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  1. Grayson Highlands and Mount Rogers Hike


    This was stuck in my drafts from 12 October 2015, finally learning how to use this blog better and released it.
    Weekend hike from Massie Gap in Grayson Highlands State Park to Mount Rogers. It was rainy and very soggy on the hike up on the 1st day. Things cleared out great for the second day and the views were spectacular. We hiked mostly on the Appalachian Trail and stayed overnight in a tent next to the Thomas Knob shelter. The shelter
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    Updated 12-30-2015 at 16:41 by Kaptainkriz

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  2. Bulin BL3000-F2 lightweight portable lantern


    This is a review of the Bulin BL3000-F2 lightweight portable lantern. In the box is the lantern with a removable 18” hanging chain, an adapter for butane canister to lindal valve (camp gas canister), three mantles, and a small plastic storage box. It’s a great little lantern with a metal globe that won’t break like the more common glass globes. It weighs 149g with the chain, which seemed a bit heavy (17g), so I removed it. The lantern itself weighs ...

    Updated 04-10-2016 at 21:28 by Kaptainkriz

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  3. Travis McGee, John Muir, and me, still in Cedar Key 4

    When John Muir made his way to Cedar Key he was overwhelmed by the the heat and humidity. The abundant mosquitoes gave him malaria which nearly ended his life. Crumpled in a doorway delirious with fever he was mistaken for a homeless, drunkard. The night watchman who found him ignored his pleas for help and abandoned him near death. Fortunately, Muir had made the acquaintance of a kindly sawmill owner named Hodgson who, after hearing of Muir in need went to his aid. Hence, in 1867 Hodgson became ...
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  4. Cold weather gear pickup

    APRIL 2016, START HARPERS FERRY TO MAINE WHAT WOULD BE A GOOD PICK-UP LOCATION FOR MY COLD WEATHER GEAR????????????????
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  5. Guidebooks arrived, reading through them now

    My AT guidebooks arrived just before Christmas, and I am reading through them now. Occasionally I am stopping and going to my 1990 trail log to read about a shelter or location. Many of the places I stayed at in 1990 are no longer there, and there are many new places listed in the guidebook.

    My next step is going to be going back through he guidebooks and marking all water, shelter, and other important locations with a highlighter. I found this very useful last time.

    Can't ...
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