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Jasons Deli/Eagle Rock Loop

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Offline dprather

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Jasons Deli/Eagle Rock Loop
« on: October 18, 2017, 05:36:57 PM »
Thanks to the connectivity of BBC, REECE and I met for a great lunch yesterday at Jasons Deli in Humble.  We had never met face to face before. 

Next week, Lord willing, and also as a result of connections made here on BBC, JALCO and I , who also have never met face to face, will do the Eagle Rock Loop together in SW Arkansas.

The betting book is open:

(1) Will JALCO and I wretch at first sight of each other?

(2) Will our trip turn into a miserable ALPHA-male head-butting match?

(3) Will they rename the ERL the JALCO/DPRATHER LOOP in honor of a mysterious murder-suicide (a.k.a.; Death in the Ouachitas)?

(4) Will we gently overcome initial awkwardness, forge a great  backpacking/working partnership, and end up having an mini-epic wilderness adventure?

Stay tuned.
Leave "quit" at the car.  Embrace the trail as your friend.  Expect to enjoy yourself, and to be amazed.

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Re: Jasons Deli/Eagle Rock Loop
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2017, 05:46:22 PM »
I vote on the adventure. But do watch out for the aliens.

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Re: Jasons Deli/Eagle Rock Loop
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2017, 06:06:01 PM »
D, my fellow middle-y aged backpacker....I took a Facebook friend whom I'd never met on his first-ever backpacking trip two weeks ago. We have a dozen or so mutual friends and constantly crack each other up on Facebook, so I figured the prospects for a successful trip were fairly high. We spent a long weekend, mostly off-trail, in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in Southwestern Oklahoma, dodging bison, elk, longhorns, and coyote as we climbed through, under, and around waterfalls, creeks, and rocky crags.  He's a couple years younger than me and had been working his butt off all summer to lose weight and improve his strength and cardio. I think he was actually in better shape than me when we hit the trail. A few days before we hit the road, he posted a question similar to yours on FB, asking our mutual friends to place bets on which one of us would come back alive. We both returned home in one piece, and I was only slightly worse for the wear.  Glad to hear you're catching up with Reece and Jalco.  May you all always return home happy and healthy.
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Re: Jasons Deli/Eagle Rock Loop
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2017, 06:09:37 PM »
P.S. I did bring home 118 chigger bites. They're still itching and my wife is threatening to glue me into neoprene gloves if I don't stop scratching them. I think southwestern Arkansas is a far, far better choice than southwestern Oklahoma.
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Re: Jasons Deli/Eagle Rock Loop
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2017, 06:19:15 PM »


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Jasons Deli/Eagle Rock Loop
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2017, 06:47:35 PM »
(5) Will the trail be navigable?
(6) Will the river be safely fordable?
(7) Who will collect the most ticks?
Good luck Y’all!
Wayne


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Re: Jasons Deli/Eagle Rock Loop
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2017, 06:51:03 PM »
P.S. I did bring home 118 chigger bites. They're still itching and my wife is threatening to glue me into neoprene gloves if I don't stop scratching them. I think southwestern Arkansas is a far, far better choice than southwestern Oklahoma.
I disagree.
Wayne


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Re: Jasons Deli/Eagle Rock Loop
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2017, 07:46:19 PM »
P.S. I did bring home 118 chigger bites. They're still itching and my wife is threatening to glue me into neoprene gloves if I don't stop scratching them. I think southwestern Arkansas is a far, far better choice than southwestern Oklahoma.
I disagree.
Wayne


With what: neoprene gloves, or southwestern Oklahoma?
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Re: Jasons Deli/Eagle Rock Loop
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2017, 08:17:41 PM »
(5) Will the trail be navigable?
(6) Will the river be safely fordable?
(7) Who will collect the most ticks?
Good luck Y’all!
Wayne


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Compared to the Bend, the ERL IS tick city.
Leave "quit" at the car.  Embrace the trail as your friend.  Expect to enjoy yourself, and to be amazed.

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Re: Jasons Deli/Eagle Rock Loop
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2017, 09:19:16 PM »
(5) Will the trail be navigable?
(6) Will the river be safely fordable?
(7) Who will collect the most ticks?
Good luck Y’all!
Wayne


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Thanks for the river reminder - I'm calling the area ranger station TOMORROW (but it should be ok this late in the year)!
Leave "quit" at the car.  Embrace the trail as your friend.  Expect to enjoy yourself, and to be amazed.

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Re: Jasons Deli/Eagle Rock Loop
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2017, 09:29:28 PM »
P.S. I did bring home 118 chigger bites. They're still itching and my wife is threatening to glue me into neoprene gloves if I don't stop scratching them. I think southwestern Arkansas is a far, far better choice than southwestern Oklahoma.
I disagree.
Wayne


With what: neoprene gloves, or southwestern Oklahoma?
That Arkansas in the summer is a better place to hike than Oklahoma.
However, for me, the jury is still out.
I imagine that both states are only hospitable in winter. I’ll let you know.
Wayne


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Re: Jasons Deli/Eagle Rock Loop
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2017, 09:54:16 PM »
I vote on the adventure. But do watch out for the aliens.

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Man - now you'll have me sleeping with one eye open!
Leave "quit" at the car.  Embrace the trail as your friend.  Expect to enjoy yourself, and to be amazed.

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Re: Jasons Deli/Eagle Rock Loop
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2017, 10:03:53 PM »
I vote on the adventure. But do watch out for the aliens.

Man - now you'll have me sleeping with one eye open!

I'll take the first watch...

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Re: Jasons Deli/Eagle Rock Loop
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2017, 07:35:23 AM »
Dprather, I know you’re an amicable fellow so it’s going to be up to Jalco do as you say.


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