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  1. FS: tarptent stratospire 1

    Quote Originally Posted by smoovoperator View Post
    Tent is sold
    lol just my left!!! Enjoy
  2. Backpacking in the Rain!!!

    by , 05-03-2014 at 16:28 (My wife and I are planning to thru hike the AT in 2017)

    Karen and I have noticed that the THOUGHT of leaving and hiking the AT in 3 years is very powerful. When the day turns bad and things go wrong we find our minds taking a strange turn and thinking about leaving this situation behind and walking out of this life and into another life where these current things and problems are not so important, where your needs are reduced to the real essentials and even those are sketchy, tenuous, and fluid, changing from minute to minute.Are ...
  3. Neels Gap

    the-panhandlers have made it to our destination...Neels Gap! After a couple of sporty nights in shelters with thunderstorms and wind we were happy to see Mountain Crossings! The trip was great and 'downhill' is hooked and ready to go again (after we rehab her knee)! Thanks to all of the great people we met along the trail for interesting conversation and the trail magic. Safe travels!

    the-pandhandlers, 'downhill' and 'pakmule'
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  4. What else can cause a change in my Blood Sugar Readings?

    by , 05-01-2014 at 04:44 (My wife and I are planning to thru hike the AT in 2017)

    What, other than food, can affect my blood sugars?


    If I wasn’t living I wouldn’t have diabetes.

    Also known as STRESS

    I learned this after 14 days with no power in the Great Ice Storm of 1989. One week after normalcy was restored my blood sugars would not go down. I kept an appointment with my diabetes educator and she relayed to me that all her diabetic patients were dealing with the same ...
  5. the-panhandlers third day!

    First 2 days went by witha total of 15 miles..morgaan earned her traiil name "dowhill"...beacause thats the only part of the trail she said she likes! Slept through a Noah-style rain last night here at Gooch mtn. Met some great folks and looking forward to another awesome day.
    Pics are from hawk mtn yesterday.
    -Pakmule & Downhill