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by drm
March 30th, 2020, 7:45 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 111
Views: 3399

Re: Covid-19

Unfortunately, for those of us who plan our excursions based on wildflowers, the timing couldn't have been much worse. :( (If only this could have started in October!) Yes, always going to be some groups inconvenienced. Same as I said for those who like the late season snow. There will be wildflowe...
by drm
March 29th, 2020, 6:38 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 111
Views: 3399

Re: Covid-19

He hikers, look at the bright side (which we need to find these days) - this didn't happen in summer. Nobody knows when things will reopen, but good chance it will be right around when the snowmelt is in high gear and the high country is opening. Yeah, some of us like to get out there early when the...
by drm
March 27th, 2020, 9:26 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 111
Views: 3399

Re: Covid-19

That makes it fairly clear. Note that developed includes all trailheads. Note that it says Mt Hood and the scenic area have similar rules. I doubt there will be a lot of enforcement, but in this case, enforcement is not hard. You're just not supposed to be out there unless you live there or have oth...
by drm
March 27th, 2020, 9:21 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 111
Views: 3399

Re: Covid-19

Gifford Pinchot National Forest Closes all Developed Recreation Sites to align with statewide COVID-19 ‘Stay Home-Stay Healthy’ order To align with state and local measures directing people to stay home to save lives, all Gifford Pinchot National Forest campgrounds, day-use sites, trailheads, Sno-P...
by drm
March 25th, 2020, 6:45 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 111
Views: 3399

Re: Covid-19

I think we all get, at least I hope we all do, the imperatives here. My difficulty is this thing about the chance of injury requiring rescue. I doubt I have any more chance of injuring myself on a regular and easy local hike than I do going up and down the stairs to my basement. I went on a short an...
by drm
March 25th, 2020, 7:05 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 111
Views: 3399

Re: Covid-19

Right. Has anybody heard of any actual prosecution at any level for violating any of these various orders nationwide? My guess is that in Skamania County, nobody will get prosecuted unless they need a SAR or somehow otherwise make a nuisance of themselves. And while the impact is county-wide, I expe...
by drm
March 24th, 2020, 10:39 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 111
Views: 3399

Re: Covid-19

I just spoke with John @ Skamania County dept of emergency management. The entire county is closed to all hiking. It doesn't matter if it's not in the Gorge, not an actual trailhead. No one is allowed to hike anywhere in the county at all. The USFS is on board with this for the lands they manage. J...
by drm
March 24th, 2020, 10:16 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 111
Views: 3399

Re: Covid-19

would the Sheriff be patiently waiting? Chip - The Sheriff is always waiting for you. And the ranger. While social distancing is the primary priority, I think when law enforcement sees hikers, they see a SAR case in the waiting, and a drain on their medical services. Because isn't that what wildern...
by drm
March 24th, 2020, 8:36 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Oregon State Parks closing to all use (+ add'l closures)
Replies: 7
Views: 543

Re: Oregon State Parks closing to all use

Yes, it is a catch 22 because people tend to go to crowded places - most people - thus causing those places to be closed, meaning there are fewer such places to spread out in. And it seems they don't want us driving long distances to get to other uncrowded places. As always, the tendency of some peo...
by drm
March 24th, 2020, 8:15 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 111
Views: 3399

Re: Covid-19

This order includes all trailheads/state park access in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic area within Skamania County.