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  1. A sweaty hiker helps facilitate butterfly sex

    Quote Originally Posted by Another Kevin View Post
    Believe it or not, the title of this post is 100% serious! Rather than repeat the whole post here, I'll just refer you all to http://dftscript.blogspot.com/2013/0...butterfly.html to understand the connection between the two, at least for this particular butterfly:


    Hoary Comma butterfly, Polygonia Gracilis by ke9tv, on Flickr

    An awesome encounter with a small bit
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  2. 3/4's behind me!

    Lee, MA to Springer Mt. was a beautiful 107 days of ups and downs, with glory mixed in, physical~mental, and spiritually!
    Blessed to be on my way back up to Maine, to cascade back down to my MA starting point.
    Best of all i will be passing lots of northbound hikers (once more) that I met and enjoyed along the way in VA, and other states.
    Till then......
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  3. Eucalyptus and Deet based products what you need to know to avoid getting sick.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Old Owl View Post
    Right off the EPA has made tremendous testing and its not hard to read their website and I quote Deet is a Repellent.


    Benefits of DEET products
    DEET's most significant benefit is its ability to repel potentially disease-carrying insects and ticks. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) receives more than 20,000 reports of Lyme disease (transmitted by deer ticks) and 100 reports of encephalitis (transmitted by mosquitoes) annually. Both of
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  4. A Wonderful Day….Part 2

    Snacktime, Coach, Oz and I continued with the next phase of the plan…to drop off Coach’s car at the Dartmouth Skiway lot, toward which the entire group would be hiking for the next 2 days. It was about a 20 mile trek from Hanover, but roughly 12 miles from Etna/Hanover Rd trailhead where were leaving Coach and Oz. It took us about an hour to find our way out to the Skiway, park the car, hit the general store in Lyme for ice (for our trail magic cooler) and snacks, then locate the trailhead
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    Updated 08-08-2013 at 12:21 by Teacher & Snacktime

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  5. A Wonderful Day....Part 1

    On Saturday, Snacktime and I got up well before the crack of dawn and headed to Hanover, NH to meet up with Coach Lou, Army Ant, OzJacko, Invisible Man and Rolling Rs. After a 3hr drive, with a respectable amount of fog and rain in the mountains northwest of Concord, we arrived at 7:30am to find the Silly Walkers hanging out on the balcony of the Lebanon Days Inn, waving us in and out of the rain. Greetings and handshakes were exchanged, photos were taken, and Snacktime's bags were handed out and
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    Updated 08-07-2013 at 21:07 by Teacher & Snacktime

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