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by A. Hugh Jass
March 29th, 2020, 6:27 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 161
Views: 11409

Re: Covid-19

I went out for a local hike in Bend today. The streets and trails were filled with more people than I have ever seen here in the past ten years. Most people practised good social distancing, but others including a family were oblivious to the needed distancing. I got fed up with the all the people n...
by A. Hugh Jass
March 28th, 2020, 8:02 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 161
Views: 11409

Re: Covid-19

The Washington Trails Association has a good page on Hiking in the Time of Coronavirus : https://www.wta.org/go-outside/social-distancing-hiking-in-the-time-of-coronavirus Also, there is a instructional video on how to best use your leisure time, but this is only for Chip Down, if you're not the use...
by A. Hugh Jass
March 27th, 2020, 5:52 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 161
Views: 11409

Re: Covid-19

From TKO's Statement: While hiking is certainly one of the safest ways to enjoy the outdoors, the risk of a misstep leading to a broken ankle, a wrong turn leading to getting lost, or getting into a car accident on the way to the trailhead are still that – risks. Sorry, that is not a good argument....
by A. Hugh Jass
March 23rd, 2020, 1:00 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 161
Views: 11409

Re: Covid-19

From Oregon Governor Executive Order 20-12 signed this morning (3-23-20):
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by A. Hugh Jass
March 19th, 2020, 5:44 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 161
Views: 11409

Re: Covid-19

Thanksfully we ain't got socialized government medicine so there will be no death panels!!! Well, actually unless we can "flatten the curve", our medical system will decide who lives and who dies (essentially your "death panels"). Without protective measures that are finally being done our healthca...
by A. Hugh Jass
March 18th, 2020, 10:43 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 161
Views: 11409

Re: Covid-19

Some interesting comments in response to my discussion of the CDC estimates of the flu virus, and how I did not see much difference from catching one virus from catching the other. Not sure why no one has commented on the impact of the flu or recognized that high risk populations ... Try reading ne...
by A. Hugh Jass
March 14th, 2020, 11:33 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Circumnavigating Crater Lake March 10th-12th, 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 738

Circumnavigating Crater Lake March 10th-12th, 2020

On March 7th I looked at the weather forecast for Crater Lake. The weather for March 10th, 11th, and 12th looked fantastic. So, I put my gear together, drove down, got my permit and skied around Crater Lake. I decided to use my Altai Hok skis instead of my Rossi BC-90s. They are much more manoeuvrab...
by A. Hugh Jass
February 22nd, 2020, 7:45 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Ski Trekking at Crater Lake Feb 17-18, 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 678

Re: Ski Trekking at Crater Lake Feb 17-18, 2020

Cool, I've never heard of those skis but then again I'm pretty green on Backcountry skiing. Hoping for good weather for the full circumnavigation next month. Curious how much traffic there was beyond the Watchman. Any tracks? Any other people camping? There were no tracks West of the Watchman. I am...
by A. Hugh Jass
February 22nd, 2020, 2:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Ski Trekking at Crater Lake Feb 17-18, 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 678

Re: Ski Trekking at Crater Lake Feb 17-18, 2020

I'm curious about your skis, a nice expression of backcountry snow travel tradeoffs. Your trip sounds like the perfect use of your skis. Do you telemark turn or regular alpine turn? I only do Tele turns - I've never been on downhill skis. I have quite a quiver of Nordic skis - 6 sets They have a sh...
by A. Hugh Jass
February 22nd, 2020, 7:38 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Ski Trekking at Crater Lake Feb 17-18, 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 678

Ski Trekking at Crater Lake Feb 17-18, 2020

I noticed the weather forecast at Crater Lake National Park looked great, so I loaded up the gear headed down. I arrived at the Crater Lake backcountry office, got my permit, and headed toward the Rim Village via the Raven Trail. The Raven Trail was a perfect fit for my Altai Hok skis. The terrain w...