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by Aimless
March 30th, 2020, 11:45 am
Forum: Events and Announcements
Topic: Road 4109 Brushout Day June 20th 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 47

Re: Road 4109 Brushout Day June 20th 2019

Road 4109 Brushout Day June 20th 2019?

I think you meant 2020. ;)
by Aimless
March 29th, 2020, 8:08 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 111
Views: 3425

Re: Covid-19

Just a reminder: people who live together in the same household are not required to remain six feet apart in a public place. They must maintain that distance only from those with whom they do not live.
by Aimless
March 23rd, 2020, 3:19 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 111
Views: 3425

Re: Covid-19

As I understand it, the idea is that the less non-essential milling about we're doing, the less stress we put on all the emergency response systems. What we think of as normal living activities produce their share of illnesses and accidents as a matter of course. The purpose of all these restriction...
by Aimless
March 22nd, 2020, 5:16 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Oregon State Parks closing to all use (+ add'l closures)
Replies: 7
Views: 545

Re: Oregon State Parks closing to all use

It's not unthinkable for city or county parks to close at some future point as the pandemic worsens. You ask what then? I'd say to observe the new rules. Streets and roads should still be available. If they are ruled out, pace the floor, do jumping jacks. Whatever it takes to stay halfway sane, whil...
by Aimless
March 22nd, 2020, 9:41 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 111
Views: 3425

Re: Covid-19

It's premature to speculate on what things might look like in a month, let alone next summer, but I will drop one idea into the hopper. There are many more miles of forest roads than of wilderness trails in the Mt. Hood, Gifford-Pinchot, or Willamette National Forests. They may not have nearly the b...
by Aimless
March 22nd, 2020, 8:51 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Discover Pass flier on windshield
Replies: 11
Views: 395

Re: Discover Pass flier on windshield

Have you guys ever interacted with automated phone systems before?
Press 1 for Yes.
Press 2 for No.
Press 3 for I Don't Know.
Press 4 for more options.
Press 5 to repeat this message.
by Aimless
March 18th, 2020, 11:47 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 111
Views: 3425

Re: Covid-19

For some reason, the responses seem to assert the flu is not a problem even though the CDC has noted the larger number of cases and the larger number of deaths. I think you are misreading the responses you have received here. I don't see any of them stating that flu epidemics are 'not a problem'. T...
by Aimless
March 16th, 2020, 3:15 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 111
Views: 3425

Re: Covid-19

The biggest difference between a flu epidemic and this pandemic is that, between flu vaccinations and acquired immunity in the general population, the flu virus' opportunities to spread are limited. Unlike bacteria, viruses cannot reproduce outside of the cells provided by their hosts. The fewer ava...
by Aimless
March 15th, 2020, 7:11 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 111
Views: 3425

Re: Covid-19

Epidemiologists and public health officials already have reams upon reams of information about how to prepare for and act against the sort of pandemic we are now facing. Lack of information was never the problem. It was a lack of will to act upon that information, by tax-funding adequate preparation...
by Aimless
March 2nd, 2020, 8:35 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Long distance hiking through eastern Oregon in May
Replies: 12
Views: 491

Re: Long distance hiking through eastern Oregon in May

There is a bridge over the Minam R. near the confluence with Elk Creek. As the Minam R. trail continues upstream it does stay to one side of the river. To cross Frazier Pass, you will need to cross the Minam R. once, back to the other side, with no bridge available.