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  1. Thread: Hiking shoes

    by Venchka
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    Correction! Designer Shoe Warehouse. Online and...

    Correction!
    Designer Shoe Warehouse. Online and Brick & Mortar.
    Good luck!
    Wayne
  2. Thread: Hiking shoes

    by Venchka
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    Scour the internet for the discontinued shoes. ...

    Scour the internet for the discontinued shoes.
    Places like Discount Shoe Warehouse, etc. The world is full of closeout stores.
    I had the same problem. I managed to find two more pairs.
    Wayne
  3. More in my new neighborhood: I havenít been yet....

    More in my new neighborhood:
    I havenít been yet. I need to fix that.
    New River National Park in West Virginia.
    Have fun!
    Wayne
  4. Plugging my new home. The Hiking Project App...

    Plugging my new home.
    The Hiking Project App from REI covers these trails.
    Stone Mountain State Park. FREE ADMISSION!
    From the Lower Parking Lot:
    An easy trail from the parking lot will take...
  5. ďvenchka, Wayne I have been reading your words of...

    ďvenchka, Wayne I have been reading your words of wisdom for ages. Did you move? I thought you lived out west. The Tetons/ Yellowstone is on the list. When does winter set in, when would be the last...
  6. If you havenít been to the Tetons, by all means...

    If you havenít been to the Tetons, by all means GO!
    You can get up close with a car and low level trails. Sunset from the Oxbow is STUNNING.
    FLY TO Jackson Hole Airport. Rent a car. Our family has...
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    Yet we survived. Wayne

    Yet we survived.
    Wayne
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    Interesting. In Texas. Admittedly a few years...

    Interesting.
    In Texas. Admittedly a few years ago. I was buying the Santa Fe beans for $1 to $2 per bag, depending on a sale price or regular price.
    I havenít tried to buy any since moving East. ...
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    BIG PROBLEM! About a week or two ago I made an...

    BIG PROBLEM!
    About a week or two ago I made an exhaustive internet search for the Santa Fe brand instant refried beans.
    Zero! Zip! Nada!
    I guess I could live on the Breakfast Essentials, NIDO and...
  10. Thread: MSR Freelite 2

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    Franco beat me to it. Good luck. Wayne

    Franco beat me to it.
    Good luck.
    Wayne
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    Update: I recently discovered that there is bus...

    Update:
    I recently discovered that there is bus service from Santa Fe to Chama, New Mexico. It might require a taxi or UBER from the Santa Fe airport to the bus terminal.
    No telling what New...
  12. I went to the Santa Fe web pages. The beans that...

    I went to the Santa Fe web pages. The beans that I am familiar with are sold out. Crazy!
    Amazon is silly expensive.
    Good luck!
    Wayne
  13. I never had trouble finding the Santa Fe brand in...

    I never had trouble finding the Santa Fe brand in Texas supermarkets or Walmarts. Pre-COVID!
    Perhaps you can find an online source in Texas? Or direct from Santa Fe?
    Good luck! They are worth the...
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    I agree with the Fantastic weather from everyone....

    I agree with the Fantastic weather from everyone.
    Be careful. Last October much of North Carolina was dry. Probably the adjacent states as well. Check the Internet for Burn Ban notifications.
    Be...
  15. Iíll second the Santa Fe brand. Good at home and...

    Iíll second the Santa Fe brand. Good at home and on the trail.
    Try ordering from Walmart.com. Not everyone knows about this service. Itís been getting better and better during the Covid Nonsense. ...
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    Carry a kerosene jet. Gas stations in the...

    Carry a kerosene jet. Gas stations in the mountains have a kerosene pump.
    Wayne
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    I suppose not. Offer lots of 10 on WhiteBlaze...

    I suppose not.
    Offer lots of 10 on WhiteBlaze for $2.50?
    Cheers!
    Wayne
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    Take a canister to your post office. Pay...

    Take a canister to your post office.
    Pay attention to the poster showing the labels and packaging for gas canisters. Discuss your situation with the post people.
    I remember this coming up before....
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    One more thing: The rule of thumb for climbers...

    One more thing:
    The rule of thumb for climbers on big mountains has been:
    ďCarry high, Sleep low.Ē
    When possible, plan your days accordingly.
    Wayne
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    DITTO. DITTO. AND DITTO! Physical Therapy! In my...

    DITTO. DITTO. AND DITTO!
    Physical Therapy! In my case: Right Upper Hamstring tendinitis coupled with left leg shorter than right leg.
    I outfitted all of my shoes with 3/8Ē lifts and prescribed...
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    Ditto: Donít waste your time and money in Denver....

    Ditto: Donít waste your time and money in Denver.
    Leadville is my acclimation location of choice. Specifically the Forest Service campground complex around Turquoise Lake. After 2-3 days there I am...
  22. Neatness always counts. Cheers! Wayne

    Neatness always counts.
    Cheers!
    Wayne
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    Figure out your progress. Exit on the essay...

    Figure out your progress.
    Exit on the essay side of the park.
    Use the map.
    Wayne
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    Looking at the map there are entrances on the...

    Looking at the map there are entrances on the east side.
    US 211 enters the the park on the east side. Meet your transportation at the entrance station before the pay window.
    Cheers!
    Wayne
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    Why canít you hike back to the north entrance?...

    Why canít you hike back to the north entrance? Itís free to EXIT the park.
    Good luck.
    Wayne
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