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ATQOTD

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Wildlife Sightings Today

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odd man out

And In Other News

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Taking the first step

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odd man out

The AT has been ruined and I'm not the only one who says this

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StalkingTortoise

98% of so called thru-hikers are actual frauds

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Matt_C

Basketball Thread

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whats the weather where you are?

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Gene Epsy

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  • Astro -

    Liked rhjanes’s post in the thread ATQOTD.

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    One Matt_C should read if he hasn't already. ⛰️ AT Question Of The Day – Mar 4, 2024 ⛺ My answer today was – CORRECT Total questions answered – 729 Total answers correct – 675 Percentage answers correct – 93% Longest correct streak – 61
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    At the Key Deer Wildlife Sanctuary we saw three key deer. We also saw a small heron (tricolor or little blue, not sue), an alligator, and chickens. We also stopped at the sea turtle rescue center and saw a number of turtules in rehab.
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    My last day is set for April 25 which is also my birthday.
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    Quote from StalkingTortoise: “appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…870605d637fe5f55e311df429 March Forth! I always thought I'd be finished with the AT by the time I retired. Now it looks like I won't be using vacation days for my Maine section. Kind of a…
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    Quote from StalkingTortoise: “appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…870605d637fe5f55e311df429 March Forth! I always thought I'd be finished with the AT by the time I retired. Now it looks like I won't be using vacation days for my Maine section. Kind of a…
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    My last day is set for April 25 which is also my birthday.
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    One Matt_C should read if he hasn't already. ⛰️ AT Question Of The Day – Mar 4, 2024 ⛺ My answer today was – CORRECT Total questions answered – 729 Total answers correct – 675 Percentage answers correct – 93% Longest correct streak – 61
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    Another day of faking my stats... ⛰️ AT Question Of The Day – Mar 4, 2024 ⛺ My answer today was – CORRECT Total questions answered – 70 Total answers correct – 69 Percentage answers correct – 99% Longest correct streak – 68 hykeroo.com/atqotd
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    My last day is set for April 25 which is also my birthday.
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    My last day is set for April 25 which is also my birthday.

News

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    In the past year more and more people make announcement videos about they're going to hike the AT, do all this planning and shakedown hikes, and yet when they get out onto the trail, they aren't even a week into it and they're already taking Zero days, constantly slack Packing, getting rides all over the place, and the ever famous, sleeping in hostels and hotels, for almost their entire trip. It's now gotten to the point where every single person is doing this...It's pathetic

    If you cannot even last a week, you won't make it the entire way, and you don't belong on the trail.

    Speaking of hostel and hotel hopping, here is a little humor video I made about that:

News

  • 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…