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  • Short Walks with Coach Lou

    CoachLou - - Trip Report

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    Been quite a while since I put a walk in here, here is my latest walkappalachiantrailcafe.net/index…c65465d6d05c7520c9e2eac9d' OV & I have purchased this !!!!! I will have a Mother-in-law, no biggy.....more reason to get away........after we get settled. Which means I prolly won't get out serious till October. But I do have some new snow shoes!

  • Hiking Plans for 2020

    CoachLou - - Trip Planning

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    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 husband who's in a chair…

  • Are My Hiking Days Over?

    CoachLou - - General

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    Quote from Drybones: “I will gladly trade birthdays with anyone under 71. ” Do you think it is easy being born on the 4th of July?!

  • welcome to the cafe

    CoachLou - - Coffee Talk

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    Quote from IMScotty: “I knew Lou would know it ” appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…c65465d6d05c7520c9e2eac9d Looks alittle like that squatch I chased out of my yard this weekend.!

  • welcome to the cafe

    CoachLou - - Coffee Talk

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    Brought the game to my Neighborhood. Littlest guy in the hood, last one picked for every sport. We all started playing at our pond in 1970.......we all put those things on and some how or another I got them to work.......I ended up playing in HS, USMC and I coached for 25 years and Reffed for 35! I miss it............I just can't watch it on TV!!!!!

  • Corona Virus and the Trail

    CoachLou - - Trail Health

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    totally bummed! I wanted to do the Wildcats overnite to Carter Notch......and maybe Lincoln Woods > up over the Bonds to Galehead!

  • I have not been out since 29 Feb.............I'm really Jonesin'

  • Hiking & Biking

    CoachLou - - General

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    I got a bike out yesterday for a short run around town...........and OS is a very small town

  • Wildlife Sightings Today

    CoachLou - - General

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    I have walked up on one near............Mooselauke!

  • Wildlife Sightings Today

    CoachLou - - General

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    Quote from LIhikers: “that was good! I"ve only seen a near once in the wild, in New Jersey ” I have seen more bears in and around Harriman since I've been doing trail work, than every other state combined ever! And I've been to Jellystone 10 times!

  • Corona Virus and the Trail

    CoachLou - - Trail Health

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    Quote from LIhikers: “Quote from Astro: “Reminds me of the shock for the thru hikers in Trek of the 9/11 news. ” There are certain things you'll never forget, 911 is one of them for me. Others are when president Kennedy was shot, man walking on the moon, and when the space shuttles blew up. ” Why can't I get people to understand why I'm not hiding in my basement!!!!

  • Hiking Plans for 2020

    CoachLou - - Trip Planning

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    Quote from LIhikers: “I've been looking at PA's Mid State Trail. Anybody have any firsthand info on that trail? ” It runs thru some real good trout country, and utilizes many state game lands. Spring is Turkey season, fall is deer!

  • Hiking & Biking

    CoachLou - - General

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    But........we were moving, we will.... just later now. We are coming back closer to New Haven and I just may be able to ride to work again if we find the right place.

  • Hiking & Biking

    CoachLou - - General

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    Quote from LIhikers: “It was a beautiful day here on Long Island so I did my commuting by bicycle. The one nice thing about New York being shut down is that there wasn't much traffic, gotta look for the bright spot in any situation. ” I was so looking forward to getting layed off......so I can ride my bike alot more, but you need your car to get to the grocer or clinic or you are REAL essential so we are working. We have layed off my Brother, his wife is 2 months into stem cells......he can't be…

  • Quote from LIhikers: “The annual weekend BBQ and work outing at the RPH Cabin shelter is sheduled this year, 2020, for July 10, 11,12. Will it happen this year? I don't know, check the website RPHCABIN.org for e-mail addresses of people who would know. For any of you that have attended in the past you know this is a great weekend that benefits the trail. ” I got a message from them that the Shelter opening weekend is Canceled................knowing Tim, Bill, and Carlo, and Jim as I do, that pla…

  • Corona Virus and the Trail

    CoachLou - - Trail Health

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    Well, my whole spring is now shot! We just put a deposit on a house. We are going in with my mother-in-law, so there will be alot of mileage catching up after that!!!!!!

  • Missing Winter

    CoachLou - - General

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    Quote from LIhikers: “I haven"t used my snow shoes in years ” Next year I will be exploring the Catskills often!

  • Corona Virus and the Trail

    CoachLou - - Trail Health

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    This is insane.....our state high schools have canceled all championship tourneys! My step son is home from NYU........for remote classes!!!!

  • Missing Winter

    CoachLou - - General

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    I pulled the trigger on the Tubbs Sno Shoes last month. I went once in central Vermont for an Overnite and 2 weeks ago in the Catskills for a day hike! I'm lovin' it. I may have to make a late season run to the Mtn. Washington area. We had 2 storms, both 1 inch....here on this side of Lawnguyland sound!

  • Corona Virus and the Trail

    CoachLou - - Trail Health

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    This is why I don't watch TV!