Monthly Archive: May 2008

May 19 2008

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

Saturday 5/17/08 Trip: 9.76 miles Elevation: 1811ft (max) 981ft (min) 1620ft (total accent) Time: 3h 44m (moving) 38m (stopped) Moving Avg: 2.6 mph Temperature: 71 F Wind: Light breeze Conditions: Clear, no precipitation Pack Weight: Summary: This was a solo hike through part of the [Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park]. The weather was perfect – …

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May 18 2008

Happy Anniversary to Us!

Let’s see … dated for 5 years, got married May 18th, 2002 … still married so that put’s us right around … 11 TOTAL YEARS!!!!!!!!! Apparently the 6-year anniversary gift is [candy/wood]. I know there’s a joke in there somewhere.

May 14 2008

Dr. Dunsworth I presume …

I occasionally browse through [NPR’s web site] so it came as a pleasant surprise when I tripped over a link showcasing [Dr. Holly Dunsworth’s short audio essay]. I met Holly in college while coaching for [Florida Crew]. We’ve kept in touch sporadically over the years so it’s nice to see she’s doing well academically and …

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May 12 2008

MSR HyperFlow™

I finally found a replacement for my heavy (read: bombproof) [Katadyn Pocket Filter]. At ~20oz, it’s kind of a pig for lightweight backpacking so I’ve been keeping my eye out for a replacement. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with my Pocket Filter, it’s one of the best personal ceramic water filters on the market imo – …

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May 01 2008

Useless Factoid#1

Ever wonder why fire trucks and EMS vehicles have chains that drop off the rear axle?  Probably not but it’s been bugging me for a couple of years now and I finally had a chance to ask a firefighter why during lunch today. Apparently in 1915 an inventor in New York came up with a …

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