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1190ftalt last won the day on August 26 2016

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  1. Should of worn your headgear when you wrestled in Highschool........
  2. Grouse on the ground between the tree stump and the long log . ( It’s brown and has feathers and is facing away)
  3. My buddy hiked from my house up over the mountain and took the Buttermilk trail down to the bottom of Buttermilk Falls about a 3 weeks ago and he said at that time the road was closed . Gated by the cemetery. He walked up past the gate to the old Walpack post office and his wife picked him up there and they drove up the road to Jimmy Heigis ‘s place and had a nice dinner ! Its only about a mile walk past the gate.
  4. Sounds great ! Are you planning on starting at Millbrook Road, the stretch from Millbrook rd (rt 602) to NJ/PA border is 13 3/4 miles and Sunfish Pond is half way. The good thing about starting at Millbrook rd is you are almost on top but starting down by the Delaware is also a possibility. Let me know what weekend you are thinking about going pending weather .
  5. Well went up on the mountain on March 6 to check some cameras and go go for a hike on the AT. Left my house there was about 10 inches of snow, up on the top and the AT between 12-15 inches and some spots 20 where it drifted! The good thing about going solo is you are quiet and you tend to see more wildlife, the bad thing is you have no one to push you further when you want to turn around. I kicked up 4 grouse during my 4.7 mile , 9877 steps and 46 flights hike then walked up on 2 deer bedded under a pine tree, the one deer took off the other just watched me . No tracks on the AT from the Buttermilk Falls sign North or south to Crater Lake. Pretty sure the road to Crater lake is closed at the Blue Mountain Lakes parking lot. Got some good pictures and there is nothing like scouting in the snow ! After descending carefully back down the mountain I took the 4 wheeler out for a walk and got my hair messed up a little bit and then back home for a well deserved celebratory beer ! Good Luck !
  6. Good catch ! Actually put these 2 cameras up in 2 new spots on the mountain, I usually use 4 tree spikes then hang them but I was running late , I was cold and it was getting dark so I only used 3 spikes, they are about 10-13 feet up .
  7. No, look at the color of the sand , hint you would not want to go there in the winter and you sink in the sand like 4 inches when you walk !
  8. Cool, at the Ritz they set up gigantic flat screen TVs outside by the pool and restaurants for the Super Bowl, fun times . In 10 years going there it rained one time at around 8 at night for like 30 minutes. The only complaint I have is the Beer, they have one Local Brew called Balashi Beer , it tastes like diesel fuel mixed with vodka (don’t ask me how I know that), so I just suffer and drink Heineken drafts ( never liked Heineken) or good old Budweiser in the bottle or have the bartender mix us up a fresh pitchers SANGRIA with lots of Fresh Fruit and make sure he tilts that bottle of Kettle One ! ( Throw the bartender 10 dollars before he makes the first pitcher and you will be smiling all week !) Good Luck !
  9. Yes, right on target ! I stayed on that side of the hotel last year . Were you in the suite on the top floor ? Have you ever been to the last 3 photos, it is not Aruba.
  10. Ritz Carlton Aruba, if you go Super Bowl Week the place is half empty because Super Bowl Sunday is so heavily celebrated in the Good old USA, DONT tell anybody !
  11. Well just got back from our annual trip down south to watch the Super Bowl with friends . One couple is from Boston so they have been pretty happy over the last 10 years , must be nice to be a New England Patriots fan ! Well just went and checked 2 cameras on top of the mountain, as you can see in the 3rd picture the temperature WAS -10 degrees, Ive never seen it that cold on my camera before ! Still have 3 small bears walking around, I find the young bears that maybe just got pushed away by the mother tend to not burrow up the first winter. Well hiked from my house to the top of the mountain and reached the summit of Mt Paradise (1606 ft altitude) in 41 minutes, not bad after coming from 82 degree weather and lots of adult beverages. I’m actually going to put a summit register on the top of Mt Paradise and Rattlesnake Mountain (1492 feet altitude) next time I go up, I will secure it with a cable and mark it with a Cairn if anyone in the future wants to tag it and sign in ! Well I was going to tag Rattlesnake mountain also but made it to Hidden Falls and turned around, hiked South on the AT to Buttermilk Falls Trail took that down to Woods Rd, made a left and took that to Hemlock pond then took the Hemlock pond trail back up to the AT ! (All you need are strong legs and a desire to suffer) Saw 6 people from Germany hiking North , they parked one car in Stokes and then drove to Blue Mountain lakes or Crater Lake and parked and were hiking back to Stokes ! They did not speak very good English but pretty sure the road to Crater Lake is closed at Blue Mountain Lake parking lot . Amazing how many people from Europe I see hiking the AT! That is about a 10 -12 mile hike for them , Good Job ! Well walked back around Crater Lake and then down the side of the mountain bushwhacking back towards my house for a celebratory beer, total 6.3 miles , 16,274 steps and 36 floors, 2019 fall bow scouting has begun, Good Luck !
  12. 4-5 inches thick last Thursday in Stillwater !
  13. 5 inches of ice, very weird walking out on ice that is crystal clear and looks wet but isn’t, frozen solid !Shiners were not very lively , not much action couple small bass . Great for ice skating or pond hockey ! Good Luck !
  14. Yes , 35 now, rain sleet mix and just had 2 does in and spike and a 6 behind me, the rain has them moving ! Also very foggy, good times !
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