Tag Archive: Camping

Apr 21 2010

Myakka State Park, FL

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Friday – Saturday 4/2/10 Trip: 16.0 miles (plus another 3 mile road hike back to car) Elevation: 128ft (max) 42ft (min) ~210ft (total accent) Time: ~8 hours total hiking Temperature: 85 F Wind: Light breeze Conditions: Clear, no precipitation, low humidity Pack Weight: ~24lbs (overnight load) Summary: Myakka State Park is pretty typical for a …

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Sep 22 2008

Len Foote Hike Inn (Day 2)


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Saturday 9/20/08 Trip: 5.2 miles Elevation: 3400ft (max) 2890ft (min) ~800ft (total accent) Time: 3h 15m Temperature: 80 F Wind: Light breeze Conditions: Clear, no precipitation, low humidity Pack Weight: ~30lbs (overnight lodge hike) Pics Summary: After our stay at The Len Foote Hike Inn Friday night, we decided as a group to avoid a …

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Sep 22 2008

Len Foote Hike Inn (Day 1)


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1868 Friday 9/19/08 Trip: ~5 miles Elevation: 3050ft (max) 2990ft (min) ~750ft (total accent) Time: 3h 20m Temperature: 80 F Wind: Light breeze Conditions: Clear skies, no precipitation, low humidity Pack Weight: ~30lbs (overnight lodge hike) Summary: The Len Foote Hike Inn is only accessible via a 5 mile hike up Springer Mountain. After checking …

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Jun 20 2008

The Pulse


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I came across [The Pulse] while browsing [the Backpacker Magazine web site]. It’s a good read and I highly recommend it for people who spend time outdoors on a regular basis. Steve Howe is their Rocky Mountain Editor and has a life-time of experience with alpine climbing and hiking. He reports and comments on Search …

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Jun 11 2008

Appalachian Trail Wrap Up


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I‘ve finally gotten all my notes and pictures put together from our recent adventures on the Georgia section of the Appalachian Trail. Unforetunately, my knees couldn’t handle the prolonged punishment from carrying a 40lb pack and the constant ups & downs so I had to tap out late Wednesday night. It sucks because the issues …

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Jun 04 2008

Georgia AT Trail Day 4 (Slaughter Creek – Tesnatee Gap)


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Wednesday 6/4/08 Trip: 10.1 miles Elevation: 4485ft (max) 3175ft (min) 2051ft (total accent) Time: 6h 16m (moving) 4h 46m (stopped) Moving Avg: 1.6 mph Temperature: 80 F Wind: Light breeze Conditions: Clear, no precipitation Pack Weight: ~33lbs (2L water, 4 days food) Summary: Blood Mountain was definitely one of the coolest parts of the whole …

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