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  • Corona Virus and the Trail

    jimmyjam - - Trail Health

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    Quote from StalkingTortoise: “Quote from max.patch: “Quote from Astro: “Checked both MATC and Whiteblaze, and it appearrs the Kennebec River Ferry started today. ” Using Whiteblaze as source of credible information is like a Ph.D candidate citing Wikipedia in their dissertation. ” Now that there's funny. I don't care who you are. And on a totally unrelated note, my daughter needed to find a new apartment since both of her roommates were moving on. She found a place in downtown Raleigh, only a ha…

  • Fireflies

    jimmyjam - - General

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    Quote from Traffic Jam: “There’s a GSMNP Virtual Firefly event at 8 pm tonight. I’ll be there with a nice glass of wine. wvlt.tv/content/news/Gatlinbur…s-virtual--570767311.html ” TJ, can you post a link to the virtual show, I didn't see it in the link above.

  • welcome to the cafe

    jimmyjam - - Coffee Talk

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    Quote from Traffic Jam: “It sounds like DB wants to sponsor an AT hiker who will be expected to post often to social media during their hike. They want someone who is good with a camera and wants the applicant to share their blog or instagram. It’s not for me either but maybe a good opportunity for the right person? Clarity comes to mind... enthusiastic, engaging, and brew knowledgeable. ” I like their beer, I go there a few times a year. Maybe I should apply," hello I'm a hiker and I'm good wit…

  • Quote from Traffic Jam: “Quote from jimmyjam: “Quote from Traffic Jam: “The mini is smaller than I thought! It’s tiny. It arrived today and in the unboxing stage. I wondered about the size and weight of the included biner and sure enough, it’s 14 grams...there are lighter biners. For me, the main purpose is the SOS feature so it needs to be secured to my person in some way. ” Wow, that really is tiny! I'm definitely interested in one for the messaging/daily check in. I would probably limit it to…

  • Hiking & Biking

    jimmyjam - - General

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    Quote from IMScotty: “Quote from jimmyjam: “ebike update: I'm loving it! Went to Pocohontas State Park Saturday and met up with my hiking buddy Slingshot. Pocohontas has over 70 miles of forest roads and MTB trails. I rode about 25 miles, mostly on the forest roads, and probably never stopped smiling. It was fun passing people uphill on the forest roads and seeing the "what the heck was that?" look. appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…84469e69b4d2a7a360692d8c0appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…84469e69b4…

  • Whiskey Thread

    jimmyjam - - Coffee Talk

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    I've discovered the Rob Roy and really like it. It's basically a whiskey Martini. 1.5 oz of whiskey and 5/6 oz sweet vermouth over rocks and stirred. I made mine with some single barrel Evan Williams and Martini and Rossi vermouth. So wickedly smooth.

  • Hiking & Biking

    jimmyjam - - General

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    ebike update: I'm loving it! Went to Pocohontas State Park Saturday and met up with my hiking buddy Slingshot. Pocohontas has over 70 miles of forest roads and MTB trails. I rode about 25 miles, mostly on the forest roads, and probably never stopped smiling. It was fun passing people uphill on the forest roads and seeing the "what the heck was that?" look. appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…84469e69b4d2a7a360692d8c0appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…84469e69b4d2a7a360692d8c0appalachiantrailcafe.net/inde…

  • NY Times Article

    jimmyjam - - AT Specific

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    Quote from IMScotty: “I don't know if you guys have been following this years crop of hikers. The 'Janet Major' quoted ion this article has been burning down half of the FB Trail threads. She has an ego the size of Texas. Now that she has been quoted in the NYT, I'm sure it is even bigger. ” She's called "Air Horn" in some FB groups. She's a Trail Turd who thinks rules don't apply to her.

  • Fun Ride

    jimmyjam - - Coffee Talk

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    Saw this modified RAM at Home Depot today. Emblems changed to say "Vader". Fake 50 caliper machine guns on each side. Who does this to a $50,000 truck????

  • Wildlife Sightings Today

    jimmyjam - - General

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    Quote from Astro: “Did not see personally, but thought worth sharing. youtu.be/5cwGYzQOicU ” Wow how cool! I've seen elk at the Grand Canyon on a couple of different trips and they are the size of big horses.

