Originally Posted by Odd Man Out
Map Man has an article where he reports his calculations for elevation gain and drop per mile for each section of the trail. I extracted this data to a spread sheet and used it to calculate total elevation gain and drop per section. From this, you can easily calculate the drop and gain for any section you are hiking. The data is probably a few years old, so there will be some differences between today's numbers and these numbers. But I don't know a better data source. What is different about these
Originally Posted by Demeter
I was supposed to be backpacking this week but my daughter's last minute decision to attend Homecoming changed all that
The next best thing is to come up with a recipe that I was able to try out on a hike the other day. I love the homemade version of this stuff, so thought I would try a trail version.
The full write up is here
1 packet Lipton Cream of Chicken Cup a Soup
1/4 cup freeze dried chicken
Originally Posted by mountain squid
Time to make it official all you 2015ers!
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any additional info that you want the world to know
There's no turning back now! If you have the opportunity you might consider going to Trail Days this year. There are usually lots of gear vendors . . . .
If anything changes, please update via a reply to this thread or send me a PM.
After you have completed
Originally Posted by ericmack
Great question since I am a vet- totally and permanently disabled thru the VA system- and will thru hike NOBO in 2016. Pain meds, among others, have been a constant worry and this thread helped tremendously. I use TRICARE and will talk with primary care about the refill system. Wife is with me so will need a trusted person to fill and then send meds. One question- how safe are we on trail with those type of meds? Not getting attacked or anything- just theft. I know one way is to be quiet about
I celebrated my thru-hike as part of an important birthday in 2000.
The simplicity of Trail life is reassuring and allows quiet contemplation about people and organisations.
In this blog I seek to make a link between the lessons I learned from long-distance hiking and what this might tell me about leadership in organisations. Your comments and reflections are welcome.
Strategy, planning and execution
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