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Astro on the AT 2021

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  • rhjanes -

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    Thanks everyone for the kind words of congratulations. I apologize for not posting more about the 100 mile wilderness and Katahdin, but I did not get back to Shaw's Thursday until 8:30pm. Spent most of Friday and Saturday driving the 1,700 miles home,…
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    Thanks everyone for the kind words of congratulations. I apologize for not posting more about the 100 mile wilderness and Katahdin, but I did not get back to Shaw's Thursday until 8:30pm. Spent most of Friday and Saturday driving the 1,700 miles home,…
  • hikerboy -

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    Quote from hikerboy: “Congratulations, Astro!! Now you can blue blaze to your heart's content ” And believe me I did. 1 mile down to Thoreau Spring and I took Abol down instead of Hunt. :)
  • jimmyjam -

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    Tomorrow I will head to Ft Smith to spend the night with my son. Then drive the remaining 12.5 hours to the Colorado Trail Wednesday. Drop off my resupply boxes Thursday morning as I try to get acclimated. In the afternoon I will park at Twin Lakes…
  • Mountain-Mike -

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    Tomorrow I will head to Ft Smith to spend the night with my son. Then drive the remaining 12.5 hours to the Colorado Trail Wednesday. Drop off my resupply boxes Thursday morning as I try to get acclimated. In the afternoon I will park at Twin Lakes…
  • Mountain-Mike -

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    Quote from Astro: “First time I ever drove into Bears Den Hostel and liked the wood carving in the tree. Just missed a hiking legend by a day. Mountain Mike I mentioned meeting him at the hostel earlier. ” I only missed spending the night with…
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    Tomorrow I will head to Ft Smith to spend the night with my son. Then drive the remaining 12.5 hours to the Colorado Trail Wednesday. Drop off my resupply boxes Thursday morning as I try to get acclimated. In the afternoon I will park at Twin Lakes…
  • Astro -

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    Quote from hikerboy: “Congratulations, Astro!! Now you can blue blaze to your heart's content ” And believe me I did. 1 mile down to Thoreau Spring and I took Abol down instead of Hunt. :)

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    Tomorrow I will head to Ft Smith to spend the night with my son. Then drive the remaining 12.5 hours to the Colorado Trail Wednesday. Drop off my resupply boxes Thursday morning as I try to get acclimated. In the afternoon I will park at Twin Lakes and then try to get a few miles on the Collegiate Loop. Friday will be my first full day. Try to do the 161 miles in less than two weeks. Starting with lower elevation East and work up to higher elevation West.

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  • Six Moon Designs Deschutes Plus
    Weight - 16 ounces
    Weight w/Pegs - 18.125 ounces
    Material - 30D Silnylon
    Features - A no-frills tarp with a no-see-um skirt perimeter. Uses a single trekking pole set anywhere between 40" (100cm) to hug the ground or 49" (125cm) to provide great ventilation.
    Pros - Weight, Ventilation
    Cons - The setup is slightly confusing. There are 6 points to attach with pegs. Two of those point must be pegged first and are very difficult specify in dark and/or windy…
  • Winter Linville Gorge

    On February 27th, 28th and 29th I did a two night out and back trip from Wolf Pit Road trail-head to Table Rock mountain and back. In typical cafe fashion I planned this trip while driving 80 mph east on I-40 heading back from the Smokies. I stopped at a McDonald's to borrow some free Wifi to get a picture of a the trails and away I went. Going up Wolf Pit road in my 2002 Honda Accord was risky with the amount of ice and snow on the road. The final hill going down to the…
  • Great Smoky Mountain National Park

    On February 25th and 26th I did a nice loop in the Smokies from Big Creek Ranger Station parking lot to Deep Gap along the AT south of Mt. Cammerer fire tower. There was about 6 to 8 inches of snow while going up. I stealth camped due to the amount of snow coming in and the next day went down the Big Creek trail. Overnight there was another 6 to 8 inches of snow and freezing fog.

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  • Chicken Jambalaya

    5 grams - Freeze Dried Chicken
    7 grams - Dehydrated Chopped Onion
    5 grams - Dehydrated Leeks
    2 grams - Freeze Dried Celery
    5 grams - Freeze Dried Bell Pepper
    56 grams - Rice (Real or Instant)
    2 grams - Dehydrated Green Onion
    7 grams - Creole Seasoning
    7 grams - Dehydrated Diced Tomato
    7 grams - Tomato Powder
    7 grams - Chicken Stock Powder
    1 gram - Black Pepper
    1 gram - Salt
    28 grams - Dried Chorizo Sausage
    14 grams - Olive Oil
    8 ounces - Water

    Calories - 680
    Dry Weight -…
  • Nestle Nido and Breakfast Essential Based Milkshakes

    Nestle Nido is a full fat powdered milk which when combined with water makes a high calorie milk. I add Nestle Carnation Breakfast Essentials to add flavor and additional calories.

    Chocolate Latte

    1/2 Cup - Nestle Nido
    2 Packets - Chocolate Nestle Carnation Breakfast Essentials
    2 Packets - Folgers Instant Coffee Singles
    16 Ounces - Water

    Calories 580
    Weight 4.5 ounces

    1) Combine dry ingredients in zip lock bag
    2) Mix with water and…