Welcome to the AppalachianTrailCafe.net!
Take a moment and register and then join the conversation

Pinned welcome to the cafe

    This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site, you are agreeing to our Cookie Policy.

    • New

      max.patch wrote:

      odd man out wrote:

      Is it just me, but has it been quit on the cafe this week? Maybe everyone is passed out drunk in a ditch at trail days.
      the arizona heat has sapped my energy to post much; i think most everyone else has been focusing on the royal wedding.
      I watched it having morning coffee, twas a bit different than a traditional Royal wedding, and was evidenced by the looks on goers faces.
    • New

      It's embarrasing
      Is it just me, but has it been quit on the cafe this week? Maybe everyone is passed out drunk in a ditch at trail days.

      Jake Ace wrote:

      odd man out wrote:

      Jake Ace wrote:

      it’s Springtime, much to do around the house, and for those lucky enough...pursuits outside of the neighborhood.
      Yup. I just bought my Father's Day present. A new grill. Some (actually a lot) of assembly required. Now I just have to see if I can get my three adult children to chip in some to pay for it.
      Cof124 I got mine a few weeks ago, couple shirts I wanted. :)
      Me too, a ticket to Bangor.
      I may grow old but I'll never grow up.
    • New

      It was a sad day in our house today.
      We had one of our cats put to sleep today at our vet's office.
      About 4 or 5 weeks go he developed cancer on his tongue and hasn't been able m o eat or even drink water.
      We'd been giving him food, water and pain meds with a syringe and an eye dropper.
      He lost so much weight, and had so little energy, that all he could do was lay around in a daze caused by the pain medication.
      On one hand I'm glad and on the other I'm sad.
    • New

      Today was 50 cent Corn Dog day at Sonic. Interesting concept, take a food that is not that good for you to begin with and make it worse by deep-frying it in batter.

      But with mustard it is still sort of neat eating them off a stick. :)
      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General
    • New

      Astro wrote:

      Today was 50 cent Corn Dog day at Sonic. Interesting concept, take a food that is not that good for you to begin with and make it worse by deep-frying it in batter.

      But with mustard it is still sort of neat eating them off a stick. :)
      We don't have a convenient Sonic. But when we go to the lakeshore, we sometimes get a Pronto Pup. The walk-up kiosk has been serving the exact same corn dog recipe for 71 years. Their operation is all of 50 Sq ft, and they they have 3 items on the menu: pronto pups (with ketchup, mustard, or both), pop (no ice), and water (cash only). Their corn dogs are different than others I've had as their batter is very thin and the corn bread coating is thin and dense. Rather than thick and fluffy. There's often a line down the block. Most people walk away with 3 or 4. If the line is short, I'll get one.

      The post was edited 1 time, last by odd man out ().

    • New

      i don't belong any longer to any of the facebook appalachian trail groups, but i'm sure the ususal suspects will be crowing about how safe it is to ford the kennebec despite the fact that a hiker drowned there a couple weeks ago and they just found his body. take the canoe -- that's what it's there for.
      2,000 miler
    • New

      max.patch wrote:

      i don't belong any longer to any of the facebook appalachian trail groups, but i'm sure the ususal suspects will be crowing about how safe it is to ford the kennebec despite the fact that a hiker drowned there a couple weeks ago and they just found his body. take the canoe -- that's what it's there for.
      I will definitely be taking the canoe,
      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General
    • New

      LIhikers wrote:

      It was a sad day in our house today.
      We had one of our cats put to sleep today at our vet's office.
      About 4 or 5 weeks go he developed cancer on his tongue and hasn't been able m o eat or even drink water.
      We'd been giving him food, water and pain meds with a syringe and an eye dropper.
      He lost so much weight, and had so little energy, that all he could do was lay around in a daze caused by the pain medication.
      On one hand I'm glad and on the other I'm sad.
      Sorry to hear hear you lost a friend.
      I may grow old but I'll never grow up.
    • New

      odd man out wrote:

      Jake Ace wrote:

      odd man out wrote:

