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Took a walk today

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  • Astro -

    Replied to the thread Wildlife Sightings Today.

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    Quote from jimmyjam: “I went on a short overnighter last week to Hightop Mountain in the SNP. In the morning while sitting on the throne in the hut's privy (no joke), a squirrel runs by, obviously terrified, and dives into a hole at the bottom of a…
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    I went on a short overnighter last week to Hightop Mountain in the SNP. In the morning while sitting on the throne in the hut's privy (no joke), a squirrel runs by, obviously terrified, and dives into a hole at the bottom of a tree about 15 feet in front…
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    Liked jimmyjam’s post in the thread Wildlife Sightings Today.

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    I went on a short overnighter last week to Hightop Mountain in the SNP. In the morning while sitting on the throne in the hut's privy (no joke), a squirrel runs by, obviously terrified, and dives into a hole at the bottom of a tree about 15 feet in front…
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    I went on a short overnighter last week to Hightop Mountain in the SNP. In the morning while sitting on the throne in the hut's privy (no joke), a squirrel runs by, obviously terrified, and dives into a hole at the bottom of a tree about 15 feet in front…
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    Liked Astro’s post in the thread Wildlife Sightings Today.

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    This guy blended right into his surroundings. :)
  • IMScotty -

    Replied to the thread Acadia NP.

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    One more thought TJ, if the government shuts down they could close Acadia NP (they did last time). I believe there are parts of the park and trails you could still access. I would not let this possibility stop me from taking the trip because you have…
  • Astro -

    Replied to the thread ATQOTD.

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    Finally a legit straight forward question. :) ⛰️ AT Question Of The Day – Sep 26, 2023 ⛺ My answer today was – CORRECT Total questions answered – 358 Total answers correct – 354 Percentage answers correct – 99% Longest correct streak – 261
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    Liked IMScotty’s post in the thread And In Other News.

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    Quote from Sarcasmtheelf: “Out of context your comment sounds downright Lovecraftian. biggrin.png ” You got me laughing at that one.
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    Quote from Astro: “I believe we have just experienced the triple crown of poor questions over the past three days. Today was average miles per day. But it appears to assume you only count the hiking days (and not zeros). My assumption would be 14.5,…
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    Replied to the thread Took a walk today.

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    Quote from Traffic Jam: “Quote from rhjanes: “Our 2023/24 Orienteering season opened on Saturday September 23 at Fort Worth's Gateway city park. We had a Score-O event (mass start, find what you can within your chosen time limit and return on time).…

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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…