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    TZ, I saw a recommendation that hikers summit and...

    TZ, I saw a recommendation that hikers summit and be back below 11,000’ by 11 am because of the potential for severe, afternoon storms. Seems a little unrealistic. (at least it would be for me,...
  2. I’m with you...you’re not simply talking about...

    I’m with you...you’re not simply talking about gear choices and trip planning but a way of living modestly, with less detritus, freedom from junk, and more spontaneous living.

    Being able to...
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    Right on..we may be yokels but that don’t mean we...

    Right on..we may be yokels but that don’t mean we hate everyone. :)
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    Sorry, duplicate post.

    Sorry, duplicate post.
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    (I can’t believe no one has hiked Humphrey’s...

    (I can’t believe no one has hiked Humphrey’s Peak. :confused:)

    TZ, you know I’m much more lackadaisical with my gear choices but for the hike you are planning, you are doing the right thing to be...
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    Make sure the hair ain’t from a dog in...

    Make sure the hair ain’t from a dog in heat...just sayin.
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    A wise person says, “It’s just the internet”. ...

    A wise person says, “It’s just the internet”. And it is. It doesn’t matter. What matters is sitting outside sipping coffee, listening to song birds, watching the squirrels, and thinking about the...
  8. When I was a child and experiencing a headache,...

    When I was a child and experiencing a headache, my mom taught me to start at the tips of my toes and slowly move up my body, concentrating on relaxing every muscle. It helps with falling asleep. I...
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    I would like to try the larger couscous (Israeli...

    I would like to try the larger couscous (Israeli couscous) while hiking and would be interested in any cooking tips.
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    One of my favorite trail meals... Box of...

    One of my favorite trail meals...

    Box of Parmesan flavored couscous (the smallest type of couscous)
    Sundried tomatoes
    Pine nuts and almonds (salad topper found in produce section at grocery...
  11. Thread: Pee Rag

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    I haven’t had luck with a dedicated pee rag for...

    I haven’t had luck with a dedicated pee rag for several reasons and after a few days, it is sealed tightly in a plastic bag because it’s smelly, nasty, and wet (from using it to wash). I always end...
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    There is only one person to blame.

    There is only one person to blame.
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    I bought a Kula cloth today...hope it works for...

    I bought a Kula cloth today...hope it works for me. The past few years I’ve packed a ziploc snack bag with pieces of paper towel and an empty, ziplock snack bag for the used pieces. Every trip,...
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    Yeah, I’m pretty sure it’s bad news.

    Yeah, I’m pretty sure it’s bad news.
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    I feel the same about Fritos! Fritos always...

    I feel the same about Fritos! Fritos always taste good, go with everything, and even help with fire starting. A handfull of Fritos on a hot day is perfect. There’s just something about Fritos... I...
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    I’m sick of violence. Sick of it.

    I’m sick of violence. Sick of it.
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    What sounds appealing now, may turn your stomach...

    What sounds appealing now, may turn your stomach if hiking in the heat and humidity. It’s a good idea to test some different foods prior to your hike, if you can.

    (I usually love nut butters and...
  18. I would focus on using a shuttler or volunteer...

    I would focus on using a shuttler or volunteer who has an established reputation. For many people, it’s their livelihood and they’re not likely to **ck it up. My concern would be accepting help...
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    That’s great! I’m a compulsive change collector...

    That’s great! I’m a compulsive change collector also and love seeing those mason jars fill up. I will stop traffic to pick up a penny. :)
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    Me either. But I planned to buy one in the...

    Me either. But I planned to buy one in the future to replace my BA 15* (which is really a 30* for me). So I saved a future $140! :)
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    Damn you. ;) Bought a Megalite.

    Damn you. ;)

    Bought a Megalite.
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    It’s such a difficult situation and it’s hard to...

    It’s such a difficult situation and it’s hard to know the right thing to do. I had an encounter on the trail with a mentally ill man whose family was searching for him. He scared the crap out of...
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    Oh wait...I did judge a little when I saw the dog...

    Oh wait...I did judge a little when I saw the dog dragging his lead behind him. I thought, dang, that can’t be comfortable for the dog.
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    I agree that people can be unfairly judged. ...

    I agree that people can be unfairly judged. Including how you are currently judging me.

    As the OP, I felt I was non-judgmentally passing on interesting information. Information that was...
  25. I had trouble hiking through the Cherry Log...

    I had trouble hiking through the Cherry Log community. Going sobo, some of the signs weren’t visible and there was an old, faded blaze on a tree that took me on the wrong path. Had I been hiking...
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