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MLK Hike - 2023

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Pinned welcome to the cafe

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Hiker Rescues and Fatalities

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IMScotty

Took a walk today

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whats the weather where you are?

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Do you know the difference between black bear and grizzly poop?

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It's time for new shoes

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Stecoah Gap Bridge

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  • max.patch -

    Replied to the thread ATQOTD.

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    You'll never hear me call myself "hiker trash" as it's a stupid saying IMO and there is nothing trashy about me. Again IMO. Having said that, if "hiker trash" is part of the hiker lexicon then "trash compacter" is better than "lemon squeezer". Don't…
  • Astro -

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    Quote from rhjanes: “A question I'd not seen before. ⛰️ AT Question Of The Day – Feb 8, 2023 ⛺ My answer today was – CORRECT Total questions answered – 339 Total answers correct – 311 Percentage answers correct – 92% Longest correct streak – 48
  • jimmyjam -

    Liked Traffic Jam’s post in the thread It's time for new shoes.

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    Surgery was rescheduled to yesterday and it’s over, yay! I nearly backed out several times but the size and discomfort had increased in the past few months, affirming my decision. Numbness wore off by 8:30 last night and it’s painful (about a 6.8)…
  • jimmyjam -

    Liked Astro’s post in the thread Hiker Rescues and Fatalities.

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    Quote from Trillium: “Quote from IMScotty: “Local story out near the Berkshires. They helped an old guy out of the woods before it got too cold last night. The video of the rescue is worth watching...
  • jimmyjam -

    Liked Sarcasmtheelf’s post in the thread MLK Hike - 2023.

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    Hey Scotty! I just realized that I never got back to that final invite for the trip and wanted to apologize. That was the week that my youngest (3 y/o) had her tonsils removed and got ear plugs, so I had a bit too much chaos on my hands to even think…
  • odd man out -

    Liked max.patch’s post in the thread welcome to the cafe.

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    I can come up with a better definition for outdoorgasm.
  • rhjanes -

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    A question I'd not seen before. ⛰️ AT Question Of The Day – Feb 8, 2023 ⛺ My answer today was – CORRECT Total questions answered – 339 Total answers correct – 311 Percentage answers correct – 92% Longest correct streak – 48 hykeroo.com/atqotd
  • StalkingTortoise -

    Liked Astro’s post in the thread welcome to the cafe.

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    In case you want to increase your hiker vocabulary. backpacker.com/stories/15-new-…erms-everyone-should-use/
  • Sarcasmtheelf -

    Liked 1azarus’s post in the thread MLK Hike - 2023.

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    me too!
  • 1azarus -

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    me too!

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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…