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  • Astro on Bartram Trail 2021

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    A few interesting things from Day 4. Tha old school bus right on the trail used to used by hunters. Considered setting my tent up inside there if enough room, but was afraid some animals might have already homesteaded it. All the NC trailheads have a copy of the NC map. Also thought the yellow blaze on the post wss nice, but misleading since the trail was parallel with the sign and was a little trail lined up with the blaze. The blaze on the broken tree was like an arch you walked under.

  • Astro on Bartram Trail 2021

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    Day 4 13.2 miles to Double Gap Lots of different mountain views today. Often you can see the mountains through the trees, but I really appreciate when you have a clear view. Especially when there are some nice rocks you can sit and take a break on. Was trying to make it to a campsite about .6m ahead but was getting dark and really could not see where the trail was. So I set up my tent on a rock. Unfortunately it was not as level or as wide as I would have preferred. Had to be careful about weigh…

  • Astro on Bartram Trail 2021

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    Quote from IMScotty: “Looks like a real nice trail Astro. I bet the waterfalls were a help in cooling off in this heat. Did you see any other overnight hikers doing the trail? ” None, just lots of day hikers. Even ran into two trail bikers. Actually illegal. But they were considerate and stopped and held there bikes as I approached them (from the opposite direction). Yes, the waterfalls were nice and a great place to take a break. I am sure NH and ME will be cooler and less humid.

  • Astro on Bartram Trail 2021

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    Day 3 11.8 miles to West Fork Overflow Creek Raburn Bald fire tower had 360 degree views Well it used to, now a few trees need to be trimmed. Tallest mountain visible is Clingman's Dome (highest point on AT). After 35.7 miles crossed over from GA to NC [list][*] [/list]

  • Astro on Bartram Trail 2021

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    Day 2 12.9 miles to Wilson Gap Started mountains and waterfalls today. In the morning came to Warwoman Dell recreation area. Since no shelters on this trail was nice to have picnic table for lunch. Yesterday I ran into a group of a dozen day hikers. Today there was a Scout camp nearby and there were groups of parents going various places.

  • Astro on Bartram Trail 2021

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    Day 1 14 miles Russell Bridge to Campsite with no Water I know that isn't the greatest location description for where I spent the night, but that is what the guide book called it. The southern terminus is at Russell Bridge over the Chattooga River on GA Hwy 28. The first few miles were level elevation since running along the river. So things were going smooth till around mile 9 where the bridge over Dicks Creek was not there. There was just blue tape across where the bridge was supposed to be. S…

  • Astro on Bartram Trail 2021

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    Quote from CoachLou: “Jake my phone has been out for the past week. ” Sent Cafe email to see if there is another number I can call late this afternoon/evening.

  • Astro on Bartram Trail 2021

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    11.8 to West Fork Overflow Creek yesterday, and planning another 12 today. Will allow me to make it into Franklin Saturday morning. Spending Fathers Day with my Dad Sunday, then start second half Monday. Sunday a tropical storm is supposed to hit Franklin.

  • Astro on Bartram Trail 2021

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    14 miles yesterday and 12.9 today. More mountains and elevation changes as I go. Will provide pictures and more details when I have better service.

  • Astro on Bartram Trail 2021

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    Quote from LIhikers: “Good for you to do so much walking. This year I've done very little so I'm a little concerned about this coming summer's hiking. ” Most not the same as climbing over rocks, up mountains, and stumbling over roots. But hey at least legs should be "somewhat ready". I guess I will find out tomorrow.

  • Astro on Bartram Trail 2021

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    Plan to start Bartram Trail on Tuesday at southern terminus as tune up hike for completing my remaining sections of the AT (Pinkham Notch to Grafton Notch, Monson to Mt Katahdin). Driving to North Carolina tomorrow will be my first "zero" after walking with a pack 3 to 12 miles everyday for over 6 weeks. Trail is 108 miles, but by the time I walk back to Franklin will be closer to 150.

  • The Appalachian Trail: A Biography

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    Quote from odd man out: “A new book about the history of the AT was published this week. I have not read it yet. atbiography.com/ There is an excerpt here. This part of MacKaye's story only got a couple of sentences of attention in my book (The Appalachian Trail) published a few years ago by the ATC. - thedailybeast.com/the-tragic-o…-of-the-appalachian-trail ” I have always felt MacKaye gets too much credit, and Myron Avery not near enough. Problem was Avery worked himself to death and MacKaye s…

  • Baseball Thread

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    Quote from IMScotty: “The Red Sox start three game series in Yankee Stadium tomorrow. That's what it's all about! Then I see the Astros are in Boston next week. You should come up! ” Red Sox sweep Yankees in Yankee Stadium. Loving it!

  • Wildlife Sightings Today

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    Saw this guy yesterday.

  • Baseball Thread

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    Quote from odd man out: “is it possible there was a hit and run or sacrifice bunt on and the batter missed a sign? ” Perhaps, but runner still better heading to a base and forcing a throw (and potential error) than just sitting there like a lame duck.

  • Ozark Highlands Trail

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    Only real downsides of the trip were not realizing how low my bug spray was and a slip on the rocks. Tounge tore off one of my Vivobarefeet, bit I guess now they are lighter.

  • Ozark Highlands Trail

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    Finally used my Tiger Wall UL1 for the first time in field. With no rain and temps down to the 40s that night I went with only 3 of the 6 stakes. With my arthritis the side door is nice and there is more overhead room than in my Flycreek UL1. Have to arrange things a liitle different inside, but I am sure I will get used to it. Walked 6 miles in County/Forrest Sevice Road Sunday morning, but soon after on US 123 caught a ride back to my car.

  • Ozark Highlands Trail

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    Lots of waterfalls, so many I quit taking pictures, and probably skipped some of the best (like the inverse of the old Mickey Gilley song). Few other interesting things, such as the geocache.

  • Ozark Highlands Trail

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    Last Saturday hiked the 9.5 miles from Ft. Douglas back to Rosetta trailhead. Gives 103.8 miles total now. We have had lots of rain, so lots of wet crossings. Avoided the first one at Haws Creek Fall Campground when a pickup truck stopped to ask me something, and then let me ride across on his tailgate. Later back in the woods It was back to putting on Vivobarefeet each time.

  • Baseball Thread

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    Quote from max.patch: “I've never seen this before. Setting the stage: Bottom of the 9th. Down by 1. No outs. Runner on second. And to make it even better -- The runner on 2nd is a pinch runner. He only has one job to do. twitter.com/i/status/1400995890974932992 ” Blame the pinch runner, but give the catcher credit too. He ran towards the runner delaying making a throw until absolutely necessary.