  • Hiking & Biking

    jimmyjam - - General

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    If anyone is really interested and decides to buy one from RAD Power Bikes, let me know because they currently have a referral program where you get $50 off and I get a $50 credit. There are more powerful bikes out there, RAD are class 2 ebikes which means the controller is set to max out at 20mph making them street legal just about everywhere. The controller can be reset to allow greater speed but it's at the expense of battery life.

  • Hiking & Biking

    jimmyjam - - General

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    Ok, got the bike this morning and took it around the neighborhood twice before it started raining. Goodness, goodness, oh my gosh this thing is fun!!!! Made my legs feel like they were 12 years old again and I never went higher than pedal assist level 3. Definitely getting a better helmet. My buddy Slingshot and another friend or two will be camping in Pocohontas this weekend and I'm going to go down for the day,only a 30 min drive for me. I cannot wait to blast this thing down the fire roads. O…

  • Quote from Traffic Jam: “Backpacking Light is doing a master class on the InReach mini. If you’re not an unlimited subscriber, it’s $47. There’s a lot of good info online and on YouTube that’s free but it might be nice for people wanting in-depth instruction. ” I've let my BL membership lapse, but I still lurk over there. Are you a member over there?

  • Garmin Explorer/Garmin GPS

    jimmyjam - - Maps and Navigation

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    Quote from Traffic Jam: “The mini is smaller than I thought! It’s tiny. It arrived today and in the unboxing stage. I wondered about the size and weight of the included biner and sure enough, it’s 14 grams...there are lighter biners. For me, the main purpose is the SOS feature so it needs to be secured to my person in some way. ” Wow, that really is tiny! I'm definitely interested in one for the messaging/daily check in. I would probably limit it to location in morning, break and evening with a …

  • Garmin Explorer/Garmin GPS

    jimmyjam - - Maps and Navigation

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    Quote from odd man out: “Quote from jimmyjam: “Quote from Drybones: “thought about getting a watch to give atmosphere pressure to help know when a storm was coming over the mountains on the CT but the weight was more than I could handle...out west is the only place I'd feel I needed weather info because they come up so fast and you may be the highest point above tree line ” my Casio watch has an altimeter and barometer. I actually use them both a lot. The altimeter to give me an idea of how much…

  • Quote from Drybones: “thought about getting a watch to give atmosphere pressure to help know when a storm was coming over the mountains on the CT but the weight was more than I could handle...out west is the only place I'd feel I needed weather info because they come up so fast and you may be the highest point above tree line ” my Casio watch has an altimeter and barometer. I actually use them both a lot. The altimeter to give me an idea of how much further to the top of the mountain and the bar…

  • Quote from Traffic Jam: “Quote from jimmyjam: “I've thought about getting the mini InReach, anyone have one or opinions? ” Ha ha, mine is in the mail, should arrive in a few days. ...new shoes, new gadget, new (trial) fire starters, order placed with Hawk Vittles, you’d think I plan to do a lot of hiking! ” I just got some Pack it Gourmet. Still got a Hawks left from last year I need to eat first. Hawks is good stuff. Let me know how you like the mini, I've seen good reviews except one person go…

  • Hiking Plans for 2020

    jimmyjam - - Trip Planning

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    Quote from CoachLou: “Quote from jimmyjam: “Quote from Astro: “Glanced at the first post on this thread about JJ's wife going on trip for 2 weeks with her best friend. Reminded me of the old Homer and Jethro song about how his wife ran off with his best friend, he didn't miss her but did miss him. ” Their trip is cancelled until next year, so probably no section hikes for me this year other than some overnighters and maybe a weekender. ” I am getting a mother -in-law apt. With the M-in-L, and hu…

  • I've thought about getting the mini InReach, anyone have one or opinions?

  • Hiking Plans for 2020

    jimmyjam - - Trip Planning

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    Quote from Astro: “Glanced at the first post on this thread about JJ's wife going on trip for 2 weeks with her best friend. Reminded me of the old Homer and Jethro song about how his wife ran off with his best friend, he didn't miss her but did miss him. ” Their trip is cancelled until next year, so probably no section hikes for me this year other than some overnighters and maybe a weekender.