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    Frankly it's gotten pretty intolerable even where...

    Frankly it's gotten pretty intolerable even where I am (though not to Atlanta standards yet). I have just managed to organize my life in such a way that it has little impact on me (3 mile bike...
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    I've never been south of Tupelo, but biked Tupelo...

    I've never been south of Tupelo, but biked Tupelo to Nashville about 6-8 years ago. I'm routinely on the north 50-100 mile stretch of it either biking or driving somewhere to fish. It's busy around...
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    new to this part of TGR forums (DAMN YOU KQ), so...

    new to this part of TGR forums (DAMN YOU KQ), so just read first and last thread and apologize if this was pointed out in the intervening 21, but it's pretty easy to make mozzarella at home. Takes...
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    buy a dutch oven. Even if it is too late for...

    buy a dutch oven. Even if it is too late for this trip, buy a dutch oven. You can get a Lodge one for approximately $50 off Amazon, and, once you have it, you'll use it plenty--not just for...
  5. and his drunk wife? I can't wait for the live...

    and his drunk wife? I can't wait for the live blog on this. I'm in the central time zone too, so this will be perfect happy hour fodder for me.
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    Not exactly a ringing endorsement given how...

    Not exactly a ringing endorsement given how shitty life in the Atlanta exurbs would be, at least to me. I fucking hate Atlanta. Most people who say they live in Atlanta don't even get to Atlanta...
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    so you will be in Cham and your are flying out of...

    so you will be in Cham and your are flying out of Milan? How many days between when you leave Cham and your flight out of Milan? That's going to heavily impact the advice because unless that's a...
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    that almost looks staged. Like a Chevy Chase...

    that almost looks staged. Like a Chevy Chase tumble from SNL back in the day. He gets shoved by a guy smaller than him and ends up on the ground 10 feet away.
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    and you get on the train about 42 steps from...

    and you get on the train about 42 steps from Vendul's lodge.
  10. Thread: Smith Beta?

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    yep. One of my permits was for the first few...

    yep. One of my permits was for the first few days of October. that would have been a great time to go I think. I think the river was at about 70 cfs the year I had the permit though.
  11. yeah, typo. I meant "opening" date. As someone...

    yeah, typo. I meant "opening" date. As someone else noted, most everything in the Bahamas closes down around August 1. Last year was actually the first year Delphi opened in October (new owners). ...
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    Looking forward to TR. This one has been on my...

    Looking forward to TR. This one has been on my list for a few years. I've actually pulled permits a couple of times for periods when it was likely the water levels would be too low and...the water...
  13. Yes, I'm talking about Abaco. Put charitably, I...

    Yes, I'm talking about Abaco. Put charitably, I would say the UNICEF spokesman was conflating the town of Marsh Harbor, its environs and its neighbors to the immediate east--Elbow Cay (Hopetown)...
  14. yep, I have stayed at a place approximately 25...

    yep, I have stayed at a place approximately 25 miles south of the airport three times. Most recent communication from them was that "the lodge suffered only minor damage, but we doubt we will be...
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    Roche used to write some hilarious race reports...

    Roche used to write some hilarious race reports on slowtwitch back in the day. I "retired" from tris in 2010 and don't get back to that site much lately, so no idea if he is still at it.
  16. Thread: Garden 2019

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    is that just regular potting soil you have the...

    is that just regular potting soil you have the potatoes in?

    ETA: raked in a few lettuce seeds yesterday. Fall growing season rarely works out well here. We tend to go from a day with a high of...
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    Great trip. Thanks to all for the advice and...

    Great trip. Thanks to all for the advice and nice to meet KQ. Walla Walla is a very charming town. Hope to return someday.

    Caught a bunch of small fish in various streams and stuck a big one on...
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    hey y'all, I have an accent too. Maybe you...

    hey y'all, I have an accent too. Maybe you didn't notice.
  19. "Sitting having a beer in Silverton, hitched a...

    "Sitting having a beer in Silverton, hitched a ride on the train from Needleton after hiking in from Molas, over the divide, down Vallecito creek, then over columbine pass and through Chicago Basin."...
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    several of us came with wives/girlfriends last...

    several of us came with wives/girlfriends last year. Most would probably describe me as the baggage rather than my wife. I anticipate she and I will roll through Mt. Lodge in mid-March for at least...
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    congrats Jake! Look forward to the TR on the...

    congrats Jake! Look forward to the TR on the elopement trip.

    Dates work for me. Probably arrive Mt Lodge Saturday.
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    yes, that one is on my list too. Problem is it's...

    yes, that one is on my list too. Problem is it's a long damned way from where I live, and unpredictable seasonal flows make it difficult to plan very far in advance from what I can tell. The...
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    "Edit/Add: BTW, if you love gardening you should...

    "Edit/Add: BTW, if you love gardening you should stop by this thread if you haven't already: Garden 2019"

    wow, great thread. I'll have to participate next year.
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    292256 Produce, including peaches, sounds...