      Is it just me, but has it been quit on the cafe this week? Maybe everyone is passed out drunk in a ditch at trail days.
      it’s Springtime, much to do around the house, and for those lucky enough...pursuits outside of the neighborhood.
      Yup. I just bought my Father's Day present. A new grill. Some (actually a lot) of assembly required. Now I just have to see if I can get my three adult children to chip in some to pay for it.
      Wait till you walk into Costco and see the price of steak.... Go forth and burn something!
      Numerous studies suggest that eating a single steak significantly increases the vulnerability to consuming the warm entrails of a freshly killed hitchhiker. Gateway Cannibals!
    • New

      max.patch wrote:

      i don't belong any longer to any of the facebook appalachian trail groups, but i'm sure the ususal suspects will be crowing about how safe it is to ford the kennebec despite the fact that a hiker drowned there a couple weeks ago and they just found his body. take the canoe -- that's what it's there for.
      Fording by swimming is a damn skill and can be done. Unfortunately most folks wing it.

      If anyone is interested - maybe my son can video me or I will find a video on how to do it correctly and create a separate thread. Honest on this one - I am not doing this unless there is a need.
      Numerous studies suggest that eating a single steak significantly increases the vulnerability to consuming the warm entrails of a freshly killed hitchhiker. Gateway Cannibals!

      The post was edited 1 time, last by Wise Old Owl ().

    • New

      Wise Old Owl wrote:

      max.patch wrote:

      i don't belong any longer to any of the facebook appalachian trail groups, but i'm sure the ususal suspects will be crowing about how safe it is to ford the kennebec despite the fact that a hiker drowned there a couple weeks ago and they just found his body. take the canoe -- that's what it's there for.
      Fording by swimming is a damn skill and can be done. Unfortunately most folks wing it.
      If anyone is interested - maybe my son can video me or I will find a video on how to do it correctly and create a separate thread. Honest on this one - I am not doing this unless there is a need.
      For thousands of years, people in central Asia have crossed rivers by using inflated goat skins as flotation devices. This is a 2800 year old alabaster carving from Iraq showing a person crossing a river on a goat skin (now in the British Museum).



      In 326 BC, Alexander the Great won a victory atht the Battle of Hydaspes by secretly crossing a river at night using inflated goat skin balloons.

      This practice is still used today in remote areas of Tajikistan where large rivers going steep gorges in the Pamir Mountains make it necessay to ford rivers just to move from one village to another. Children learn at a young age to cross rivers using a Burdyuk, a goatskin that is sew up air tight except for one leg that is left open to let air in and out.
    • New

      odd man out wrote:

      Wise Old Owl wrote:

      max.patch wrote:

      i don't belong any longer to any of the facebook appalachian trail groups, but i'm sure the ususal suspects will be crowing about how safe it is to ford the kennebec despite the fact that a hiker drowned there a couple weeks ago and they just found his body. take the canoe -- that's what it's there for.
      Fording by swimming is a damn skill and can be done. Unfortunately most folks wing it.If anyone is interested - maybe my son can video me or I will find a video on how to do it correctly and create a separate thread. Honest on this one - I am not doing this unless there is a need.
      For thousands of years, people in central Asia have crossed rivers by using inflated goat skins as flotation devices. This is a 2800 year old alabaster carving from Iraq showing a person crossing a river on a goat skin (now in the British Museum).


      In 326 BC, Alexander the Great won a victory atht the Battle of Hydaspes by secretly crossing a river at night using inflated goat skin balloons.

      This practice is still used today in remote areas of Tajikistan where large rivers going steep gorges in the Pamir Mountains make it necessay to ford rivers just to move from one village to another. Children learn at a young age to cross rivers using a Burdyuk, a goatskin that is sew up air tight except for one leg that is left open to let air in and out.
      i'm glad you clarified that that is a leg.
      2,000 miler
    • New

      Wise Old Owl wrote:

      max.patch wrote:

      i don't belong any longer to any of the facebook appalachian trail groups, but i'm sure the ususal suspects will be crowing about how safe it is to ford the kennebec despite the fact that a hiker drowned there a couple weeks ago and they just found his body. take the canoe -- that's what it's there for.
      Fording by swimming is a damn skill and can be done. Unfortunately most folks wing it.
      If anyone is interested - maybe my son can video me or I will find a video on how to do it correctly and create a separate thread. Honest on this one - I am not doing this unless there is a need.
      not necessary. it's one thing to ford a stream or river -- it's something else to ford a river when upstream a dam has just released a wall of water that's headed your way. take the canoe.
      2,000 miler

      The post was edited 1 time, last by max.patch ().