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At random: Interests in submarines extends to royalty and presidents. The King of England and the King and Queen of Spain are among those who have made submerged cruises in submarines. As a result of a trip in an early United States submarine, President "Teddy" Roosevelt ordered extra compensation for personnel serving in the "Silent Service." President Harry Truman made a 440 foot dive in a captured German submarine. The first President to cruise aboard a nuclear submarine was President Eisenhower who rode the USS SEAWOLF out of Newport, Rhode Island on September 26, 1957.
Time on your hands???

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Posted 2019-05-16 11:33 AM (#94026)


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Location: Upper lefthand corner of the map.
Subject: Time on your hands???

Poking around on the internet and one thing leads to another and before you know it you wonder how in the hell you ended up where your are!
Happened to me the other day,... again.....

As a younger person I use to backpack in the Olympic and Cascade Mountains of Washington State. Running from north to south trough the state is the Pacific Crest Trail that continues on through Oregon and California to the Mexican border. Over the years I had, on various hikes, been on parts of that trail and had always harbored a desire to hike more of it. Maybe the whole thing? No I don't really think so.

The upshot is I ran across these journal entries from a young woman who, after two attempts made the whole 2650 miles.

This link takes you to the links to the first and second trips. It isn't definitive or a how to but a decent saga of the trips and and the trials and pains and discomforts of doing it.

If you have ever been a hiker you might enjoy reading this as I did.


Alejandra Wilson is a reclusive cave muppet located in Portland, Oregon. She spends her days off-trail drawing comics, making coffee and forgetting about it, falling asleep on public transit and daydreaming about being a carefree vagabond with calf muscles again.

Known to many as "Rocket Llama," she has hiked a cumulative 4,800 miles on the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail) between the years of 2013 and 2014, give or take a few road walks.

Posted 2019-05-16 12:50 PM (#94027 - in reply to #94026)

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Location: Lower, slower Delaware
Subject: RE: Time on your hands???

That was interesting Ric-Thanks for posting it...
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