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  1. Not sure. Probably something like "malaise of...

    Not sure. Probably something like "malaise of the spirit." :D

    The rescue team's Facebook page has over 4,900 unique 'likes' for this particular rescue, with many wanting to donate to express...
  2. Giant Floyd rescued after strenuous 2-mile hike

    Kudos to the rescuers, who must be strong as oxen to carry this guy down a mountain.

    https://deadspin.com/enormous-dog-rescued-after-hiking-too-much-1839073000
  3. If you're gonna cross the Kennebec, you'll probably meet this guy

    Our own Kathryn Miles wrote another great article about the AT, this one concerning Greg Caruso, who canoes hikers across the Kennebec .
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  4. And I remember when there was a pay phone outside...

    And I remember when there was a pay phone outside of Walasi-Yi. I called my then wife to let her know all was great. Didn't talk to her again until I got to Hot Springs, after that, not until...
  5. "Akuna" Robinson, first African-American to triple crown

    In Outside magazine, our very own Kathryn Miles wrote another great article, this one about Will "Akuna" Robinson completing a "triple crown."

    Although the author states that the ALDHA doesn't...
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    Tipi, that pic even looks like a prime yellow...

    Tipi, that pic even looks like a prime yellow jacket hellfire zone, and that girl is truly lucky to be alive. Totally agree in re regional variants to the pain able to be delivered. It also seems...
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    Yellow jackets sting like hellfire itself

    Today I was stung three times by yellow jackets. In my yard. While mowing. It happened about 3 hours ago and it still feels like an injection of Draino with a crooked, rusty knitting needle heated...
  9. Incredible woman, incredible article.

    Incredible woman, incredible article.
  10. "Floating tent offers a cool new way to die while camping."

    https://news.avclub.com/this-floating-tent-offers-you-a-cool-new-way-to-die-whi-1837375346
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    Two weeks, Tipi??? :eek: I mean, it's your call,...

    Two weeks, Tipi??? :eek: I mean, it's your call, esp. since you seem to be pretty much by yourself most of the time, but two weeks ??? And I mean this with all due respect and a sense of humor, but...
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    At REI, a lightweight kit for 3 nights is $160. ...

    At REI, a lightweight kit for 3 nights is $160. And yes, the gear is cleaned (sleeping bags, too) between rentals. Good grief.



    1 2-Person Lightweight Backpacking Tent
    2 Lightweight...
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    A guy carrying a pistol? I've never seen that...

    A guy carrying a pistol? I've never seen that before, but then I only get to hike twice a year.
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    Why buy when you can rent?

    The Sunday edition (9-16-19) of the NY TIMES, Travel section, has an article on renting hiking and camping gear. https://nyti.ms/2URSXLJ

    For those new to hiking, it may be better to rent gear for...
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    To steal from Chris Willets' suggestion, liquor...

    To steal from Chris Willets' suggestion, liquor and porn.
  16. Thread: Wet Butt

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    That would be wicked funny.

    That would be wicked funny.
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    Please speak American. :welcome So your vote is...

    Please speak American. :welcome So your vote is a buckeye?

    Would close-up pics of a tree limb, bark, or ??? be helpful?
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    I think it's safe to declare it an Ohio Buckeye...

    I think it's safe to declare it an Ohio Buckeye tree.

    My kid used this app, got the name, then did a little more digging via Google. She said the app is quite good....
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    This is the best that I can do with enlargements....

    This is the best that I can do with enlargements.
    After looking at tree id book and comparing with what little can be seen on pics, my guess is Osage orange tree. I think it would survive in CO.
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    I took the lead and looked up info on wikipedia,...

    I took the lead and looked up info on wikipedia, google search, etc. If that's indeed a jackfruit, it would be a arborvor miracle. One report said that one tree was reported to be living in south...
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    Help with tree ID?

    The best and only pics that I have of the tree in question. I have no clue at all. My daughter lives in Golden, CO, so that's the location.

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    I've read about merino but I didn't buy any...

    I've read about merino but I didn't buy any because I assumed it would be difficult to clean. Yes/no? Can you wash merino in a machine along with other clothes? What about drying? Surely you...
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    As a point of clarification, I am not and have...

    As a point of clarification, I am not and have never been a thru hiker. I'm sure that the longer the trip, the more difficult to keep stuff clean. In a good year, I get out 7-10 days in the spring...
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    Let's keep it clean, y'all

    I disagree with the notion that if you hike for multiple days, you will necessarily smell like a pig farm on a rainy day.

    Attached is a pic of my hiking sink (a cut-down 1-gallon plastic jug), a 2...
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    I use the Tarptent Rainbow. It is shaped...

    I use the Tarptent Rainbow. It is shaped something like a half circle, which allows me to get in and out without crawling like a dog and to sit up to read. You may like a tent like this...
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