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    That's pretty cool, it's cool that you were memorable. And I think he did do a porn movie there, I've seen one kinda like that...back in my younger days, I swear.

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    That's really funny. It was always sort of a scary place to me, definitely gave of a creepy vibe, so when I heard it was supposed to be a movie set, there was only one kind of movie I thought it could possibly be. It seems more wholesome there these days. They had 5 little cute puppies, too. So fluffy and cute!
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    Yay, I'm going backpacking tomorrow. I leave tonight. I hope my food works out. Some of it has soy and MSG in it (Chinese pork fu which is dried pork with the consistency of cotton candy). Some of is fake when I thought it was real (Tapioca Pearl is just tapioca starch and other fake stuff formed into tapioca-shaped pearls, damn Chinese and their fake stuff). And I'm bringing a whole bunch of whole dried anchovies. They don't taste bad, but they are already starting to smell a little fishy. Also bringing coconut manna to make curry for dinner (with the anchovies, pork fu, tapioca pearl and thai curry paste.) I hope the coconut manna doesn't melt and spill everywhere. I've got it in a tupperware inside a plastic bag. Other than that, I've got dates and macadamia nuts, a pouch of tuna, pemmican (hope it doesn't melt too much), hard Jack cheese and lots of coffee.

    My biggest challenge is going to be not hiking too many miles, not rushing through it. It is too easy for me to believe I'll hike only 20 miles a day and then I'll hike 25 or 28 instead. I really want to refrain from this. So I have lots of coffee to linger over in the morning, a musical instrument to pass the time, and a book to read.

    I'm going to bring my huarache sandals and try to hike in them some of the way. Those will slow me down a bit. The rest of the time I'll hike in Chacos.

    There's a swimming pool and hot tub near the trail close to the end so I'm looking forward to a detour for a little soak.
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    I'm jealous...googled Chacos, wow, that's pricey. I'm assuming that they're worth it. Have fun and reload the brain! And if you come across an old mining town and hear cheezy 70's porn, run away, do not walk away. That one does not end well.
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    Have a great hike!
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    I'm back from my hike. I hiked 15 miles, 28 miles, 22 miles and 14 miles. The 28 miles was an accident. I was asking myself why on earth is it taking me all day just to hike 18 miles. You idiot! You can't add! It's not 18, it's 28. It was cold and windy and rained one of the days. My tent was frozen on Friday night. It was nice and warm on the last day. Lots of poodle dog bush to avoid. It's similar to poison oak or ivy except it looks nothing like it. It's actually really beautiful.

    My Pemmican bars worked great. No hunger all morning. Lunch was 3 dates with a big hunk of cheese and a handful of macadamias. Also very satisfying. Dinner was coconut curry with either a) dried whole anchovies (not bad), b) tuna (yum), c) pork fu (pretty good) and always mushrooms. I found a huge puffball mushroom and ate that for two nights. I had dried mushrooms for the last night. Tapioca pearls were pretty good in my curry, too.

    I'm pretty sore. I hiked too much. I couldn't really spread it out to more days because I didn't bring enough food. I probably could have made it to add an extra day, but my food would have been pretty meager.

    It'll probably be a month before my feet are ever clean again.
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    Cool! Neat to hear how little food you were able to take in and still have the energy to hike that much. I was thinking of trying the Pemmican from US Wellness--do you really like it? Can you describe the taste and texture at all?

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    The verdict is in. I gained 2lbs on my hike. I do not believe that exercise is good for weight loss.

    The US Wellness Pemmican I have is the cherry and honey free stuff. That's their way of saying plain. Just a little salt added. The flavor is mildly of cooked meat. The consistency is sort of waxy. Not hard like wax but it leaves a coating a little when you eat it. It is soft at room temperature and I try to eat it still a little hard. This is easy to do in cool weather if I eat it for breakfast. The cold night air hardens it up again.

    Some people say it tastes like a beef candle. It's much softer than a candle, but I can sort of see why they say that. It's a strange food. The first bite you are like, hmmm, I'm not sure about this. The second bite you're like well okay, maybe this isn't so bad. The third bite you're like, hey this is pretty good. Then you get to the second to the last bite and you're thinking maybe I've had enough. The last bite you're glad it's the last one. Then you think that was pretty good. I'm looking forward to having another bar tomorrow.

    In other words, it's not that it is delicious so much as it seems to fulfill a desire within you. Your body knows it is food, accepts it and makes you happy. I would like to try to make it myself because I hear that if you make it yourself and do not allow the fat or meat to reach more than 140 degrees, that it has a much better, fresher flavor and gives you even more energy.
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    I can squat 180lbs, press 72.5lbs and deadlift 185lbs

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    Congratulations on the completion of your hike! I'm bad at math too and would probably mess that up, but you must have been feeling pretty good to make 28 miles instead of 18!

    I'm sure the 2lbs is inflammation. I'm amazed at what you ate and were able to complete such distances each day. Way to go!

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    I am a little shocked that you would have gained 2lbs from all that hiking!! But, as Kim T said, I wonder if it is inflammation?? Interesting.

    I am finding that by doing more of the Dr. Rosedale/Steve Phinney/Jeff Volek paradigm of low carb (like less than 50g), moderate protein and much higher fat, that I've finally dropped about 6lbs. Not to repeat myself, but what they're saying about not taking in too much protein really seems to make sense. They all advocate a diet about 65-85% fat and much higher than what I always thought. Did you try the Bulletproof Executive's intermittant fasting with bulletproof coffee? I haven't done it yet--I tried bulletproof coffee, but I was drinking it along with my breakfast of 3 eggs and some meat, so no wonder I was gaining weight!

    I'm trying to become keto-adapted and Rosedale says to really restrict carbs to below 50g and less for about 3 weeks. I have been doing that except for some beer and wine, so I don't know if I am keto-adapted or not. I know you've been struggling with those last few pounds too and just wonder if there's any other tweaking you can do? I'll be interested to see if the intermittant fasting with bulletproof coffee works at all. I also do wonder if those of us who are within 10lbs of what we think we should be will ever get there and if we do, can we stay there because of our body setpoints? I don't know. Sometimes I get really tired of thinking about it and it seems that a lot of the women are having this same issue and it makes me wonder if many of us are trying to get to some standard that is just not natural.

    I think I will try the Pemmican though, just to see. Thanks for describing it--I'm pretty sure I know what you mean with it.

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