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    Basmati Rice, red lentils, curry, salt, olive...

    Basmati Rice, red lentils, curry, salt, olive oil. (optional meat - chicken, tuna pouch, bacon bits, etc). 125 g of dry ingredients, 2 cups water, and eveything else in pot, boil, put in pot cozy,...
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    There are other canyon hikes. You could d a...

    There are other canyon hikes. You could d a Hermit loop or out and back Hermit with stays at Monument Creek, Hermit Creek, granite rapids, or hermit rapids. These would not be affected by trail...
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    The biggest problem with timing, is the North Rim...

    The biggest problem with timing, is the North Rim facilities are only open from may 15 to oct 15. So your best tomes will be late may or early Oct. But it will likely be very hot at the bottom even...
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    The section south of Daleville is great. The...

    The section south of Daleville is great. The first ridge has Tinkers Cliff and McAfee Knob. The next has Dragon's Tooth. The next has the Audie Murphy Monument. The next is Sinking Creek Ridge with a...
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    I know this is the Woman's Forum but i didn't...

    I know this is the Woman's Forum but i didn't realize it until after i saw the title. Feel free to ignore the Odd Man. But i too don't like men's watches (too big, more features than i want, etc...)...
  6. I have a long list of foreign treks i would like...

    I have a long list of foreign treks i would like to make. But i far exceed the age limit above. I was reading the other day about trekking to the summit of Mt Sinai in Egypt. It is a very popular...
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    Option 1: Tell them that in the eastern US, about...

    Option 1: Tell them that in the eastern US, about one person is killed by a bear every 20 years vs one every 20 seconds in car accidents. By getting off the road, you are much safer.

    Option 2:...
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    My breakfast for my Grand Canyon hike last April...

    My breakfast for my Grand Canyon hike last April was oatmeal (traditional, not qiuck/instant) with powdered buttermilk (from King Arthur), maple suagr, salt, cinnamon. Pretty good. The buttermilk as...
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    My wife is addicted to her Merlin app. And...

    My wife is addicted to her Merlin app.

    And years ago we had a White Throated Sparrow singing right by our cabin every morning at 4AM. Pretty, but impossible to sleep through in case you want to...
  10. For northern UP of MI, i would say through early...

    For northern UP of MI, i would say through early October. Fall colors propably peak in early October. In the fall, that Lake will help moderate temps. By the end of October, it can get wintery.
  11. Pictured rocks NL. Follows the lake Superior...

    Pictured rocks NL. Follows the lake Superior shore, so no big climbs. Getting permits this late could be a challenge. Call them.
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    Red lentils, basmati rice, curry, salt, olive...

    Red lentils, basmati rice, curry, salt, olive oil.

    Because these are raw beans and grain that cook quickly. Also, lentils and rice (dal bhat) is what fuels Nepalese porters.
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    There's always a snipe hunt.

    There's always a snipe hunt.
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    No, it's the waste water treatment system. The...

    No, it's the waste water treatment system. The campground and PR are both running at half capacity. They may close PR completely next year while they use it to house construction workers. They are...
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    This is all good information. But in my case, i...

    This is all good information. But in my case, i did not have flexibility due to work schedule. Plus my narrow window of opportunity was in peak season. Also, the park web page say permits set aside...
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    For most up to date info, use the NP websites....

    For most up to date info, use the NP websites. Each park has its own rules for permits, resevations, etc, and they are often changing. Other on line or printed guides and advice are likely to be out...
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    Not crowded. I think i saw a dozen people that...

    Not crowded. I think i saw a dozen people that day. Only a few groups are given camping permits per night. There was another solo guy like me (not swimming) and a group of 4 women who were. Its...
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    That's the Monument slot canyon rch in rse...

    That's the Monument slot canyon rch in rse colored granite.
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    Grand Canyon Hermit Loop

    Starting April 29, I did a 4-night 5-day Hermit loop trek in the Grand Canyon. I started with a day exploring the rim, including about 8 miles on the Rim Trail and a 1/2 mile off trail trek to the...
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    I think I'm immune to caffeine. I dont notice a...

    I think I'm immune to caffeine. I dont notice a difference with or without. I can drink a pot of coffe before bed and sleep fine. I don't drink coffee for the caffeine. I drink coffee (and tea)...
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    I one rigged up a small Bialetti Moka pot to work...

    I one rigged up a small Bialetti Moka pot to work on an alcohol tea light stove. The mini stove and pot stand stored inside the pot. Never took it hiking, but it was a fun exercise. Probably the...
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    Back in December i got a permit for a 5-day,...

    Back in December i got a permit for a 5-day, 4-night backpacking trip in the Grand Canyon starting April 29. I knew if i were to make i would need to lose weight (I was 6'0", 210 lbs) and get in...
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    The PCT and the JMT both connect Yosemite and...

    The PCT and the JMT both connect Yosemite and Kings Canyon National Parks. In between the parks, these trails can be accessed by several side trails and trailheads. All of this is in wilderness...
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    On Isle Royale we had a White Throated Sparrow...

    On Isle Royale we had a White Throated Sparrow sing next to our cabin at 4 AM every morning. Not scary, but you cant sleep through it.
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    I wonder what the hiker package refers to?

    I wonder what the hiker package refers to?
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