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  • I wear DT every day. I have a few of black/dark non cushion socks for dressier occasions and a few micro crew cushion for hiking (but everyday use as well). I will usually wear one pair for a week or more before they go in the laundry, especially in the winter when there isn't much to get them dirty or sweaty. I have had a number replaced with their lifetime replacement policy. They do wear out eventually. BTW, with regard to the replacement policy, there are some that claim that wearing a sock …

  • Doyle Hotel

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    Alas, I can only say I head of the legend, but never lived it.

  • Baseball Thread

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    Attended my 5th MLB game today. 1. Washington Senators (ca 1970 in RFK Stadium) 2. White Sox (ca 1980 in the original Comisky Park) 3. Cubs (2004) 4. Reds (ca 2017 when our daughter still lived in Cincinnati) And today we went to a Tigers Game. Our son is a big sports fan and wanted to go as his birthday present. Its about 165 miles to Comerica Park. Left at noon. Game at 4. Home by 10. It was Star Wars night. Our row all won free hot dogs. Tigers beat the Orioles 3-0, despite losing their start…

  • Took a walk today

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    Took the dog for a walk in the park to see the late spring flowers. There were Solomons Seal (false and regular), Triilim (nodding and regular), Violets (violet and white), Jacks-in-the-Pulpit (or is that Jack-in-the-Pulpits?), wild geranium and phlox.

  • It's time for new shoes

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    i read an article about a cyber security firm that needed a random number generator. It seems that all computer-generated random numbers aren't random enough for their work. The solution was lava lamps. They used a camera to monitor a wall of lava lamps. It seems the blob flow was truly random.

  • appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…d30cf0647110c13c6ccbdbf19 appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…d30cf0647110c13c6ccbdbf19 I'll admit I was a bit apprehensive about the hike up Hermit (8 miles long, 3600 feet up, unmaintained trail) I started at sunrise (5:30 AM) and finished 8 hrs later. You start by backtracking on the Tonto until you get the Hermit Trail junction. Then it is up, and up, and up... appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…d30cf0647110c13c6ccbdbf19 appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…d30cf0647110c13c6c…

  • appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…d30cf0647110c13c6ccbdbf19 appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…d30cf0647110c13c6ccbdbf19 Today's hike was the shortest - just a few miles from Monument to Hermit Creek. But once again, navigating Monument was a challenge. Every time the trail crossed a drainage it was very hard to find where it exited the other side amidst the pile of boulders. I used to map to figure out where it had to be and eventually found it. My only other course of action would be to return to IG!…

  • appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…d30cf0647110c13c6ccbdbf19 appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…d30cf0647110c13c6ccbdbf19 Day three takes me 10 miles west on the Tonto to Monument Creek. Long, but mostly level. But not straight. You have to hike north toward the river to go around a series of ridges (the first is The Battleship), and then south to go around side canyons (the first is Horn Creek). You can't drink from Horn as the water is radioactive from a Unranium mine up on the ridge. appalachiantrail…

  • appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…d30cf0647110c13c6ccbdbf19 appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…d30cf0647110c13c6ccbdbf19 I started with a full breakfast from Phantom RanchToday. Since today's hike was relatively short (from the bottom up to Indian Gardens) I planned a couple of short excursions. The first was to walk about a mile north on the N. Kaibab Trail to see a bit of the narrow canyon upstream known as "The Box". I then started the ascent, up the Devils Corkscrew. appalachiantrailcafe.net/index……

  • Quote from jimmyjam: “Great pictures. Makes me really really miss the canyon. I love Navajo tacos! Mary Colter was a fantastic architect. ” I was reading an article about a recent publication by a historian whose research suggests that May Colter was not the architect everyone thinks she was. His claim is that other architects were responsible for the building design and that she was employed to do interior design. I am not going to pass judgement either way at this point. architecturalobserver.…

  • Quote from IMScotty: “Very nice report OMO. I loved the photos. One thing I noticed were those colorful Navajo pots. Last time I was on the reservation most of the ceramics for sale were 'Pine Pitch' pots. Nice, but not colorful. I bought a two-spouted 'Wedding Vessel' for my soon to be bride when I was last there 30 years ago. What they sell now seems to have evolved to match the demands of the tourist trade. ” On the table with colorful pots, some have a matte finish on others are more glossy.…

  • Quote from IMScotty: “Was it a hot day OMO? How did you protect yourself from that sun? ” It was probably in the 90's mid day down at the bottom. Hot, but not oppressive like mid-summer. Everyday I wore the same clothes. A Outdoor Research Helios sun had (with chin strap - very important due to the extreme winds), Wool and Prince wool/nylon blend t-shirt (this shirt is AMAZING!), a long sleeve nylon shirt (generic LL Bean woven Green Plaid shirt, unbuttoned for ventilation), long pants (Duluth T…

  • OMO in the Grand Canyon - Day 1

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    Day 1 of the Hike appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…d30cf0647110c13c6ccbdbf19 appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…d30cf0647110c13c6ccbdbf19 Here's a map of the hike, color coded by day. Not including the rim walks, the hike was 46 miles with a little over 10,000 ft or gain and loss. Here is the start of the South Kaibab Tral. It goes down very fast. appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…d30cf0647110c13c6ccbdbf19 appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…d30cf0647110c13c6ccbdbf19 Major viewpoints on the way down are Ooh A…

  • Here is the first installment of my GC Trip Report. Be sure to click the thumbnail pics to see the full image. appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…d30cf0647110c13c6ccbdbf19 appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…d30cf0647110c13c6ccbdbf19 On arrival I drove from Flagstaff to the Cameron Trading Post in the Navajo Nation. Bought some gifts to placate Mrs OMO and had a ginormous dinner of Navajo Tacos. Then I stopped at one of the roadside tables to buy another gift. The old man at the table told me all about t…

  • ATQOTD

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    Quote from max.patch: “I stopped playing OMO Georgraphy Wordle game becasue it made me feel dumb. (which I kinda expected going into it but still...) I escaped with a .500 record, but that wouldn't have lasted long. ” i keep making the mistake of showing my wife the map and saying "this one's easy" as she scowels.

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    Quote from max.patch: “So after 23 straight wins in Jeopardy, Mattes Roach loses by $1 after missing the Final Jeopardy question. The question was about the Atlanta airport that anyone who lives here should know. The winning contestant was from Atlanta. ” I follow a couple Jeopardy groups on FB. She was a great player, no doubt, but i never thought she was in the same league as Amy or Matt. But this season we've had three of the top five players all time, statistically speaking, so the next Tour…

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    Gryff the Wonder Corgi is at it again. Today he picks #14 Barber Road to win the Kentucky Derby. You can bet on it! Of course at 40-1 odds, you may lose, but you can still bet appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…d30cf0647110c13c6ccbdbf19

  • ATQOTD

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    I'm 100% Of course it helps that my phone fied and i had to getva new on and start over. ⛰️ AT Question Of The Day – May 6, 2022 ⛺ My answer today was – CORRECT Total questions answered – 2 Total answers correct – 2 Percentage answers correct – 100% Longest correct streak – 2 hykeroo.com/atqotd #hykerooatqotd

  • Sheltowee Trace Trail

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    Definitely Mayapple. They are among the most common spring flowers in MI, but not showy as the flower is hidden under the umbrella shaped leaf.

  • appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…d30cf0647110c13c6ccbdbf19 They have those privies at Pictured Rocks NL too.