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ALDHA Gathering 2021

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Da Wolf

A place for jokes

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max.patch

Stalking Tortoise & Smoking Sox Section Hike #34 - Franconia Notch to Crawford Notch

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Astro

Stalking Tortoise & Smoking Sox Section Hike #36 - Pinkham Notch to Gorham

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hikerboy

Pinned welcome to the cafe

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max.patch

Help selecting a moderate difficulty 7 day section within New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts the first week of October

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StalkingTortoise

And In Other News

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max.patch

Almost met Nimblewill Nomad

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Mountain-Mike

the football thread

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max.patch

Basketball Thread

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max.patch

Hiking plans 2021

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IMScotty

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  • Mountain-Mike -

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

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    Please join me in wishing 2000 miler Astro a very Happy Birthday! appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…233abbbaff6b8eaa5910ef1e1
  • Mountain-Mike -

    Liked Astro’s post in the thread ALDHA Gathering 2021.

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    Anyone else planning to attend the ALDHA Gathering in Abingdon, VA on October 8-10? On Friday night I am supposed to get called on stage for completing the AT this year. I thought they would give my certificate and patch then, but just received this in…
  • Da Wolf -

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    that dmbfk can't even mastermind puttin' on his own adult diapers
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    Quote from Da Wolf: “Quote from max.patch: “We're a nation of dumbasses. Almost half the country is too stupid to get vaccinated, but they read on facebook or twitter that horse dewormer is a cure for the covid so your local feed and seed store can't…
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    Quote from max.patch: “We're a nation of dumbasses. Almost half the country is too stupid to get vaccinated, but they read on facebook or twitter that horse dewormer is a cure for the covid so your local feed and seed store can't keep ivermectin in…
  • IMScotty -

    Liked max.patch’s post in the thread A place for jokes.

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    “Why do dogs always race to the door when the doorbell rings? It’s almost never for them.” - Norm MacDonald.
  • Quote from hikerboy: “glad you fond a way to use the time you had. I had a similar trip a few years ago, where every trail I wanted to hike, I ran into issues. called it my "Oh,well" tour. "oh,well, I guess I'll try something different instead." ” I…
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    Quote from max.patch: “We're a nation of dumbasses. Almost half the country is too stupid to get vaccinated, but they read on facebook or twitter that horse dewormer is a cure for the covid so your local feed and seed store can't keep ivermectin in…
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    Quote from Da Wolf: “cancel the event. it ain't safe. masks don't work ” lol, with all due respect Wolf, your full beard is not exactly conducive to achieving a tight seal.
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    We're a nation of dumbasses. Almost half the country is too stupid to get vaccinated, but they read on facebook or twitter that horse dewormer is a cure for the covid so your local feed and seed store can't keep ivermectin in stock.

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  • New

    I don't think I mentioned this before but Kathy and I almost met Nimblewill Nomad when we did our river to river hike this summer. We finished up at NY's Bear Mountain State Park in the late afternoon. There was a huge car show going on in the parking lot and we wandered around looking at all the different cars, even found an old friend who had entered his old VW Vanagon van. When we finally got back to where we had parked it was early evening and we decided not to drive home but instead find a local motel to spend the night. Driving north on route 9W we found a small, but nice motel that had room for us. I think it was called The Bear Mountain Bridge Motel. It was just 5 rooms and was located on the same property as the owner's house. While we were checking in the proprietor asked us to sign his hikers log ( I'm not sure how he knew, was it our look or smell that gave us away ? ) Anyway Nimblewill Nomad had stayed there just a couple of days before . Now there's a guy I'd…
  • New

    I am a new backpacker. What is a moderate difficulty 7-8 day section through New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts? I plan to do this the first week of October. I had planned to start just inside New York, go through Connecticut and end up just inside Massachusetts. I had thought there were mostly 10 mile sections which seems doable for me in the shorter days of the fall. However, I recently read that there are some very challenging portions in Connecticut. Help!

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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…