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by BigBear
May 28th, 2020, 5:43 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Mt Hood rescues
Replies: 17
Views: 1130

Re: Mt Hood rescues

So why does Jerry get carte blanche acceptance of his political belief on this closure. If he wants to stay home, fine, but he shouldn't get to have the lone voice in making that determination. That is the very issue in front of the Oregon Supreme Court at this time is whether the governor can ignor...
by BigBear
May 21st, 2020, 9:28 am
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Governor Brown's caronavirus orders may be void.
Replies: 17
Views: 1158

Re: Governor Brown's caronavirus orders may be void.

Retired Jerry: "then move on to things like arguing constitutional technicalities." Wow, I'll be laughing my asteroid off on this comment for a long time. "Then we can move on to things like" the Constitution. I guess we can forget about trivial things like global warning, civil rights, etc. They're...
by BigBear
May 20th, 2020, 6:14 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Cazadero Trail - Boring, OR
Replies: 20
Views: 3349

Re: Cazadero Trail - Boring, OR

Perhaps you could go back in time (reverse of Michael J Fox in Back to the Future III) and cross the tressle that once existed. Wait, not that wouldn't work, he and Doc Brown would be on a train crossing the tressle when you pop back in time. Oh well, it's not like there's not 14,000 miles of loggin...
by BigBear
May 20th, 2020, 6:07 pm
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Governor Brown's caronavirus orders may be void.
Replies: 17
Views: 1158

Re: Governor Brown's caronavirus orders may be void.

Last week, the Wisconsin Supreme Court called their governor's extension of the stay-at-home order was "unconstitutional and unenforceable." The order does not comply with the commerce clause of the Constitution, and I suspect that it wouldn't hold water to the 1st Amendment's right to assemble. In ...
by BigBear
May 16th, 2020, 2:31 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: what if the permit box is empty?
Replies: 19
Views: 1358

Re: what if the permit box is empty?

Trick question. If you find a permit box full of permits, you are supposed to empty it and recycle the permits as part of curbside pickup. :)

I would be surprised if you found any permits in a box if there's snow on the ground at the trailhead. Did you have to chain up to find that trailhead?
by BigBear
May 12th, 2020, 1:31 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: two days on Washington's Larch Mountain
Replies: 5
Views: 886

Re: two days on Washington's Larch Mountain

Always can count on you giving law enforcement officials something to do. :) Although I do not believe we should sit shoulder-to-shoulder anywhere I do find the entire stay-at-home rule foolish, excessive and frankly, a violation of the constitution's First Amendment (right to assembly) and an utter...
by BigBear
April 20th, 2020, 8:57 am
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: Flowers near Home - 4-17-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 781

Re: Flowers near Home - 4-17-2020

You are fortunate to live where you do. The camas lily pic gave away the location. I will miss the blue flowers this year. :(
by BigBear
April 20th, 2020, 8:53 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: PCT & Covid
Replies: 9
Views: 891

Re: PCT & Covid

If the concern is social distancing, this is just another example of the over-reaching by officials concerning the virus. PCT-thru hikers would be so isolated from one another that the 6 foot rule could be exchanged for 6 mile separation on the trail. The bigger concern for PCT hikers would not be t...
by BigBear
April 15th, 2020, 8:12 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Eagle Creek Map Error!
Replies: 23
Views: 2890

Re: Eagle Creek Map Error!

Errors on maps are actually a mandatory situation to prevent someone from copying the map and selling it as their own. Usually the errors are made not to be encountered by the map's users which makes forgery very difficult because the forger would have to really know the thing being mapped in order ...
by BigBear
April 11th, 2020, 5:25 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: nocturnal Wildwood in pandemic times
Replies: 14
Views: 1481

Re: nocturnal Wildwood in pandemic times

I was wondering who USFS and DNR was gonna ticket now that you can't park illegally at some obscure trailhead...or how they could make budget. :) Okay this is a bit of a rip, but you have had quite a string of tickets/warnings over the years. When I Saw your Angels Rest header, I thought, "again?" a...