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MLK winter HIke

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IMScotty

the football thread

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StalkingTortoise

Took a walk today

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Astro

Some comments on tents for those buying/upgrading.

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odd man out

YouTube Thru-Hike Videos

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LIhikers

whats the weather where you are?

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IMScotty

And In Other News

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max.patch

Hiker Rescues and Fatalities

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IMScotty

Puffy Shout Out

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StalkingTortoise

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  • IMScotty -

    Replied to the thread MLK winter HIke.

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    I've never seen any stats, but I'm guessing these January starters don't have a very good completion rate.
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    Liked max.patch’s post in the thread MLK winter HIke.

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    Quote from IMScotty: “LI Hikers, I sure am glad we aren't going this weekend. Brrrrs :) ” It's going to be cold and snowy night for those who insisted on starting their thruhike on Jan 1.
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    Liked StalkingTortoise’s post in the thread the football thread.

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    And there is much rejoicing in the Queen City. gif.014.gif gif.014.gif gif.014.gif
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    And there is much rejoicing in the Queen City. gif.014.gif gif.014.gif gif.014.gif
  • max.patch -

    Replied to the thread MLK winter HIke.

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    Quote from IMScotty: “LI Hikers, I sure am glad we aren't going this weekend. Brrrrs :) ” It's going to be cold and snowy night for those who insisted on starting their thruhike on Jan 1.
  • IMScotty -

    Liked Astro’s post in the thread Took a walk today.

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    Few days back snapped this on a walk around the neighborhood back to my house.
  • odd man out -

    Liked Astro’s post in the thread Took a walk today.

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    Few days back snapped this on a walk around the neighborhood back to my house.
  • Astro -

    Replied to the thread Took a walk today.

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    Few days back snapped this on a walk around the neighborhood back to my house.
  • Astro -

    Liked odd man out’s post in the thread Took a walk today.

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    Our county park system has a program called "Coffee With the Birds" where you sit around a park's nature center for an hour watching birds at their feeding stations through the big picture windows. The park's naturalist is there to ID birds and answer…
  • IMScotty -

    Liked odd man out’s post in the thread Took a walk today.

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    Our county park system has a program called "Coffee With the Birds" where you sit around a park's nature center for an hour watching birds at their feeding stations through the big picture windows. The park's naturalist is there to ID birds and answer…

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  • New

    Before Thanksgiving I got an REI Magma 850 Down Hoodie 2.0. It's normaly $219 but it was on a pre-black Friday sale plus I had a good coupon, plus I'll get a member's rebate so I got it for about 1/2 price. I wanted to upgrade my kit for 3 season treks. Currently my winter coat is heavy canvas and flannel ( not suitable for hiking). I've been wearing it for a couple of months and come to really like it. It's not an expedition parka bit have fount it to be perfectly adequate for trips around town when it's in the 20s. I wasn't expecting it would replace my winter coat but I may get through the whole season with it. Unlike other affordable puffies, this one is made with high end materials. It also has a number of nice design features, such as deep pocket (no lost gloves), and hood that adjusts in the back.

    rei.com/product/157179/rei-co-…a-850-down-hoodie-20-mens.

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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.

    appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…2e89a4aab3cee3af25c18bafd
  • 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…