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    Produce, including peaches, sounds great. As demonstrated by my attire, I'm a fan of local produce, and I'm an avid gardener. We are just past the peak here. Corn and tomatoes still...
  25. keep it coming. excellent nuggets sometimes...

    keep it coming. excellent nuggets sometimes spring from mundane travels. For example, i had never heard of that book. Plus, have been vaguely interested in Flagstaff for years, but haven't quite...
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    Plugboots: I noticed this morning that Red's...

    Plugboots: I noticed this morning that Red's even rents rafts/drift boats. I mentioned "rent a raft, row you around the canyon and I can even a fish a bit" to the wife and she showed some interest,...
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    Thanks KQ. Look like a lot of interesting...

    Thanks KQ. Look like a lot of interesting options in Walla Walla. We have a cool looking, well located airbnb for our 2 nights there. Homing in on general Yakima area for stop number 2 because it...
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    Just the wife and me. activities:...

    Just the wife and me. activities: fishing/hiking/drinking/dining. regarding accommodations, my wife likes really nice - or at least bright and clean - bonus for being on or near a body of water.
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    great--thanks for all the info. Tuesday night...

    great--thanks for all the info. Tuesday night and Wednesday night are in Walla Walla, so sounds like we can work around most of the weekly closures.

    Still undecided on what to do/where to stay...
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    yes. My wife has done some research along those...

    yes. My wife has done some research along those lines, but we would appreciate any suggestions.
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    Abraham, thanks but we fly out of Seattle on...

    Abraham, thanks but we fly out of Seattle on Saturday at 11:30, and don't plan to stay in or near Seattle Friday night. The offer stands in reverse if you come this way.

    And the Owyhee looks...
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    Boise to SeaTac

    the week of Labor Day. Spending nights 4 and 5 in Walla Walla, with 2 to be determined nights before flying out of SeaTac. If anyone has any recommendations for fishing or anything else cool to do...
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    Is that you on the Cumberland? Looks more like...

    Is that you on the Cumberland? Looks more like where I live than where you live.
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    sweet. I'm in Nashville, but haven't given the...

    sweet. I'm in Nashville, but haven't given the striper thing a whirl yet. I was up your way a couple of weeks ago for the first time in 10 years. I grew up about a mile from the SoHo dam, but...
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    was that piggy, piggy from the 'Tauga? I've...

    was that piggy, piggy from the 'Tauga? I've heard they have moved into the downstream end of that river in a big way.
  36. I think Saturday actually finishes at Val Thorens...

    I think Saturday actually finishes at Val Thorens rather than Courchevel. Same area (Trois Vallees), but a couple of valleys over, and a bit higher.
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    glad to hear you are over the hump.

    glad to hear you are over the hump.
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    I'm just about back to "normal" (at least the...

    I'm just about back to "normal" (at least the knee). I just had a pretty bad sprain with some ancillary soft tissue damage. I couldn't jog for about a month, but have eased back into that in the...
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    Mofro, How's the knee?

    Mofro, How's the knee?
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    Nashville is a well known gateway city for epic...

    Nashville is a well known gateway city for epic ski trips.

    It's a long way out, but March 10-20 works pretty well for us I think. There is a slight chance I may have some other takers from around...
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    I don't even know him, but, if he's here, I bet...

    I don't even know him, but, if he's here, I bet he has done way worse than that in God's eyes.
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    1. Re BA: Yeah, I've been screwed 2 years in a...

    1. Re BA: Yeah, I've been screwed 2 years in a row on ski arrival, but, to be fair, both times the sticks never got on the plane in Nashville. I put that more on southern baggage handlers than the...
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    Has anyone verified that Vendul will let us...

    Has anyone verified that Vendul will let us return?
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    I'm up for a return to Rueras too. Will probably...

    I'm up for a return to Rueras too. Will probably tag something else on before or after again. Maybe Klosters again. Cover Festival anyone? This was the weekend after Ann and I were there this...
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    wow, that's quite a haul of morels. Well done.

    wow, that's quite a haul of morels. Well done.
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    Good timing on the Cuba trip. I read yesterday...

    Good timing on the Cuba trip. I read yesterday that the State Dept. (or whatever agency it is) has rescinded most of relaxed rules allowing USers to legally visit Cuba. I should have gotten my ass...
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    maybe worth a call? No personal knowledge. Just...

    maybe worth a call? No personal knowledge. Just googling around.

    https://eastalabamaflyfishing.com/
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    how much time do you have in between the...

    how much time do you have in between the conference and the Keys trip? Mobile isn't exactly close to Montgomery, so it might be more than you want to bite off for a day trip. Finding some ponds for...
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    Looks like a great time. I love that area above...

    Looks like a great time. I love that area above Stuben. I stayed there my first 2 trips to the Arlberg. Before the lift connection between Zurs and St. A, Stuben was the bargain place to stay in...
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    IMO that was the best thing to do. Yeah, treble...

    IMO that was the best thing to do. Yeah, treble hooks are a bitch to get out (including of yourself). I dug one into the meaty part of my palm years ago when I did a lot more gear fishing.
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