of saying that it tastes like glue. But I have a Talisker I taste every now and then to keep my taste buds aligned.

  • Let's talk quilts

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    I have a 40 deg long wide UG Quilt which I like very much for ground sleeping on warm weather trips. I think quilts are good for people who toss and turn as they are not restrictive at all. I can roll over and the quilt is still on top of me, rather than me getting tangled up in a sleeping bag. Temp adjustment is also easy. No zipping up or down or crawling in or crawling out if you are too cold or too hot. I can't say that I do or do not wake up at night due to a cold blast,. I don't really not…

  • Whiskey Thread

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    Wemt on vacation to Nova Scotia on July after finishing my last bottle of whiskey. So the obvious souvenir was a replacement. Had a really nice local rye at a restaurant one night so o tracked down a bottle at a liquor store. Not something I would ever find locally.appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…5b64709cfb7b7520ccbe7e5e3

  • And In Other News

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    Quote from Astro: “I always felt the best solution for most problems in life is having a steady job. ” Our local TV news did a series of stories on homelessness a year or so ago. Part of the story involved walking around town and interviewing homeless people to hear their stories. Then they would ask them what it would take to help them them get off the streets. It makes sense that good solutions to the homeless problem might come from asking the homeless.Unfortunately, a significant number of t…

  • whats the weather where you are?

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    Quote from LIhikers: “OK, so while the -38 degrees we experienced in Minnesota last winter is kinda extreme, I'm ready for the return of a normal winter. Work is just plain miserable in high heat and humidity. ” A cool front is moving through today so the next few days are supposed to be nicer, at least up here in the north. I guess the heat wave is still anchored down south.

  • Hiking Plans 2019

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    Quote from StalkingTortoise: “...Surprisingly, manually moving large quantities of topsoil from curbside to the bottom of my yard (steep downslope) has done wonders for my quads. I guess they do most of the work when I'm fighting the downhill momentum of a wheelbarrow full of dirt... ” Back in college, my University required all students to take two semesters of gym classes. One think I remember from my 1/2 semester of weightlifting class (40 years ago) is that you lower the weight slowly becaus…

  • Took a walk today

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    Did the Cecret Lake hike today (that's Secret spelled funny). It's at the Alta Ski Resort above Salt Lake City. It's an out and back hike, about 1 mile one way with an elevation gain from 9500 ft to just shy of 10k ft. Very nice. We are here for a family reunion with ages from 3 to 87. The trail description said it was an easy hike appropriate for all levels which was a lie. It was a reasonably rigorous hike (minor stream crossings, rock scrambles, steep switchbacks sections) for many in our gro…