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Cheyou
01-13-2019, 17:58
Burning garbage, snake heads, Apple and banana litter, mosquitoes, giant backpacks . We really need to get out more. Hope spring comes early.

Puddlefish
01-13-2019, 18:40
I went up and down Kearsage again yesterday with a foot of fresh snow, it was stupid cold, windy with no distant views. Yay?

Slo-go'en
01-13-2019, 19:20
Too darn cold for me, but at least the sun was shining for a change. Brilliant blue sky and not too windy, unlike yesterday. -5 was the low at my place this morning. 6PM and it's down to 1. Gonna be another cold one tonight. oops, it just went down to an even 0.

I'll wait until it warms up a tad and we get some more snow, hopefully this weekend. Although I have been out moving a lot of snow around this last week.

Puddlefish
01-13-2019, 19:29
Too darn cold for me, but at least the sun was shining for a change. Brilliant blue sky and not too windy, unlike yesterday. -5 was the low at my place this morning. 6PM and it's down to 1. Gonna be another cold one tonight. oops, it just went down to an even 0.

I'll wait until it warms up a tad and we get some more snow, hopefully this weekend. Although I have been out moving a lot of snow around this last week.

Yeah, I'm not entirely loving this winter hiking thing so far. The snow shoveling at least keeps me in shape, while I avoid the ice mosquitoes.

TNhiker
01-13-2019, 19:58
Burning garbage, snake heads, Apple and banana litter, mosquitoes, giant backpacks . We really need to get out more. Hope spring comes early.



Well....some are those are old threads...

but that also leads to someone being cooped up and responding to a thread that's 8 years old...

Old Hillwalker
01-14-2019, 08:48
It's even been too cold for seeing snowsnakes up here in the mountains of Maine.

tdoczi
01-14-2019, 10:37
Well....some are those are old threads...

but that also leads to someone being cooped up and responding to a thread that's 8 years old...

my favorite, which i just saw in one of those old threads recently, is when a user who has a very low total post count, even though they have been a member forever, finds an 8 year old thread and just says something like "yeah me too."

thats some serious cabin fever there.

Gambit McCrae
01-14-2019, 10:57
Winter sucks IMO. I can never wait for spring, and typically use the winter getting fat, drinking more whiskey and planning aggressive hiking plans/ mileage/ trips for the upcoming year. This year I have redirected some of those efforts to reading. I am about to be finished with "Lost on the Appalachian Trail" and I have really enjoyed it. I have a couple other books lined up for this winter prior to spring arriving. A lot of anticipation for NH in September...

stephanD
01-14-2019, 11:10
Actually, The one about tossing organic garbage (apples, banana peels, orange peels, etc.), i find very educative. As i said in that tread, I used to think it is no big deal to toss organic garbage in nature thinking it will decompose in a few days, but now I know better and i do not do it anymore, and i'm glad to see that i'm not the only one.

Alligator
01-14-2019, 12:19
my favorite, which i just saw in one of those old threads recently, is when a user who has a very low total post count, even though they have been a member forever, finds an 8 year old thread and just says something like "yeah me too."

thats some serious cabin fever there.Sometimes this sort of thing happens when a member is looking to hit 30 posts in order to sell something.

swatsullivan
01-14-2019, 15:40
Winter sucks IMO. I can never wait for spring, and typically use the winter getting fat, drinking more whiskey and planning aggressive hiking plans/ mileage/ trips for the upcoming year. This year I have redirected some of those efforts to reading. I am about to be finished with "Lost on the Appalachian Trail" and I have really enjoyed it. I have a couple other books lined up for this winter prior to spring arriving. A lot of anticipation for NH in September...

Good book. Im almost done with it too.

We are planning to go hike to Spy Rock in two weekends. But its with the scouts, and if it snows, well probably cancel due to dangerous roads.

Gambit McCrae
01-14-2019, 16:00
Good book. Im almost done with it too.

We are planning to go hike to Spy Rock in two weekends. But its with the scouts, and if it snows, well probably cancel due to dangerous roads.


What a great spot :) I came past Spy Rock on my last trip in VA. What a game changer it was to complete the state of VA, I was so eager to complete it back then and now I wish I had it to still do.
It could be tricky getting up Spy Rock in snow....

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Dogwood
01-14-2019, 16:32
Burning garbage, snake heads, Apple and banana litter, mosquitoes, giant backpacks . We really need to get out more. Hope spring comes early.

Ain't that right! If I waited until spring to get in my outdoor therapy I'd be institutionalized by then. :)

Furlough
01-14-2019, 16:58
This year I have redirected some of those efforts to reading. I am about to be finished with "Lost on the Appalachian Trail" and I have really enjoyed it. I have a couple other books lined up for this winter prior to spring arriving. A lot of anticipation for NH in September...
I just started reading Hiking The Appalachian Trail, Volume 1 today. Pretty neat from an historical perspective. Not sure which will happen first, the end of Winter, or me completing the 2 volume set.

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TNhiker
01-14-2019, 17:17
I just reading Hiking The Appalachian Trail, Volume 1 today. Pretty neat from an historical perspective. Not sure which will happen first, the end of Winter, or me completing the 2 volume set.




these books were my white whale for a long time...........i remember them being on sale in bookstores but didnt buy them...

so i scouted used book stores for years (and still do)............

saw one copy come up at my local bookstore but it was held for someone else....

when ebay and the internet came around----i finally bought a few sets just to have and what not (dont ask what i paid for them though)...

still havent read them fully through though...

Furlough
01-14-2019, 17:27
Funny, pretty much the same for me. Finally got the set on ebay. Ditto on non-disclosure of the price.

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